Mindfulness is a key development strategy for individuals and leaders in their quest to cope, thrive and compete in a fast-paced, agile world – and yet mindfulness practices, such as meditation, may not come easily to some of us! Casper Oelofsen offers specific strategies to overcome the hurdles experienced when practicing mindfulness techniques, for each Enneagram type.
The very important question raised is: Do you want to focus better on that spreadsheet, in those important meetings or to be more present with the people in your life? Easy! We have heard that meditation is the key to finding an inner focus and calmness which permeates through us into our environment and interactions with others… But if sitting down and focusing on your breath is all it takes to gain this focussed attention and live life more in the moment, then why aren’t more of us doing it?
|Experience the bliss of letting go|
|Spending time/energy with Self|
|Realising the benefits of Being|
|Realising the wisdom of/in a direct experience|
|Experiencing the safety in Feeling/Being|
|Realising the excitement/joy/opportunity in the ordinary|
|Experiencing the strength of not being in control|
|Getting in touch with the harmony within|
Based on his own experience and research from over 10 years of mindfulness based interventions in the Corporate World, Casper has found that by understanding what is blocking you from ‘finding your backside in the meditation seat’, allowing you to accept this barrier rather than push against it, takes you to a realisation of ‘I can do this’. In his programmes on Mindful Leadership, Casper uses a combination of the Enneagram and Mindfulness based applications with great success and he has witnessed and measured significant positive changes in the EQ levels of participants.