The Potential Project has developed the Corporate-Based Mindfulness Training Program (CBMT) in order to meet the specific challenges corporate life has. CBMT is a tailor-made solution for busy people with little time and high ambitions.
The CBMT program is based on three principles:
The training is embedded in the activities of daily work life, not an add-on activity that consumes lots of time. It is designed to meet the challenges a busy work life: tough deadlines, endless emails, and high demands on time, energy and flexibility.
Easy to apply
Mindfulness is a vast yet simple method. Potential Project has drawn the essence of it and presents it as a clear and simple step-by-step approach. The instructions are simple and easy to apply – even in the midst of daily busyness.
Based on scientific research
Though the method derives from powerful eastern technology, CBMT is presented within the framework of neurology and psychology in a terminology that is familiar to corporate people.
There is no way to mindfulness. Being mindful in the now is the way.
Mindfulness is not a new task. It is merely a shift in the mind – during all the things we do anyway. The CBMT program is implementing the focused and mindful mind into all activities of work life. This is the key for the amazing power and benefits of the program.
The CBMT program trains people in the following work life activities.
Mindful working lies at the very heart of the CBMT program. Mindful working is about developing the skill to place our attention on the task at hand – as long as we wish – without getting distracted by disturbing thoughts and external events. Mindful working is a matter of managing the potential of the mind to perform at the very highest – and even with a smile. Mindful working is about working smarter rather than just harder.
Emailing is a fast way of communicating. Sometimes it can be too fast.
A single word can be interpreted differently from the intention of the sender. It can cause minutes or hours of anger, confusion, doubt and other energy consuming states of mind. Applying a short moment of mindfulness when emailing can save much time and energy. Mindful emailing is a way of training the mind to stay in the driver seat and never run on autopilot.
Applying mindfulness while meeting with others is a simple and efficient way of getting the most out of the time together, both personally and professionally. Mindfulness is not about retreating from the surrounding world. Mindfulness is about being fully present in the world around us, with the people we are with. Mindful meetings allows us to get to the point faster, while enjoying being together.
Making Presentations with Mindfulness
Any presentation becomes a success if you have a focused mind. However, we often become victims of involuntary thoughts: Do I look OK? Will they like my presentation? Will I make it in time? These thoughts can lead to anxiety and poor performance. Through presenting with mindfulness you learn to let go of involuntary thoughts and focus on the three essentials only; the content, the audience and your breath.
Managing Energy with Mindfulness
Our brain weighs only two percent of our full weight – however, it uses more than 25 percent of our oxygen and glucose. Unconstructive thoughts are by far the biggest cause of low energy. Through mindfulness we can learn to preserve our energy and constantly refuel it.
Simply put, effective communication is when a message is interpreted by its recipient with the intended meaning from the sender. Communication is more effective when both the sender and receiver are mindful of the other part. Mindful communication is a profound way of boosting teamwork, cooperation and well-being. Attentive listening and constructive words are the two pillars that invite productive exchanges.
Our brain needs regular breaks from its constant activity. Taking regular Mindful Breaks is a simple and efficient way of re-focusing and recovering so that we can work more effectively and smartly. A mindful break needs not to take more than 30 seconds. Mindful Breaks are short moments of mindfulness training.
All of us spend at least a few minutes or even hours every day travelling to and from work. We often regard this as wasted time. But we can also choose to see this time as free space for ourselves, our own time. It can be time to practice Mindfulness so that we arrive at work or home with renewed energy and a clear focus on the tasks or the people that are awaiting us.
Mindful Eating is not just about allowing us to enjoy the food we eat much more. It is also about using the eating time as a mindful moment of renewing energy and focus. Furthermore, it is an efficient way of living a healthier life by becoming aware of our eating patterns.
Mindful walking is an effective method of re-stabilizing our focus again and again throughout the day. It is a simple technique that consumes no extra time but delivers great results.
Our mind has a vast potential to be high performing, happy and kind, even in stressful situations and under pressure. Developing constructive attitudes towards ourselves and our surroundings is an effective way of actualizing this potential.
The ancient tradition of mindfulness emphasizes specific attitudes which, in the CBMT program, are made relevant and highly effective for modern corporate life. They are all antidotes to some basic neurological downfalls of the human brain.
The eight attitudes of the CBMT program are:
- Beginners Mind
- Letting Go
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