A practical approach for development, well-being and flourishing
The core of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) is self-insight and self-discovery. It combines two powerful and popular approaches used in schools, clinics, universities, companies around the world: strength focus and awareness training. MBSP teaches you the basics of character strengths and awareness, and offers advanced, practical ways to integrate these two. It provides a unique angle to live your best life, rediscover (work) joy, achieve goals, find deeper meaning and commitment to life, and cope with everyday life and change in a good way.
Strengths awareness and developing your 24 universal strengths from the VIA classification is an easy and effective way to learn more about yourself and others. Research shows that knowing and using our unique personal strength profile increases our well-being and can have a positive effect on relationships, careers, personal growth, and quality of life. You exploit your potential and are better equipped to deal with change and challenges.
Awareness training is a proven method that increases awareness, focus, inner peace, and quality in everything you do. It reduces useless stress in private and work life. You are more present in what you do and achieve more.
In organizations that have worked with strength awareness,
it turns out to increase:
• Employee engagement
• Job satisfaction
• Effective goal achievement
An additional advantage is that less sick leave has been reported, which is positive in light of the increasing numbers of employees who are on sick leave due to stress or burnout.
Source: Strengths At Work
The VIA classification provides a cross-culturally relevant framework for educating the heart - a common language for students, teachers and all of us to understand and evoke what is best in ourselves and others.
The VIA classification of character strengths provides a good basis for understanding who we are - in good and bad times - and what it means to thrive. While the VIA lens is believed to promote greater understanding of oneself and others, it can also improve learning across disciplines. For example, attention to character strengths can enrich one's understanding of literature, history, art, and scientific research and discoveries.
Emphasis is placed on strengths awareness and mindfulness training that are discussed and practiced every session and that make you get to know your personal strengths, and train your awareness muscle. MBSP is about gaining greater awareness of what is, as well as exploring what is possible for you. You will experience how your attention and your strengths have a positive impact on each other. Bringing them together in a harmonious way benefits managers, employees, students, organizations, customers and suppliers.
Facilitator is Maria C. Hofman, ICF certified coach with a specialization in positive psychology, especially VIA strengths. Maria is a MBSP practitioner & leader, trained at the VIA Institute on Character, and is a Mindfulness instructor (based on MBSR), trained at the Scandinavian Center for Awareness Training.