Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Life constantly demands our attention, but when we become fixated on the past or worried about the future, we often miss vital information in our present situations. More than just a stress management tool for busy executives, the act of becoming aware and centered now is seen as a valuable business skill. Some companies today are looking to the practice as a way to help stressed leaders and employees manage the pressures of a 24/7, “always-on” work cycle. Cultivating a state where you are consistently aware of your present moment is not impossible, but it takes practice. Implementing the guidelines in this training session is the first step to changing your mental and emotional outlook to one that operates in the present moment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define mindfulness
  • Develop techniques to make oneself more attuned to the present moment
  • Understand the value and utility of one’s emotions
  • Learn how to identify and counter distorted thinking
  • Learn how to cultivate genuine positive emotions
  • Become more fully present in social interactions


To schedule one-day or to customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com


Course Agenda

Module One: What Is Mindfulness?

  • Psychological Concept of Mindfulness
  • Memory

Module Two: Practicing Mindfulness

  • Attention
  • Acceptance
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Scanning

Module Three: Emotional Intelligence

  • The Purpose of Emotions
  • High-Performance Emotions
  • Swing Emotions
  • Blue Emotions

Module Four: Mindfulness and Gratitude

  • What is Gratitude?
  • Gratitude Journal
  • An Exercise in Mindfulness and Gratitude
  • Forming a Habit

Module Five: Cultivating the High-Performance Emotions

  • The Emotion-Cognition-Behavior Triangle
  • Cultivating Enthusiasm
  • Cultivating Confidence
  • Cultivating Tenacity

Module Six: Mindfulness in Customer Service

  • Individually Focused
  • Active Listening
  • Building a Rapport
  • Timing

Module Seven: Mindfulness and Leadership

  • Mental Resilience
  • Focus
  • Compassion
  • Creativity

Materials 

  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided) • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 

 

 

To schedule one-day or to customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com