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Randall J. Birnberg

Expert in positive Psychology

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Randall J. Birnberg: Self-awareness and mindfulness - You have to go in to go out!

Randall J. Birnberg is an expert in positive psychology. Born and raised in Chicago, he has fulfilled his dream and has been living in Europe for more than 15 years. He recognised his passion for communicating with people from different cultures at an early age. Having studied communications and humanities, his main areas of focus are psychology and international philosophy. The certified Positive Psychology Coach has made it his declared goal to put people on the road to personal and professional happiness. Randall J. Birnberg accompanies both SMEs and international corporations on their path to success. He is also an adjunct professor at the RWTH Aachen University. Randall J. Birnberg inspires his audience with high levels of respect, fun, cultural understanding and a humorous approach.

Are you a mindful person? Are you aware of you your own wants and needs? People have been asking themselves these questions for thousands of years.

‘Mindfulness’ is a hot topic in Western psychology at the moment: increasingly recognized as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings. Although mindfulness has only recently been embraced by Western psychology, it is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga. Mindfulness involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and receptiveness.

In this seminar, you will learn the exact meaning of mindfulness. Additionally,  we will practice mindfulness techniques that can be performed almost anywhere and by anyone. Come join us!

The Benefits of Mindfulness:

    •    to be fully present, here and now
    •    to experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings safely
    •    to become aware of what you’re avoiding
    •    to become more connected to yourself, to others and to the world around you
    •    to increase self-awareness
    •    to become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences
    •    to learn the distinction between you and your thoughts
    •    to have more direct contact with the world, rather than living through your thoughts
    •    to learn that everything changes; that thoughts and feelings come and go like the weather
    •    to have more balance, less emotional volatility
    •    to experience more calm and peacefulness
    •    to develop self-acceptance and self-compassion

Self-Esteem, self-confidence and creativity - What I believe I can do, I can do!

What are you inner voices telling you? Do they support your decisions? Do they build you up... or tear you down? Our self-esteem is largely effected by those inner voices. Self-esteem is affected by physical ill-health, negative life events such as losing your job or getting divorced, deficient or frustrating relationships, and a general sense of lack of control. Hence, in order to be successful both personally and socially, our self-esteem and self-confidence has to be strong and solid enough to believe in ourselves. People with a high self-esteem are more creative, more solution-oriented and generally more healthy, both physically and emotionally.

In this seminar, you will learn the exact meaning of self-esteem and self-confidence. Additionally, we will practice scientifically proven techniques to increase your self-esteem and help you lead a more happy and relaxed life. Come join us!

The Benefits of an Increased Self-esteem:

    •    you will be more yourself
    •    you will accept disagreement
    •    you will accept new challenges
    •    you will be more resilient
    •    you will see challenging situations as opportunities
    •    you will feel more deserving when good things happen to you
    •    you will to take care of yourself more both physically and emotionally
    •    you will better able to handle stress
    •    you will be more assertive about expressing what you want, need or think
    •    you will have greater confidence in your ability to make good decisions.
    •    you will better handle feelings of worthlessness
    •    you will be less likely to develop eating disorders

Positive communication, constructive goals & Wellbeing
Wherever you focus, it grows! Why not focus on the positive?


Do you have positive communication in your relationships? Are your goals tied to your relationships and are you reaching your goals in a healthy and constructive way?

According to Positive Psychology, the science of happiness, positive communication is where each person is an active participant in helping create the other one’s positive future. The relationship starts with yourself and then extends to those around us. These relationships create positive emotions which science tells us is necessary to flourish. In an atmosphere of positivity, our strengths are discovered and we are able to move toward reaching milestones in our life as well as finding what we are truly meant to accomplish, our calling.

In this seminar, we will learn about the history and science of Positive Psychology. It’s principles are pillared in 5 areas referred to as P.E.R.M.A. We will explain why the right proportion of positive to negative emotions are crucial for happiness as well as talk about ways to discover your strengths and eventual purpose we all have in life. Come join us?

The Benefits of Happiness:

    •    healthier and longer life
    •    healthier relationships
    •    more open for change
    •    more resilient
    •    more productive at work
    •    more efficient and effective with tasks
    •    more solution oriented
    •    better able to handle stress
    •    perform better on difficult tasks
    •    more open to different cultures
    •    makes us more grateful for what we have
    •    make more money

Positive Relationship
According to Positive Psychology, the science of happiness, a positive relationship is one where each person is an active participant in helping create the other one’s positive future. Each of us needs to fully ’show up’, be present, listen, express ourselves and care for the other.... that requires time and attention. A relationship where two people have the time to grow...one that is supportive, motivating and enriching. This means in all our relationships i.e., romantic partnerships, parent/child, boss/employee and our friendships.

In this workshop, the participants will first work toward self-awareness and mindfulness. Once achieved and understood, techniques and methods will be taught to learn positive communication, active listening and the art of giving clear and constructive feedback. During the workshop, we will do role plays of typical daily situations and practice productive and fruitful skills that support a positive outcome for both involved. The presentation will end with some ’take aways’ intended to have the participants start their new found skills straight away.

Positive Engagement
"Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive". It’s no wonder that strengths play an important part in are happiness and in the last 15 years or so, research evidence supports the value of identifying and playing to your strengths. Benefits for the individual include elevated vitality and motivation, a greater sense of direction and higher probability of goal attainment, not to mention increased self-confidence and productivity Actually, identifying and building our character strengths are the backbone of Positive Psychology. Using our 5 highest strengths also leads to: More positive emotions, more engagement, better relationships, more meaning in our life and more accomplishments.

In this workshop, the participants will first learn self-awareness and how to discover ones strengths. You will learn to understand and develop your own individual strengths in order to improve your performance and life satisfaction. Once we have discovered your 5 top strengths though thought provoking role-plays and introspection, we will discuss how they can be applied to your current job or find that perfect other job. The goal here is to find what you love and to go toward that goal. The presentation will end with some ’take aways’ intended to have the participants use their newly found strengths straight away. Please join us for this special event and I can almost guarantee you’ll walk away with some profoundly new ways to identify and use your strengths.

This will make you and everyone around you more happy. After all, isn’t that what we’re all looking for, happiness.

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