Search Inside Yourself (SIY)

Aim:SIY is a highly interactive and experiential programme combining mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience to help leaders become more balanced, insightful and inspirational.
Provider: José Antonio Aguilar (link)
For:Mid-career/Senior staff (post-doc/PI or equivalent)

SIY was developed at Google and is now a globally recognised programme –
Developed by thought leaders in neuroscience, emotional intelligence and mindfulness, SIY uses evidence-based practices to help develop the self-mastery and resilience skills fundamental to effective leadership. Specially designed for organizations, SIY makes complex ideas accessible while showing how they can be applicable in the every day life of a leader.

Participants in the SIY program will learn foundational skills to:
- Enhance mental fitness and clarity
- Develop greater self awareness
- Reduce stress responses
- Enhance emotion regulation
- Increase motivation and resilience
- Improve access to creativity
- Improve empathy, collaboration and communication skills
- Develop better decision-making skills
- Increase leadership effectiveness
- Experience greater overall wellbeing

José Antonio Aguilar is an SIY Certified Teacher. He holds a degree in Engineering from UPC and a Master of Science from the University of Illinois. He is also an MBSR instructor and has practised yoga and meditation for more than 20 years.

"A must for anyone in a stressful leadership position" Edition 2016.
"I think it will have a long-lasting impact on my life" Edition 2016.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  

All participants must commit to attending ALL FOUR sessions.

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

16th, 23rd, 30th October & 6th November 2017
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th April 2016