SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF
As part of the professional development programs we offer the evidence-based Search Inside Yourself curriculum that was designed and tested by Google and trains leaders and teams in neuroscience, attention-training and emotional intelligence. Participants strengthen their focus, compassion and leadership skills and receive a tool kit of practices that can be immediately integrated at work and in life.
Search Inside Yourself is focused on building healthy mental habits that lead to self-awareness, effective leadership, resilience and overall wellbeing. SIY’s blended learning approach is offered over 2 days in-person, or virtually by six highly interactive, 2-hour sessions. The program is followed by four weeks of individual and peer-to-peer practices, concluding with a capstone webinar to set the stage for continued practice.
The SIY program has been offered in over 100 cities around the world to tens of thousands of leaders in business, nonprofit organizations and government. Companies such as SAP, LinkedIn, SalesForce and many more have adopted this training. It teaches mindfulness tools for both life and work and helps individuals to reduce stress while increasing resilience and wellbeing. The program also teaches how to better collaborate, including managing conflict and having difficult conversations by developing the emotional intelligence competencies of self-awareness, self-management, motivation and compassionate leadership.
Search Inside Yourself
SIY takes a science-based approach that combines neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Through these three disciplines, SIY empowers participants to integrate the key building blocks for wellbeing, collaboration and compassionate leadership. The highly interactive program is roughly one-third content and two-thirds experiential including one-on-one group conversations, attention-training practices, listening exercises, and writing activities.
Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for both individuals on teams as well as leaders, as well as whole organizations, who wish to build greater emotional intelligence and leadership capabilities.
Surveys from our program participants reveal that following the program, 89 percent of participants felt a better ability to reduce stress; 85 percent reported better clarity of mind; and 85 percent noticed an enhanced connection to others.
Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception and behavior change
Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits
Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, emotion regulation, motivation, and connection with self and others
Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate wellbeing, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication, and social skills.
Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving and overall wellbeing
Exercises include attention and awareness training practices, peer-to-peer conversations, journaling, and other in-the-moment tools applicable in the workplace, and group conversations.
SIY FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS
Enhance mental fitness and clarity
Develop agile and adaptive mindsets
Build resilience in the face of challenges
Develop greater self-awareness and emotional regulation
Increase focus and attention
Develop empathy and communicate more effectively
Increase creativity, decision-making skills, and innovation
Reduce stress and experience greater overall wellbeing
SIY TEACHING PARTNERS
Search Inside Yourself uses a team-teaching approach. We have certified teachers all over the United States and worldwide who collaborate to teach you mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills rooted in neuroscience. These are a few of my co-teachers.
"Åsa co-facilitated the Search Inside Yourself training for our team recently. She was an excellent leader for the program as she was knowledgeable about the content, calm and positive in her demeanor, and interacted well with the participants. Asa ensured that people were actively participants and felt heard by her and their peers. She incorporated comments and feedback as she went and nothing seemed to fluster her. Our team is incredibly grateful for the opportunity that Asa provided and have already begun to implement many of the practices learned from SIY"
Åsa co-facilitated a powerful, virtual Search Inside Yourself training for a cohort of nonprofit and social sector leaders in Boston, including a group of us from and working in East Boston. As someone who intermittently practices meditation, I found this training provided a great scaffolded combination of review of important concepts and introduction of new concepts, incorporating mindfulness and journaling. I will be doing more of both. We built a strong virtual community through the meaningful conversations we had together and we look forward to building off this foundation. I am excited too that the learning continues with 28 days of practice--helping ensure this isn't just a training but can help foster lasting change.
Åsa is passionate about mindfulness; she is dedicating a significant portion of her professional work to it and integrating it into all she does. That passion and belief lead her to be a highly effective trainer and change maker. I am so grateful to be able to work with her and excited for future collaboration to grow this movement!"
Justin Pasquariello, Executive Director, East Boston Social Centers