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MINDFULNESS KEYNOTES

AND WORKSHOPS

Throughout the years we have created and delivered mindfulness talks and workshops addressing common workplace challenges and also tailored to specific client needs and requirements.

 

A topic can be delivered as a talk in addition to a guided meditation, or as a workshop by adding mindful exercises and making it interactive. You are free to pick any of these and / or share with us more about what you need, so we can craft a specific theme and experience for you. Duration of the talks / workshops can be from 30 min to 2 hours.

Topic
What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It

Mindfulness is such a buzz word nowadays, but what does it actually mean? Why practice it? During this session we will be exploring the meaning of mindfulness, how we can cultivate it in our life and what are some of the most powerful mindfulness tools that we can use in our day to stay balanced in today’s fast paced and stressful environment.

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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Meditation

What happens in our brain when we meditate? What changes do we experience in our body?

 

Why do regular meditators look younger than their age, have a greater self-awareness, better impulse control and increased compassion?

 

Join this sessions to explore the changes happening in our mind and body when we start meditating regularly.

Topic
What is Meditation Anyway. Most Common Types of Meditation

So what is meditation anyway? Is it a path to peace and calmness? Is it a way to destroy or tame the ego? Is it a path to a deeper self-connection and self-awareness? Or is it simply a stress-reduction technique, which improves your sleep? During this session we will be exploring meditation as a practice and we will also be giving an overview of the different types of meditation and when each of them would be most beneficial for us.

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How to Establish and Maintain a Regular Meditation Practice

Are you at the beginning of your meditation journey, excited and looking for tips on establishing a regular practice? Or perhaps you meditate for a week and then life happens and you forget about it? Establishing and maintaining a regular practice can be a challenge. Join this session to learn tips on how to overcome that challenge and make meditation an integral part of your daily routine.

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Mastering Mindful Eating

Do you often promise yourself to start eating healthy but you keep going back to old unleathy patterns? Do you put yourself on a diet trying to lose weight? Join this session and learn how to create and keep a healthy lifestyle and maintain great eating habits. We will explore what mindful eating is, which are the different types of hunger, and how you can get to a state of enjoying feeling light and energized in your body every single day.

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Self-love: Getting to Love Yourself Better Through Mindfulness & Meditation

What is self-love? How does it feel to love yourself? How do we experience self-love and how can we love ourselves better?

 

These are some of the questions we will explore in our session and after that we will practice loving-kindness meditation with a heavy emphasis on the self.

Topic
Slow Down To Speed Up

In times when business is so highly valued and seen as being more productive, it is of a paramount importance that we slow down and take care of ourselves. In this session we will explore the art of slowing down and the importance of taking mindful breaks as tools to prevent burnout. We will look at examples of mindful activities and how we can incorporate them in our daily life. We will explore the importance of being in the present moment and what makes it so nourishing.

Topic
Cultivating Compassion for Yourself and Others

Compassion is a multi-textured response to the adversity we face in our life. Compassion includes kindness, empathy, generosity and acceptance. The strands of courage, tolerance, equanimity are equally woven into the cloth of compassion. Above all compassion is the capacity to open to the reality of suffering and to aspire to its healing.This session will explore compassion as a self-nurturing tool and it's importance in our busy life. We will also look at different ways to cultivate compassion for oneself and others.

Topic
Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, phone calls, meetings, and presentations to deal with. And, of course, your own work! In the middle of all that, how can you apply the principles of mindfulness so that you feel more alive and present, as well as being productive? Join this session to find out how.

Topic
Mindful Ways to Navigate Change

There are times in life when change is desirabe and we want it. There are other times when change catches us by surprise and we find ourselves panicking and thrown into the unknown. This session will explore the importance of understanding impermanence and attachments, what they look like, why do we tend to do them, and how we can use mindfulness and meditation to make the most of any change in our life.

Topic
Gaining Confidence Through Meditation

What does it mean to be confident? What makes you confident in yourself? In today’s society it’s increasingly difficult to maintain a sense of self-worth, and therefore the experience of genuine confidence remains elusive. We might say that a lack of self-worth or self-esteem is one of the biggest problems we face, and it manifests in many ways.This session will have a heavy emphasis on confidence as a personal trait and how we can use meditation build up and increase our confidence.

Topic
How to Build Mindful Relationships and Communication

Poor communication is the root of all hardship, whether that be in your professional or personal life. It’s no coincidence that good communicators are highly successful. Those who have mastered the art of communication know how to truly connect with the people around them. Naturally, this leads to success inside and outside of the office. Whether you’re looking to excel in your career or improve your personal relationships, mindful communication can do a lot to improve your life.

Topic
Anxiety - What is it and How Can We Tame It?

Anxiety can manifest in a variety of symptoms ranging from fatigue through having a full blown panic attack. Catching these symptoms early can help prevent them from overwhelming us. We will be exploring how anxiety can negatively impact our relationships, sense of self, productivity, and engagement at and with work. We’ll explore how acknowledging anxiety rather than fighting it can reduce its hold over us. By completing a full body scan and short breath meditation, the participants will gain insight into grounding and mindfulness as tools to address anxiety.

Topic
Self-care and
Productivity

How do you take care of yourself? How do you feel when you take care of yourself? During this session, we will focus on the importance of self-care as it relates to our daily functioning in and outside of work. People have often functioned from the idea that pressure supports the best type of productivity. We will challenge this idea by identifying how developing a space of quietude and stillness can make us even more productive, and presents less harmful language / ideas about oneself. We will discuss what self-care means and how it is different for everyone.

Topic
Forgiveness in the Workplace

During this session we will dive into the ways in which forgiveness plays a key role in how we relate to each other and to ourselves. Holding onto negative feelings about our coworkers and oneself can be barriers to an effective and happy workplace. Taking time to step back from the situation and offering loving kindness can help us when we need to respond to rough emotions. We will discuss how we can adapt the ideas of equanimity / kindness to the workplace and after the discussion the group will be guided through a gentle loving kindness meditation

Topic
The Power of Acceptance

Acceptance means to be in the embrace of what is without resistance. That sounds great and can also be a great challenge. Getting caught up in the rigid thinking patterns we have about certain situations or people can harbor resentment and withdrawal from possibly great opportunities. Changing the way we perceive, think about and evaluate those situations or people can be done through increasing acceptance and presence - two of the main mindfulness tenets.

Topic
Daily Mantras -
Unleash The Power
of Positive Thinking

You’ve likely heard about mantras by now, but what exactly do they do and how can we use them? In this session, we’ll discuss how personalized mantras can be used daily to rewire your brain for happiness, success, or any goal you have in mind. We have the ability to rebuild neuropathways and create new ones in our brains. This means that your mind is your space to play and grow. We are far more in control than we think.

Topic
Visualizing your Future - If You Want It, You Have To See It First

Being clear about what you want in life can create the path for it to happen. First things first: we must visualize what it is that we want to be, do, or have. We must see it first in our minds before we see it in front of us. In this meditation, we’ll try to gain clarity on what is that we want and have the freedom to see it as if it’s already happened.

Topic
Groundedness - Connecting to Earth Energy

In this session, we’ll discuss one of the reasons why feelings of anxiety can creep up on us while living in NYC. We’re specifically disconnected from our earth energy, but there are many ways to reconnect with it again through meditation. We can feel more grounded, stable and joyful when we find ways to connect with nature.

Topic
Decision-Making - Open Up To Your Intuition

The art of quick decision-making is one that stems from confidence. We each have a strong internal guide, or that “gut feeling,” you never really understood. We often know the right answers for ourselves but are bogged down by insecurities and overthinking that lead to indecision. In this session, we’ll discuss how to remove distractions and double-talk to get to the root of our internal guidance system.

Topic
Acts of Kindness - How To Lift Yourself Up Through Kindness

A remarkable way to lift your mood when experiencing stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, grief is by extending an act of kindness. A simple smile to a co-worker, a genuine kind word to the barista, a sweet note on a post-it: the possibilities are endless. In this session, we’ll learn how acts of kindness have a boomerang effect that lifts us up out of our funk. Give it a try today and see if it doesn’t brighten your outlook. Your kindness has a ripple effect beyond what you’re able to see.

Topic
Sleep - How to Wind Down So You Can Recharge

Ever laid down in bed exhausted, but been kept up by your racing thoughts? Sleep is one of the most vital proponents to our happiness, energy, creativity, and productivity. Yet, we often neglect this resource by not giving ourselves enough time to recharge, or our anxieties and stress creep up preventing sleep. In this meditation, we’ll learn how to wind down for a more effective night’s sleep.

Topic
Anxiety - What is it and How Can We Tame It?

In this session, we’ll discuss what anxiety truly is and how it manifests in the body. Catching these symptoms early can help prevent them from overwhelming us. We’ll explore how acknowledging anxiety rather than fighting against it can reduce its hold over us.

Topic
Body Scan Meditation

For many of us, stress not only has mental and emotional symptoms, it has physical symptoms too: headaches, back pain, and heartburn are just a few of the stress-related ailments we may experience. In fact, sometimes we are so caught up in our stress, we don’t even realize our physical discomfort is connected to our emotional state. That’s when a body scan meditation can be particularly useful and effective, allowing us to check in with our bodies and destress.

Topic
Leaning Into Flow - The Art of Getting Out of Our Own Way

It's not uncommon to feel like we need to figure it all out. To have all of the right answers and say all of the right things. Especially in a corporate setting where the pressure is high. This however can be quite draining and eventually lead to burnout. What if there was another option? In this session, we'll explore what makes up a flow state and how we can tap into it during the meditative practice so we can more easily get out of our own way.

Topic
Showing Up
With Authenticity

When we show up authentically not only do we feel aligned with who we truly are but it's also one of the greatest acts of service, as it provides permission for others to do the same. Yet why is it often so difficult to do so? In this session we'll explore our core values and what it looks like to fully embody them both inside and out of the workplace so we can show up as our fullest selves in every situation.

Topic
Inviting Love In - How We Can Create Space for Whatever Arises

In this session we'll explore what it looks like to invite a quality of tenderness, acceptance and love into our lives. It's easy to fall into the trap of saying "no" to or pushing away that which feels uncomfortable, but when we create a non judgemental space for whatever is present in our experience, we strengthen our ability for compassion and kindness towards ourselves and others.

Topic
Gratitude - Our Hidden Superpower

Gratitude is our hidden super power that has been scientifically proven to elevate our moods, improve relationships and shift our outlook from the negative to the positive. In addition to a gratitude meditation, you'll leave the session with some simple, yet powerful gratitude exercises that you can immediately start implementing into your day.

Topic
Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation uses words, images, and feelings to evoke a lovingkindness and friendliness toward oneself and others. Those who regularly practice loving kindness meditation are able to increase their capacity for forgiveness, connection to others, self-acceptance, and more.

Topic
Connecting with Oneself and Others

So many of us go through life disconnected from our inner self, looking for something or someone to give us that sense of being complete. When we draw our awareness deeper inwards, we begin to feel supported, guided, and at peace. Like any relationship, the one we have with ourselves requires time and commitment to build. In this session we will focus on how to build that connection with ourselves, so that we are able to connect better with other people.

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