This rare two-part TEDx Talk by Alan Watkins, from TEDxPortsmouth, is better than the title might suggest. He speaks on performance, coherence, and controlling our organism. If you think deep breathing is the way to calm the body, he suggests you are wrong (thanks to Mark Walsh for the heads up on this).
Watkins advocates a slower, more rhythmic breathing cycle that seems to generate more brain coherence (according to his machine). Their model seeks to control all of the factors below the water-line (as seen above) in order to generate better results for the two factors above the water-line.
Published on Mar 13, 2012 in (2 Parts)
Alan is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence Ltd. He is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has researched and published widely on both subjects for over 18 years. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine at Imperial College, London as well as an Affiliate Professor of Leadership at the European School of Management, London. He originally qualified as a physician, has a first class degree in psychology and a PhD in immunology.
This is the "About" statement from the Complete Coherence website. Of interest to integral folks, perhaps, because Diane Hamilton is one of their practitioners.
Complete Coherence is powered by compassion.
Our purpose is to develop more enlightened leaders.
Compassion is what gets us all out of bed every single day. We have a strong desire to reduce the suffering that comes from the poor decision making of leaders across the globe. We believe that there is an urgent need to develop more enlightened leadership in organisations. We are also very optimistic about the potential of human beings and what is possible. We delight in helping leaders, executive teams and multi-national organisations develop themselves and deliver much better results even in tough conditions.
Our approach is very bespoke. It is driven by our ability to precisely diagnose the critical issues which, when resolved, will cause a significant improvement in performance. Using a range of high definition diagnostic processes we ensure we understand your issues deeply before intervening. Our interventions integrate the most recent advances from multiple scientific fields including; complexity theory, human performance, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, team dynamics, organisational development, medical technology and many others.
We distinguish “horizontal” development, which is effectively the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience from “vertical” development. Vertical development enables individuals, teams and organisations to move to a more sophisticated level of performance. Such a distinction is, in our view, critical to delivering sustainable change. We also believe in scientifically measuring the improvements created and sharing the results with you.
Founder and CEO Dr Alan Watkins BSc MBBS PhD is a one of a team of outstanding consultants who are supported by a superb back office who are incredibly friendly and keep us on track to ensure we all deliver Brilliance Every Day!