Taking Five: Getting Mindful & New Perspectives

Taking Five: Getting Mindful & New Perspectives

Have you ever experienced being completely stuck in your own experience of a situation? I am fairly certain I am not the only one. Recently, I witnessed a situation where two lovely people experiencing the same situation but from entirely different points of view literally blew up what looked to be initially, quite a nice friendship. It appeared that, in the absence of information and conversation, they each started imagining the worst about each other and fear concerning the other party started growing astronomically. They were each stuck in their own perspective and did not even try to see the situation from the other person’s viewpoint. It made me wonder about myself and what I would suggest to a client who was feeling stuck in a disagreement or impasse with a family member or colleague. Through my coaching course work, I have picked up some very useful tools. One is called take 5 and it is a tool to help you to get off the hamster wheel in your head and into the present moment so you can be present to yourself and the people around you right in the moment. Another word for being present is to be mindful. I use this definition of mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's current feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. The first tool is to flip into a sensing mode of being mindful instead of mindless. The other too, is also called Take 5: Getting a New Perspective. I find it useful to teach the first take 5 tool and then teach the second one. But first, let’s explore a few details regarding mindfulness.

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Will You Be Among the 8 Percent?

Will You Be Among the 8 Percent?

Will you be setting New Year’s Resolutions this Sunday?  Setting goals for one’s life and one’s business is one thing.  Setting yourself up to succeed in achieving them is the other half of the equation. What is your plan for improving your chances at success?  

Here are my top 10 thoughts on what would likely improve your odds!

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Creating a Vision Board (workshop)

Creating a Vision Board (workshop)

Want to celebrate the year that “was” and infuse your 2018 possibilities with energy, optimism and hope?  Complete a personal reflection on 2017 and a vision and goals for 2018.  Creating a 2018 Vision Board will also help to keep you focussed on what is most important in your life.  

Self-book  into the 2018 Vision Board workshop for a fun way to learn about vision boards in a group setting.

Workshops are held at 38 Victoria Crecent in Nanaimo at S.O.U.P. Co-work in the Board Room.

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Change Your Life

Change Your Life

How easy is it to change an unwanted behaviour pattern or habit?  

The often time surprising obstacle to change can actually be a limiting self-concept, belief or attitude that we are totally unaware of holding.  When in a trusting relationship with a coach, the coach can act as a mirror and feedback giver that allows the one who is being coached to become aware of a blind-spot concerning their own sense of self-worth or personal agency.  

Just think of what you could be capable of if you were not standing in your own way!  

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