Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Simple Secrets to Great Public Speaking - The TED Way

One of the most frequent challenges clients ask for help with is their fear of public speaking. 

There are a number of key Stress Mastery methods that do the job. I'll be sharing some of those methods in future posts, but I am choosing to begin this series on becoming a powerful communicator by sharing a short 8-minute video by TED Talk curator Chris Anderson. 

Chris shares the secret that all great TED Talks have in common. He talks about the power of ideas and how to present them in a clear, compelling way. 

His four guidelines for building ideas inside the minds of your listeners are:

  • Focus on one major idea.
  • Give your listeners a reason to care.
  • Build your idea with familiar concepts.
  • Make your idea worth sharing.

Chris expands on each of these guidelines in a way that brings clarity and understanding. If becoming a better communicator is important to you, I recommend investing 8-minutes toward your goal by watching Chris' talk. 

If you would like more information about how to apply simple, effective Stress Mastery methods to become a polished, confident presenter, visit us at www.EFT-MD.com

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Escape the Trap of Meditation Spiritual Bypassing

One common trap that can block you from experiencing optimum meditation benefits is a behavior called Spiritual Bypassing.

Spiritual Bypassing


Spiritual Bypassing occurs when we use spiritual practices such as meditation to avoid uncomfortable emotions and problems. Rather than deal directly with difficult feelings or situations, we avoid them using meditation as a diversion.


How to Escape the Trap


First, recognize that virtually every one of us has fallen into the trap of Spiritual Bypassing at one time or another. We use meditation as a form of medication to try and dull or avoid painful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions.

Second, give voice to what is. Acknowledge you are dealing with a difficult situation. Bring the problem to awareness before entering into formal meditation. 

Sit with the problem and notice what thoughts and sensations arise. Simply allow any body sensations to emerge, peak, and dissolve in a nonjudgmental way. As you “watch” the thoughts and sensations, they will dissolve.

Entering into Your Formal Meditation Practice


Once the emotional storm has subsided, set the intention to be open to whatever insights and guidance may arise during your formal meditation practice.

Enter into the formal meditation session with no urgency or expectation that “the answer” to your problem will emerge. It may, or it may not. No matter.

Deal With the Problem


After your formal meditation session, deal with whatever situation you have labeled as, “the problem”. 

If insights or ideas about how to resolve it arose during meditation, great. If not, calmly move forward toward resolving the situation in a way that honors you and anyone else associated with the situation.

Additional Tips


For additional tips on dealing with stress using Emotional Freedom Techniques and Mindful Awareness, visit us at www.EFT-MD.com.

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