Stage 2

Achieving Happiness is 'Easy as ABC' (all 4 Insights) with MRT

In normal times this is a four day workshop which initially introduces the cognitive concepts and finally gives students an opportunity to integrate those in a ‘hands on’ coaching session.

 

In the current restricted circumstances I am running online workshops (without MRT) over two days covering the cognitive concepts from the four insights which are summarised below.

 

When greater freedom of movement and interaction has been restored, then students who have completed this workshop, and Stage 1, will be offered two further days of training to familiarise themselves with the integration of the MRT technique and the concepts.

 

This training has been accredited for CPD purposes by the Kinesiology Federation, the Kinesiology Association and the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring.

Below is an in-depth summary of the concepts covered:

Insight 1

When, until now have you limited your aspirations?

Almost everybody limits the goals that they set to something that is not only less than their ideal, but also less than they subconsciously believe they can achieve.

A suitably trained coach would be able to put you in touch with your optimum aspirations and put you on track for a more fulfilling future.

In this unit I hope to give you the confidence to set your goals without worrying about whether you already know how to achieve them.

Topics covered in this Insight:
Limited Perception:
What limits your perception?
The origins of our ‘Blind Spots’
The impact of Beliefs and Cognitive Dissonance
Aim Higher - with confidence:
The relevance of our Reticular Activating System
Being alert to the risk of depression

Insight 2

Why, until now, has your initial progress tended to revert to the earlier level?
Many people avoid seeking a more fulfilling existence because, in the past, their efforts to make changes happen have not been successful or have not lasted.

One of the key messages from this insight is that we have a built-in approach to making progress. It not only ensures that the process will be comfortable but that the changes/improvements will be sustainable.

This insight will give you a comprehensive understanding of the theory of making sustainable change. Subsequent insights will help you understand the practical side of becoming the person you want to be.
Topics covered in this Insight:
The Impact of the Self-Concept:
Understanding the link between performance and self-image
The use of the self-talk cycle
The significance of our comfort zones
The key to sustainable improvements in performance
Develop Self-Efficacy:
The benefits of using modal operators of possibility
The importance of confidence and belief
The vulnerability of self-esteem
Suggestions for using constructive feedback
Seligman’s work on optimism and pessimism

Insight 3

What 4 things, until now, have inhibited your progress?
Until now you probably do not realise that there are just four things that make up the metaphorical “Handbrake” that has been holding you back from making the progress you would like.

This unit explores these in some detail and also covers one concept, ’Creative avoidance’, that every past participant who responded to my survey listed as really significant.

Insight 2 shows you how to change, this Insight shows you what to change.
Topics covered in this Insight:
The Four Barriers to Progress::
Beliefs
Expectations
Habits
Attitudes
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Appreciating how the mind works
Our approach to making choices & decisions
The need for freedom from pressure
Avoiding modal operators of necessity
Acknowledging our freedom of choice
Accountability and the Locus of control

Insight 4

How do instinctively successful people sustain progress?
This insight makes you aware that, once you know how to ‘put your mind to it’ you can draw on the creative power of your subconscious to accelerate your progress towards your objectives – whatever they may be.

The key to making effective progress involves keeping your goals stretched to the limit of your inner self-efficacy. This boosts your chances of success by increasing your subconscious drive and creativity.

The more you mentally rehearse the sense of the achievement of your objectives (in an effective way) the quicker your subconscious picture of yourself will adjust itself to the new you – provided your self-talk is aligned with the changes you are working on.
Topics covered in this Insight:
Our Instinctive Approach to Change:

Worry is negative goal setting

Developing commitment
The benefits of goal setting through
Applying the 4th stage of the creative process
Using our natural change process
Contrasting our Current Reality and our Vision
Progressing from first to second nature
Finding happiness

Achieving a Balanced Future:

The importance of having balanced goals
Triggering a consistent picture
Guidelines for success with affirmations
Controlling Self-Talk

Being ‘In the Zone’