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Mind-body connection

Join this program and start building the skill of connecting mind and body. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.

Webinar + on-line course + daily practice

On-the-job practice

3 new daily habits
3 conversations

You decide!

Self-lead or team-lead

We recommend you follow the program with a buddy or with your team for best results. Send them the link!

3 - 6 weeks

6 weeks = best results per separate skill
3 weeks = optimal for holistic skill improvement, focusing on building several skills in a shorter time frame
Total time investment

3,5 hours

Webinar: 1 hour
On-line course: 1 hour
Weekly practice: 15 minutes

1% better
every day.

"Building a healthy lifestyle and experiencing optimal health, happiness, and mental well-being doesn't need to be an overwhelming and difficult process. You don't need to go through a ton of programs or books, or test a dozen techniques that don't work. We have deconstructed the process into a few essential habits for you to build."
Nils Maes - Co-founder of SkillsGym Health
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

The mind-body connection is simple: our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are!

How you think about things can affect how you feel. That's something we all know, but science has only recently proven it. For example, take the way you breathe. If you're stressed out and hyperventilating, your body will react by sending more stress hormones into your bloodstream—and the more stressed you are, the more likely you are to keep breathing too fast. But if you slow down your breathing by practicing mindfulness techniques like meditation or even taking deep breaths when you start feeling anxious, your brain will get all those extra stress hormones out of your system before they can cause damage.

This is just one example of how thinking differently can change how we feel and act in the world—but there are many more. And now that we know how powerful our minds indeed are, research has begun investigating how we can use them to help us overcome some of life's biggest challenges: stress at work; anxiety over finances; depression caused by trauma or hardship; even addiction!

Leading hybrid teams - advanced

  • Evidence-based: the best habits for you to build in order to master this skill according to research
  • Tested and approved by thousands of participants
  • Designed for social learning: go through the program with your buddy or team to build in social accountability and support

Master the skill of connecting mind and body

We have deconstructed this skill into 3 sub-skills. And you will build one habit, and have one conversation around each sub-skill in a period of 3-6 weeks.
The program consists of a 1-hour webinar to kick-start your 3-6 week practice period in the workflow or in your personal life.

Master the skill step-by-step

You don't need tons of time or willpower to build a new skill. What you do need, is consistency. That's why after the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, focusing on 3 sub-skills:


Week 1 - 2 

Plan around your energy levels

Become aware of the fluctuations in your energy levels, and start taking them into account when planning your day.
#CircadianRhythm #EnergyManagement #EnergyFlow


Week 3  - 4  

Listen to your body

Develop the skill of interoception, or bodily awareness, as an effective strategy for regulating our emotions.
#Interoception #BodyAwareness #AnnieMurphyPaul #TheExtendedMind #MindfulnessMeditation #BodyScan


Week 5 - 6 

Set your intention

Identify a one-word theme that keeps you centered and focused, and provides direction for making choices and setting priorities all year round.
#Intention #Purpose #OneWordTheme #PostOlympicDepression #ArrivalFallacy #Consistency #JamesE.Loehr

What you will achieve by following this program









Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Nils Maes, co-founder of SkillsGym Health. Here are a few things you might like to know about him:

Nils' background

Nils is a versatile individual who began his journey as a professional athlete, excelling as a ballet dancer at the London and Paris Opera houses before honing his skills in martial arts during a two-year stint at a Sports University in China. Transitioning from athleticism, he ventured into entrepreneurship, owning a gym for two years before leveraging his expertise to spearhead the well-being programs for SkillsGym Health at SkillsGym two years ago.

Personal life

Nils embodies the principles of our SkillsGym Health programs in his daily life. His routine includes tailored workouts, breathwork, and cold exposure, leveraging his expertise as a certified Wim Hof instructor. Additionally, he prioritizes quality time with his partner Sarah and his son. To maintain his sanity, Nils seeks solace in nature in his beloved 4x4, preferably exploring the wilderness in Alaska.

20+ years of impact

SkillsGym Health uses the same habit-focused method that has become synonymous with SkillsGym's approach. This method has assisted numerous world-class organizations such as Samsung, Deloitte, and Ikea, along with thousands of managers and their teams, in enhancing their soft skills. Now, SkillsGym extends its expertise by offering programs designed to expedite the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team, and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Fun fact about Nils: Despite his reputation as a disciplined athlete committed to his daily routine, he also embraces the 70% rule for building a healthy lifestyle. Nils believes in sticking to good habits 70% of the time while indulging in less healthy choices for the remaining 30%, adding balance and flexibility to his approach. We'll leave it up to him to share more about that 30% in his programs!

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Managing stress & energy

Master this skill in 3-6 weeks, one habit and one conversation at a time.