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Mind-body connection

Join this program and start building the skill of mind-body connection. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
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!

Tap into Your True Potential

One of the most compelling reasons to embark on this transformative journey is the opportunity it presents to tap into your innate potential. Through this program, you'll learn to harness the profound connection between your mind and body, empowering you to optimize your energy levels effectively. By gaining awareness of and planning around your energy fluctuations, you'll find yourself more productive, focused, and capable of overcoming challenges with newfound vigor. Picture yourself feeling in control of your day, channeling your energy to its fullest, and accomplishing tasks with heightened efficiency. This program offers you the tools and guidance needed to tap into your true potential, guiding you towards a more empowered and fulfilling life.

Enhance Emotional Regulation

In today's fast-paced world, stress and emotions can often feel overwhelming. However, by honing the skill of listening to your body through interoception, you gain a powerful tool for emotional regulation. Imagine being able to navigate through life's ups and downs with grace and resilience. By developing this skill, you'll learn to recognize the subtle signals your body sends, allowing you to respond to stressors in a healthier and more balanced manner. Through increased bodily awareness, you'll cultivate a deeper understanding of your emotions, leading to greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Find Clarity and Purpose

Amidst the chaos of daily life, finding clarity and purpose can seem like an elusive pursuit. Yet, by setting your intention and identifying a guiding theme, you can anchor yourself amidst the turbulence. Imagine having a compass that points you towards your true north, guiding your decisions and actions with clarity and purpose. Through this program, you'll learn to distill your values and aspirations into a single word or phrase that serves as a beacon for your journey. With this intention at the forefront of your mind, you'll find it easier to make decisions aligned with your deepest desires and priorities, leading to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Achieve Holistic Well-being

The Mind-Body Connection Training Program presents an opportunity to achieve holistic well-being. By integrating the principles of energy management, bodily awareness, and intentional living, you'll embark on a transformative journey toward wholeness. Imagine experiencing profound alignment and balance, where your mind, body, and spirit harmonize effortlessly. Through this program, you'll not only optimize your physical and mental health but also nurture your soul's deepest longing for connection and fulfillment. By investing in your holistic well-being, you'll cultivate resilience, vitality, and inner peace, enriching every aspect of your life's journey.

Master the skill of mind-body connection

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
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, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

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

Sub-skill 2

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

Sub-skill 3

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

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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