THE FUSION MINDFULNESS BASED MIND MANAGEMENT SKILLS CERTIFICATE
Certified by The Integrated Coaching Academy
Programme fee £595 Limited time offer £395
Many years ago, I identified 8 key skills I considered to be essential for good mind management; skills that would build both emotional intelligence and resilience. Like a psychological inoculation, these skills were intended to protect my clients against future mental health problems and empower them to live their best life. I taught them to my clients and students as part of a psycho educational coaching programme alongside a 9th key skill… mindfulness.
Research increasingly shows the benefits of regular meditation. Research also shows there are a range of cognitive exercises and thought experiments that have a powerful effect on our wellbeing. When you put them together, the whole, as they say, is more than the sum of its parts.
The Fusion Mindfulness Based Mind Management programme took me over a year to write but actually draws on more than two decades of professional experience in psychotherapy, coaching, teaching and meditative practice.
There's a mammoth 45,000 word, 330 page workbook that integrates the Fusion toolbox of mind management skills with formal and informal mindfulness practices in an 8 week format.
The workbook has 8 weeks of formal and informal practices, homework diaries and reflective journals. There is also a book of 16 bespoke meditations and visualisation scripts written specifically to support the programme.
There are stories, meditations, practice logs and reflective journals to embed the learning. There is also an extensive range of cutting edge research, neuroscience and cognitive exercises; something often missing from standard mindfulness programmes.
I’ve never before made all of this so freely available before. However, the growing mental health crisis post Covid- 19 has shown quite clearly that arming people with mind management skills such as those outlined in this programme could well be a critical factor in our recovery as a society.
A ROAD MAP
The course provides a clear road map for integrating mindfulness and mind management techniques into everyday life. It is designed to be light touch and accessible for mental health and wellbeing professionals and also to those who wish to develop a deeper understanding of how to manage their own minds.
The 8 week programme has been led as both a one to one and a group programme. It can also be used as a personal development programme and/or to add Mindfulness Based Mind Management skills to your professional toolbox.
Either way, working through the programme, integrating mindfulness into your everyday life over 8 weeks, deepening your knowledge about the science that supports the practices and completing the questions and exercises, are likely to have both personal and professional impact.
One coach wrote:
It has been an amazing experience. I knew it would be powerful but I could not have anticipated the depth of impact it has had…
By week three, one woman who had not done mindfulness before, said her life had been transformed through seeing things from a completely different perspective. Dramatic sleep improvements happened for some who were having difficulties and others began to see how to take control of their thinking and noticed how mindfulness allowed them to feel less stressed in daily life situations…
A LIGHTBULB MOMENT
I have also observed that dramatic shifts often occur by week three; whether in one to one coaching sessions or in group training. I think it’s the therapeutic stories and visualisations that really accelerate change. They communicate directly with the right brain hemisphere, bypassing the often present resistance of the left logical brain and allowing for those perception-shifting moments of insight to occur.
There's no doubt that in a fast moving, fast changing society, the ability to access internal space is critical. It is where real change occurs. Psychiatrist and author of Mans’ Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl, wrote:
Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom
...such a powerful endorsement of why we should all learn to manage our minds that I included it right at the start of the programme.
Limited time offer £395
ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: you will be able to answer these questions:
Why is mindfulness good for mind management?
What is monkey mind?
What is your definition of mindfulness?
Think of a metaphor to paint a picture of what mindfulness is
How can you ‘building the muscles of the mind?
Describe what you know about epigenetics
What does mapping the connectome tell us about the mind?
Describe Polyvagal theory and the implications for mindfulness
What is the gut microbiome?
How does mindfulness help us to Stop-Observe-Select?
Name the 7 pillars of mindfulness
When might mindfulness not be enough?
Give an outline of the Fusion Model
How do we stay safe when practising mindfulness?
How can you get started with mindfulness?
What do we mean by ‘focusing’?
What can you say about mindfulness and ‘the a generalized reduction in amygdala response to emotional stimuli’?
Set your intention with the START SMART exercise
How can you set up a formal practice?
Describe the Fusion 4 step core practice
Describe your ‘peaceful place’
How do you spot the adrenaline rush?
What is the power of the pause?
Exercise: Tune in to your emotions right now. Can you name at least 4?
What is the observing self?
How can you access the observing self?
What is the STOP System®
How does STOP help informal practice?
Describe ‘Beginner’s Mind’
Week 1: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 1 reflective journal
How can you ‘slow down time’ with mindfulness?
How do you use mindfulness to respond rather than react?
What is a mind management secret everyone should know?
Practise mindfulness of walking. How did it feel?
Why is posture important?
Exercise: Try the ‘just a minute’ breathing space. What did you notice?
Describe patience as one of the seven pillars of mindfulness
What do you understand about the therapeutic story ‘Snow’?
Week 2: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 2 reflective journal
Why should we never imagine anything we don’t want to happen?
Try mindful eating. What did you notice?
What are thinking errors?
Complete the exercise change the thought, change the feeling. Outline your observations
Describe Trust as one of the seven pillars of mindfulness
What does the therapeutic story ‘a new path’ tell us
Week 3: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 3 reflective journal
Describe RAS and its effects
Name the SAFE SPACE emotional needs
Exercise: Complete the life audit
Describe the loving-kindness practice
Loving-kindness: what are some of the phrases used?
Describe Acceptance as one of the seven pillars of mindfulness
What do you understand by the therapeutic story ‘The Lucky Man’?
Week 4: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 4 reflective journal
What is the ‘neuro-protective’ effect of mindfulness?
HAPPINESSISNOWHERE: say what you see
What is the Fusion the recipe for happiness?
Exercise: complete the happiness audit
What is the connection between happiness and gratitude?
Practice a gratitude meditation. How did it feel?
Describe Non judging as one of the seven pillars of mindfulness
What do you understand by the therapeutic story ‘What are you sitting on?’
Week 5: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 5 reflective journal
How can our experience of pain be like John le Carre’s pigeon tunnel?
Try the full body scan meditation. How did it feel?
How do people try and deal with pain?
Describe Non striving as one of the seven pillars of mindfulness
How can we make friends with our emotions?
Exercise: Try connecting your own emotions or behaviours. How might they be prompting you to get your needs met?
What do you understand by the therapeutic story ‘The Monster in the mountain’?
Week 6: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 6 reflective journal
What is ‘the tyranny of the shoulds’?
Exercise: what do you feel you ‘should’ do or not do?
What is Buddha’s ‘sixth sense’?
Name your NATS
Create your own affirmation. What is it?
Try the inner smile meditation. How did it feel?
Describe 'Letting go' as one of the seven pillars of mindfulness
What do you take from the poem ‘Smiling Is Infectious?’
Week 7: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 7 reflective journal
What are ‘The four branches’ of emotional intelligence
How can you STOP anger attacks?
How can you STOP anxiety attacks
How can you STOP worrying?
How can you STOP self harming behaviours?
What do you take from the therapeutic story ‘The apple tree’?
How can you make mindfulness part of your mind management programme?
Week 8: Practise the outlined formal and informal daily practice
Complete the week 8 reflective journal
Limited time offer £395
POST GRADUATE PURCHASE OF THE COMPLETE MBMM PROGRAMME
If you are a practitioner looking to integrate mindfulness and mind management into your professional toolbox of skills, once you have successfully completed the course and are approved by me, you can access the complete Fusion MBMM programme with its bespoke Power Point, lesson plans, outcome measures, trainers’ manual and 8 weeks of client hand outs, for a single payment of £375.
The programme will be a branded Fusion product but you will be able to use it freely either with your one to one clients or with your own training groups at no extra cost.