Improving Mindfulness

Improving mindfulness is about understanding yourself and being “in the moment”. Participants will become more mindful of their actions and learn how to express and interpret their present environment. They will create positive connections and increase their self-regulation of attention to personal experiences.

Improving Mindfulness will provide benefits throughout their professional and personal lives. Improving Mindfulness through gratitude, filtering, and active listening will give your participants the advantage of seeing things in a new light.

This workshop has the ability to give your participants an increased recognition of mental events in the present moment which provides countless benefits.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define mindfulness
  • Develop techniques to make oneself more attuned to the present moment
  • Understand the value and utility of one’s emotions
  • Learn how to identify and counter distorted thinking
  • Learn how to cultivate genuine positive emotions
  • Become more fully present in social interactions

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans Form

Evaluation Form

Module Two: What is Mindfulness?

Buddhist Concept

Bare Attention


Psychological Concept

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditation




Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Emotional IQ

Purpose of Emotions

Performance Emotions

Swing Emotions

Blue emotions

Case Study

Module Five: Cognitive Distortion I

Dichotomous Reasoning

Magnification and Minimization

Filtering (Including Disqualifying)

Jumping to Conclusions

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Cognitive Distortion II

Destructive Labelling



The Tyranny of the Should

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mental Modes

Doing Mode

Being Mode

Meta-cognitive Awareness

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Mindfulness and Gratitude

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Exercise

How to Form a Habit

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Cultivating High Performance Emotions

Emotion-Cognition-Behavior Triangle

Cultivating Enthusiasm

Cultivating Confidence

Cultivating Tenacity

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Mindfulness and Customer Service

Individually Focused

Active Listening

Building a Rapport


Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Mindfulness and Leadership

Mental Resilience




Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Recommended Reading