A fifteen minute holiday every day

A fifteen minute holiday every day

We all know the feeling. You book the trip, endure the travel, arrive, luxuriate in the accommodation, savour the food, immerse yourself in the sightseeing, enjoy the company, surrender to the sheer indulgence of doing nothing. By day three you’re starting to unwind. Four days left to go. By day five, you’re starting to think about work again. Sound..

Executive programs

Executive programs

The Executive Performance Program is now available for personnel at an individual or group level. The corporate program is directed towards the attainment of two main goals: A reduction in executive stress; and The enhancement of cognitive function leading to higher executive performance. The following programs are offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane and other capitals on request:..

The science

The science

For your reference… Scientific research continues to confirm the beneficial effect meditation has on our brains—whether or not we are stressed. If you're in any doubt, herewith a selection of Quick Links, and below them a list of Scientific Studies you may find interesting and encouraging. Quick links: Can meditation slow rate of cellular aging? Cognitive stress, mindfulness, and..

Change your brain in eight weeks

Change your brain in eight weeks

Meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study published in the January 30 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of..

One simple change

One simple change

The truth is, most of us live our lives with an almost incessant monologue going on in our heads. Evaluating, planning, criticising, comparing, stressing—its as if there’s a continual narrative of our entire lives going on the whole time. Sometimes we wish we could just shut it off, control it instead of it controlling us. So what can we..

Standing still, he overtakes those who run

Standing still, he overtakes those who run

What makes a peak performer? Is it their intelligence, their judgment, their relaxed confidence, their unflappability, their physical stamina? All of these things? As professionals, we need our brains to be working at peak. If you find your memory’s been slipping, concentration is elusive, you’re moody, not sleeping well, with a mind that won’t stop—or you’re feeling foggy in..