The noticing and sorting tool (The Matrix) is going to be very useful in day-to-day life. I have learned techniques to be more and more self-observant so I can alter responses depending on life events. The video was useful to understand the overall concepts presented in your sessions.
The mindfulness practice was really useful, learning to become self-aware is something I am looking forward to practice. We will organise more sessions like this for our staff as the response was very positive. Thanks Mr. Patel!!
Practical, pragmatic and fun. A little challenging at times - good conditions for growth. MP has deep knowledge and a big heart which really shines through in his teaching.
In the short amount of time you've covered some great topics. The Concept of moving away and towards, develop the skills of self-awareness and acceptance were mainly very unique. The Introductory session was very informative & skills related to self-need to be discussed further with future sessions. Looking forward to working together again.
My coaching experience with MP has not only helped me to achieve goals, but more importantly, it has enabled me to discover who I am, what makes me tick, and what those goals really are. He is a great listener, has the gift of being able to find what is needed that allows me to achieve those goals. My sessions with MP are always productive. He has helped me come out of my comfort zone exploring newer opportunities taking on bigger games. Thank you MP!
From your introductory session I learned focusing on what is important to me & what I want in life. I will try to observe what I am doing & try to decide on if I’m moving away or towards my goals.
On behalf of all our employees, I extend my sincere gratitude for your valuable time for conducting workshop for self development on 5th March 2016. Indeed, the workshop was excellent and all the staff got benefited by attending it. Look forward to have more sessions in future.
The Majority of things I do are on Auto Pilot, the mindfulness exercise was very useful. The session taught me to be more self-aware, understand the triggers and not react automatically. I did feel sharing my thoughts/feeling on our values in group of mainly strangers might be bit scary or even undesirable, but you were attentive, good eye contact, made me feel at ease and actually speak which I hardly ever do! 🙂
I find MP pleasant and good communicator. When he explained about his future plans about coaching, I decided to take his help. He happily agreed to do that and we are still in a process of that consultation. He has very clear thought process and deep understanding of human behaviour. He helped me to understand myself better. He gave me great pointers in how to discover my key strengths to boost my confidence. He was instrumental in helping me to negotiate salary with my new employer. I highly recommend MP and would suggest anyone who wants to find meaning in his/her life.
I think the 4 sessions worked well, not too many and yet enough to cover the content well. I liked your manner and approach-ability. The hand outs were good and also the use of video/audio/Chinese finger trap thingy were all useful too.Also checking in outside of the sessions has been valuable for me and increases my taking action to succeed or at least keep at it! Thanks heaps MP and good luck!!
Your workshop was awesome. You touched many points like mindfulness, goal setting, moving away from bad behaviour. The self-awareness part made me understand my strengths and weaknesses.
Different exercises to accept our thoughts and concept of why acceptance is importance was very helpful. The other impressive concepts were learn to live in present moment via mindfulness, accept the pain and move towards. The video was really helpful to understand the Acceptance and Commitment Training concepts.
The workshop was not a lecture type of session, it was very practical experience. The worksheet and reflective work was very helpful in understanding who we are and what we want from life.
The workshop helped me understand how to overcome the feelings of guilt, while staying mindful. Even though I was in workshop, it felt like one to one counselling sessions. All my questions were answered.
Gaining awareness of my goals and the conflict between my career & family has been immense value to me. Tips on how to score one goal against another, and what steps I need to take to reach those goals has been really useful. You provided an example in all situations where we were confused, which was great. I also found the overall structure and understanding of why we were there and what we were trying to achieve was clear and beneficial.