Mindfulness at Work
Mindfulness training to prevent stress, enhance concentration and create a more positive work environment
We today spend about 30-50% of our lives working. Research shows that stress is on the rise, topping the list of reasons for long-term sickness absence from work. Whether it is due to long hours, one’s level of job security, work relationships or communication issues, wellbeing at work plays an important role for people’s level of job satisfaction. It is also important for the organization in terms of its productivity, efficiency, employee relations, absenteeism and turnover.
Mindfulness in the workplace
Many companies have now started implementing mindfulness at work to combat and prevent work-related stress and to improve people’s job satisfaction. Examples include Google, KPMG, and Transport of London, as well as many hospital, schools and other business enterprises.
Mindful leadership – Leading with emotional intelligence
Mindfulness improves a person’s ability to respond rather than to react, and to think more clearly. It helps people cope with change and uncertainty, avoid rigid or scattered thinking and become more comfortable with not knowing.
Greater emotional intelligence is developed through “checking in” to our emotions, thoughts and bodily sensations on a regular basis. Mindfulness practice also involves cultivating a better present-moment awareness of our surroundings, including the people we are with, cultivating a greater sense of social connection and empathy towards others.
Mindfulness training can be done either on an individual or group-based basis, and it can be tailored to suit the needs of your workplace. Here are some examples of group-training options:
The training typically involves 5 x 1.5 hour sessions at your workplace. The course will focus on the core aspects of mindfulness relevant to general wellbeing and work performance. There is also the possibility of training one or more internal trainers within the workplace to facilitate the continuation of the practice on a group level after the course has finished.
Invite your team or group of leaders to do a 1, 2 or 3-day workshop.