Mindfulness means being non-judgmental and aware of the present moment in the service of deeper insight and wisdom.
By cultivating mindfulness, we become more aware of our bodies, thoughts, emotions, and pain. This increased awareness brings more depth and contact with ourselves and life, thereby increasing the presence of our being – and thus the quality of our life.
In the professional environment, mindfulness trains the skills for more presence, focus, clarity and resilience. Mindfulness – a real business skill.
What makes syncINSIDE different from other mindfulness programs for companies?
The intention of syncINSIDE is centered on the well-being and service to others. We do not practice mindfulness as a self-centered practice to become “better” or “special.” Rather, we practice mindfulness with the intention of “waking up” to others – that is, to become more aware, to be more centered, to be clearer, to be more grounded, to be more connected to our own truth so that we can develop more authentic relationships in our lives – for making a meaningful contribution to the world.
syncINSIDE is not about teaching participants mindfulness “tools” in a mechanistic way. We do not see people as “machines” who need an upgrade to “be better” or “perform better” – although positive aspects are of course welcome to arise at all levels within the framework of mindfulness practice. Above all, we want to take the participants on a 6-week journey to themselves – to get to know themselves better, to connect with themselves more. Because it is only from this deeper connection with oneself that the authentic, true power for being and working in the world arises. Participants are invited to explore their OWN truth within the program. They should find out for themselves what works for them. Which exercises really help to arrive more at yourself? to be more centered? To relax?
The ancients knew the power of the community, the group, the circle – whatever you want to call it. syncINSIDE specifically relies on the power of the group, because only being embedded in the group makes the experience so much more powerful and meaningful for the individual.
Most corporate mindfulness programs lack trauma sensitivity. A trauma is any event that the person perceives as overwhelming and disregulating in their inner world. Common trauma triggers can be, for example, the loss of a loved one, illness diagnosis, previous accidents, stressful experiences in childhood. Today, a large amount of literature supports the fact that mindfulness techniques – when applied without basic trauma knowledge – can even be harmful to the individual if so-called “tolerance windows” for the individual are exceeded. All of our facilitators have a solid understanding of trauma and how to respond appropriately when triggered. In the event of a crisis, our expert Marijan J. Bernardic is at your side.
Mindfulness training has scientifically proven effects in the following areas:
syncINSIDE combines meetings in the group live and online, individual coaching and your own practice – for a 6-week self-awareness in the group with various mindfulness exercises.
Kick-off workshop with the whole group in attendance (0.5 days), weekly zoom meetings (~ 100 min.), final integration workshop with the whole group in attendance (0.5 days).
Kick-off workshop with the whole group in attendance (0.5 days), weekly zoom calls (~ 100 min.), final integration workshop with the whole group in attendance (0.5 days)
To clarify personal questions and to support the individual self-discovery process, each participant receives two personal 1-hour coaching sessions.
For the duration of the 6-week program, participants commit to their own practice of at least 10 minutes per day – with the aim of practicing 25 minutes per day. Participants are also encouraged to practice in person or online alongside other participants in the group.
We recommend deepening syncINSIDE journey with one of the following optional modules: a 3-day retreat in the monastery as a group or – individually – attending a seminar with holotropic breathwork.
In the 6-week course, we take the participants on an intensive journey to themselves – and thus create added value for a resilient corporate culture.
We cover the following topics in the course. We reserve the right to make individual adjustments with regard to the group process.
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Introduction to Mindfulness: What is Mindfulness and What Are the Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness?
Mindfulness of the body: We live separate from our bodies. We mistakenly believe that we can control our bodies with our minds. In truth, our thoughts and emotions live in our bodies. It is therefore important to reconnect with the body by lovingly addressing both pleasant and unpleasant sensations and emotions.
Mindfulness in dealing with emotions: Emotions are a normal and necessary part of our lives. Awareness of our emotions helps us realize that we are not our emotions. This allows us to find more balance and freedom in our lives.
Unpleasant feelings, sensations, thoughts, or memories are aspects that we must face when learning or practicing mindfulness. Even the uncomfortable is part of our overall human experience and can be lovingly welcomed, acknowledged and let go – if we learn to be open to the present moment. The open-minded state of mindfulness means that we face the uncomfortable or difficult without evaluating or judging.
In this module we learn to develop feelings of benevolence, kindness, generosity and compassion within ourselves. We start with ourselves and practice offering ourselves loving kindness and compassion in response to self-criticism. The goal here is not to avoid or eliminate self-critical thoughts, but rather to acknowledge them without judgment and then to meet them with loving kindness.
Mindfulness practices go beyond the individual and relate to relationships and encounters with others. We can also direct our mindfulness to how we relate to others – how we converse with them and support them.
Resilience: For us, resilience is not “hardening” to accept difficulties like a fight. Rather, it is an attitude that helps us maintain calm, balance, clarity, and kindness in the face of challenges. Inner stability is an inner resource that enables us to face challenges with compassion.
Mindfulness in dealing with our fears: An open awareness in the present moment can help us to collect our mind in the here and now and thereby gain some distance from fears and worries about our future. This module is about a deeper understanding of fear. recognizing how it manifests in sensations, emotions, and thoughts, and practicing various methods of dealing with it gently and compassionately.
Too often we work with a sense of black-and-white thinking about right and wrong, good and bad, powerful and powerless—all of which can lead to judgment rather than mindful awareness of the present. The focus of this module is therefore on how we meet others in their role and as people at work.
Mindfulness in Motion: We reflect on the future of mindfulness practices. The goal is to pass on the skills, techniques, perseverance and diligence to meditate daily and apply mindfulness techniques when we encounter stress or conflict.
We recommend intensifying syncINSIDE experience with at least one of the following options.
On request, in(ner)sync organizes a 3-day retreat in a monastery for a deeper immersion in mindfulness and meditation.
On request, we can organize participation in a holotropic breathing seminar for those who are interested – for a very intensive, transformative experience.
Our facilitators are dedicated mindfulness experts who will accompany you with all their experience, heart and passion.