Sharpen your Focus and Intelligence Through Mindfulness

A practical guide to sharpen your focus and intelligence to achieve your goals with effortless ease, through mindfulness
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Nowadays, hyper-connectivity and our fast-paced lives have reduced the quality of our attention and fractured our minds. We are overscheduled and constantly distracted, leaving no room for us to find more intelligent ways to deal with the challenges presented to us. Quality time for basic leadership behaviours such as reflection and acknowledgement succumb to the impulse of jumping to the next thing. Fortune 500 company executives, leading government authorities and academics have now recognised that mindfulness, the art of being fully present, is the key to overcoming the complexity and relentless pace of our world which can take a toll on our mind and physical health.

Mindful leaders are extremely focused, have clarity of mind and are naturally inclined to be of service to others. They have the ability to achieve their goals with effortless ease without feeling overburdened. Mindful leaders are able to improve the way they work and lead by breaking away from habitual patterns of behaviour that are no longer useful. They feel connected to their values and those of their organisation. Others around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

In this course you will learn in practical ways how to develop a mindful state, so that you can become a better version of the leader you are today.

What are the requirements?

  • Bring an open mind
  • Make sure you can locate a quite space for the meditation sessions

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gain a full understanding of mindfulness, its application to work life and its relation to focus.
  • Learn practical tools and tips to sharpen your focus and improve productivity.
  • Develop the capacity for cognitive control which will allow you to increase your ability to focus and concentrate
  • Understand the benefits of a daily meditation practice and how it can have a positive impact at work
  • Learn practical tips to minimise distractions and improve your productivity
  • Learn concrete strategies to increase your creativity to lead with excellence and wisdom

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wishes to improve his or her capacity to focus and become a more mindful leader

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: What is Focus & Mindfulness ?
01:18

Introduction to the course " Sharpen your Focus and Intellgence Through Mindfulness"

04:26

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What is focus?
  2. The 3 different types of focus
  3. Why is it important to develop the capacity to focus
03:59

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What is mindfulness?
  2. Origins of the term mindfulness
  3. Present-day, western definition of mindfulness
07:16

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. Why mindfulness is relevant at the workplace
  2. Why should mindfulness be important to you
  3. How does mindfulness impact emotional intelligence (EQ)
  4. How mindfulness improves decision making
  5. How mindfulness improves our health
Section 2: The Barriers to Achieving Focus: Distractions and Multitasking
02:05

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What are sensory distractions
  2. What are emotional distractions
  3. What type of distractions are worse
05:05

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What is multitasking
  2. The effects of multitasking
    1. On performance
    2. On the quality of our work
    3. On our cognitive and emotional capacities
    4. On our physical brain
Section 3: The Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness and Their Relevance in Business
00:45

Introduction to the benefits of meditation and mindfulness

05:11

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What is meditation
  2. The benefits of meditation
    1. At the physical level
    2. At the mental level
    3. At the spiritual level
06:16

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. The history of meditation
  2. How meditation was introduced to the West
  3. The difference between meditation and mindfulness
  4. The most common types of mindfulness meditations/exercises
04:05

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. The importance of cultivating a mindful state of awareness
  2. The benefits of mindfulness at the workplace
  3. The relevance and importance of mindfulness today
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Meditation can make positive structural changes to your brain. Learn what happens to your body during meditation.

Section 4: Expert Guidance on How to Effectively Sharpen your Focus
05:45

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What is cognitive control and why is it important
  2. How meditation enhances cognitive control
  3. Meditation success stories
  4. Integration tips to develop cognitive control
13:20

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. The importance of parceling out your time to remain focused
  2. The inner & outer brain nutrients
  3. The 7 nutrients (experiences) that we need to feed our brain
  4. The consequences of not feeding your brain the right experiences every day
  5. Integration tips to help you parcel out your time
05:48

In this lecture you will learn why it is important to declutter:

  1. Your workspace
  2. Your desktop
  3. Your living space
10:13

In this lecture you will learn:

1) How to manage your notification settings to increase your focus

2) The smart way to stow away your mobile devices to allow you to be more mindful

11:04

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. The importance of good sleep
  2. What happens during sleep
  3. The consequences of sleep depravation
  4. The best time to go to bed
  5. Tips to get restful sleep
Section 5: Meditation: The scientific way to expand your mind's capacity to focus
00:50

Introduction to meditation basics

02:57

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. Setting yourself up for a successful mediation practice
  2. The correct posture for your meditation practice
08:00

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. What you need to do during your mediation
  2. Choosing the most appropriate object of attention (anchor)
  3. What is a mantra and why is it useful
  4. How does a mantra help you to access quieter aspects of your mind
  5. How to deal with distractions during your meditation
06:26

In this lecture you will learn about the 7 myths about meditation:

  1. Putting your mind blank
  2. Meditation is difficult
  3. It takes year of practice to receive benefits
  4. It is a form of escapism
  5. I'm busy, I don't have enough time
  6. Meditation is a religious practice
  7. I am supposed to have transcendent experiences
04:38

In this lecture you will learn:

  1. The best time to meditate in the morning (RPM)
  2. The best time to meditate in the evening (RAW)
  3. What not to do as soon as you wake up
  4. Benefits of meditating before a meeting
05:52

5-minute meditation session

10:51

10-minute meditation session

15:53

15-minute meditation session

20:38

20-minute meditation session

25:55

25-minute meditation session

30:56

30-minute meditation session

Section 6: Section 6 : Staying in Touch
00:54

Thank you message and how to stay in touch with me.

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Instructor Biography

Cesar Gamio, Senior Instructor, Chopra Center for Wellbeing

My passion is to make people happier and achieve higher levels of wellbeing

I am a Master Educator with the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing and I have been personally trained and guided by Dr. Deepak Chopra, the global leading authority on mind-body medicine. Dr. Chopra has been selected by Time Magazine as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century" and credits him as "the poet-prophet of medicine."

I have been helping individuals and organisations for over a decade to effectively manage stress, attain work-life balance and improve their overall physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing.

For 15 years, I led a successful career in two Fortune 500 companies in the technology industry, holding executive leadership positions in various regions across the world.

Having experienced first-hand the demands of working in a global and fast-paced industry, I managed to effectively deal with the pressure as well the volatile and changing environment of the industry by applying the principles, methods and techniques which I now teach.

Equipped with my own personal experience and the latest scientific research and evidenced-based tools and practices, I have delivered comprehensive lectures, seminars and workshops to thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in every continent helping them to achieve higher levels of wellbeing in all aspects of their lives.

Through my work, students and participants have been able to acquire the practical knowledge required to be more productive and creative at work and raise their energy and engagement levels.

I have been influential in helping clients in Fortune 500 companies to find their source of inspiration, enabling deeper, more meaningful and substantial collaboration in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.

My corporate clientele extends across many industries, including IT, financial, media, pharmaceutical, oil & gas and consumer products to name a few.

I currently serve as Senior Advisor to the Global Centre for Conscious Leadership based in London, England and I also serve as a personal wellbeing consultant to government, sports, arts and entertainment personalities.

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