February 16 – May 4, 2022
Wednesdays @ 3:30-5pm EST Live Stream
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The Mindful Soul Series is the heart creation of Adaeze Adigweme, MD, MPH, and world-renown medium Jamie Butler. This series utilizes principles of mindfulness, self-compassion, physiologic awareness, positive psychology, and executive coaching principles to support you in cultivating a heart-centered way of life, both personally and professionally. By the end of this program, the goal is to optimize the alignment of your core values, inherent strengths, and soul purpose with your daily lives.
Adaeze Adigweme, MD, MPH and Jamie Butler will each be teaching one class a week for a total of 14 interactive hours of live-streaming material. Adaeze is leading the Whole Self portion of the series while Jamie is leading the Compassionate Communication portion. See below for a weekly description of course material.
Dr. Adaeze and Jamie Butler introduce themselves, walk you through the platform and how to use it, and give an overview of the series.
In this session, we will jointly create the tone of the class and address any requests or needs about the layout of the class.
- Get Agreeance on Best Policies in Showing Up
- Handle with Kindness + Care + Safety
- The Goal for our Time Together
Topic: The Practice of Pause and Grounding.
We will also vote on dyad groups. We recognize some of you will want to partner up to practice while others will want to do their practice on their own.
Week 2: Compassionate Communication: OFNR: Observation and Pause led by Jamie Butler
a. This is a Lifestyle, not a Technique: it is easier to be mean than heartfelt.
b. OFNR to self and to others.
c. Observation versus Evaluation or Opinion
Lesson: getting neutral and being without triggers as an energy-centric person.
Judgment, diagnosis, critic, and blame are set aside.
d. Receiving Observation from others
e. Energy currents in our body, where is neutral.
f. Give printable needs cards for week 4
g. Dyad/Homework: Share a story about your day using factual terms only.
Week 3: Mindfulness and Mind-Body Reintegration Led by Dr. Adaeze
This week we will discuss the many aspects of mindfulness – what it is, what it is not, and how we can incorporate this practice into our daily lives in order to exist in alignment with our mind, body, and soul.
Week 4: Observation with Needs led by Jamie Butler
a. Checking in with Judgement & keeping clear observations
b. Needs Identification
Lesson: Broadening and deepening your awareness of motivation. Highlighting where your indoctrination comes
from. Asking, what do I need?
c. Sensing the needs of others
d. Give out printable emotion cards for week 6
e. Dyad/Homework: Share what you need with others. Layout cards while you go over trying situations and see
what cards stand out to you. If in a dyad, listen to your partner’s trying situation, look at the need’s cards, and
guess what the need is. Get confirmation from your partner.
Week 5: Gaining Insight Into WHO You Are Led by Dr. Adaeze
Building upon the previous lessons, we will begin the process of laying the foundation for a whole-hearted living – starting with gaining insight into who you truly are. This will involve a variety of techniques including group exercises, mindful awareness, and compliment this with research-based assessment tools.
Week 6: I Feel _________ led by Jamie Butler
a. Feelings versus Thoughts or Assumptions
Lesson: Being able to identify your emotional state. Lay out both sets of cards, I feel
___________because I need _____________.
b. Sensing the feelings of others
c. Anger and NVC
d. Dyad work/homework: Self Empathy exercise or expressing empathy with your dyad
Week 7: Cultivating Awareness of Your WHY Led by Dr. Adaeze
In this session, we will continue the process of foundation-building by gaining clarity on our innate soul purpose, again utilizing a variety of complementary modalities.
Week 8: Ask for It. led by Jamie Butler
a. Request versus a Demand
Lesson: Able to identify yourself in the flow with others. Moving forward with community, instead of isolating oneself.
b. Creating doable, positive requests.
c. Receiving Requests from others
d. Dyad: Use the OFNR with your dyad partner. Homework: Guided Meditation
Week 9: Harvesting Joy, Self-Compassion, and Wellbeing Led by Dr. Adaeze
In the process of doing our life’s work, we often forget to take time to take care of ourselves and cultivate joy. During this week’s gathering, we will incorporate the various mind-body practices combined with self-compassion and positive psychology principles to support the process of intentionally incorporating joy in our lives.
Week 10: Everyday Street Language led by Jamie Butler
a. Translating Stagnant Language into Process Language
b. Accepting Responsibility
c. Relationships and Compassionate Communication
d. Dyad work/homework
Week 11: Intentional Goal Setting with Self Celebration Led by Dr. Adaeze
In this last week, we will utilize all of the tools and lessons learned from our previous sessions to create a strategic action plan for our work and well-being to be in full alignment with our deepest intentions.
Week 12: Working Through Limits Led by Dr. Adaeze and Jamie Butler
With the adaptation of the whole self and compassionate communication, limits are no longer stopping points but places to grow and expand awareness. Mindful Soul is a Lifestyle, not a Technique. This session will help you integrate your experiences into your foundations.
We will offer time for any closing statements.
Adaeze Adigweme, MD, MPH is a healer, coach, physician, wellbeing strategist, and healing arts advocate. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) degrees from Emory University School of Medicine’s Dual Degree Program. She is also a Certified Personal Development and Executive Coach through the CAPP Institute. Dr. Adigweme created Align + Aspire Coaching and Consulting in which she specializes in serving individuals who suffer from burnout, high levels of stress, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome. She combines her medical expertise with research-based positive psychology principles to assist clients in understanding the mental and physical impacts of stress, establishing a mind-body connection, as well as gaining clarity on inherent strengths, purpose, core values, and limiting mindsets. With this information, she partners with her clients to execute an action plan in order to decrease stress, increase resiliency, and strategically accomplish their goals in alignment with their deepest intentions. She also coaches medical students and residents in the same areas of focus.