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Keeping your attention in the present moment could be one of the most useful skills you ever acquire to cope with all the challenges we face on a daily basis. All it takes is a thorough look at your thought-life and the paradigms (or belief patterns) you keep, and some effort to unlearn bad habits and train yourself in better, new ones. Ellen Langner researched mindfulness for nearly 40 years and gives the following definition and description: “Mindfulness is the process of actively noticing new things. When you do that, it puts you in the present. It makes you more sensitive to context and perspective. It’s the essence of engagement.” Generally speaking, mindfulness is a technique of deliberately focusing your attention on the present. In general, mindfulness was popularised in the East by religious and spiritual institutions, while in the West its popularity can be traced to particular people and secular institutions. Mindfulness has gained traction in the West as a counselling and psychotherapy tool. Kabat-Zinn has been researching the effects of mindfulness on the brain over the past twenty years. As a result of his rigorous work, and that of others, we can now see how the practice of mindfulness can alter the brain at a chemical level, and ultimately even change the anatomy of the brain, to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
With unemployment on the rise, finding a job is easier said and done and the way in which you go about presenting yourself, either on paper or through behaviour, may well determine the outcome. This program will guide you in choosing authentic self-presentation by developing those skills through theory, experiential learning and practical application. You will find short assessments and practical assignments throughout the program to assist you in your journey.
People all over the world apply for positions at the start of- and during their work lives. Many well-qualified people struggle with self-presentation and interviewing successfully for positions. Self-presentation in a CV and during interviews is an art that requires thinking ability, both written and verbal communication skills, as well as an effective understanding of business etiquette and being skilled in interviewing for positions. These skills are life skills. In this first section, we are going to take an in-depth look at CV writing and the psychology behind successful- and unsuccessful CV’s.
Self-presentation in interviews
The idea of conducting interviews is not new. The process has been around for almost a century. Over the years, however, structured interviews have been gaining more and more favour with organisations. Structure improves accuracy and validity and makes the selection process more defensible. Presenting yourself in the most authentic and prepared way during interviews is an art that requires thinking ability, both written and verbal communication skills, as well as a good understanding of business etiquette and being skilled in interviewing for positions and this course seeks to equip you with the required skills and confidence.
This course focuses on how to improve your intellectual wellness. Intellectual well-being will be exploring ways to fine-tune the engine that is your mind and provide you with practical ways of cultivating an improved state of intellectual wellness. Having a healthy mind and intellect is key to living a wholesome life where you are far better equipped to create your version of success.
Successful large multinational organisations and financially successful individuals share many of the same financial fundamentals. This course looks at how these principles apply to your personal finances and the management thereof, while the aim will be to equip you with the necessary tools to truly achieve and sustain financial well-being.
This course is aimed at equipping you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to manage your personal finances and achieve financial well-being over a period of time.
The Internet has changed the way people connect, communicate, and conduct business. The digital age has provided many benefits, but it does have some downsides. Given the sheer volume of digital information that we send and receive each day, it is important to learn basic citizenship skills.
The objective of this course is to get you up and running with your digital life, and not only coping but flourish in it.
People react differently to emotional stress. Some may be better equipped to manage pressure and remain composed, confident and effective when faced with obstacles, while those same obstacles may seem insurmountable to others. If you have ever wondered why this is the case and how you could improve your capability to manage emotions effectively, the Emotional well-being course is for you. Emotional Intelligence, which consists of many different facets, plays a significant role in our competence to manage ourselves and our lives, with emotional well-being as the ultimate goal.