Bespoke Mindfulness Training in the Work Place
We offer bespoke mindfulness training in the workplace to staff in a wide range of organisations across the Yorkshire region, including schools. Training can range from a single introduction session to 4-8 week group courses.
As every work place has different needs and practicalities, contact us to discuss your requirements and to hear what we can offer.
Mindfulness has a wide applications in the work place with studies showing that mindfulness promotes insightful problem solving, cultivating a positive attitude to perceived stress, increased attention and decreased ruminating thoughts, increased emotional intelligence and an observing attitude, all of which are helpful in today’s busy and often stressful workplaces.
Mindfulness has been the subject of 1000’s of scientific studies in the last 30 years with proven results coming through in a variety of fields, particularly showing enhanced ability to be resilient to the things life throws up for us.
Developing awareness of our thought patterns and mental habits, with acceptance and self-compassion, helps us to manage difficult experiences, and create space to make wise choices. Respond rather than react to situations as you develop the ability to notice your automatic responses as they arise. In the work place this translates into a range of benefits from reduced stress and improved well being to better communication and leadership and less time urgency.
Mindfulness training is a method of mental training that reduces the tendency to go through life on autopilot, by learning to pay more attention to thoughts, feelings and experiences as they arise. In so doing it can change the way we relate to our day to day experiences, particularly stressful ones. It also helps us be more present to really enjoy the good parts of our life too. Participants report reduced stress/worry/over-thinking and better sleep, more emotional regulation and more awareness and control in how they manage their minds and emotions. Rather than worrying about what has happened or what might happen, mindfulness trains us to respond to whatever is happening right now.
Mindfulness will not eliminate life’s pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. As John Kabat-Zinn wrote in his book ‘Full Catastrophe Living, ‘You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf’. It helps us to recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events which can help us to better manage our jobs and our work life balance and improve our well being.
Scientific references and some of the latest research on what practicing mindfulness really means in terms of your brain neurology and your wellbeing will be posted here very shortly. In the meantime please go to www.mindfulnet.org and you can see all the latest scientific papers.
Coming soon…. in the mean time contact On the Mind to hear what a range of staff participants from private companies to local councils, from the NHS to schools (primary and secondary) across Yorkshire said about the training.