Attention is
a Limited Resource.

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1. Free Your Focus

We always notice the external noise. Seldom the internal.

Learn to disengage from habitual mental chatter to free up resources for valued action.

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2. Train Your Mind

Use these resources to cultivate new habits via mindfulness exercises.

Neuroplasticity allows our brains to rewire & tone neglected ‘mental muscles’.

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3. Live Unautomated

As your skill increases, you will be able to choose your responses to stimuli.

In time, this can give you an edge in any activity & provide peace of mind on demand.

Mindful Teams Flourish. They
Think Communicate Argue Decide
Better.

Problem – Attention Overload

In 2005, the Harvard Business Review ran an article on how overloaded attention circuits cause smart people to underperform at work.

In 2010, Science Magazine published the findings of Harvard researchers Killingsworth & Gilbert who found that our minds wander some 47% of the time. This has been correlated with being unhappy.

Solution – Skills Training

The skill of paying attention can be honed using mindfulness training.

The software giant SAP has calculated a 200% return on investment (ROI) on their 6 years of mindfulness programs, with the workshops leading to a rise in employee engagement, a fall in absenteeism and an increased leadership trust index.

'SAP claims a 200% ROI
on their EQ programs'

Research &
Evidence

mindfulness studies have been published since 1999
2555 +
less stress in safe organization cultures
%
of practice a day impacts outcomes
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Animation of a firing neuron

Neuroplasticity Means Your Brain Can Change via Training

We used to think there is a point when we are ‘ready’. Where we stop changing. The truth is, nature does not work this way. Your brain is like a muscle – the synaptic connections you use get stronger, the ones you neglect get pruned.

Companies Investing in
Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence

Our Minds

Forged through Practice.
Backed by Knowledge.

Facilitation

Advisory Board

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Marko Lepik,
MA & MSc

Coaching Lead

Marko is an SIY Certified Facilitator with SIY Global, San Francisco – the NGO set up to meet the outside demand for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence program called SIY born at Google. The format brings emotional intelligence and resilience skills to the workplace in a modern, succinct and evidence-based format that draws from modern neuroscience, psychology and mindfulness research.

“Marko has devoted the past 14 years to studying and immersing himself in both modern Western evidence-based and traditional Eastern approaches to attention training. Its Buddhist origins have served as an inspiration for parts of modern affective neuroscience research & many core mindfulness techniques and third wave CBT therapies. Translating obscure concepts from the Oriental thought into the secular language of Western psychology, and separating fact from belief, is one of his driving passions.

Before dedicating himself to people-centric leadership and self-management skills development programs, Marko worked in managerial positions in the public and NGO sectors.

After leaving these roles, he spent 13 years running a boutique organizational development and marcom consultancy while also studying intensively in South-East Asia.

His diverse experience and practical knowledge have equipped him to assist organizations in addressing modern workplace challenges, such as absenteeism, burnout, churn, and low employee satisfaction and engagement, which can impact the bottom line. He provides training in people & emotional skills, fostering a culture of psychological safety, and works to influence organizational culture in targeted ways.

Advisory Board

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Andero Uusberg,
PhD, Prof.

Advisory Board

Andero conducts experimental and conceptual research on how emotions are generated and how they can be regulated.

Please refer to one of his peer-reviewed publications titled How Can Emotions Be Regulated?Stanford

Andero tracks emotions in the body and the brain using objective psychophysiological measures and electrical neuroimaging (EEG).

Please refer to another of his peer-reviewed papers on the topic: Mechanisms of mindfulness: The dynamics of affective adaptation during open monitoring

Here at Affectual, we base our approaces to attention training on the findings of modern psychology and neuroscience. We respect the depth of cultural traditions but prefer evidence for our work.

Where applicable, we use data to improve our curricula.

Marrying experience from public, private, and academic sectors with deep knowledge of affective neuroscience positions Dr Uusberg uniquely to provide scalable translations from modern research to everyday needs of various types of organizations.

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Ringa Raudla,
PhD, Prof.

Advisory Board

In her teaching and research, Ringa has always sought to integrate in an interdisciplinary way the insights of economics, management, and psychology. She has always been skeptical of oversimplified notions of human behavior and drawn on most recent developments in psychology and neuroscience to better understand and explain thinking and acting in various settings.

For the past 5 years, Ringa has worked as Professor of Public Finance and Governance at Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance. She teaches courses on research methods, public finance, strategic and financial management, and doctoral courses in the department.

She is the director of PhD programme in Public Administration

After doing her BA and MA in Public Administration, Ringa received her PhD in Economics from the University of Erfurt. For the past 10 years, she has worked at Tallinn University of Technology and been a visiting researcher at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Prof. Raudla supports Affectual by helping us connect rigorous scientific ways of looking at and thinking about information and methodology with down-to-earth techniques aimed at enhancing personal cognitive fitness in complex workplace settings.