Free your Self: Sharpen and Expand your Mind with Meditation
In 2015, we launched our latest online course, a comprehensive guide to mindfulness meditation for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. This course is unique among the myriad meditation offerings on the webosphere because it offers both a practical guide to the techniques as well as a philosophical guide to the experience: people who work through the course develop ‘hands-on’ meditation skills as well as new concepts of mind and consciousness that make sense of their own experiences, not just during meditation, but in their everyday lives as well. You can find out more about the course here.
In 2014, we launched our first online course offering. Today, with over 2300 students, it is one of our most popular products! Essential for the modern person, this course helps people undo the negative cognitive side-effects of our technologies — inability to focus, cognitive distractedness — and gives them techniques and exercises for develop their memory, attention, and problem solving skills. You can find out more about the course here.
Microsoft Marketing Bench Strategy Conference
Conference attendees were divided into teams of five or six individuals. Each team was given a challenge problem and one day to develop a solution. Teams presented their solutions to MS executives on the second day of the conference.
Epiphany coaches facilitated teams by offering brainstorming, team-working, and creative problem-solving strategies and, new to this year’s challenge, a series of cognitive interventions designed by Do It Better which included cognitive exercises, focused breathing, and creative triggers through sight, sound and smell.
Participants were overwhelmingly positive about the cognitive interventions: in a follow-up survey, 95% responded that it had an impact on their performance.
Individual feedback on specifically how the interventions helped included the following:
- It was really helpful to see what a difference a 5 minute break can make in how you feel and re-energize your day
- Clearing my mind
- Being able to realize that sometimes you need to take a step back and really rejuvenate your mind.
- Simply having to do them was helpful. When we were stopped, and asked to do them it felt frustrating, but once we were engaged they felt important. Living the process was the best technique.
- The impact they can have on productivity
- Breathing exercises.
- Closing our eyes and taking time to do whatever helped us relax