Hi, Mark Waldman here:
I am delighted that you will be attending our first international conference where beginning students, Certified NeuroCoaches, and a select group of guests will gather to learn new educational and coaching skills that are grounded in brain-based, evidence-based, and mindfulness-based communication strategies.
The majority of attendees have varying degrees of experience in the practice of these intuitive techniques, but the experiential material we will be covering is brand new. If you glance at the agenda at the bottom of this page, you’ll see that we will begin the formal workshop on Saturday morning with “group transformational experience” where I will be guiding everyone into a unique mindful dialog called “Compassionate Communication.”
Although I have written extensively about this strategy in my book Words Can Change Your Brain (Newberg & Waldman), and have demonstrated the power of this process in a number of training videos and documentary films, there is no way to fully appreciate the power of this communication game that I teach to university students and corporations throughout the world. You’ll get a chance to experience its transformational power by remaining in this contemplative conversation for the majority of the weekend. It’s like being on a meditation retreat where we can all savor the words we speak and hear.
In this state, you’ll speak with greater clarity and listen more deeply, using your intuition – not your everyday mental chatter – to explore ways to solve problems quickly and to enhance your personal and professional development.
You’ll also get to experience a new strategy for reducing physical pain and to brainstorm about ways to improve this highly experimental protocol.
In addition, I will introduce you to an insight meditation experience I call “Streaming” where you allow your imagination to wander, free associate, and tap into deeper layers of self-discovery that is difficult to do without a partner.
The workshop will also include “hot-seat” demonstrations that demonstrate the effectiveness of 5-10 minute NeuroCoaching sessions, and we’ll also have several panel discussions on the marketing of these unique NeuroCoaching strategies. For those of you who are coaches and educators, or who are considering being involved in my certification program, these discussions will help you to map out new directions in your career.
Here’s what I recommend to prepare yourself for this experiential weekend: