Chibs Okereke

From CEO to mindfulness coach

Who is Chibs?

Chibs is a stress and burnout expert, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator, former founder, and reformed striver!

He provides tools to help organisations, teams, and individuals reduce and manage stress and burnout.

After a severe burnout that had disastrous effects on his mental health, Chibs left corporate to reset, recover, and repair the damage to his health.

During his time off, he discovered practical, scientifically validated tools and techniques to overcome stress, overwhelm, difficult emotions, negative thinking, and overthinking. He then made it his mission to share these tools with others.

Chibs has created a unique framework. He has integrated MBSR techniques from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, positive psychology tools, and years of hands-on experience working with the Vagus Nerve and nervous system.

All his coaching, courses, and workshops develop two distinct domains: tools and resilience.

As a participant, you will go through a systematic process to create your personalised toolkit. You will access your toolkit whenever you are stressed, overwhelmed, or confronted with a challenge.

At the same time, you will cultivate a daily mindfulness meditation practice to boost your baseline resilience. With increased resilience, you will require less frequent access to your toolkit.

Practical Mindfulness

“In the past, when life got stressful, I used to cope in unhealthy ways. I’d overeat, drink, take substances, scream, shout, kick, punch… or just avoid things altogether.

Those strategies worked for me in the short term, but eventually, they always created more problems than they solved.

My life would have been so much easier if I’d had the skills to work through difficult emotions without losing my mind.

Over time, I developed a systematic process. Daily meditation helped me, but I needed more. I focused on two areas. Firstly, I constructed a toolkit that I could draw upon when stressed, overwhelmed or challenged. Secondly, I refined my meditation practice day by day. My daily practice built resilience, which meant that I didn’t get stressed or overwhelmed as much. Many of the things that used to bother me didn’t bother me anymore.

I used my tools when life got crazy, and I sharpened my meditation skills each day, so I didn’t need to bring out my tools that often.

I learned to calm down my stress response and manage my intense emotions. I learned to identify triggering situations to avoid situations that didn’t serve me. And I learned to mentally and physically prepare for uncomfortable situations that couldn’t (or shouldn’t) be avoided. I built my personalised toolkit so that I could handle different challenging situations.

I’ve now worked with hundreds of clients and delivered workshops to tens of thousands of participants. I’ve helped select and integrate the perfect tools and techniques for healthy coping and self-care routines. Experience has shown me that stress, anxiety and burnout don’t have to run our lives. We can integrate tools to manage our uncomfortable emotions in healthy ways.”

– Chibs Okereke, Stress & Burnout Specialist, MSc Organisational Psychology, PG Dip, BA (Hons), Accredited Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“In the past, when life got stressful, I used to cope in unhealthy ways. I’d overeat, drink, take substances, scream, shout, kick, punch… or just avoid things altogether.

Those strategies worked for me in the short term, but eventually, they always created more problems than they solved.

My life would have been so much easier if I’d had the skills to work through difficult emotions without losing my mind.

Over time, I developed a systematic process. Daily meditation helped me, but I needed more. I focused on two areas. Firstly, I constructed a toolkit that I could draw upon when stressed, overwhelmed or challenged. Secondly, I refined my meditation practice day by day. My daily practice built resilience, which meant that I didn’t get stressed or overwhelmed as much. Many of the things that used to bother me didn’t bother me anymore.

I used my tools when life got crazy, and I sharpened my meditation skills each day, so I didn’t need to bring out my tools that often.

I learned to calm down my stress response and manage my intense emotions. I learned to identify triggering situations to avoid situations that didn’t serve me. And I learned to mentally and physically prepare for uncomfortable situations that couldn’t (or shouldn’t) be avoided. I built my personalised toolkit so that I could handle different challenging situations.

I’ve now worked with hundreds of clients and delivered workshops to tens of thousands of participants. I’ve helped select and integrate the perfect tools and techniques for healthy coping and self-care routines. Experience has shown me that stress, anxiety and burnout don’t have to run our lives. We can integrate tools to manage our uncomfortable emotions in healthy ways.”

– Chibs Okereke, Stress & Burnout Specialist, MSc Organisational Psychology, PG Dip, BA (Hons), Accredited Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Practical Mindfulness

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