A Relaxed Mind is a mind able to retain more information
A research study published by researchers from Ball State University showed that those who practice mindfulness and meditation before a verbal learning session retain more information. This shows that if you calm your mind before going into a seminar or training you are more likely to remember what you were taught during that session. If you are experiencing issues with having to repeat things that were already mentioned in the training, you might need to consider implementing these training ideas with your staff.
Improve Your Training in 10 minutes or less with these 5 steps
The following 5 steps layout how to calm your mind and body to better prepared yourself for the training or seminar that you are about to enter. These steps do not take very long and do not require anything aside from you and your own thoughts.
Interrupt Your Own Impulsiveness
Stop and heighten your awareness of your body and your senses. Your thoughts tend to run wild but your body lives only in the current moment so align the two in the present moment.
Take 60 seconds to focus on your body
Go for a leisurely walk and focus on how your body moves, what it feels like with each step, how your muscles move. Take long deep breathes with smooth inhales and exhales.
Breathe deeply and fully
Allow your lungs to fill entirely with air, feel them expand and release. Deep breathing not only increases production of dopamine and serotonin, it also strengthens your attention.
Return to your Normal Rhythm
Exhale and return to your normal rhythm but be aware of how you feel (“I am calm now”).
Don’t try to stop your thoughts, Just be a bystander!
You will never be able to stop or fully control your thoughts, rather than trying to intervene you should step back and just let your thoughts be.
The End Results
These may all seem a little strange and obscure, but the research shows that following these steps with your team can increase the amount of information retained. This will benefit you and your business because when your caregivers and employees are spending less time coming to you or other employees asking questions that were covered in the training everything becomes more efficient.