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Are you struggling to cope with all the stress in your life? mindfulness can help!

Practical Mindfulness is relevant for you if you answer yes to any of these questions:

Is the overload of priorities getting to you? 
Are you juggling too many balls? 
Do you feel  anxious about the future?

The key to performance in a world of complexity is knowing how to simplify!

Develop a mindfulness practice that suits your lifestyle and which enables you to remain calm, stay focused and make the best decisions in any situation!

With the Practical Mindfulness Program you will:
  • Gain an understanding of your own mind and its habits;
  • Learn a simple method to focus your attention in a relaxed manner;
  • Learn to read situations accurately and make clear decisions based on what matters;
  • Find the clarity and confidence to remain calm no matter what’s going on around you;
  • Develop the time and space to think clearly, even when under pressure.

Listen to Neil describing the benefits of Practical Mindfulness in three minutes:

Format
6 x two-hour modules: each module features a particular practical application of mindfulness. 

“A ‘must’ for anyone wanting to understand and apply practical mindfulness in everyday life.” – Fiona
“I left the workshop with much more confidence and renewed enthusiasm to live in the present.” – Claire
Interactive, logical and very inspiring.” – Resia

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About

THE PRACTICAL MINDFULNESSTM PROGRAM was developed jointly by clinical psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) specialist Dr Colinda Linde, and high-performance life and executive coach Neil Bierbaum.

Dr Colinda LindeCOLINDA has been a clinical psychologist since 1993 and is the current chairperson of SADAG. She specialises in CBT for anxiety disorders (panic, social phobia), and works extensively in the areas of stress management, work-life balance, sleep issues, assertion and mindfulness. Colinda also practises and teaches meditation and founded the self-help CBT website thoughtsfirst.com.

Neil Bierbaum

NEIL has been a life and executive coach since 2005 and has practised and taught meditation for more than 20 years. He has worked with large corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and private clients – many of them looking to manage the enormous stress and increasing complexity in their work and personal lives and make sure they achieve their potential in an uncertain world.

“We believe that everybody can learn to manage themselves in order to have a different, better experience of life.”

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Modules

MODULES

1  Intro to Practical Mindfulness
Know what mindfulness is and how it can benefit you. You will walk away with a simple practice that can be used anytime, anywhere.
Outcomes:
Gain an understanding of your own mind and its habits;
Learn a simple method to focus your attention in a relaxed manner;
Learn to read situations more accurately based on what’s real and what’s relevant;
Find out how to ground and presence yourself no matter what’s going on around you.

practical mindfulnessHere’s a short (3½-minute) video of Neil presenting the Four Quadrants model from Module 1 that explains why the mind is never at peace.
Click on the image. 

 

 

 2  Emotion Regulation
Learn a mindfulness-based practice that will enable you to manage and direct your emotions in a way that is purposeful and constructive.
Outcomes:
Gain an understanding of your own emotions and how they work;
Learn to identify your triggers and know when you are in the “red zone”;
Know what to do when are you are experiencing high levels of emotion;
Be better able to regulate your responses to emotion.

practical mindfulness module 2You can also visit the Practical
Mindfulness YouTube channel for
short videos describing each of
the modules. Click on the image.  

 

 3  Stress & Building Resilience
Learn to apply your mindfulness-based practice to stressful situations and thereby recover more quickly and build resilience.
Outcomes:
Gain an understanding of the key determinant of stress from a mindfulness perspective;
Learn to identify your own “red flags” for when you are entering the stress zone;
Develop your ability to instantly reduce your experience of stress in any situation;
Be able to identify and clear out one of the main causes of stress from your life and keep it clear.

Link to the YouTube channel.

4  Complexity and Decision-Making
Learn a mindfulness-based practice that will enable you to read situations accurately and make clear decisions based on what matters!
Listen to this audio description of the module content and outcomes: 

Outcomes:
Gain an awareness and understanding of your dominant decision-making drivers;
Learn to self-observe and balance your three “centres of intelligence”;
Be able to distinguish between what matters and what doesn’t matter;
Learn how to manage uncertainty and deal with paradox.

Link to the YouTube channel.

5  Presence & Flow for High  Performance
Learn a mindfulness-based practice that will enable you to develop presence in a way that can activate and sustain the flow state.
Listen to this audio description of the module content and outcomes: 

Outcomes:
Gain an understanding of the power of presence and the nature of flow;

Learn how to recognise – and how to activate – the state of flow;
Learn to integrate “making happen” versus “letting happen”;
Discover the main obstacle to remaining in flow when you find yourself in flow.

Link to the YouTube channel.

6  Authentic Being & Relating
Learn to integrate your mindfulness-based practices in a way that can lead to a more authentic way of being and relating to others.
Listen to this audio description of the module content and outcomes: 

Outcomes:
Gain an understanding of the link between awareness, presence and authenticity;
Learn how to generate authenticity from being present, aware and non-judgemental;
Learn to apply mindfulness principles and practices to the relating context (work, personal and public);
Start to develop an authentic personal or leadership brand using the three key elements of mindfulness.

Link to the YouTube channel. 

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Public Workshops

Module 1: Essentials of Presence and Mindfulness

Date:    Tuesday 24 July 2018 @ 18h00-20h30
Venue: Premier Health Centre, 13 Mackay Ave, Randburg
Price:   R350

Book for Module 1 Now!   (Or book for the full series below!)

Modules 1-6: The Practical Mindfulness Series

If you already know that you’re going to complete the series once you have attended Module 1, then book now for the full package that includes Module 1. You’ll get one module free and save R350!

Dates  :  Tuesdays/Wednesdays @ 18h00-20h30
Module 1  :  24 July 2018
Module 2  :  Tue 7 August 2018
Module 3  :  Tue 21 August 2018
Module 4  :  Tue 4 September 2018
Module 5  :  Wed 12 September 2018
Module 6  :  Wed 26 September 2018

Venue: Premier Health Centre, 13 Mackay Ave, Randburg
Price:   R350 per module = R1,750  (Get one module free, save R350!)

NOTE Modules 2-6 will only be available to book as a package. We will not accept bookings for individual modules, except for Module 1. 

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practical mindfulness dr d neil bierbaum

Listen to Neil being interviewed
by “Dr D” Dorianne Weil on
Melanie Walker’s Walkabout show
on Radio Today (13 Sept 2017). 

 

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Corporate Program

Research shows that 25% of employees in South Africa have been diagnosed with depression. Many of these report having too many competing priorities and not knowing how to cope, plus increasing complexity and anxiety about the future. 

The key to performance in a world of complexity is knowing how to simplify!

In the video below, Practical Mindfulness co-founder Dr Colinda Linde talks about the ways in which Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the school of Behaviourism in general, has recognised and embraced mindfulness as a key enhancer to its own processes.

Support your people to develop mindfulness-based practices that suit their busy lifestyles and which can enable them to remain calm, stay focused and make the best decisions in any situation!

Our corporate program consists of a series of six two-hour nano-sessions, run fortnightly, for groups of 25-40 at a time. A white-labelled version of the online program is available on a subscription basis. Contact us for a password to gain access to the demo page. 

With the Practical MindfulnessTM Program your people will:
Learn simple a method to focus their attention in a relaxed manner;
Learn to read situations accurately and make clear decisions based on what matters;
Find the clarity and confidence to remain calm no matter what’s going on around them;
Develop the time and space to think clearly, even when under pressure.

Format: 6 x two-hour nano-sessions delivered live (group size 25-40) 

Modules:
1 Introduction to Practical Mindfulness
2 Emotion Regulation
3 Stress & Building Resilience
4 Complexity and Decision-Making
5 Presence & Flow for High Performance
6 Authentic Being & Relating

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