Sat. Oct 16th, 2021
Coherence in business

Coherence in business and management may seem an unusual combination to many people, however, they are totally linked – especially for small business owners, managers and anyone interested in creating wealth or hitting targets (ticking boxes) and for those involved with people. In this post coherence simply means those things that we know about that are beyond our thoughts and actions – and yet UNITE US. Similarly, in this article wealth goes beyond financial gain, read on:

Individual and team performance is influenced by things beyond our thoughts and actions! 

Let us first consider individual and team performance, or put another way – how people feel and behave and how much of themselves they give to life and work and your business or organisation.

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The infographic above is from an extensive scientific study that evidenced ‘social integration and close relationships’ have a bigger impact on health and longevity than even ‘quitting smoking and quitiing boozing’. They also have a bigger impact on the ‘feel good factor’ that produce hormones in our body that make us feel good and be more positive – this is clearly good for individual and team performance, motivation and your small business / organisation. It is also something that can be influenced beyond our thoughts, simply by interacting. This feel good factor is real wealth or value.

This feel good factor and being in the flow zone only comes about when you can activate your PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System). THIS IS WHAT BE SUPER SPECIALISE IN.

Such cohesion was recently witnessed at a building and maintenance company in Heywood, Manchester.

Armstrong Building & Maintenance had a weekly team meeting that simply energised their new Digital Marketing Manager. Business cohesion is not a phrase that jumps to mind – but it should . . .

Business Coherence

It is proven that when people feel more positive and have good relationships they have less sickness and injuries and have less time off work – this is a benefit of Business Cohesion!

Social integration and close relationships are at the core of cohesion (positive social relationships don’t need thought, they thrive when you are being pure and simple, non judgemental and open to change) –

Once you gain insights on being true to yourself and others, you realise that social integration and close relationships and the actions needed to enhance these are crucial to life and in raising your own ‘harmonic resonance’ – they are also crucial in recognising true wealth.

Social integration does not have to involve social interaction beyond work. It may be restricted to the work environement but can still be nurtured in a relaxed and positive manner.

Managers and Team Leaders need to be strong enough to build in this chill out time:

Finding the time to ‘chill with work colleagues’ and switch off from work for 15 mins is crucial and should be ‘factored in to a SCP’ (Scheduled Cycle of Positivity). On a personal basis I achieve this, however, whilst many of my colleagues within the educational/therapeutic environment I work in are an incredible team of committed individuals, with an incredible team ethic, they have little time available/allocated for ‘self and inter social connection’ – the solution is simple in theory – allocate specific ‘inner-contact time’; however in practice it requires awareness from senior staff that this aspect could be improved.

The problem for managers and team leaders is they often have less time than anyone else. Clearly they are not working with ‘ease’ and will become anxious and stressed and this will in time result in staff having less time and staff experiencing more stress.

WHEN YOU ARE AT EASE AND EXPERIENCE COHERENCE WORK FLOWS BETTER.

Utilise the skills that staff want to use (THE SKILLS THAT ARE BEING SUPRESSED OR UNDER UTILISED) – discuss how staff feel so they can maximise their own value – it will result in a spread of work and more coherence. This good practice will then resonate with others and you will gain praise and you will start to get more done with less effort (without realising it). Happy staff resonate positive energy and this impacts on those they support and interact with. It improves relationships –  be at work with ease – aahhhhhhh …

Coherence overcomes financial reward and reduces stress:

When people raise their coherence and it resonates, then their inner frequencies progress from basic needs such as money and greed and self satisfaction. Higher frequency people become more ‘business / organisation aware’ and consider the needs of others more than their own.

Time out and social outings for staff and customers:

As an example of good practice, when small business owners, such as John Stott at Armstrong’s, focus on the needs and desires of their customers and their staff, they modify how they do things for everyone’s benefit. These thoughtful improvements are very important; in fact employees often work harder and longer if they are happy at work – and will often do so without any more financial reward.

Sometimes this focus may be as simple as giving someone the time to listen to their opinion or calling them into the office to be appreciative of their efforts. Imagine the boss actually listening to your thoughts on improvement and happiness at work – furthermore, imagine if the boss actually follows it up with action – this is what higher frequency people do – don’t wait for those who are not interested to do nothing – take the positive action that you think and feel will work – do it because it is true and honest in its endeavour.

This type of interaction is what I used to do on a professional level as a management consultant, and it always made me smile that I was paid to report back with the solutions (‘provided by employees that already knew the solutions’), especially as I often had to present it as my own ideas, sad but true – lol.

Organising time out and social outings or even fun competition for staff and customers is common practice with many organisations, it is often referred to as ‘corporate entertainment’. This can be done wrong as easily as it can be done right. The most important aspect is to use this time as an opportunity to ‘tune in to the staff / customer’. Does this have to be restricted to once or twice a year?

Do you dare go deeper – lol . . .

Dare you interact on a spiritual level as a business owner or manager?

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For most people your spirit exists within you at a level that is beyond your psyche; which means it operates at a level beyond which you are aware – you have no senses with which to relate to it. So, with this in mind, how do you react on a spiritual level with staff and customers as a business owner or manager – and yes it does matter!

The following guidelines may help:

  1. In order to connect spiritually you must have a purpose in life beyond that concerned with money and self glorification. Until you reach such a personal  point in your life then you will not be able to interact on a spiritual level with others – you may not think this holds you back – but ‘tuning in spiritually creates ease in life’ and puts you in the flow zone – and it can put others in the zone with you!
  2. You must embrace work and pleasure and social activity as part of the same journey and harmonise them together. This does not mean you have to make your hobby your work, but it does mean you should find enjoyment and care about what you do and who you do it with – work should never generate negative energy (this means whatever stress it brings can be dealt with positively, so you are free from any burden).
  3. You should not allow someone else to pressure you beyond a point that you can’t overcome. You should embrace challenges and overcome them in a harmonious way with other people – this can more easily be achieved when everyone cares and communicates in an honest an open manner, and without any hidden agenda’s. This means you have to be prepared to be honest and open with people and vice versa – encourage staff to be constructive / critical –  and listen to their perspective!
  4. Recognise that the centre of everything in your world is YOU – also be aware that all that is positive and all that is negative and all that needs to be done – starts and ends with you – DO NOT WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIX OR UNBALANCE YOUR WORLD – OWN IT and be aware that everybody else who ‘plays a lesser role’ in your life’s journey’ also has their own agenda, in which the centre of the world revolves around them (you are a lesser role player in their life).
  5. Coherence is when everyone is aware and is unified in their thoughts, emotions and actions. Success in business, especially for a business owner or manager should be about the holistic journey of improved understanding of other people’s needs and wants. When people understand one another and help one another then life is easy and so is business / work.
  6. When life and business / work is easy and stress free then your health and fitness will also benefit. When you and your staff and your customers body and mind are operating at a relaxed ‘high frequency’ and you feel good as individuals and feel good together, then and only then will your ‘combined harmonic resonance’ start tuning in on a spiritual level.
  7. When you start interacting on a spiritual level as a business owner or manager then everything and anything is possible and enjoyable and easy.

This article was written by Marcus Pearson, I hope you found it of interest and a little more helpful than a sales pitch – spirituality is not religious – it is simply connecting with your true inner-self.

Please comment and share if this post resonated with you.

Kind Regards,

Marcus

Marcus P Diddly Dacious

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Some of the negative effects of Covid-19 include:

  • Struggling to deal with loss and / or feeling isolated or lonely..
  • Joint pain, loss of energy and weakness.
  • Feeling unsafe and not knowing why.
  • Confusion and frustration with not understanding what is going on.
  • A lack of trust with people, situations and places.
  • The lack of stucture and order and not knowing what to do with your time.
  • Brain fog - not being able to concentrate or think clearly.
  • Struggling to have longer conversations and discussions about positive and creative opportunities - and too much negative talk.
  • Couples and families stuggle interacting together due to a lack of personal and joint purpose in life.

The severe isolation measures imposed by governments have been traumatic to the psyche of people; to the extent, many have the fear of getting tests done and or divulging the results to authorities for fear of loss of income or further isolation. Others live every moment on the edge of media releases and feel totally reliant on vaccinations and guidance and rules on how to live.

THE BIGGER PERSPECTIVE - FURTHER CAUSES OF NEGATIVITY . . .

Society has created a situation where many people have an overdependence on other people for guidance and regulations on how they live. This can be clearly seen with those people who have retired or are suddenly not working and do not know what to do with their time. For many people walking the dog, watching some form of day time TV and cooking, represent the limits of their activity. Their social interaction and discussions are based around such activity or in discussing the limitaions imposed on them and everyone else -

"very few people do something that is both creative and of benefit for themsleves and others; furthermore, they do not discuss the creative process for making this happen - they have lost (or never developed) this self-relience and love of life - they are lost within an 'auto-pilot' existence" -

THIS IS THE BIGGER PERSPETIVE THAT COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS!

When individals within a relationship or within a family, educational, work or team environment, lack any purpose in life or don't have any creative ideas to stimulate their emotions or thoughts, then they are more dependent on external forces to influence their behaviour. The majority of outside forces are negative, therfore most of the time people will be negative. Covid-19 is not the cause of this negativity - it highlights the hidden problems faced by most people and society.

This post provides a short practical instruction on how to conduct a quick coherence / QUICK CALMING/POSITIVITY PRACTICE:

The optimal times for doing this practice are:

  • first thing in the morning whilst still in bed (before getting up)
  • First thing when you get to work or school etc.
  • every 90 mins once you are active and the day has begun
  • when you get back in bed to settle for a sleep.

It is perfect when combined with other people (especially smaller groups) just before a meeting/lesson/meal.  It may even be used by a family group or a group of friends or work/school/college friends - perhaps in conjunction with an agreed 'positive statement/affirmation'.

Whilst it helps to reduce stress; with the 'the more advanced breathing progression' it is most beneficial in promoting a feeling of wellbeing and positivity; and in activating your parasympathetic nervous system (your feel good system). Once activated this may lead to positive stimulation that facilitates exceptional mental and physical performance, or, if you are relaxing, it will lower your heart rate, lower your brain frequency and promote better rest and natural sleep patterns. When a calm and positive state is maintained for longer and longer periods (with monitoring and practice) then it leads to 'flow' and extends the 'optimal arousal zone'.

Quick Coherence only takes 1 - 2 minutes (it is best done with your eyes closed):

Welcome - By following this short process you will feel calm, positive and energised. The process will work even better when you smile during the process and continue smiling after it has finished - let us begin - you may keep your eyes open or close them - do whatever helps you focus . . .

  • Focus your attention on your heart just to the left of centre in your chest. If it helps, place the fingers of your right hand over the heart so you can physically feel your heart beat - then relax.
  • As you breathe in, visualise the air going into your heart. As you visualise breathing in, count to between 4 and 7 and with each count visualise your heart expanding your belly. Continue doing this until you find your own natural timing. Once you have established your natural breathing in cycle move to step 3.
  • As you breath out and feel your belly go down, visualise either:
    • a special place that makes you feel good; or
    • visualise what you are doing that makes you feel so good;
    • and /or visualise a person or group of people that makes your love come out.
    • as you become more familiar with this, and as it becomes easier to do - focus on giving appreciation or gratitude to someone and allow your love to come out.
  • More advanced breathing progression - once you have become familiar with all of the above - then as you continue with the heart felt focus - PROLONG the breathing out stage, so it is between 3 and 5 seconds longer than your breathing in stage. Then continue this staggered breathing cycle for between 1 and 3 mins. This will physiologically activate your parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate creative and happy hormones.

Adopt quick coherence as a pattern of positive performance:

The quick coherence practice, including the more advanced breathing progression, may also be used in the build up to a high performance related activity - especially as a precursor for being in the flow zone. This is perfect for activities such as climbing or skill related performance or even high intense muscular activities such as arm wrestling, powerlifting, strongman event and surprisingly combat sports - because the more you can perceive stress as a positive opportunity, the greater you will maximise your optimal flow zone perform to your maximum potential. When stress is perceived as being negative, it increases anxiety, increases muscle tension, reduces reaction times and speed and reduces power. Negative stress leads to a quicker loss of energy and reduces mental clarity and sharpness.

Smile and be positive.

Group / team coherence:

Imagine the benefits to a team if you all acknowledged gratitude for one another prior to starting a more physical warm up or at the end of a warm just before you went out to compete. This would minimise stress and allow you to perform at even higher levels of intensity for much longer.  

When Phil Jackson began coaching the Chicago Bulls - and later the Los Angeles Lakers - he says he used the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams.

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Coherence practice is used by the NHS in Derbyshire:

Quick coherence may be used to overcome feelings of anxiety, stress and help calm you or someone else down when they are feeling their behaviour is becoming more challenging to others.

(https://my.dchs.nhs.uk/Portals/0/Health%20Psychology%20The%20Quick%20Coherence%20Technique_1.pdf)

More scientific research on this is available at - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4179616/

Monitoring and measuring coherence can be done using new technology and with the correct insights.

Elimination is the lowest level of consciousness and calibrates <20:

The strategy for getting yourself or someone else out of this stage is provided below:

The VFP strategy for achieving higher/more positive 'natural patterns / cycles of being' is to re-tune your mental and emotional energy fields, so they do the 'right things' on an automatic basis (using your autonomic nervous system), rather than a cognitive basis (having to think and feel if what you are doing is working).

This approach is more significant when dealing with those at the lowest levels of consciousness. Such individuals 

  • You must have natural cycles of imbalance in your life. These should be positive in maximising you as a physical being. Look at every situation as an opportunity!
  • You should maximise the functioning and capabilities of your physical body/mind.
  • You should maximise your individual creativity and find purpose in all that you do.
  • You should be your best and give yourself for the benefit of all.

When you do this you will find love will allowed to flow from you and you will attract it!

You can’t tune into Love when you have negative forces influencing you - 'love is felt through tuning in to the truth'.

Love is not felt when someone is holding you back and not caring for you as best they can.

You cannot hold other people responsible for their imperfections in respect of your relationship. You need to break negative cycles with people - this does not mean you have to stop being with them, or loving or caring for them; but it does mean you must take responsibility yourself for following more positive natural cycles. If you are not capable of allowing love to come out of yourself for your TRUE SPIRITUAL BEING then your imperfect physical being will dominate your life. You must learn to let love come out by turning negative thoughts and emotions into opportunities to help yourself and others.

You must stop feeling sorry for yourself and you must stop using others as an excuse.

You are not an 'imprisoned physical being' - you may feel like one, and may be treated like one - but you have the opportunity to change this.

When your mind thinks with moving pictures rather than thinks with words (self-talk), then the results/benefits are significantly better.

Mental imagery is a more intuitive process than an intellectual one. It allows you to influence and take control of your unconscious and subconscious; whereas self-talk and worded affirmations focus your influence within your conscious mind.

For most people the language of imagery is commonly experienced during REM sleep at night or whilst daydreaming. However, becoming aware of images whilst waking simply requires us to give it more focus than we currently do. Most people self-talk rather than self image!

Scientific research confirms the benefits of imagery for improving health:

Doctors prescribe pharmaceuticals that control the mind through the body; eg. tranquilizers, antidepressants and anaesthetics. In much the same way, we can use the mind to control the body - and imagery is far more effective at doing this than self talk. There are at least two major scientific journals devoted to imagery research; one from Marquette University (The Journal of Mental Imagery) and one from Yale University (Imagination, Cognition and Personality).

Mental imagery may be used as a process for reacting to experiences (negative or positive), however, it is more powerful when used as a way of 'creating new experiences'. After successive repetitions/cycles (21 days being a natural cycle time that changes behaviour) then the physical body attunes with the mind to make the mental imagery reality - THIS IS A PROVEN BENEFIT!

Within the VFP Digital Tuning Chart we have created audio links that explains how to use imagery to help create your own good health (this is an ongoing development).

 

HRV (Heart Rate Variability):

In terms of 'measuring SPIRITUAL BEING REALISATION' or 'SPIRITUAL COHERENCE' - it may be measured on a physical basis by HRV (Heart Rate Variability). However, what you have to realise is that SPIRITUAL COHERENCE extends beyond your physical being and HRV is therefore limited in its potential to measure the higher levels of consciousness. It would be reasonable to estimate that below the level of 200 HRV is low and not smooth. Peak HRV will start and continue at a level of approx 250. Above this level HRV will peak but it will not indicate your level of consciousness - this can be better estimated using the VFP Digital Tuning Chart.

The similarity between SPIRITUAL COHERENCE and HRV, is that HRV maintains 'high activity, smooth sine wave cycles' regardless of the heart rate or brain wave frequency (excitatory or inhibitory) - and SPIRITUAL COHERENCE maintains 'natural/balanced cycles of smooth waves - that can be excitatory or inhibitory' - so they are very similar to measure!

When SPIRITUAL COHERENCE occurs, on a physical basis, the heart and brain waves become more synchronised / tuned in to one another on an autonomic basis. The important aspect to measure is not whether the heart or brain frequencies are high or low - but that the 'HRV is high and smooth', thus showing a willingness and readiness for either positive/excitatory or negative/inhibitory states. Good coherence indicates a wide range of optimal flow zone frequencies (an ability to perceive stress as a positive challenge, rather than something negative to overcome).

Coherence and a good HRV are indicators of:

  • Positive relationships.
  • Creative initiatives between positive people.
  • Problem solving and group decision making.
  • Bonding and mutual support.

Quick coherence practice is only part of the VFP Tuning Protocol; By following the VFP retuning protocol you will reduce and prevent the negative effects of stress, fatigue and exhaustion, sleep disruption, anxiety and burnout - you will feel calm, positive and energised.

VFP uses the Inner Balance App in conjunction with the Bluetooth sensor from Heart Math to measure HRV. By recording your HRV before any interventions/therapy sessions, during the sessions and after the sessions we can better evaluate the impact of our VFP Protocol.