The journey of searching inside myself begins
To be precise I will not only focus on searching inside myself. My goal is to learn how to help my students with their search. How? I was accepted in a prestigious mindfulness teacher training called Search Inside Yourself in Berkeley, California. SIY program was born at Google from a dream to change the world in 2007 and since then, it has become a globally recognized program in corporate, nonprofit and government organizations around the world.
If you are interested in mindfulness and want to learn more, go to SIYLI link or read this book. However, don´t expect anything in depth or scientific, it is just an introduction to the topic, easy read for those who are new to mindfulness, a compilation of work of some renown scientists and authors in this field.
My interest in this program was shaped by the combination of my professional experience as an organisational trainer and my own yoga and meditation practice. The complexity of work we have is increasing and working more and faster isn't sustainable. Velocity is not a solution for complexity. Something has to change on a personal level. We must learn to meet our daily challenges and demands in a balanced way that draws on our executive functions, which mean we're responsive instead of reactive. The SIY program teaches people to be more clear and effective in the workplace, however these skills translate to personal lives too. It is a mental training in mindfulness, empathy and compassion building based on the latest research in neuroscience.