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Mindfulness can be described as the development of present moment awareness. When you are mindful you know that you are mindful; you are aware of what you’re thinking, feeling and sensing in your body.
For most of us, this is not how we experience our lives much of the time – instead, we find ourselves running on automatic pilot, which is when our ‘buttons’ often get pushed. In addition, due to workplace demands of multitasking, instant messaging and constant connectivity, we can find it increasingly difficult to switch off and concentrate, which can have a negative impact on wellbeing as well as our performance. This can result in us working less productively, and focussing too much on others’ wellbeing and needs, whilst neglecting our own.
Mindfulness practice helps us become aware of how our own thoughts and feelings impact our experience of the world around us. It enables us to move from a reactive state of mind to a more conscious way of responding.
Our 1-hour introductory Mindfulness Masterclass on the 11th of January combines the latest insights from neuropsychology and emotional and social intelligence and explores what mindfulness means, the benefits and applications in everyday life as well as providing participants with experience of at least three mindfulness practices.
This is then followed by a series of weekly mindfulness sessions to embed the practice of mindfulness into everyday life.”
Liz has extensive experience as an Executive coach, Facilitator, and coach Trainer. Her focus has always been on how individuals and teams can develop themselves and have the greatest impact in both their business and personal lives. Prior to joining catalyst 14 as a Partner, Liz was the faculty lead for ILM and EMCC Practitioner Programmes in a global Leadership and coaching consultancy.