Deep personal growth, practical skills, happier relationships, making a difference.
The world is complex and can often be confusing. We all want to live a meaningful life and feel like we can make a difference in the world but where do we start? Our lives are fast-paced and busy, we have to earn a living, we have families to care for, how can we thrive when we are juggling so much?
In this course you will learn practical methods to help you to be more calm, powerful, and compassionate even in the face of life's difficulties. The ancient warrior traditions have much to teach us about facing the battlefield of modern life with grace, dignity, and even joy!
This leadership course is a program of deep personal development offered in concise lectures enriched by reading and practical exploration. It combines teaching of ideas, exploration of philosophical perspectives, journaling and self-reflection, and embodied practices for embedding new ways of being. The broad topics we will explore are:
There are over 4 hours of video lectures, broken down into bite-sized chunks. Every section has practices to take away and work with to build real, embodied capacity not just theoretical understanding. There are various articles to deepen your learning and serve as references, plus 2 e-books, one of which is a printable resource for building appreciation into your life, the other is another deeper dive into the topics explored in the course. This program offers real development and awesome value for money.
If you want to connect to your inner warrior and be the leader of your life, this course is for you.
A 1 page PDF with a visual which maps out how the course is structured based on the Warrior's Tetrad
Making the link between vulnerability and power as they meet in the expression of true courage
The evolved Warrior as capable of nurturing life
Looking at how leadership is a foundational human capacity, a birth-right
Introducing a working definition of leadership as distinct from management and command.
Bringing in the concept of Embodiment as context for the learning methods in the course
Looking at the linguistic root of the word 'Respect' and how that can inform the way we embody it
What I learned about leadership from therapy!
A spiritual perspective on respecting the innate integrity of the individual
What Hawaiian philosophy can teach us about being loving in trying times
A simple mindfulness practice for enabling greater presence and awareness in every moment
Introducing integrity as alignment of thought and word and deed.
Exploring balance and integration
The importance of clear boundaries in our relationships
Making clear requests for healthier relationships
Giving and getting clear responses to build understanding and alignment
Holding accountability for building trust
Brining awareness to our shifting roles in life and work
Exploring the idea of 'psychological contracts' as a way to better understand the subtle territory of relationships and trust
Reflecting on our values to better understand our own sense of integrity and behaviour
Introducing the concept of responsibility as an active principle and different from blame or fault
Further exploring responsibility as a 'magical' third choice is an increasingly polarised world
Learning about the psychological theor of 'The Adaptive Triangle' as a way to further exlplore how we can be even more responsible, aware and empowered in our relationships
If we are to take responsibility for our actions we first need to learn how to manage our physiological and emotional state
An embodied technique for managing state and shifting out of the stress response
A WAV file to save on your audio device (phone, ipod) to walk you through the technique. For an mp4a version (not supported by Udemy but smaller file size) go here:http://www.fudoshin.org.uk/free-resources/exercises/grounding-and-centring/
A WAV file to save on your audio device (phone, ipod) to walk you through the technique. For an mp4a version (not supported by Udemy but smaller file size) go here:
Understanding the physiological processes involved in the stress response and how and why 'Breathe, Ground, Centre' works
Learning to meet the world with 'Thank you' not 'Please' and engage in appreciative practices to build happier relationships and more effective workplaces
Introducing this section and its sub-sections
This second E-book included in the course gives the full overview of the ideas underpinning this section on 'Adaptability.' It is not too long and will greatly depen your appreciation of the topics discussed in the videos. If you ever feel overwhelmed in the face of the world's complexity, this book could really help you to find a framework within which to find greater understanding and perhaps some measure of peace.
Looking at responsible use of power as an expression of the intra-personal and our leadership
Putting our power in service to peace to enable loving power
Reflecting on: What are you in service of?
Looking at our embodiment as an expression of the personal and the medium for being and skilful action
Setting the wider context for embodiment work and explaining one of the key recent pieces of research which relates to the field
A technique for becoming more skilful in creating the quality of presence we want and taking responsibility for our impact
Looking at our relationships as the field of the interpersonal and a learning-ground for compassionate action
Why slowing down makes us kinder
A frameowrk for clear communication including appreciating, giving feedback and clearing up confusion and resentment
Exploring sustainabiliy and environmentalism as an expression of our trans-personal selves. Marrying the transcendent with the material with nature as the visible face of spirit
Being guided by a transformation of orientation in relationship to the world around us
A practical method for cultivating compassion and expanding our circle of concern
A simple message to close the program
I am fascinated with human beings: how we learn and grow, how we find meaning, build relationships, and choose to live. I have been exploring the mind-body connection for 20 years and teaching, coaching and facilitating for 15. I am a leadership development facilitator with some of the world's top values-based consultancies. I work with organisations ranging from charities to large corporates, and individuals ranging from students to CEO's. Key areas of research for me have been embodiment, compassion, positive psychology, and increasingly - sustainability. I am an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor and I have studied a broad range of the world's wisdom traditions including substantial training in Taoism, Shamanism, and the Martial Arts (including 3rd Dan black belt in Karate). I am one of the lead trainer's on the year-long Embodiment Facilitator Course. I hold a BA(Hons) from one of the UK's top drama schools and I am a certified Uzazu Embodiment Coach. I have published 4 books on personal and spiritual development and co-authored a set of resources for creating Compassionate Communities. I am a husband and father, and as well as my wife and son I love trees, chocolate, and the sea when it is stormy.