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What Are The Mastery Practices?


Powerful Mental Techniques to Learn Skills — Faster


These are the mental methods allowing you to more quickly reach skill masteryEach is worth learning separately. Together, reduce time wasted and money lost in the practice phase of the skill building process. 

There are five mastery practices:

    • Reflection, 
    • Visualization, 
    • Meditation, 
    • Self-Talk. 
    • Mindfulness 

Why Learn The Mastery Practices?

It Works. Mental rehearsal has long be a used in sports psychology. 

It's The Only Way To Build Mental Skills. This is the case for motor skills and is likely to be true with pure mental skills such as listening.  

It Reduces Practice Time. Mastery Practices take you from novice to mastery in less time — they function like catalysts.

It Compliments Physical Practice. The brain does not distinguish between mental and physical practice. 

Separately, these are useful. Together, they're down right powerful.

Who Can Benefit




Athletes

You can't be world class unless you know — really know — how to use the mind to practice. It's as simple, and as complex, as that. 

Students

Most university degrees are way too much theory and not enough practice. Learning skills are better done with coaching outside the classroom.


Coaches

General coaching skills are valuable. They can be even more valuable if one knows how to use the mastery practices.

Managers

You have to learn what the competition (other managers) don't know to stand out. 

Hi Potentials

The best companies identify their high potentials. And one-way to get on that list is to keep learning. It makes you adaptable and more promotable.

Executives

Sure, in an 80-hour work week there is not much time available. But that doesn't mean one should give up on learning something new.

Upcoming Classes And Courses

    • 06-Apr-2020
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class with Instructor
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    A Methods of Masters Practice Class

     “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -- Leo Tolstoy

    This Class is Designed For:

    • Those who are new to mediation.
    • Those who abandoned the technique but want to start again,
    • Those want to use it as a tool for skill building.

    Learn The Knowledge

    This is designed as an introductory class, presenting a fundamental understanding of why it is important to learn how to relax and meditate to prevent adverse psychological and physiological problems associated with stress.  

    Develop The Skill

    Inside the class there are a number of audios and videos providing samples of how one should practice. And there are exercises to go through and assignments to complete. The class also contains discussion forums and methods to get feedback from the instructor and class participants.

    One Will Learn:

    • How stress affects the mind and body,
    • Why meditation positively impacts the mind and body.
    • To use the breath as a means of relaxing,
    • To relax the voluntary muscles using the mind,
    • To choose an object for meditation and concentrate on this.

        

    Module 1: How Stress Affects the Mind-Body

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    Description

    Many people with rotten stress management techniques end up needing professional help. In some cases, this cry for help comes for the ravages of acute stress; in other cases, the health professional is seeing the impact of chronic stress.

    Chronic stress is a contributing factor to conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), ulcers, and atherosclerosis (closing of the arteries, typically around the heart.) While acute stress generates anxiety, worry and is associated nasty emotions such as anger.

    The module helps you understand the distress associated with stress.

    Learning Objectives

    • Discover the impact of acute and chronic stress on the body.
    • Know how stress impacts the normal functioning of the mind.
    • Know the relationship between stress, illness and immune suppression.
    • Understand how increasing stress levels impact work performance.

    Application Assignment

    • Produce a personal profile documenting your intellectual, emotional, behavioral, contextual and physiological stress symptoms.

    Module 2: Using the Breath To Relax

    Image Source; National Cancer Institute. Anatomy of the respiratory system, showing the trachea and both lungs, diaphram, and their lobes and airways.

    Description:

    For many, there is a vague understanding that when anxious, one breathes faster and shallower. At extreme levels of stress, some start breathing “like a dog” and will even hyperventilate.

    However, the reverse is also true, breathing slowly and deeply relaxes the mind and the body. However, few people understand how to use the breath to relax.

    This module will show you how to use the deep breath technique to quickly relax.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the relationship between the breath and feeling anxious or feeling relaxed.
    • Experiment with slow breathing to control and reduce stress.
    • Practice using the deep breath technique to reduce anxiety.

    Application Assignment

    • Practice using the different variations of the Deep Breath Technique to reduce the impact of stressors in our life.

    Module 3: Mastering the Fine Art of Progressive Relaxation

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    Description:

    Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight or flight” response; meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

    Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits for learning meditation. Benefits that include but are not limited to reduction of stress and anxiety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
    • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
    • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

    Application Assignments

    • Practice accessing the meditative state. While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects. Explore how to better this special state of mind.

    Module 4: Learning How to Mediate

    A Mandala made available as a post on Google+ by the Dalai Lama

    Description:

    Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight or flight” response; meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

    Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits for learning meditation. Benefits that include but are not limited to reduction of stress and anxiety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
    • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
    • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

    Application Assignments

    • Practice accessing the meditative state. While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects. Explore how to better this special state of mind.

    About the Instructor

    With degrees in Pharmacy, a MBA and a M.A. in Psychology, Murray Johannsen (bio) has a unique perspective in knowing how to use mediation to reduce the ravages of numerous stressors on both mind and body. He possesses deep knowledge and extensive experience on both the theory and practice of meditation and is skilled using and teaching mastery practices such as self-talk and visualization to jump start personal change and promote self-development. Questions? Feel free to contact him.

    • 06-Apr-2020
    • Available as a Self-Paced Program (Level I: Learning Expertise) OR a Dual Track Short Course (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    “People Don't Learn From Experience” — J. Edward Deming

     

    It's true, most people DON'T LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE and they practice a skill, but SHOW NO IMPROVEMENT OR SLOW IMPROVEMENT. The reason why? They don't use reflection. Something very powerful but rarely taught. 

    What is Reflection?

    1. The mental process that allow you to monitor your behavior to determine what's working and what's not (see story below).

    2. The way we monitor practice to keep improving it.

    3. A learned process accelerating the drive to mastery.

    4. A way to become conscious of automatic behaviors.

    Learning reflection in this online course you will help you to:

    • No make the same mistake over and over again,
    • Optimize important behaviors, and
    • Allow smarter practice,

    Bottom line: Reflection is a learnable method to determine what's working and what's not. It's a way of not doing the same thing, the same way; but always expect better results (The classic definition of managerial insanity).

    Learning Outcomes

    "Life teaches, but only if you're willing to learn." — Anonymous


    Level I Learning: Expertise (For the Self-Paced Option)
    • Identify the causes for not learning from experience
    • Know the 4 major types of reflection
    • Understand 3 major ways to accelerate learning
    • Discover essential two types of questions
    Level II Learning: Skill Building (For The Coaching Option)
    • Use reflection in learning a skill.
    • Explore using it as a means of examining an automatic, undesired behavior.

    This Online Course includes:

    • 2 Videos
    • 9 Readings
    • 2 Exercises
    • 2 Assignments
    Schedule a Free Consultation with Course Instructor

    A Personal Story On The Importance of Reflection

    To my lasting regret, understanding of reflection came much too late in life. What happened was this.

    When I was 52 years old, I accidentally learned about reflection. I happened to be sitting in a lecture at Korea University in Seoul. The course delved into world religions and this particular lecture dealt with Buddhism.

    The professor mentioned that Buddhism had a long tradition of learning through reflection. This aroused me from my normal state of lethargic mindlessness and I asked the professor, “What is reflection exactly?”

    She replied that it was a mental process where you periodically step back and think about an experience and then figure out what went well and what could have gone better. And then she said, “The school of life teaches; but only if you are willing to reflect on experience.”

    Here I was, a creature of the university. Much of my life was spent in a library with my nose in the textbook or in a state of confusion reading scholarly research journals. And yet, I had never been exposed to one of the most valuable tools of learning ever.  — Murray Johannsen, Course Developer & Instructor


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