Mindful communication

An awareness based training in confident & effective communication for personal and business use.

Awareness based communication directly develops confident and assured communication in a wide range of situations including interpersonal and groups situations as well as skills for presentations.

Awareness and the art of communication

Mindfulness helps you be settled in yourself and speak with a genuine and true voice. The approach to communication we use helps you be assured, clear and engaging when communicating. 

Believable and engaging communication

When a there is a match between a strong sense of presence and a connection with your material there is a sense of authenticity and integrity. This congruence between presence and content is  essential to successful communication and training others effectively. It gives rise to trust and engaged interest.

Awareness of others 

Out of a sense of being self-aware and present there arises an awareness and engagement with others. This gives you the ability to pick up on the signs of engagement or the lack of it in others. Mindfulness makes you alive to your topic and the awareness of others helps you adapt your communication of the topic to those present. This makes the  communication alive and keeps it relevant.

The traditions of science and presentations come together in mindfulness

There is strong evidence in scientific trials using sophisticated brain-scanners that mindfulness training and meditation stimulates a genuine sense of ease and adaptability. This directly overcomes performance anxiety which can make conveying information difficult. These tests show that mindfulness  improves the minds ability to adapt quickly and creatively in changeable and even challenging circumstances. In giving presentations and training situations this fluidity of mind helps overcome mental blocks and and increases creative spontaneity.

Mindfulness & communication techniques strengthen the main qualities and attitudes needed for communication and  giving presentations

Our mindfulness training directly develops confident and assured communication in the main styles of presentation and public talking.

The  workshops  include communication in these areas

  1. How to pickup the signs of what is really going on in your communication, feeling you are on the ball.
  1. The skills of feeling connected  and having harmonious communication
  1. How to find what really matters in a topic and get to the heart of motivation to engage with it.
  1. The relationship between  necessary  agenda’s and spontaneous communication- Keeping on-topic and creative exploration 
  1. The relationship between goals and process in communication

About Ian / Vajradaka

Ian / Vajradaka is a teacher, mentor and writer.  He lived at Vajraloka meditation retreat centre for 21 years practising mindfulness and meditation. While he was there he was part of the retreat teaching team and attended and led scores of mindfulness retreats. A big part of  his work with mindfulness is to have a direct and experiential approach which is relevant and applicable in our current modern situations. He is one of the most experienced mindfulness teachers in the UK.

 To express an interest in these events this please contact

ian@creative-engagement.co.uk

Or Telephone; 07890 452 401

A few of the comments by past participants of this type of workshop

Great workshop in terms of delivery, subject and relevance as I believe the workplace often hides this kind of thing ( awareness ) under the carpet. I generally find that I enjoy my experiences more when I feel them and I did during the workshop. The leader was calm and informative and the style of workshop was good due to it’s introspective nature. All in all, I loved the workshop, and being an emotionally aware person I seek to translate this side of me to the workplace. Very impressed and look forward to next  session. Ash , Host Universal

A very inspiring thought provoking and engaging workshop taught by someone who brings humility, deep knowledge and compassion to the group. Many of the exercises introduced were new to me, but gave plenty of valuable ideas to regularly put into practice. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who wants to get in touch with their inner creative talents. Clive Johnson

Really felt encouraged by the idea of my own efforts developing my creativity. I like the idea of me being my own creative project- that felt very motivating and inspiring. Jane Dale

This course made me think about the creative process rather than the finished product. ( which is what I suppose I am more used to analysing.) It has changed my way of thinking about it and thinking about starting my own projects! Thanks! Kirstie.

I found it very inspiring- The idea used linked in with previous workshops/courses I have done- I made an important link with realising I have moved on and much less ‘stuck’ than I was. Also it’s good for me to realise that I can build up ways of supporting my intuition. I have often just expected my creativity to arrive and stay with no effort on my part. To help it along and realise that the meditations/ exercises really do help. And realising how important this is to my life and well-being. Cathy.

This workshop has been very helpful and inspirational. It has encouraged me to start thinking creatively in a more open and unrestricted way. Sonja

Ian, the leader was extremely clear and “structured”in a natural almost organic manner. I like the personal examples he gave and his own experience made it easier to understand. Content was an eye opener. Good perspective and am leaving with new knowledge to reflect on tonight. Thank You! Teresa, Host Universal

Interesting and challenging from my traditional view of life. The style and technique of workshop was lovely, warm and safe. Dawn, Host Universal

The session proved to be stimulating and thought provoking- A prompt to view situations, even our life in a broader context. The workshop prioritised an introduction to new ideas while at the same time re-enforcing ideas already believed or put into practice. It encourages exploration and also reinforcement of ways of thinking and interpreting situations and ways of interacting and responding to others. Discussion and feedback was also instrumental in encouraging fresh ways of thinking and functioning”. Sandra Woltan

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