Article summary: After the resounding success of our first Chimp Management course last autumn, we’re hosting a more in-depth programme entitled Virtual Mind Management Skills for Life, which helps people to understand and manage their mind and emotions with a focus on getting the best out of themselves and others.
The programme, which starts on Tuesday 7 September, will be delivered bi-weekly over 8 two-hour virtual sessions by our Chimp Management Mentor, Dean Coomer.
Chimp Management encompasses how we react to situations and handle the emotions that occur as events unfold. The Chimp model is a simple and recognised model that has resonated with people around the globe and piqued interest in the business world.
The model sees the brain as being divided into three teams: You (The Human), The Chimp and The Computer, and provides a simplified way of understanding how we can utilise these teams to the best of our ability within our individual lives.
‘You’ work with facts and truth to make deductions using logical thinking. ‘The Chimp’ is an independent part of your brain that is not under your control; pulling information together using emotional thinking. ‘The Computer’ acts as a memory and an automatic thinking and acting machine that is programmed to take over if the Chimp or Human is asleep or on autopilot.
The model was created by Professor Steve Peters, a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind. His work, past and present, in the field of psychiatry and education includes over 20 years in the NHS and several lecturing and senior management roles within the university sector, amongst many other roles.
Participants who sign up for this course will develop an in-depth understanding of their own mind, along with skills to manage and optimise thinking, emotions and behaviour. Topics covered include:
Understanding your Mind
Understanding your Emotions
Managing Your Emotions
Exploring Belief and Behaviour Change
Stabilising the Mind Stress Management and Building Quality of Life
Understanding Others and Interacting Effectively
Next steps and Moving Forward
The sessions will include teaching elements, exercises for group discussion, time for personal reflection and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Development exercises are set at the end of each workshop, with a focus on practising the skills you’ve learnt and embedding the programme content into your everyday activities.
This programme can provide a number of benefits to individuals and organisations alike. It will enable staff to optimise their performance resulting in greater organisational success, reduce inter-organisational conflict and adopt a more collaborative culture and enable enhanced wellbeing and resilience amongst participants.
PETA Management and Business Training Manager Philip Mirner said: “The Chimp Model is an engaging model that is relevant to people in all roles and sectors. It can help you to manage elements of both your work and personal life effectively, providing a fresh perspective on how to deal with situations to ensure a positive outcome. It’s about adapting your mind to change and learning how to react calmly to improve your own wellbeing as well as that of those around you.
Testimonials from attendees on the one-day event:
“Really enjoyed every aspect of the course. Everything was explained very well and I liked the facilitator's sense of humor. I would be very interested in a follow-on event as I find this subject fascinating!” Aleksandra
“This is a really interesting course, easy to follow and comprehend. It was managed superbly and the facilitator was very friendly, engaging and open to challenges and questions throughout.” Leanne
“Dean was a very engaging and knowledgeable presenter. The topic was very interesting and well presented. A very worthwhile and enjoyable day.” Chris
“Very interesting subject matter and thought provoking. It was great to learn more about the topic and it brought the book to life. Great to have an opportunity to discuss thoughts with others in the room. I'd be interested in attending a follow up.” Angie
Places on the programme must be booked by Friday 23 July 2021.
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