Mindfulness and stress management

AIMS

This type of intervention is part of the broader scenario of health and well-being.
The goal of the course is to introduce participants to a protocol for the development of resilience through the integration of two disciplines: mindfulness and positive psychology’s character strengths. The sciences of organisational psychology show us that there is a way to manage complex situations and a source of stress using a “Positive” approach.
We will use an evidence-based approach (i.e. supported by scientific research) of the application of Positive Psychology practices to everyday life, both professional and personal.
We will use a theoretical and experiential path, with exercises and practical training.

PARTICIPANTS

Managers, professionals, people working in the HR field and anyone who wishes to combine their professional competence with a new and functional skill on Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.

PROGRAM

Basics of Stress theory

  • Initial theories of stress
    • The three stages of the GAS model: (1) Alarm, (2) resistance (3) exhaustion
    • The principle of Fight or Flight
    • Myths and legends of stress: a bit of stress is positive
  • Contemporary theories of stress
    • The role of person-environment interaction
    • The purpose of the “coping” strategies
    • The use of cognitions, emotions and personality traits
    • The Job Demand-Control Theory
  • The scale of Holmes and Rahe
  • Measure your stress level

Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness, this unknown!
  • Body Mindfulness Meditation
  • Your best part (Strengths Spotting)
  • Breathing of Strengths
  • Strengths Gatha
  • The Mindfulness of love and gratitude
  • Mindfulness for exploring strengths
  • My best myself!

Positive thinking

  • The effectiveness of positive thinking
    • The Placebo effect
    • The Pygmalion effect
    • The Hawthorne effect
  • Optimism
  • The three Ps of optimism: permanence, pervasiveness, personalisation
  • Learning positive thinking

The positive personality

  • Studies on personality
  • Personal traits
  • Measure the personality: the Big5
  • The good in us: the general classification of the strengths of Peterson & Seligman
  • The six virtues:
    • wisdom and knowledge
    • courage
    • humanity
    • or justice
    • temperance
    • The 24 characterising qualities (character strengths)
  • The Value in Action Test

Integration of Mindfulness and Character Strengths

  • The integration of Mindfulness and Strengths
  • Strong Mindfulness (boosting one’s strengths in mindfulness)
  • Mindfulness Strengths (bringing mindfulness to one’s strengths)

The practice of mindfulness and strengths

  • Mindfulness and the autopilot
  • Obstacles and opportunities, revisited
  • Strengthen mindfulness in everyday life
  • Enhance relationships
  • Mindfulness and meaning of things
  • Authenticity and virtue
  • Motivation to life

Information

  • Duration: 2 days (9:30-17:30)
  • Calendar
  • Maximum 6 students per class
  • Price information: 1.200 CHF + VAT (1.000 CHF + VAT each for more than one subscriber from the same company)
  • Location: Via Pelli 13, 6900, Lugano

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