De-Stress : Managing Stress And Anxiety With Confidence
Open mind willing to learn new psychological skills.
Imagine possessing the skills to reduce the stress, confusion and chaos of life into a grounded and confident state of mind that will allow you to truly be the director of your life. The program trains you in paying attention to the present moment, switching from the automatic pilot of doing. You will learn a radically new way of responding to emotional pain and negative thoughts.
The De-Stress course is 4 weeks long and each class runs for approximately 2 hours (1 class each week). During this time participants engage in mindful dialogue, receive individualised instructions, and practice mindfulness meditation techniques. During the week participants engage in daily homework activities to cement their learning and to help integrate
Keeps you mentally, emotionally and physically happy
Studies have shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illness and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of worry.
Helps reduce stress.
The amygdala—that pesky corner of the brain that produces feelings of anxiety, fear and general stress—is physically smaller in the brains of expert meditators. For the rest of us, even a crash course in mindfulness-based stress reduction leads to a measurable decrease in the size of the amygdala.
Develops emotional intelligence
The program trains you to respond and not react to emotions. Emotionally intelligent people are not worried about being a perfectionist, they know how to balance life and work, embrace change, don’t get easily distracted, are empathetic, are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, are self-motivated, don’t live in the past, and focus on the positive.
Increases focus, concentration, creativity and productivity
University of Washington found that only those trained in meditation stayed on tasks longer and made fewer task switches, as well as reporting less negative emotion after task performance, as compared with the other two groups. In addition, both the meditation and the relaxation groups showed improved memory for the tasks they performed.
Scientific results which were published in the Academy of Management Proceedings, discovered that the meditation training increased leaders overall self-confidence, along with other leadership skills like inspiring a shared vision and demonstrating moral intelligence.
- lower heart rate and blood pressure
- reduced frequency of illness
- improved sleep & energy
- increased compassion
- less self-judgment
- less frequent emotional triggers
- increased awareness of the body’s needs
What Participant’s Say
Practical, pragmatic and fun. A little challenging at times – good conditions for growth. MP has deep knowledge and a big heart which really shines through in his teaching.
Jon from Melbourne, Australia
In the short amount of time you’ve covered some great topics. The Concept of moving away and towards, develop the skills of self-awareness and acceptance were mainly very unique.
Meghna from Bangalore, India
The session on setting goals was very useful, as I learned the importance of creating a step-by-step plan to help achieve my goals. The tip to regularly review the plan and make sure I am on track is something I will be going to integrate in my life. The group sessions were beneficial as it helped me focus on what I want to achieve as well as having the opportunity of verbalizing this during the chats with our group partners. Thanks!!
Derek from Melbourne, Australia
Gaining awareness of my goals and the conflict between my career & family has been immense value to me. Tips on how to score one goal against another, and what steps I need to take to reach those goals has been really useful.
Mark from London, UK
The noticing and sorting tool (The Matrix) is going to be very useful in day-to-day life. I have learned techniques to be more and more self-observant so I can alter responses depending on life events.
Sonali from Banagalore, India
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is willing to become mentally fit and happy.