UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Every technique is confirmed by research and validated in practice to give you results for dealing with stress, anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt, and for increasing confidence, peak performance, and connection with others.
- The fundamentals of mindfulness and practicing mindful meditation
- Dealing with unwelcome experiences, such as stress, fear, and self-doubt
- Strengthening your connection with others
- Mindfulness for peak performance
- Practicing mindful leadership
Skill Level Intermediate
- Psychologist Jack Kornfield said "if you can sit quietly after difficult news, "if in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm, "if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places "without a twinge of jealousy, "if you can happily eat whatever's put on your plate "and fall asleep after a day of running around "without a drink or a pill, "if you can always find contentment just where you are, "you're probably a dog." I love dogs, but we're people, and our brains, which evolved during hunter-gatherer days confront, every day, the very different mayhem of modern life.
It sets us up for stress overload and a long list of other mental, emotional, and physical challenges. Not only that, the mismatch between our evolved environment and our current conditions tends to conceal a special capacity we all have. It's a skillset for greater health, wellness, resilience, for more influence, success, and fulfillment in professional life, and stronger relationships and happiness at home. It's mindfulness. Modern life makes mindfulness more challenging, but much more valuable.
Now, it won't solve all our problems, but it gives anyone significant measurable advantages. Evidence-based research validates an astonishing and growing list of benefits available to anyone, in life at work or home. In this course, I'll draw on that research to focus on steps you can be confident really work. For many years, I've been on faculty at one of the world's leading schools of management at a university which also has one of the world's leading research centers on mindfulness. I'll also draw on my practical experience coaching leaders from around the world over the past two decades who successfully use these practices.
We'll cover what mindfulness is and how it works. We'll also clarify the basic sequence of steps that activate mindfulness, and a variety of techniques, each tailored for specific challenges, difficulties, and opportunities we commonly face in personal and professional life. If you're new to mindfulness or skeptical, or have found it difficult to apply it consistently, you're in the right place. It's the same place I was and I designed the course with that very much in mind. Especially for those of us who've struggled with it.
How to make mindfulness work for you and make it worth so much more than the limited time it takes, that's what we're going to do. Even if it's been challenging for you until here and now. Speaking of here and now, in mindfulness, that's the place to be. I'm so glad you can be here now. It's the perfect place to start.