Why we wrote Mind Chi
Richard and I had just returned from world tours and were sharing our experiences of the trips. The aspect that had most impressed and distressed us both was the dramatic increase in the severity of workplace stress. The combination of the continuing frenetic work pace, the ‘24/7’ expectations and the demand for ‘multi-tasking’ had sent the workforce into a flat tailed spin.
I watched relatively young (30 – 50 year old) people becoming increasingly unwell. I saw their relationships fall apart, and the escalating encroachment of drink, drugs and despair taking their toll. Richard and I had a long conversation about this situation and how we might help.
We had both used ourselves as walking laboratories to discover what coping strategies really worked. Both of us had taught ‘stress management’ tools for some thirty years and had long term positive results. And both had faced highly stressful times in our lives and overcome them by applying what we taught. The new challenge was that people felt they had no time to implement any of the relaxation processes they knew. We needed to create something that could be done fast, anywhere and still had powerfully positive effect.
The discussion lead to the launch of an e-course to test the condensing of all we knew. We had blended proven current psychological change processes, the study of eudemonics (happiness) with the latest information about brain function.
‘Mind Chi’ is the next version of that product.
And Mind Chi was born!
Mind Chi then grew into a book with Wiley Capstone Publishers. We want Mind Chi to be a new good ‘meme’ (a meme is a thought, idea or behaviour that catches on) for the world. We want people everywhere to feel the positive effects that can be gained in just 8 minutes a day.
Mind Chi is now available for groups and organisations anywhere in the world. It is a foundation skill for managing the ravages of constant change. In 2020 Mind Chi became a partner of The Change Maker Group and offers ‘Resilience for Change’ and ‘Colour me Resilient’ programmes to their corporate, public and charity clients.