Training Your Mind to Pay Attention

Training Your Mind to Pay Attention


Are you challenged by a lack of focus in your personal and professional life? Are you finding it increasingly difficult to manage distractions? Or stay focussed on the task at hand? Are these challenges getting in the way of getting things done in a reasonably productive and efficient way?

Whether your struggle is starting to wear you down personally, or affecting your best performance, there are concrete, practical things you can do to reduce your ‘brain drain’ and build your attention muscle. This course shows you how. We’ll look at what’s draining your attention reserves and consider what you can do about it. Building from research findings and proven practices, we’ll explore concrete ways of cultivating the conditions needed for more focus and sustained attention in your life.  

Anyone wanting to strengthen their ‘attention muscle’ will find something of interest in this course. The content will be relevant and applicable whether your interest is personal, professional (or both), and regardless of the work you do or the organizational role you play.   

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • What’s triggering the brain drain, and why doing something about it matters so much for your personal and professional well-being and performance;
  • What we’re learning from neuroscience and research about what’s happening and what you can do differently to positively influence your personal well-being and professional effectiveness;
  • Concrete strategies you can readily use to shift your energy and focus, enabling your mind to pay attention when it matters.

As a participant, you can expect to:

  • Deepen your learning about the topic;
  • Learn and practice useful techniques designed to build your focus and strengthen your ‘attention muscle’;
  • Create a simple personal action plan to put your learning to use in daily life.

The program will be interactive and applied, with opportunities for discussion of critical issues, personal reflection and inquiry, individual practice as well as small group exercises and shared learning. Tip sheets and additional resources will be provided for ongoing learning and application.

Course Leader/s
Michelle Lane, CPCC

Time:  8:30 am - 12:00 pm 
½ Passport Day - 3.5 Hours
10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
CPA NS Learning Centre 300 - 1871 Hollis Street Halifax, NS