“Your thoughts are like the artist’s brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.” – Sydney Banks
The key to human resilience is no longer a guessing game. There is a logic to mental health. Thought is the single source and missing link that is responsible for our experience of life. Understanding how the power of Thought lies at the bedrock of our daily experience is essential in navigating the myriads of life stressors and emotional turmoil of daily life.
To the degree one understands the “inside-out” nature of life. One starts to move away from “outside-in” thinking. Realizing the truth of the “inside-out” nature of life, frees a person up from feeling victim of circumstance. And puts emotional wellbeing back in your hands.
Seeing, the power of Thought allows you to move into a new head-space about whatever your up against. Regardless of what type of feelings a person is having. Anxiety, worry, depression, OCD, anger and emotional distress are all created via the power of Thought.
The bi-product of this understanding is, one starts start to feel more secure, become more present and more resilient. As we gain a deeper appreciation for the role of Thought in our lives, we will start to gain distance from our thinking. Allowing us to feel calmer and quieter. Whether you are suffering or just want to feel less stressed, peace of mind is one thought away.
“When our thoughts about a student are negative and personal, we can generally expect the same type of reaction from the student. When our thoughts about a student reflect our belief in his or her innate wellness and learning capacity, this too is reflected back at us.”
– State of mind in the classroom by, Ami Chen Mills-Naim
Learning is an inherent part of who we are. From the day we are born we look to grasp the world around us. All too often teachers feel under duress, stress, and pressure to conform and accomplish rapidly changing educational standards and curriculums. In addition, teachers have to juggle the administration and parent’s needs, while simultaneously preparing class, and meeting their own needs in their personal life. All this often takes place even before the teacher ever steps foot in the classroom.
Feeling at ease in the classroom is key to creating an environment where learning once again becomes “natural” for students to absorb the information and life lessons they are being taught. In return, students tend to feel less intimidated, less nervous, and less scared to make mistakes. The learning process again becomes more instinctive as students feel more secure.
Once a teacher starts to gain a better understanding how their feelings / state of mind can go unaffected by the myriads of impending pressures they gain greater flexibility in the classroom. As teaching becomes more “effortless” the joy and fun of teaching gets put back into the teacher’s hands. In return, teachers who understand the “inside-out” nature or the true source of resilience are able to get better results in a faster easier way.
“We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.”
– Vala Afshar
What if there was one single thing your employees can train in to get the results you want?
Many companies train employees in a host of different areas. Yet, there is one single thing that lies behind all these tasks, the human state of mind. There is a direct relationship between your staffs’ state of mind and their level of productivity.
I’ve had the privilege to share the Innate Health approach in an array of different environments. Business’ being one of them. Work places tend to be made up of various different types of people from different cultures and backgrounds with different personalities and beliefs. Getting them to all work on the same page with each other can be very difficult and energy draining.
Watching how the Principles speak to all people at all levels has been amazing for me to observe. In this sense, training employees in how their experience is created is the great equalizer. Regardless of their denomination or previous life/work experience, they can perform with greater ease.
The single most important ingredient in the work place is a person’s mental well being. When individuals who make up a team start to understand the key to how their experience is created, the team’s innate health begins to shine through. The office’s ‘petty politics’ starts to dissipate, employees start becoming more resilient, more adaptable and more light hearted.
Other approaches tend to focus on the content of your business, its structure, and its problems. By taking a step back to understand the “inside-out” nature of our experience, a person can more accurately gauge his/her interactions with other co-workers and get more insight and perspective into how to run his/her department. Focusing on the human psyche allows the business to run and act more secure and effective.
Groups and Seminars
“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”
– Simon Sinek
We all work exactly the same way. Sure, the content and specific details of our lives is different. But the very fact that we are all powered by Thought is the same. The fact that our thinking comes a live for us. And looks and feels real to us is the same. The 3 Principles are the “great equalizer” in the sense it points towards how the human experience is created for all 8 billion people on earth. Our operating system all works the same.
Learning Innate Health in a group setting can be fun, educational and life changing. Being in a group often lends itself to a sense of comradarey. It also is a great way to learn about the Principles of Innate Health in a clear and direct manner while addressing issues that many of your peers may be struggling with. The growth usually continues after the group is over, as members continue to talk and learn amongst themselves.
One of the things that I enjoy when addressing groups is a wonderful deep feeling that fills the room as people’s minds quiet. Being in the “audience” allows someone to listen to what’s being spoken on a deeper level. The shared experience of being part of a group is one that people cherish and take with them.