How can you bring calm and peace to the middle of a stressful, chaotic day?
The answer is simple, though not always so easy to put into practice: learn to be present.
No matter how out-of-control your day is, no matter how stressful your job or life becomes, the act of being present can become an oasis. It can change your life, and it’s incredibly simple. Learn to be more mindful.
Mindfulness is good for our bodies: Studies have shown that after just eight weeks of focused practice, mindfulness boosted our immune system’s ability to fight off illness.
Mindfulness is good for our minds: Several studies have found that mindfulness increases positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress. Indeed, at least one study suggests it may be as good as antidepressants in fighting depression and preventing relapse.
Mindfulness changes our brains: Research has found that it increases density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy.
Mindfulness helps us focus: Studies suggest that mindfulness helps us tune out distractions and improves our memory and attention skills.
Mindfulness helps schools: There’s scientific evidence that teaching mindfulness in the classroom reduces behavior problems and aggression among students, and improves their happiness levels and ability to pay attention. Teachers trained in mindfulness also show lower blood pressure, less negative emotion and symptoms of depression, and greater compassion and empathy.
During this session, attendees will discover a few simple techniques for becoming more mindful daily.
A little about the Speaker and why you might just want to hear from her:
“How you think affects how you feel and how you feel affects your decisions, actions and performances”. And Behaviourist Faith Wood might know just a thing or two about that.
Personally, she has managed as a single mother and thrived as a mother of 4 in a blended family. Her professional careers have taken her from health care to law enforcement to a thriving consulting and speaking business. In each of these life situations, Faith has relied heavily on the gifts of mental toughness to support her through some pretty serious conflicts and life stressors.
In this presentation, Faith will REVEAL her engaging and energetic perspectives on what it takes to challenge the natural tendency to become overwhelmed and dis-enfranchised in our lives and in our professions and embrace the gifts of mental toughness as we re-ignite and stabilize our passions.
She is the author of 5 books on the power of interpersonal influence (including two novels).