InsideOut living is an attitude towards life that will transcend your existence to living a more meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life. Everyone can make that change.
A deeper approach to coaching
Mindfulness is a mental discipline that teaches you to spend more time in the present moment and helps you understand in greater detail what is going on around you from the outside in‚ but more importantly what is occurring within you from the inside out.
It shows you how to mentally observe what is going on around you and in your brain.
With stress now identified as one of the leading causes of absence from work the requirement to find ways to build mental resilience is colossal.
“Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that‚ thoughts.” Alan Lokos
Mindfulness is now supported by an abundance of scientific evidence and has proven to be an effective treatment for stress, PTSD, addiction and pain management. It is becoming a mainstream sensation and being included in many corporate well-being programmes in business, schools, hospitals and even prisons.
Mindfulness is not just a powerful tool to regulate emotion, helping us to pause and view our thoughts objectively, it provides a plethora of physiological and psychological benefits too.
“What we pay attention to and how we pay attention determines the content and quality of life.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Some of the countless benefits of mindfulness
- Self and body awareness
- Emotional control and regulation
- Attention management
- Positive attitude through positive thinking
- Boosts creativity and innovation
- Decision making
Our brain at work
Our brain is the most complex organism in the known universe and scientists still have lots to learn about how it works.
Our brain and mind are unique to each of us, as they are formed by our daily experiences and what we pay attention to. Recent discoveries about the brain help us understand the brain at work and the resulting benefits are endless. Our decision-making and problem-solving capabilities rely on the region of the brain called the prefrontal cortex (PFC). This was the last major brain region to develop during human evolution. The PFC is the biological seat of our conscious interactions with the world and it’s where we hold the contents of our mind. It’s small but energy-hungry needing the right amount of fuel and rest to achieve its best work.
That said, we are still left with some hard wiring from 200,000 years ago in terms of the brain’s organising principle of threat and reward. Once again, just a little understanding of why we tend to react and respond to certain situations helps us manage our lives more successfully. When you weave this together with the other components of the methodology, including mindfulness, they merge to form an amazing philosophy whereby you can access inner tools and treasures to find ultimate performance levels in your work-life world.
The Man in The Glass
Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.