Category: Confidence

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Need a great speaker for your next event?

Here are just a few of the topics I can speak about:

​1. You Need To Become Your Own Daily Life / Professional Coach
2. Healthy Boundaries Are Mandatory For Success
3. How Do Other People Perceive You? The Art of Becoming Self Aware
4. Managing Your Day More Effectively
5. How To Make Decisions Wisely and Promptly
6. How To Say “NO” With Grace and Confidence
7. How To Handle Adult Bullies
8. Save Your Precious Energy For What Really Matters…Stop Wasting Your Time!
9. Be The Director of Your Time..Your Time is Priceless
10. The Art of High Level Communication.. where Everyone Wins
11. Design Your Best Life.. Stop “Winging It”
12. Resiliency and Acceptance Will Add Valuable Years to Your Life
13. What Is Your Stress Assessment? Taking An Honest Look
14. Your Energy Bank and How To Effectively Invest In It
15. Ending Your Cycle of Shame and Start Living
16. Your Inner Thoughts, Interpretations and Actions Create Your World
17. The Comparison Trap

Families and Youth  Topics:

1. Creating A Good Vibe in the Home
2. How To Listen to Ourselves and Others…Fairly and Effectively
3. What it Means to “Do Your Part” …acting responsibly
4. What is Workability?
5. How To Get Along With Family Members
6. Eliminating The Resentment “Flu”
7. The Differences between Love, Romance, and Sexuality
8. Resiliency and Acceptance + Emotional survival
9. Is There a Bully in the Family?
10. The Comparison Trap
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Excerpt from Dr. Kim Aikens Article

meditation-workExcerpt from Dr. Kim Aikens article “Mindfulness Goes to Work” April 2015

As everyone knows, the workplace can be a distracted, highly paced, multitasking world in which we are rarely aware of how our minds actually work or the stories we tell ourselves on a moment-to-moment basis.  Mindfulness is a form of focused mental training where we learn to pay attention to immediate experience rather than being distracted by what went on in the past or what we need to do in the future. It also encourages acceptance of that experience – a form of nonjudgmental awareness — that promotes openness and objectivity. This can result in
the development of resiliency and stress hardiness.

The fact is stress is often not so much about an event itself, but about what we are telling ourselves about that event. Research on stress clearly shows that too much pressure can adversely impact performance.  Say for example, you walk into your office and see a stack of work that is so mountainous papers have cascaded off your desk and onto the floor. If your mental chatter goes something like “This is overwhelming. I’m never going to get home tonight. I have to get all this done today!” it is likely you will show a significant stress response, complete with increased heart
rate and abdominal butterflies. The upshot is likely to be poorer performance and decreased work efficiency. However, if your internalchatter is more along the lines of “This is really a lot of work. I probably can’t get this all done, but I’ll do what I can and that’s OK”, you are likely to stay focused, relaxed, and will perform better.
In reality, we are rarely aware of our mental chatter and what it does to us. If you are not convinced, try a simple exercise. Set a timer for the next five minutes and simply count to ten. When you get to ten, go back
to one and start again. Is it easy to stay on task or do you get distracted?

Stay curious and watch where your mind takes you. It is likely you will be surprised at how difficult this simple exercise can be. Focused mindfulness training results in greater awareness of this constant internal dialogue
and provides concrete tools for the development of increased mental fitness, focus, and wellbeing.

Kim Aikens

Dr. Kim Aikens is an internist with a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. Inspired by the mind/body aspect of her studies, Dr. Aikens continued her education with certification training in
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Aikens founded The Aikens Approach in order to bring mindfulness, resiliency, and leadership training to corporations. She also
has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan as well as training in executive and leadership coaching from the University of Miami.

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