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If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then you will benefit immensely from this program.
Mindfulness is defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and emotions.
When you become mindful, you become completely present in the current moment, you let go of your past events and feelings, you let go of how things around you might enfold and become open to accept things as they are.
Mindfulness is not a techniques, it is a way of life. Mindfulness has multiple benefits to your personal, physical, psychological and spiritual life. It helps you connect better with your magnificent self and helps you perform at your best level in every area of your life and we have curated this program to help you achieve the highest level of life.
We have three programs available to suit your needs and requirements-
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Embark on a 4-day ‘immersion’ mindfulness program where you will learn to practice meditation and how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life.
This program isn’t just about mindfulness, it’s about living a meaningful life. That’s really what the art of mindful living really is. It is living a life that is not determined by the fears, conditioning, and beliefs that can hold you back, but instead living consciously and a life that provides you with total fulfillment.
This Mindfulness Coach Program will provide you with all the tools and practice you need to feel confident in integrating meditation and mindfulness into your life. It will also give you a firm resolve in who you are in your deepest essence and what you stand for in life, so that you can live in a way that continues to nourish and fulfil you for rest of your life.
This program will also guide you through the practical application of Mindfulness in any helping context (coaching, therapy or parenting). You will learn to support others in developing self-awareness and build their ability to self-regulate and make better decisions.
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Brig Arun is a decorated veteran of the Indian Army, having served the nation for over 34 years in major conflict zones around the country, including deadly Kargil war. After retiring from Army, he has worked in the corporate sector for over 6 years. Arun is an International Mindfulness coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Motivational speaker. He is working with wide range of clients to help them rebuild their relationships, careers and health through Mindfulness practices, gently building inner strength, improve focus, awareness, mental clarity and thus designing overall improvement in living a happy and purposeful life. He has attended large no of retreats and meditation trainings in India and abroad.
Mudit Saxena is an International Meditation, Mindfulness, Kriya Yoga and Vedanta practitioner.in addition to being a Coach, Mentor and Trainer. His methodology combines theory, techniques and practice to help his students experience transformation professionally at the workplace as well as live a meaningful and spiritual life. He also works with individuals and organizations to become the best version of themselves as a Coach, Mentor and Trainer.
Kaushik Mahapatra is India’s – Top 10 Corporate Trainer and Coach, Top-Selling Author, Leadership expert, Renowned Mindfulness & NLP Guru and an Emotional Health Educator in Asia. He has been mentored by the World’s Best Coaches – John Mattone (World’s No.1 Executive Coach & Steve Jobs Coach) and Tony Robbins (World’s No. 1 Best Speaker and Motivator).
He is an IIM alumnus with 23 years of experience in Training & Coaching, IT and Sales. He has worked in India, US, UK and Australia in various senior management roles with corporate giants like GE and HP.He is an International Speaker, Certified Leadership Coach and Neuroscience/NLP Trainer. He is Founder of Indian Leadership Academy which pioneers in creating Indian leaders for global audience. Kaushik is also the Proud recipient of the Philipe Award for Community Leadership.
– By Kaushik Mahapatra, Mudit Saxena & Brig. Arun Gupta
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Frequently Asked Questions.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. It also refers to the cultivation of this basic human ability through methods of meditation, mindful movements, mindful eating and others.
Entangled in today’s fast-paced world, one is subjected to the influence of unwanted distractions, desires, senses and ego. Therefore, the mind should be trained to restrain cravings by senses or distraction by the continuous flow of thoughts which I call obsessive or compulsive thinking.
Organisations that have undergone transformation through mindfulness are seeing positive returns both at an individual level and organisational level. Leading organisations such as General Mills, Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and many more have adopted mindfulness-based training as a leadership strategy to improve employees’ mental focus, decision-making wellbeing and stress reduction.
There is a very thin line between Mindfulness and meditation and both are used interchangeably often. While mindfulness is actually the ability to be aware of your day to day activities and Meditation is a technique by which the brain is gradually trained to be mindful. Apart from formal meditation practices, other informal mindfulness practices also aid the larger attempt to stay mindful.
No, Mindfulness is all about self -awareness and do not require you to take any leap of faith or believe in something that you cannot experience or change your religious affiliations. In fact mindfulness is a most logical, rational practice for it says only the present for now is real.
Mindfulness does help you to feel relaxed but it can also make you more restless when you sit for meditation initially. It allows you to see the connection of your mind and body. A restless body reflects a restless mind. As you make this connection repeatedly, you start to realize the mind body sync. As you stay more and more present to life, the restlessness of both your mind and body decrease over time and you start to relax better. So, it is more a relaxed way of living than a momentary relaxation training.
Mindfulness needs to be practiced without an achievement mindset. Mindfulness is not a linear skill. Yes, you do get better at being mindful with practice, but that is not the goal. Unlike learning a sport where your final intention is to play very well, mindfulness is about just being in the here and now.
Mindfulness in fact can make you more present and more aware of your life as it unfolds now. It can open up an appreciation of the little joys of life. Although it can make you less attached as you give up controlling your environment and relationships, all to your own benefit and the benefit of people around you too.
Only to the extent that knowing yourself well can be harmful. However some individuals may have stored up years of unexpressed emotions. In such a situation attempting the exercises of sensing emotions can be overwhelming. We suggest that they simply work with practices of focusing on open awareness of present and breathing. If closing eyes is difficult, meditating with open eyes gazing on the floor is also can be attempted.
The most common one that we hear from the is that mindfulness means ‘having a blank or empty mind’. Or that if I am mindful, I will not experience stress. Neither is true. When we teach people quickly see that we are training our mind’s innate capacity to be with whatever arises in our lives, including those things that create stress. The difference is that we now begin to learn to see the ways we can respond to moments of our life, rather than react. And we begin to learn to see the ways we actually make things worse by imagining horrors of the future, or hang onto the replays of the past.
It is a powerful way to develop our mind and learn something more about how we are choosing to live our lives. Just as we know that we can train our bodies to be stronger and more resilient and more flexible, we know that we can train our minds. At the Institute, we specifically teach a curricula that trains our mind and heart to be more focused, clear, creative and compassionate. These are the 4 Fundamentals of living and leading with excellence. They apply to everyone-whether we apply it to a large organization, or a small group, a classroom or a patient, or even if we apply it to the ways in which we are leading our own lives. Everyone has the capacity to lead with excellence.
Everyone benefits from mindfulness training but be careful of the ‘shortcuts’ out there. Just as learning to train your body to play soccer, for example, requires dedication and someone to teach you the right fundamentals, training your mind is also something that should be taught by a skilled, experienced teacher.
We recommend meditating in the morning. It’s a nice way to start the day and is usually the easiest time to find a few undisturbed minutes. The most important thing is to pick a time that works for you and try to consistently meditate at that time. Otherwise you can meditate at any time of the day.
Deciding in advance the duration of your sit can help support your practice. For many, a good time frame is between 10-15 minutes in the beginning with gradually increasing to 45 mins and more.
From a physical point of view, formal mindfulness practice causes the relaxation response. The relaxation response means your breathing slows, your blood pressure drops, you relax and feel calmer.
From a brain science point of view, regular mindfulness reduces the reactivity of the Amygdala the fight or flight part of your brain. This means you become less reactive and less stressed out about things, in particular worries, and thoughts that previously may have caused you stress, are not so problematical.
From a psychological point of view, mindfulness allows you to start to feel in to and experience a very natural and real sense of being totally active and healthy. This creates a high degree of self- acceptance.
It depends on your experience at the time. Mindfulness isn’t one particular state or experience, but rather a deepening in to the feeling of the experience you are having right at this moment – which could be pleasant or unpleasant. Mindfulness is not designed to change our experiences as much as change our relationship to our experience so it is not so stressful and problematic. One thing is for sure though, you can only experience what mindfulness is like by actually doing it.