19 Jun 2019
Mindfulness could be defined as ‘paying conscious attention to the present moment, in a non-judgemental manner’.
Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, but the modern form was developed by Dr Jon Kabat – Zinn at the University of Massachusetts, who developed a programme called Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
It is now practised in many areas of society and is being increasingly recognised for it’s benefits in the workplace, with positive effects on health, efficiency and productivity. Studies have shown that mindfulness is fundamentally connected to many aspects of workplace functioning, and in particular is associated with key area such as:
This interactive one day course will provide an introduction to mindfulness and encourage new ways of thinking and working, as well as help you relate to stress and problems in a different way.
This course is suitable for anyone wants to learn more about mindfulness and how it can be of benefit in the workplace.
What is mindfulness?
The benefits of mindfulness
Mindfulness as a tool for coping with stress
Non-judgmental awareness and working with negative thoughts
The necessity to approach mindful awareness in a non-judgemental fashion – explore how many of our attitudes and moods are set by our innate ability to punish ourselves for negative experiences
Meditation, the basis of mindfulness – raising our internal and external awareness
It is possible that we may be physically present in a room but often mentally
absent. How often have you attended a meeting whilst trying to respond to a text or consider the proposal you have to finish before the end of the day?
Exploring the senses
The dangers of multi-tasking – ‘The art of doing twice as much as you should half as well as you could’
Practical activities to help develop mindfulness
This session will explore a range of activities, exercises, tips and techniques that can be pursued following the course, including;
Personal mindfulness plan