Understanding Communication – 5 Ways to Listen Better

Five ways to listen better. (Treasure, 2011). (7 minutes)

https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better

 Summary of the video:

5 Ways to better listening”

  • Silence – 3 minutes a day.
  • The Mixer – (even in noisy environment) listen to how many channels of sound you are hearing
  • Savoring – enjoying mundane sounds, eg tumble driver, is a waltz. The hidden choir.
  • Listening positions – you can move your listening position to different places, depending on what you want to hear. Play with them as leavers.
  • RASA – Sanskrit word for juice or essence. Receive, appreciate (oh, ah), summarize (so), ask questions.

Key points:

  • We retain 25% of what we hear
  • Making meaning from sound
  • Mental process of extraction
  • Pattern recognition
  • “Differencing” (pink noise, discount sounds that remain the same)
  • Filters take us down to what we pay attention to, they keep our reality. Intention is very important to listening.
  • Sounds places in space and time. If you close your eyes, you are aware, sound always has time embedded in it.
  • Sonority is time and meaning.
  • We are losing our listening. We invented ways of recording, writing, sound, video. World is so noise; cacophony going on; it is tiring to listen.
  • We are becoming impatient. We are becoming desensitized. It is harder for us to pay attention to the quiet, the understated.
  • Listening is our access to understanding.
  • A world where we don’t listen to each other at all, is a very scary place indeed.
  • Every human being needs to listen consciously,  in order to live fully.
  • Connected in space and time, in understanding, spirituality. We need to teach listening in our schools.

Create a world of connection, understanding, and a world of peace.

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Get Active Questionnaire vs PAR-Q+

Get Active Questionnaire vs PAR-Q+

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has recently endorsed the Get Active Questionnaire pre-screening resource for their CSEP professionals (CPT/CEP), replacing the previous PAR-Q and PAR-Q+.
 
The PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ were created using the AGREE process, relying on evidence-based best practice recommendations emanating from recent systematic reviews of the literature, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and current research practice.
 
BCRPA has reviewed this change with members of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) and at this time BCRPA will continue to endorse BCRPA Fitness Leaders using the PAR-Q+ forms.
 
We will keep you informed should this decision change.
 
Here is a link to the Get Active Questionnaire: Click here >>
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Embrace the Absurd!

If you have ever had difficulty communicating with a client, here is a perspective that might help decrease your stress level. There is a gap between perception and reality. Those gaps can be dangerous. Our only control is our perception and reaction. Embrace the absurd.

Mind the gap between perception and reality. (Tiffee, 2016).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BL9uRJpTqY&spfreload=10 11:09 min

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BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)

BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)

bcrpa-logo1Want to take your Personal Training certification to the next level? Get your SFL designation from the BCRPA.  The process is not simple, but an exciting opportunity.

WORKSHOP: SFL Course – November 29, 2017 from 6-9pm
WHERE: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio – Cloverdale
INSTRUCTOR: Aaron Tews
COST: $70 (paid directly to BCRPA)
REGISTRATION: http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/fitness-program/instructor-competency-evaluation-workshop

SFLs are generally fitness professionals who have responsibility for overseeing a team of fitness leaders. They are often Fitness Programmers or Managers at fitness facilities and are in a position to hire fitness leaders for their facilities.

SFLs are able to:

  • Perform ICE evaluations to verify the practical competence of new fitness leaders
  • Present workshops in their area(s) of expertise and grant BCRPA CECs (continuing education credits)

Requirements:

  • Current BCRPA registration (out of province registration will be reviewed and assessed on an individual basis)
  • Current First Aid (current within 2 years of issue date) and CPR (current within 1 year of issue date)
  • Resume of practical experience detailing 30 hours of recent supervisory experience as well as 70 hours of on-floor instruction in specialty module
  • Recognized Supervisors course from an established university, college or business school (i.e. Justice Institute, Community College)
  • Instructional Competency Evaluation (ICE) Workshop. Contact the BCRPA office for registration procedures.  
  • Shadow ICE (the shadow ICE will be explained during the ICE workshop)
    • Note: For a shadow ICE you will need to contact a current ICE evaluator. If you are already an SFL or TFL in another practical module (i.e. weight training) you won’t need to shadow but you will have to perform a mock ICE which will be explained during the ICE workshop.
  • Two reference letters (current within 1 year) from a Supervisor or Manager/Owner of a fitness facility indicating competencies

SFL Application Forms

To see the requirements to become a registered SFL, please see the application form associated with the specific specialty area:

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BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL) Workshop – Cloverdale (Nov 29 from 6-9pm)

Thinking about your next level for your BCRPA certification? Does the following sound like something you are interested in?

Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)

SFLs are generally fitness professionals who have responsibility for overseeing a team of fitness leaders. They are often Fitness Programmers or Managers at fitness facilities and are in a position to hire fitness leaders for their facilities.

SFLs are able to:

  • Perform ICE evaluations to verify the practical competence of new fitness leaders
  • Present workshops in their area(s) of expertise and grant BCRPA CECs (continuing education credits)

Aaron has been asked by BCRPA to instruct the Weight / Personal Training SFL/TFL Workshop at his Cloverdale Studio on November 29 (6-9pm).

Registration ($70 to BCRPA) – use this link: 
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/fitness-program/instructor-competency-evaluation-workshop

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BCRPA Personal Training Course – Cloverdale on Nov 4-5 & 18-19, 2017

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BCRPA Personal Training Course

Come and join us for the next final BCRPA Personal Training Course of 2017!  This certification course in offered in Cloverdale and is the final step in becoming a BCRPA certified Personal Trainer. The course will give you the tools to safely and confidently design personalized fitness programs for your clients.  

UPDATE: ONLY 4 SPOT REMAINING

BCRPA Personal Training Course

  • Dates: November 4-5 & 18-19 – 2014
  • Time: Saturday and Sunday both weekends– 9am – 6pm (approx.).
  • Location: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio – Cloverdale (103-17665 66A Avenue, Cloverdale)
  • Cost: $599+GST
  • There is lots of parking. If you don’t know the location of the building – plan to arrive a few minutes early so you won’t be rushed locating us.

Course Content:

certifiedThe course guides you through and covers the topics: anatomy, physiology, anatomical planes, practical application of lever principles, nutrition, the effects of medications and certain food, health screening, testing and evaluation, medical limitation, cardio respiratory program design, muscular strength and endurance program design, machines vs. free weights, postural analysis, stretching program design, adherence, motivation, counselling  communication, legal issues and business administration.

This very thorough course will ensure you are comfortable training your clients.

The course will be held over 2 weekends in November.  For more information, call 604-372-3233 or visit kinesiologists.ca

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