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BMA to Z Principles

Developed by Best Minds Associates, here is a compilation of the major principles the MindfulChoice™ method seeks to incorporate into clients’ lives. The six sets of principles relate to six aspects of living. While this is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all the change concepts MFC offers, these have been found to be especially helpful in learning the MFC method and making it the basis of one’s daily routines, as well as enhancing the effectiveness of mental health counseling.

What is MindfulChoice™

This animation showcases the essential tools used in the MindfulChoice™ innovative method for enduring behavioral change. MindfulChoice is an evidence-based, expert system that is at the core of Mind Focused Coaching & Therapy, based on the scientific principles of Positive Psychology. MindfulChoice has demonstrated effectiveness in helping our clients break free of dysfunctional patterns and overcome the cycle of failure and defeat in their lives.

Carmelita’s Personal Testimonial

Soon after using the MFC Coaching tools, Carmelita acquired a resolute, can-do, positive attitude that enabled her to achieve academic successes all the way to a Ph.D. She now enjoy a robust professional life and is pursuing possibilities she never saw before. In the past Carmelita would experience self-doubts, negative and depressive thoughts, financial and social acute distress, anxiety and often panic attacks with sleep disorder. Her negative thinking would lead her to be discouraged, and to wish quitting university. “Green Door vs. Red Door” MFC tool made a total difference in her way to know now how to choose conducting her life!

Strength of a Positive Attitude

Nothing can stop someone who maintains a positive attitude in all situations.

 

However, almost anything negative will derail someone from success and happiness! A positive MFC attitude will ensure you a smoother and more successful life.

Stress & Tunnel Vision Effect

Stress can lead to TVE. Peripheral vision loss with retention of central vision results in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. Tunnel vision can cause fatigue, stress, fear, anxiety, impulsivity, noise, physical overload, obsession, inattention, and mental overload. Noise, in this case is the excess of stimuli that hides in one’s peripheral vision. Unnoticed TVE produces human errors and leads to preventable accidents. When two tasks are attempted simultaneously, perception and thinking can degrade, producing the Tunnel Vision Effect.

What is the Vagus Nerve?

It’s All About Time

Time is a critical factor in MfC decision-making.

 

Do you know why most people never achieve their goals and dreams? Why they feel unfulfilled? It’s because they live in the past.

 

When you aren’t in the moment, you aren’t able to choose – when you’re thinking in the past, you’re not in the present…this places your future in jeopardy.Instead of living in the moment, we miss the choices directly in front of us, and miss out on the possibilities life has to offer.

What if…

MFC focuses on what you can do, what you can change, what would make you happy, rather than obsessing over why you cannot. Addressing the question “What if…” is the first step in “out of the box” thinking and identifying our Destination. Hat If…” opens us up to numerous possible positive outcomes rather than limiting our future by basing it on our experiences of the past. MFC teaches: “Our past does not determine our future”!

Life is like a cup of coffee

Too often we lose sight of our true aspiration and focus instead on a lesser objective that grabs our attention in the moment. As a consequence we lose our way. By maintaining focus on the genuinely important factors in a given situation, we can see the pathway to reaching our optimal future. Where we had seen a distorted image of life through a negative prism of our own making we now have clarity. Think good and it will be good!

Working Together is Always Better

Learning how to share and communicate with others is a first step in confronting any challenge. Coaches and mental health professionals are trained to share with you proven techniques to overcome stress and the hurdles of life. Don’t believe going it alone is the best way to reach your destination, striving on your own to solve all sorts of problems. Striving together we will find solutions that you will not see yourself. “Everything is connected to everything else”.

Driving research that applies to everyday and all aspect of life:

Carnegie Mellon’s Scientific Research

This TV footage shows the Research & Development facility for Driver Safety Research at the Carnegie Mellon Driver Training and Safety Institute, where many unique discoveries were made including:

 

Measuring how stress and anxiety affect decision-making.Learning counter-intuitive thinking and behaviors to avoid problems.

 

Re-mediating ADHD, aggressiveness, impulsivity and inattention. Circumventing TVE, fear and overconfidence. Validating how the point of focus always determines the destination.

Primary/ Secondary Tasks

Mental multi-tasking doesn’t exist. One task is prioritized while other tasks become secondary. We choose to decide what must come first. We must prioritize one task over another. When under stress and distraction secondary tasks can override the primary task, and that means trouble.

 

Studies of distracted drivers have shown that practice and simulation are necessary to learn how to avoid distractions from the primary task. For example, driving versus talking on a cell phone. Two tasks attempted simultaneously create a Tunnel Vision Effect.

Screaming Due to Panic Resulting in Loss of Control

Learning how to share and communicate with others is a first step in confronting any challenge. Coaches and mental health professionals are trained to share with you proven techniques to overcome stress and the hurdles of life. Don’t believe going it alone is the best way to reach your destination, striving on your own to solve all sorts of problems. Striving together we will find solutions that you will not see yourself.

 

“Everything is connected to everything else”.

Looking at The problem Can Lead to Failure and Problematic Outcomes

On the skid pad simulation, drivers are instructed to only pay attention to the path around water obstacles (see the little black dot moving on the screen where the eyes are fixated). Even under stress it is imperative to avoid fear and distress to dodge Tunnel Vision Effect (TVE).

 

In this case the driver failed to calmly focus on the solution of finding the path to evade the problem. The driver stressed out and under Tunnel Vision Effect (TVE) he only focused on the problem rather than searching for avoiding the water obstacle.

There is no health without wellness.

There is no health without wellness.

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