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Calm is the basis for physical and mental wellbeing

Strategic Calm Mindfulness – Stress-Free Work/Life Integration

Calm is the basis for physical and mental wellbeing

Strategic Calm Mindfulness – Stress-Free Work/Life Integration

WHY MINDFULNESS AS A TOOL TO MANAGE STRESS?

Mindfulness at work has been proven to:

  • Decrease people’s stress and anxiety through heightened awareness, which in turn leads to improved performance.
  • From a leadership perspective, mindfulness encourages engagement. Being fully present as a leader— and allowing your team to be fully in the moment — will reap rewards both personally and professionally.

Perhaps the most important reason that companies such as Google, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Nike and Apple are investing in it is its ability to directly improve performance.

WELCOME TO STRATEGIC CALM

On a search for answers and solutions to managing stress I delved deep into all that modern psychology has to offer. I managed to weave together the best from Mindfulness, Human Behaviour and Awareness to come up with a way to have a calm yet fruitful life.

I now train groups and individuals to master their psychology by using Mindfulness to do the same.

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WORKSHOP AND PRIVATE CONSULTATION TOPICS

Mindfulness stress management

Knowing what to watch for makes us ready to respond appropriately when our stressors arise. You will learn how to respond appropriately when stress occurs. When you are conscious of your stressors you can deflect your thoughts, retain your energy and stay calm and focused.

mindful leadership

79 percent of employees that quit their jobs site lack of appreciation as their reason for leaving. Being mindful as a leader allows you to retain your employees and improve work relationships

mindful relationships

Mindfulness in relationships allows you to be open to others’ needs as and redirect your attention to keeping your relationships stable and satisfying. It also impacts your ability to pay attention, to regulate your emotion and physiology, and shifts your capacity for empathy.

Individual Consultation

Work is one of the main causes of stress. Deal with your stress strategically so you can be more relaxed throughout your day so you can work in calm, be productive and also feel peaceful after work.

awareness

Learning meditation and present moment awareness takes us out of the habitual patterns of behaviour that often create our stress. As we learn to observe ourselves acting out in these unhealthy habitual patterns of behaviour, we intercept them and redirect our attention to achieve more empowering behaviours that are in our benefit.

stress release exercises

Rapid, shallow, erratic breathing is a common response to stress. Slow, deep, regular breathing is a sign of relaxation. Together with gentle stretching, you release tight and tensed muscles caused by stress. By learning to relax your muscles and breathe deeply, you use your body to dissipate stress so that you feel both relaxed and energized.

CAN MINDFULNESS REALLY HELP ME?

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF STRESS?

In an aroused state, your body produces an adrenaline rush that increases your heart rate, elevates your respiration, tenses your muscles, and changes your blood flow. While this might be just what you need to complete a task or escape a dangerous situation, it might be not be a useful reaction to the current situation and can have adverse effects.

Under stress, you might find your thoughts racing in cycles you can’t escape. You might feel restless and anxious, unable to concentrate. You might become irritable, impulsive, angry, or aggressive. Over time, you might experience insomnia, reduced pain tolerance, and hyper-vigilance.

It is empowering to be able to shift out of this aroused state to a relaxed state where your mind and body are at rest. Practicing mindfulness can provide that shift.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Mounting scientific evidence from hundreds of universities—including dedicated centers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the United States and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom—strongly suggests that mindfulness gently builds an inner strength, so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being.

We all have a sense of how stress manifests in our personal life and what we want to change. Many people would say they are looking for relief from the worries that plague them, while others might point to their stiff neck or tight jaw, or mention their headaches. However we experience it personally, stress impacts both our minds and bodies. It is a state of hyper-arousal where our minds and bodies are on alert, our adrenaline is flowing, and we feel a need to do something to protect ourselves.

Mindfulness Makes Your Relationship Happier

  1. Mindfulness helps us be more present and attentive
  2. Mindfulness lowers negative emotional reactivity
  3. Mindfulness improves emotion regulation
  4. Mindfulness enhances self-awareness
  5. Mindfulness makes us more empathic

Most of us know how frustrating it can be to try to talk to a partner who is constantly checking e-mail or texts or whose attention is always on work worries. Mindfulness changes areas of the brain associated with directing attention and focus. Therefore, mindfulness can help us notice when we are on autopilot and redirect attention to whatever our partner is saying or to what they may be feeling and needing. This can help us be more loving and present in our relationships, which builds intimacy and makes our relationships happier and more connected.

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