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Search Inside Yourself Comes to Ann Arbor!

Search Inside Yourself is a program that teaches tools for focus, self-awareness, and resilience, so people can create a better world for themselves and others.

February 21 — 22  |  9:00am - 5:00pm
University of Michigan
5th Floor Blau Colloquium, Jeff T. Blau Hall, 700 E University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
Program Language:  English

Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness in their workplaces.

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Emotional Intelligence

Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.

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Neuroscience

Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.

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Mindfulness

Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

The SIY program includes:

Join us for a highly interactive 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and high performance.

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Live Training

(2 days)
Introduction to neuroscience, mindfulness and the five emotional intelligence capacities.
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Virtual Practice

(4 weeks)
Weekly exercises and resources, delivered by email.
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Webinar

(1 hour)
Reconnect with your teachers and group to review and set a plan for continuation.

Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY!

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Your Facilitators:

Brandon Rennels

Brandon Rennels

Brandon is the Teacher Development
Manager at SIYLI, where he supports the
organization in cultivating world-class
mindfulness teachers.

Brandon has taught the SIY program to a wide variety
of audiences, ranging from large investment firms in
Asia, to manufacturing and technology companies in
the United States, to the general public in Iceland. He
is nourished by empowering leaders to align with
their intention to show up fully at work and in their life.

Prior to SIYLI he was a Senior Consultant for Oliver
Wyman, a management consulting firm. He worked
across industries on a range of strategic initiatives,
focusing primarily on capability building and
facilitating change within organizations. In this role he
consulted for public and private enterprises around
the globe, including two years based in Dubai.

Brandon has also spent years training in mindfulness
at monasteries of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is an ordained
member of the Order of Interbeing, the core
community of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Brandon graduated with highest honors from the
Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
He is an avid table tennis player who is always up for a
good match.

Lori Schwanbeck

Lori Schwanbeck

Lori has been teaching SIY internationally for the past three years to diverse clients in: technology, professional sports, manufacturing, retail, education, and humanitarian organizations. In addition to teaching SIY, she is a mindfulness based psychotherapist dedicated to helping people create lives of meaning and well-being. Lori coaches individuals seeking to increase their level of social and emotional intelligence in their professional and personal lives. Lori understands the challenges and opportunities of bringing secular mindfulness into various work environments as she draws upon her background in marketing for multi-national companies and small businesses. Lori practice is supported by time in nature.

Book individually or for your team today.

In partnership with:

Center for Positive Organizations

Here are some frequently asked questions we receive

Program Cancellation Policy

While we aim to offer all of our programs, sometimes circumstances occur that are outside of our control. Programs may be cancelled at the discretion of SIYLI up to 4 weeks prior to the program, and in the case of cancellation, participants will receive a full refund within 15 days of notification of cancellation. SIYLI is unable to reimburse you for any costs you may have incurred associated with program attendance, such as accommodation and transport costs.

You’re in Good Company

ABC Carpet
American Express
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AXA
Bae Systems
Bloom
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COX Media
Detroit Diesel
English School's Foundation
Equinix
I think anybody can benefit from this program in many different ways. I want my colleagues to take it, my family to take it – I would highly recommend it.
Rebecca Zucker, 2016