Search Inside Yourself

We all want a workplace where people thrive, but how can we make it a reality?

See how Google achieved it – attend their most successful development program ever

Born at Google and based on brain science, SIY uses the practices of mindfulness to train Emotional Intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mindset, and centred leadership.
In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead. And it’s surprisingly fun. Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience and mindfulness,
SIY is changing thousands of lives in over a dozen countries.

It is now available to the public in London.

Join us for this highly interactive 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership.

SIY has been offered to thousands of Google employees to help take leadership to higher levels of effectiveness, purpose and meaning. It was developed by a Google Engineer, a Zen teacher, a Stanford University Neuroscientist and the author of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman.

About the Leadership Institute

Born at Google from one Engineer’s dream to change the world, Search Inside Yourself is now a globally-recognised program & network. Bridging age-old practices of mind training with modern neuroscience and technology, we help people in organizations bring out the best in themselves, from the inside out.

Our board, teachers and coaches have helped senior executives and upper management at Fortune 100 companies, worked in the world’s top neuroscience labs and held prominent executive positions in leading companies.

The Benefits of Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence


Expands Leadership Capacity

Increases effectiveness, decision-making capacity, and ability to create positive culture.


Improves Performance & Collaboration

Enhances strength in brain regions associated with focus, working memory, and executive function. Encourages greater empathy and ease in relationships.


Enhances Wellbeing & Resilience

Improves emotional resilience, stress management, happiness, and job satisfaction. Minimises stress symptoms and sick days.

What’s Unique About SIY


Developed and tested within Google.


Created by thought-leaders in mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.


Makes deep and complex concepts highly practical and accessible.


Emphasises application to the on-the-ground challenges of daily work.

Optimise your mind for the digital age

Early registration and group discounts available.
Click below for the full list of ticket options and begin registration.


It is no longer sufficient that a leader is able
to manage people and processes…

…they must also be resilient enough to effectively use their minds to manage their emotions, reactions and decisions in challenging business situations – and to help the people they manage do the same. Yet many leaders report that they feel overloaded and overworked to even get a good night’s sleep – and therefore unable to manage their own emotions effectively, never mind those of their people.

Learn the essential competencies for sustaining peak performance, creativity and motivation – even in the face of extreme stress and challenging times


Leaders are Missing What Matters Most

  • of employees are disengaged, leading to lower productivity, innovation, and wellbeing.

  • only 8% of people strongly agree that they experience overall wellbeing because of their work.

* (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Be inspired by the world’s leading organisations

Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness into their workplaces

What have Google, Samsung, Apple, P&G, McKinsey, Aetna, SAP, General Mills, LG, Apple, eBay and the World Economic Forum got in common? They have all introduced mindful leadership programs to help their leaders excel, and their teams thrive.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.

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  • Mindfulness

    Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

  • Neuroscience

    Neuroscience shows that attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.


Mindfulness produces clearly measurable business results right across organisations


What previous attendees said…

Search Inside Yourself impacts attendees

“The most unique and introspective development skills I have ever seen.”

“It would be amazing to offer this to the whole company or newly formed teams. This really shifted my perspective in how I approach my relationships and myself.”

“I was not sure what to expect and was somewhat sceptical, but I can see many ways this could help me in my work and personal life. I think our team will greatly benefit.”

“A wonderful development opportunity that will pay dividends in both professional and personal life.”

“SIY helps address both sustainable performance and wellbeing, and that is the golden egg that people are really interested in.”

“I’ve been to dozens of trainings and at the end I’m usually exhausted. But when I left SIY, I was so energized.“

“To attend this program is a life changing experience.”

“This method is really working, people learned to relate better to each other better, find ways to increase their own regulation, their own focus and wellbeing.”

“From SIY I learned relaxed focus, to be able to disconnect from the overall noise in a high-speed environment and get things done without feeling too stressed about it.”

“The SIYLI team was fantastic. Their knowledge and experiences surrounding the subject matter were extraordinary. They are seasoned practitioners who embody their teachings.”

91% of recent participants reported that the program helped them feel more clarity of mind


Course Outline

The SIY program is focused entirely upon equipping you with a set of skills and practices that you can take back to the workplace and apply immediately. Our delivery employs a wide variety of practical individual and group exercises with a ratio of about one-third theory to two-thirds practice.

Day 1 – AM

Introduction to Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence at work
  • Intro to mindfulness
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Theory, practice, and benefits of mindfulness

Day 1 – PM


  • Science of self-awareness
  • Emotional regulation
  • Understanding triggers
  • Reframing and responding to challenges skillfully

Day 2 – AM


  • Aligning your values and work
  • Resilience
  • Neuroscience of motivation
  • The role of empathy in leadership
  • Perspective taking
  • Neuroscience of empathy
  • Developing trust

Day 2 – PM


  • Compassion and Leadership
  • Communication with insight
  • Neuroscience of compassion
  • Teambuilding models
  • Navigating difficult conversations
  • Integration and next steps

PLEASE NOTE: The SIY curriculum is being continually updated and improved to reflect emerging research and experience, so the schedule is subject to change without notice.

Your Trainers


Ibrahim Bokharouss originally crossed paths with Search Inside Yourself at Google in 2009, where he was working as an engineer.

This sparked a multiyear and multipath journey of self-inquiry and self-development, eventually accumulating in the desire to give and share the insights and enrichments to others, starting with becoming a yoga teacher in 2013 and a Search Inside Yourself teacher at Google in 2015. Around that time, he also shifted into initiating and working on mindfulness engineering projects at Google. Parallel to that he enjoyed being and learning in the fields, working with youth in developing countries and humans in refugee camps.

In 2018 he joined Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, where as part of the product team he is exploring the role of technology in introducing and sustaining practices of wisdom and compassion, while also continuing teaching Search Inside Yourself programs across the world.


Svea von Hehn passion is to combine the rigor of evidence based consultancy  with the wisdom of mindfulnessin her work.

For almost 20 years she has been working internationally (e.g. in Europe, the US, China, Middle East) as a management consultant on organizational transformation & personal development for private & social sector clients. Among others, Svea worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company focusing on large-scale change and capability building programs. She holds a diploma and PhD in psychology, and is a certified systemic coach and SIY-teacher. Svea is author of several books on mindfulness & leadership.

Since 1994 she has practiced mindfulness and been trained by different meditation teachers (especially in the realm of Zen as disciple of Zen-Master Prof. Dr. Migaku Sato Rôshi). In her spare time, she practices Ashtanga-Yoga. She lives
with her family (1 son) in Berlin.

Since 2012 she is co-CEO of the consultancy RETURN ONMEANING GmbH ( with the vision of cultivating conditions for meaningful work in the workplace.

Optimise your mind for the digital age

Early registration and group discounts available.

Click below for the full list of ticket options and begin registration.

Book Your Team Today



04 & 05 Oct 2018 | 9am – 5pm

China Exchange
The Prudential Room
32a Gerrard St,
London W1D 6JA

Venue Details

China Exchange, The Prudential Room, 32a Gerrard St, London W1D 6JA

Hotel Accommodation

Click for various accommodation options near Leicester Square Station


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    Super Early Bird

    (till 28 February)

    £ 780 (incl.VAT)

    Early Bird

    (till 10 July)

    £ 870 (incl.VAT)


    £ 990 (incl.VAT)


    Prices displayed are per person


    Super Early Bird

    (till 28 February)

    £ 700 (incl.VAT)

    Early Bird

    (till 10 July)

    £ 780 (incl.VAT)


    £ 870 (incl.VAT)


    Prices displayed are per person

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable. If you can’t attend, send a friend or colleague.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?

Search Inside Yourself is designed for individuals and organisations who want to apply mindfulness-based emotional intelligence practices. This includes business leaders, managers, leadership teams, executives, academics, therapists, consultants and professionals across all sectors.

Search Inside Yourself is based on cutting-edge research in mindfulness and emotional intelligence which includes the importance of self-awareness, the power of optimism and resilience and the benefits of empathy and compassion. With these skills you can bring greater effectiveness, productivity, success, well-being, peace and happiness to yourself, your organisation and the world.
SIY is designed for people who are serious about reaching their full potential in business and life. If you’re committed to leading with excellence and cultivating qualities of awareness, focus, authenticity and compassion then you’ll love this course.
SIY is a unique combination of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and compassion. Along with the course materials, this workshop is about “practicing” these skills, community-building and peer-to-peer learning. If you feel you have achieved complete mastery in these areas, then this course maybe isn’t for you.
Bring an open mind, a notebook, and a pen. If you know that you need a particular snack (gluten free, a special protein bar, etc.) to keep you happy and focused we suggest you pack it!  We also suggest that you bring something warm to wear in case it gets a bit colder than you may expect.
Wear whatever you feel most comfortable and confident wearing.
The If you’re unable to attend a program that you’ve registered and paid for, you are eligible for a full refund until two weeks prior to the event. If you cancel within two weeks of the program, you have two options. The first option is to send a substitute of your choice to attend the program in your place. The second option is to receive a refund for the program, less a 25% processing fee. Please note that all refunds will be issued through Eventbrite and processed within 15 days of notification of cancellation.
Yes, the training is in English.
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Adrian Kowal – Evolve Co-owner and Director

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