Resilience in the work place. Mindfulness is effective for people who want to learn how to reduce and manage their levels of stress and improve physical and psychological health at work.
The practice of mindfulness is not an escape from life. On the contrary, it is a gateway into the experience of interconnectedness and the interdependence out of which stem emotionally intelligent actions, new ways of being, and ultimately greater happiness, clarity, wisdom and kindness--- at work and in the world. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Mindfulness at work programs introduce the key ideas and practices of mindfulness; Suitable for those wanting to learn how to cope with stress, improve the quality of communication and interpersonal skills in the work force, team leaders, and management. These sessions can be structured weekly or bi weekly sessions for as short as 1hr up to 3hrs depending on the situation / personnel schedules etc.
Introductory Mindfulness Seminar
The introductory seminar is designed to present an overview to the key concepts and the scientific research that underpins mindfulness today and how this relates to managing stress and health. Discussion is interspersed with guided meditations and simple, practical methods that you can take away and use in every day interactions in life.
The seminars last for 1- 1.5 hrs.
The Power point presentation ‘Mindfulness at work’ includes practical exercises including:
• Learning how to sit mindfully
• How to bring your focus of attention to the present moment
• Experiencing how to observe your feelings and emotions
• The Auto Pilot
• Learning the Body Scan
The seminar is designed for groups up 35- 40 people. The room should have comfortable seats with adequate space for the delegates preferably in an ‘auditorium’ lay out.
A projector is required. Each participant will receive a 6 page workbook together with links to .mp3 and .mp4 course material for further practice.
The benefit of Mindfulness is to create within the individual the ability to focus their minds in a singular way with less distraction.
This Focus creates more attention for awareness of what is actually happening in the present moment and what is happening around them in a wider context.
Learning to focus improves emotional awareness and intelligence.
Emotional and mental awareness produces very positive results for each person and the environment they are working in.
1. Self awareness: knowledge of one’s internal states, resources and intuitions.
2. Self regulation: Management of ones internal states, impulses and resources.
3. Motivation: Emotional tendencies that guide or facilitate reaching goals
4. Empathy: Awareness of others feelings and needs and concerns
5. Social skills: Adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others.
6• Better work performance
7• Outstanding leadership
8• Optimizes sustainable happiness
Happiness "Not a mere pleasurable feeling, a fleeting emotion, or a mood but an optimal state of being". Matthieu Ricard (the happiest man in the world).
How does mindfulness achieve these changes?
Mindfulness training is developing ‘awareness’ of the mind to become like a laser, to be able to concentrate and focus the attention clearly singularly, and hold the focus at will for as long as desired, without employing the judgmental and critical aspect of the ‘normal’ mind.
In mindfulness the ‘awareness’ of the mind is focus on the present moment. Perceiving and accepting what is actually going on, and around us at any given instant in time.
The ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guides one’s own thinking and actions. (P Salovey,D Mayer)
For more information on prices and availabilty: Please call Huw Griffiths on 07787870841