Your guides in this mindfulness immersion experience at the middle of the beautiful mountains of Colorado, are Dr. TC North, author and high-performance executive coach and Monk Greg Burdulis, corporate mindfulness teacher.
Monk Greg Burdulis, a 21st century monk who spent seven years in Burma and is now teaching Mindfulness at Google, PepsiCo and other large organizations, will lead you in a variety of mindfulness meditations and exercises and use neuroscience to explain what’s happening in your brain. Greg’s practices develop your presence to be powerful, relaxed, alert and responsive—the optimal state for leaders. Watch Monk Greg’s TEDx talk here.
Secrets of Mindful Power is sponsored by At the Epicenter, a project of Natural Capitalism Solutions, 501c3 organization, an interactive speaker series and educational forum for business leadership, with a focus on promoting healthier, more sustainable communities and economies. Seleyn DeYarus, executive director of At the Epicenter is a change agent and believes that dedicated people striving to impact our world for the good can succeed!
You will be part of a small group of up to 15 folks in a beautiful intimate mountain setting! Monk Greg Burdulis and Dr. TC North will work closely with you to help you learn to master your thoughts and emotions using mindfulness techniques. When you gain control of your thoughts, you gain control of your emotions.
Very few workshops or retreats include the most important part of learning: strong support to apply what you have learned after you return to your home and work. The Secrets of Mindful Power Retreat does! You will develop a Mindful Pod at the retreat (a Pod is a group of four to six people working together). Your Pod will get together by phone for an hour a week for a minimum of four weeks to discuss your direct experiences of applying mindfulness and fearless techniques in your daily life. Your Pod will challenge you, encourage you and keep you on track.The pods formed at the inaugural retreat in June of 2015 are still meeting as I write this in January of 2016!
At the retreat you will:
Mindfulness is becoming widely acknowledged to improve people’s ability to communicate clearly and have more appropriate responses to stressful situations. People also report a better ability to handle workplace conflict, improved teamwork, a better ability to “think outside the box” and in some cases enhanced creativity. Secrets of Mindful Power Retreat will give you the tools and support to build your own mindfulness practices and reap the rewards.
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Mindfulness allows you to connect information from different parts of your brain that can’t connect when you’re stressed. For example, when you are in a deep level of mindfulness during problem-solving, it’s like dropping into a space deep in your mind where there are an infinite number of possibilities. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs practiced mindfulness and other meditation forms for years, which may be why he was able to imagine and create disruptive technologies that others couldn’t begin to imagine.
According to Scientific American Mind (April 2013), mindfulness decreases the release of cortisol, often referred to as the stress hormone. Lower levels of cortisol are associated with feelings of relaxation, contentment and inner peace. Cortisol also blocks the most important part of your brain to use as a leader – the pre-frontal cortex – often called the “executive” brain.
Mindfulness also allows us to essentially be happier and healthier people. Time magazine supported this conclusion in a February 2014 cover story entitled, “The Mindful Revolution.” And here is an amazing video on the benefits of mindfulness on the news show 60 Minutes. It shows the change in brain waves when you create a Mindful moment. It happens in about one second.
A co-author of the Amazon bestseller Fearless Leaders and a high-performance executive coach and leadership speaker, Dr. TC North has accelerated individuals and organizations in attaining their visions and dreams since 1988. He has coached Olympic teams and a professional sports team in the art of creating thoughts and emotions to maximize success. One of his scientific studies was designated a landmark study because it created a new paradigm of our understanding of human emotion. He is a recognized thought leader on increasing courage, confidence and mastering fear. Dr. North has been a meditator for more than 30 years and has taught relaxation and meditation. He’s a professional speaker on, “Fearless Leaders™” and “Master Fear.” Dr. North’s work has been featured on TV and radio and in business and scientific journals.
As a Buddhist monk In Burma, Monk Greg experienced firsthand the power of mindfulness to reduce stress and increase well-being. He is passionate about it and has devoted his professional life to helping people like you learn what he learned in the monasteries. He shows how mindfulness can address the concerns of your busy modern life. He helps you understand your experience through understanding your brain’s negativity bias and its neuroplasticity. Greg uses his background in dance and yoga to develop centering practices that easily fit into your daily routine. You always know what to do when you are stressed because you learn to maintain calm integrity while you are on the go. Greg’s practices develop your power of presence to be powerful, relaxed, alert and responsive—the optimal state for leaders. Watch Monk Greg’s TEDx talk here.
The Mindful Power Retreat is unparalleled leadership training. The combination of enhanced mindfulness plus increase personal power while opening the heart is a unique leadership teaching. The power but this combination surprised me and it has enhanced both my leadership and my personal life. This is the most meaningful and has had the most long-lasting impact of any leadership training that I’ve done.
– Kara Peck, B Labs Colorado
“I went to the mindful power retreat not really knowing what to expect. At the retreat, I had in amazing, mind expanding experience and left with an actionable plan to implement, which I have done with the support of the five people in my mindful power pod. If you are willing to expand your horizons and improve your life as well as those around you, the Mindful Power Retreat is fantastic.”
– Chris Bentley, Co-Founder I am Love and You Pet Food
– Seleyn DeYarus, Executive Director, At the Epicenter