Mindfulness – Emotional Intelligence

About the definition

Mindfulness and awareness are the same! But it becomes striking that in the business context people tend to be more open-minded when we use the term ‘mindfulness’. The reason: Teaching and living Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence in companies has its roots in Silicon Valley, where most technological innovations and successful start-ups are born, a birthplace for trends. This explains why some companies rather reach for mindfulness than for awareness, as it sounds less esoteric.

The content of the Mindfulness program from high balance follows the leadership system “Search Inside Yourself”, developed by Google. The unexpected path to achieving success, happiness and worldwide peace.

Searching ‘mindfulness’ on Google today leads to more than 50 million entries. Mindfulness made it onto the covers of big magazines, there are mindfulness apps, books, studios, as well as diverse courses especially for top managers.

This seeming trend is based on hard scientific facts.

Numerous studies prove that meditation, mindful communication, and respective breathing techniques influence and change the brain functions immensely and sustainably through the phenomenon of neuroplasticity. Our resilience increases, we withstand stress more easily and our emotional balance rises.

Mindfulness is not a trend, as that would imply that it only takes time until it will be replaced by a new trend.

It might be possible that this topic turns into something natural and socially acceptable to such an extent that the felt hype, similar to yoga, is not perceived as such because it became natural.

How else should people remain people when they are facing an increasing load of information, speed and digitalisation? Mindfulness provides alternative ways of thinking and behaviour, far from the 24/7 ‘always on’ mode and the constant ‘must’.

A German newspaper wrote about mindfulness:

“When even Mercedes prescribes forced email pauses and digital absence to their employees, the subject ‘mindfulness’ made its way into economy. The pharmaceutical company Genentech recently started their ambitious mindfulness programme for their employees. Intel and SAP increased the emotional satisfaction of their employees with a similar experiment. These programmes are not just about yoga or back exercises, it’s about cognitive self-perception. We can be curious about when Google starts recommending not to google. Even today Larry Page recommends switching off the cell phone at dinner.”

high balance ® Mindfulness training

The goal of high balance ® is to provide the participants with concrete tools and techniques that enable them to integrate the learned principles into their day-to-day (work) life in order to stay calm and powerful, even in stormy waters. A very important, but unfortunately often underrated, component of learning is fun! Learning and working can be and should be fun.

Like all formats, the high balance ® ‘Mindfulness’ training consists of elements from systemic management training, yoga, modern brain research, tools from the coaching, NLP, meditation, autogenic training, mindfulness and breath coaching.

Possible formats:

  • Trainings and workshops with a duration of 0,5 – 1 day, in-house or off-site
  • Succeeding appointments and programmes, e.g. once a week or once a month
  • Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon
  • Individual coachings
  • Etc.