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Dubai to host well-being workshop

Dubai, April 29, 2013

Dubai will for the first time host a seven-day full immersion workshop on 'Mindfulness and Well-Being' at the Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort from May 25 to 31.

The workshop will be led by Dr Leonardo Mometti, the renowned professor in neuroscience from Italy. He is currently a professor at the Bernheim Institute. With over 30 years of practice as therapist and a master trainer, he is an authority in the field of psycho-physical and relational well-being.

"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy and rewarding life,” Dr Mometti said.

“At my workshop all delegates will get a hands-on practical help and go through formal and informal exercises for mind, body and relationships making use of their inner resources,” he said. “To conclude the workshop, we will offer a quantity-quality analysis of psycho-neuro-immune-metabolic stress levels, body composition and diet."

“Mindfulness is an incredible tool to help people understand, tolerate, and deal with their emotions in healthy ways. It helps us to alter our habitual responses by taking pause and choosing how we act.”

When we are mindful, we experience our life as we live it, he added. We recognise the thoughts we are having. In doing so, we learn how our minds work, and we are better able to label the thoughts and feelings we are having, instead of allowing them to overpower us and dictate our behaviour.

When we are reactive, falling victim to our immediate thoughts or emotions, we are not always acting in our own self-interest.

“Mindfulness allows us to take more power and be more strategic in terms of our goals. It can bring us closer to the people and help us to interrupt self-sabotaging patterns adopted throughout our lives.”

Teaching ourselves to calm down and to be more receptive than reactive is a practice made possible through mindfulness techniques, he added.

Whether learning to meditate or merely to tune in with ourselves at various times throughout our day, we are enhancing our ability to feel more integrated and to act with integrity. We improve our ability to focus our attention.

We are better able to slow the racing thoughts that lead us to engage in limiting or self-sabotaging behaviors. We strengthen our resilience and enhance our capacity to experience the joys of everyday life, Dr Mometti concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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