Course Catalogue

INVITATION TO OUR PROGRAMS, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND COURSE OPTIONS:

Welcome,

It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to engage in cultivating the practice of mindfulness together. Facing the challenges of life and the tenacious automatic habits of the mind, we learn to gently release ourselves from its grip moment by moment, as will be described in the various programs that are offered.

Each seminar is like a laboratory that allows us to refine and deepen our capacity to learn and grow under the protected conditions that are provided.

By embarking on the Mindfulness Journey, we are assuming an active powerful role in deepening our well-being and effectiveness in life. The most important element of all these seminars is the dormant powerful awareness we already have by virtue of being human. Learning how to inhabit this capacity with a sense of safety is a means by which we can find balance no matter what needs to be managed day to day. Mindfulness is an empowering method of traveling through life. Any challenge we meet can become a fortuitous occasion to discover our capacity of living fully while we have the chance.

I wish you all the best on this unfolding adventure of a lifetime!

Alison Kursh

FALL 2018 COURSE #101 IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ALL FUTURE PROGRAMS:

Number Program Title Description Cost
 101
Cultivating Our Breath: The Gateway To Awareness and Proactive Leadership
(Four PDF documents, one per month. Each will be integrated into a customized individual phone consult $400/per session.  The total package is $2,400)
Course is Currently Full
This seminar series is the first step in using Neuroscience Based Interoceptive Mindfulness Training for leader transformational change.  Through potency of the breath, learn how to harness the power of the mind to rewire and fortify the brain.

Our breathing method seminars, offer an integrated approach adding a polyvagal foundation to leadership training.  By incorporating this theoretical perspective, leaders re-pattern their nervous system, building capacities for emotional stress regulation and create autonomic pathways of calm and resilience.  Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, adjustment of sympathetic nervous system “fight or flight” behavior is altered in the service of social affiliative behavior.

This coaching strengthens resolve to wrestle with the omnipresent challenges that must be stared down, if we are to grow in our ability to be a person of influence. Every waking hour has the potential for suddenly triggering a reaction.  Skillfully working with our drives in the context of unexpected provocation is essential. Neuroscience Interoceptive Mindfulness Based  Training for leadership is a powerful method to become acquainted with the unknown, the unthought-of and the unthinkable impulses of the mind.  Intentional attention to the breath is an active approach of coming to terms with its invisible force.  This approach cultivates the ability to awaken from automatic pilot, in order to continue to be leaders who walk the talk of our values no matter what hand we’re dealt.

Session 1: The Dynamic Power To Discover The Mind Through The Breath
Session 2: Using The Breath To Become An Observer Of What Is Being Observed
Session 3: Applying The Conscious Breath to Recognize The Reactive Mind versus the Wise Mind
Session 4: Acquiring Profound Self-Knowledge By Means Of The Mindful Breath to discover:

  • How we breathe is how we are
  • How we breathe is who we are
  • How we breathe is how we relate
 $800 includes group sessions

FALL 2018 FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAMS LEVEL #1 MINDFUL TRAINING

Number Program Title Description Cost
102
Introduction To Intrapersonal Individual Mindfulness Practice
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
Much of the time, our minds are in a state of unintentional reactivity. We take this for granted and do not question automatic identification with our instinctual drives. Interoceptive introspection teaches us how to intentionally redirect the impulse rather then be directed by it. The breath is used to cultivate a purposeful pause that separates the spontaneous reaction from the stimulus. Mindfulness training strengthens the capacity for behavior to align with leadership values. A differentiation becomes created between the observer and that which is being observed. We can have an emotion, know we have that feeling and know that we know.  Interoceptive introspection enables us to examine the processes by which we think, feel and behave. This advanced capability to watch the mind in operation, cultivates exceptional leadership competence. Learning how to harness a higher level of consciousness provides the choice of responding to provocation with wisdom rather reacting with automatic pilot.

Session 1: Understanding The Meaning And Use of Intrapersonal Mindfulness- learning about ‘reactive mind’
Session 2: Understanding The Meaning And Use of Intrapersonal Mindfulness- learning about ‘wise mind’
Session 3: Becoming acquainted with sensory-perceptual processes occurring inside the body, including conscious awareness of visceral function.
Session 4: Strengthening the domain of leadership ’emotional self-awareness’, including competencies of a) being attuned to inner signals b) insight into feelings and their impact c)foresight about personal situational triggers that compromise performance
Session 5: Strengthening the domain of leadership ‘emotional self-regulation’, including competencies of a)being able to manage normal disruptive impulses and channel them constructively b)flexibility in adapting to inevitable obstacles and corporate ambiguities c)staying clear-headed under stress or during crisis.
$1000

FALL 2018 FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAMS LEVEL #2 MINDFUL TRAINING

Number Program Title Description Cost
103
Introduction To Interpersonal Team Mindfulness Practice
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
Mindful Human Relations Training is a form of executive coaching where participants learn about themselves and the underlying forces that drive team outcome. Study of interactive dynamics is essential in comprehending how to effectively work together. Learning to manage emotional relational undercurrents is at the core of understanding collaboration, commitment, trust, conflict resolution and problem solving. Interpersonal mindfulness training is cultivated to strengthen insight into what happens within us, to us and between us, as at successive moments of intentional attentive awareness. How we relate to our feelings affects communication and triggers emotional responses in the team. Cultivating the skill of mindfully listening and speaking, significantly improves interpersonal competence, team efficacy, satisfaction, productivity, and perseverance.

Session 1: Developing Mindful Interpersonal Presence
Session 2: Creating Mindful Interpersonal Attunement
Session 3: Building Mindful Interpersonal Resonance
Session 4: Growing Mindful Interpersonal Trust
Session 5: Integrating Mindful Presence, Attunement, Resonance and Trust To Strengthen The Integrity Necessary To Inspire, Build Bonds, Be A Change Catalyst, Resolve Disagreements And Exponentially Boost Collaboration.
$1000

FALL 2018 ADVANCED MINDFUL TRAINING PROGRAMS

Number Program Title Description Cost
104
Advanced Mindfulness Of Emotion
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
By way of Interoceptive introspection, we keep our attention on the breath, unless some other experience distracts us. Often, an emotion will grab the focus. We don’t try to suppress it, or aspire to attaining any particular kind of affect. The practice is simply investigating our relationship to that feeling. Do we cling to it? Are we ashamed of it? Do we tense around it? Can we simply leave it alone? The objective is being aware of what happens to us, in us and how we relate to that mood. Wisdom comes, not from the absence of emotion, but from seeing it clearly. When a feeling becomes compelling enough to make it difficult to stay with the breath, we bring it into the focus of interoceptive introspection. There are several methods of attending to the mindfulness of mood. We will practice: ‘Recognition’, ‘Naming’, ‘Acceptance’, ‘Investigation’ and the option of ‘Not Holding On’ to it. In doing so, non-reactive attention to the emotion, is cultivated. Freedom over our own destiny can only be found in the capacity for choice in how we relate our feelings. $1000
105
Advanced Mindfulness Of Thoughts
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
Sometimes people imagine that the point of meditation is to stop thinking and to have a silent mind. This is not the objective. Thoughts are part of life, and mindfulness practice is not supposed to be a struggle against them. The goal is not stopping thoughts as much as overcoming any preoccupation we have with them. In those moments when thinking predominates, mindfulness is the clear and silent awareness of thinking. The objective is to know we are thinking in the present moment and observe we know that. It is the skill of knowing we know, that constitutes wise mind.  The fundamental contribution of interoceptive introspection is understanding our capacity to be and to study being. It involves the ability to awaken from autopilot and be consciously aware of ourselves, if we are to actually become ourselves. In our fast paced society, doing can override being thereby forfeiting our capacity to self activate the dormant potential we have to actually exist. $1000
106
Advanced Mindfulness Of The Mind
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
We turn our intentional attention to the mind itself. Not just the content of the mind in terms of particular thoughts, but the quality of the mind; the mood of the mind; the state of the mind. Interoceptive introspection encourages stepping back from the details of what we are experiencing in order to recognize the subjective feeling of being aware. Oblivious to the undercurrent of an attitude or emotion can create a bias in how a circumstance is viewed. When clearly awake to our mood, we are less likely to be unduly influenced by it. In becoming mindful, it is useful to distinguish between what is happening at any given moment and our relationship to it. Interoceptive introspection cultivates the capacity to be discerning about whether our thoughts and feelings accurately represent reality. Developing the ability to initiate a pause and create a space to breath, enables us  to observe what we are experiencing and have the freedom to thoughtfully respond rather then react. Only then, can we have some control over our destiny. $1000

FALL 2018 ADVANCED FUNDAMENTAL LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS

Number Program Title Description Cost
107
Developing The Leader Within You
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
What makes people want to follow a leader? Why are some halfhearted in participation while others are enthusiastically devoted? Looking deep within, would you find the qualities necessary to become a person of significant influence? This is a question all of us who want to lead must be brave enough to ask and to answer. Learn how to make the most out of your talent. Uncover new competencies and build on them. Cultivate innovative methods to influence and motivate people in following your lead. This webinar identifies and develops essential traits necessary for a leader to earn the respect, commitment and the credibility to inspire exceptional performance. $1000
108
Training To Manage Effectively Under Pressure- Self-Awareness And Self-Regulation
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
Today’s workplace calls for resilient, charismatic leadership; the kind that creates passion, stimulates enthusiasm and keeps people motivated with faithful dedication. Demanding a new way of being knowledgeable, the global economy requires more than just I.Q. or technical expertise.  Assessing leadership competence has changed.  How they handle their latent reactive feelings have taken precedence.  Without being aware of turmoil within, leaders will be poor at self regulation and less able to effectively work with the affective moods in those they want to influence. Team members observe their leaders’ disposition, which affects their frame of mind and reverberates throughout the entire corporate milieu. Outstanding leadership works through being mindful with emotion, attitude and behavior.  This program focuses on the two essential fundamental components of Self-Awareness and Self-Management. Our curriculum is a framework for comprehending each element and how they successively build on one another.  The private victory of understanding and managing oneself must precede the public victory of understanding and managing others. $1000
109
Managing Emotional Reactions That Sabotage Teamwork- Relationship Awareness and Relationship Management
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
The pressure of work and deadlines often causes unintentional interpersonal conflict resulting in team members reacting negatively toward each other. This lack of conscious intentional attention results in low moral, sabotaging teamwork and low productivity. Through interoceptive introspection, destructive reactive behaviors can be understood, changed and transformed into constructive responses that build relationships and teamwork. Our workshops create the vital awareness required to be proactive under stress. We provide the essential tools necessary for breaking old reactive behavioral patterns and for learning new effective methods of meeting the demands of high achievement. Our interoceptive introspection approach to strengthening teams involves two major components. The first is relationship awareness that includes- 1. Presence, 2. Attunement, 3. Resonance and 4. Trust. The second component is relationship management which involves- 1. Collaboration, 2. Building bonds and 3. Conflict resolution. $1000
110
Developing the Courage To Be Innovative
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
Perhaps you’ve already experienced what others learned: Many of us have great ideas but are afraid to try them out for fear of failure or looking foolish. With this idea-sparking seminar, learn how to use interoceptive introspection to overcome negative beliefs and thinking habits that stifle creativity. Discover how to drive home your company’s goals and the important role new ideas play in reaching those objectives. Let us help you break out of the rut, create, innovate and achieve remarkable results! $1000
111
Communicating With Confidence
(5 Group Webinar sessions, each 1 hour, 1/month associated with a PDF handout that will summarize that workshop outline)
Course is Currently Full
The ability to communicate skillfully and confidently is the most important ingredient for success and achievement in today’s workplace. Effective interpersonal competence is the most potent career ability we can possess. Powerful communication skills can propel us along the path to professional success and personal achievement. They can lead to promotions, to working more effectively with our boss and co-workers, to building better relationships with the important people in life and to establishing leadership potential. When we combine excellent communication skills with being good at our job, we’re unstoppable. $1000

 

 

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE CONSULTATION

Number Program Title Description Cost
124
One hour, One phone session
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Our interoceptive introspection approach to individual consultation cultivates the preemptive resilient empowerment necessary to effectively cope well with disruption, sustain proficient problem solving under pressure and bounce back from unavoidable obstacles. We develop highly productive resourceful professionals who can successfully work in the most challenging situations, with the most difficult people. Sessions are conducted in a confidential, trusting, supportive and encouraging one-on-one relationship. Consulting objectives are customized according to the specific goals and needs of each executive. Every problem solving session offers practical suggestions to immediately strengthen and improve skills, thereby increasing leadership effectiveness, team efficacy and value to the overall organization.For a private initial consultation, call Dr. Alison Kursh directly at (302)-239-7811 $400
125
One hour, Five sessions -5%
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$1900
126
One hour, Ten sessions -10%
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$3600