This is the right program for you if you are:
a) committed to improving your performance and effectiveness dramatically while reducing stress
b) looking for a science-based and trusted system to make it stick
c) willing to put in the initial effort to rewire years of mental habits that don't serve you.
Some people believe that negative emotions are helpful. For example, they think stress gives them their performance edge, or beating themselves or others up is helpful for continual improvement.
Feeling pain for a split second when your hand touches a hot stove is indeed useful, delivering an important alert. But your Saboteurs keep your hand on the hot stove, continuing to feel negative emotions which harm both performance and happiness.
In this program we learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert, and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm clarity, objectivity, and creativity to handle the challenge most effectively.
Amy Ames facilitates the in-person weekly group meetings. The online portion of the program is taught by Shirzad Chamine.
Your commitment is to watch a 1-hour video once per week, participate in a 45 minute group Zoom meeting and doing a combined total of 15 minutes per day of practice guided by the Positive Intelligence app exclusively designed for this program.
This might sound like a lot of time. In fact, cumulatively, it constitutes less than 3% of your awake time for the duration of the program. Please consider that your Saboteurs are costing you far more than 3% of your time, energy, and productivity. Next consider how much more time and productivity this eight week investment will save for years to come.
You'd never learn to ride a bicycle by reading a book about it. Although the Positive Intelligence audio book is provided as part of the program and it provides the research foundation and introduces the tools. It's the video sessions that guide you through experiential exercises that help you personalize the tools to your own personality and needs, the app that coaches you to practice one tool at a time in the context of your own daily work and life challenges and the weekly meetings that lock in the learning, and provide the support needed to succeed.
“Doing this program with a group of people, having the App and the PQ Reps whenever I needed them is so much more powerful than a book. It has helped with my anxiety, meaning that feeling in the pit of my stomach has lessened. I now have the tools to stop the mind chatter, to change my thoughts. Mental Fitness is so helpful and so relatable.” Gail Paton – Fitness Instructor and Business Owner
Even though the focus of the program is individual development, team leaders often call this experience the best team building experience they have ever had. Going through this program together significantly deepens trust, helps clear the air related to recurrent team member conflicts since they're mostly generated by Saboteurs, and gives the entire team a common framework to help each other grow, make decisions, respond to setbacks, and manage conflicting styles and agendas.
Yes, if you would like to purchase the Mental Fitness program for your employees, or any group of 6 people and above, please contact me for more information.