With over 30 years of business experience, half of which was spent as a senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry, and the other as a licensed psychologist, coach, facilitator, author and speaker, Hani’s mission is to help individuals and organizations become what they must so that they can achieve the results they seek, through the magic and power of change.
As a Certified Change Management practitioner, Certified Leadership Coach, accredited Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner as well as Certified Mindfulness Meditation Trainer, Hani’s versatility has helped several individual and organizational clients break the status quo and push beyond their limits for success. He has Walked his Talk by setting his own big personal goals, ( Completeing several Iron man marathons and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro ), committing them to action and moving tenaciously forward.
Hani has freelanced for the Montreal Gazette, writing a number of articles on change and career management.
Hani is fully bilingual and lives in Montreal, Canada.
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- CHANGE YOUR MIND. TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. An introduction to the power of mindfulness living
Our mind is nothing less than a miracle – the most sophisticated piece of “software” known to humankind – unmatched by even the latest cutting-edge computer program. It allowed humans to dominate the animal kingdom and achieve prowess that have surpassed our ancestors’ most farfetched fantasies, from circumventing Mars to mapping out the human genome. Yet, it is the very same mind that causes 2 in 10 individuals to suffer from anxiety disorders and 1 in 10 from depression. Our mind, when left to its own, will often engage in thoughts about the past or future, or ones that resist the present. Most of us are unaware of the mind’s well-intentioned shenanigans, and if we are aware, we often mistake them for reality – that is “mindlessness”. Being deliberately aware without judgement is what we commonly refer to as “mindfulness”.
This Keynote will introduce you to the power of mindfulness, a practice originating in the teachings of Eastern spirituality and philosophy nearly two thousand years ago. Without making it a panacea, mindfulness has been shown through a growing body of research since the 1980s to have a positive impact on one’s overall health and wellbeing including stress reduction, decreased negative affect (ex. Anxiety, depression, etc.), offer more effective emotion regulation, and much more. In his usual dynamic and engaging style, Hani will share with you:
- What mindfulness is and is not!
- The power of our thoughts and how they can change our brain and much of our physiology
- Research-based evidence on the benefits of mindfulness - at work, school, and beyond
- The way mindfulness meditation practice can lead to mindful living
- Simple ways to begin and sustain your mindfulness mediation practice