Corporate Tai Chi

“Your Tai Chi sessions seem to work for us because its a nice team activity that everyone can get involved in, which helps team bonding.  Also, the way that you run the sessions enables us to make lots of links to many of the interpersonal skills you need to use in business.”


Rachel Dale, PA Consulting


An Unique Approach


Authentic Tai Chi Chuan is a uniquely powerful tool for personal and professional development.  We offer tailored training to suit your needs, where you can:



Alex Swainson, the lead instructor, holds a Masters in Enterprise Integration (Cranfield University), a BSc in Management Studies (University of Leeds) and has worked as a consultant, project manager and at senior level in performance management, corporate policy and facilitation.   


Types of session offered:




Tai Chi training can be applied to the following areas:












































Move beyond standard team-building methods and help improve team dynamics by learning to apply Tai Chi principles to:

Increase flexibility and adaptability

Develop team bonding & confidence


Leadership

& Management Development The approach of the Academy is to foster the personal development of individuals in the way that they think, feel and project themselves and how they communicate with and perceive others.  Often neglected, but essential to good leadership.





 

 


 



Gu Dang Tai Chi Chuan

London & SE England


t:  07812 469133

e: alex@guildfordtaichi.co.uk



Type of Training


Details

1. Team Development

Move beyond standard team-building methods and help improve team dynamics by learning to apply Tai Chi principles such as least energy/least resistance, neither confronting nor disengaging, merging and following to:


  • Increase flexibility and adaptability
  • Improve interpersonal skills and empathy with others
  • Develop confidence within the team
  • Create space for growth, focus and better communication

2. Performance

Try a unique approach to performance management by using methods from Tai Chi & higher martial arts training to improve:


  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mental clarity
  • Focus and application
  • Enhanced awareness
  • Relaxation for physical / mental efficiency & stamina

3. Stress Management, Health and Wellbeing

Tai Chi provides the ideal framework for reducing stress levels in the workplace.  Sessions can provide simple ideas that can easily be incorporated into your working day to manage stress levels and improve overall health.

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce stress-related illness
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce joint pain and back problems

4. Negotiation and

Influencing Skills

Tai Chi principles have much in common with effective methods of negotiation and influencing, such as Principled Negotiation.  The collaborative approach that the art fosters helps to change the mindset of the individual by showing them another way to getting what they want, a way that creates less animosity, bad feeling (neither passive nor aggressive).  


The partner and group work within the session helps illustrate these powerful ideas in a uniquely experiential and engaging way.  To quote a workshop participant:


“We were able to use the idea of not pushing straight back at someone during our influencing skills training later in the day; we suggested that if you were prepared to go with the person you wanted to influence, you'd be much more successful in the end.”

5. Leadership and Management Skills

Tai Chi helps to foster the personal development of the individual in the way that they think, feel and project themselves and how they communicate with and perceive others.  Tai Chi helps to take personal awareness to a different level so that managers/leaders can:


  • Observe themselves with more clarity and insight
  • Experience a more profound change in themselves to deepen their authenticity and integrity
  • Unlock more of their expressive power to connect with and inspire people
  • Develop physical and mental flexibility and stability
  • Stimulate creativity
  • Develop calmness and confidence, to positively affect working relationships