Mindfulness in the Workplace

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.

12 Oct 2018

& 29 Apr 2019

GBP 599
EUR 839
USD 934

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Course overview

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:

  • Wellbeing, resilience and stress management
  • Improved relationships, creating more effective team working
  • Performance – including positive effects on leadership, decision-making and creativity and innovation

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.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone wants to learn more about mindfulness and how it can be of benefit in the workplace.

Programme

What is mindfulness?

The benefits of mindfulness

  • How can practicing mindfulness help on both a physical and psychological level

Mindfulness as a tool for coping with stress

  • Discuss the role mindfulness can play in helping to manage stress more
    effectively
  • How to use mindfulness to recognise the signs of stress and to minimise
    stress-related problems

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

  • Alternative strategies to dealing with our negative thoughts

Meditation, the basis of mindfulness – raising our internal and external awareness

  • Benefits of meditation – raising our internal and external awareness
  • Why is there a resistance to meditation
  • How to find an approach that works for you
  • Meditation exercises that can be practiced anywhere and anytime
  • Common problems when meditating and things to avoid when meditating

Being present
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 physiological and psychological differences between being
    physically and mentally present

Exploring the senses

  • Look beyond the analytical side of the mind and the process of thinking,
    judging and planning to find solutions

The dangers of multi-tasking – ‘The art of doing twice as much as you should half as well as you could’

  • Explore how the cognitive load demanded by switching your attention expends energy
  • Can productivity be increased by focusing on one thing at a time?

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;

  • Sleep / rest
  • Changing perspective
  • Disengaging the autopilot
  • Being self-compassionate
  • Span versus path goals
  • Being creative
  • Showing gratitude
  • The great outdoors

Personal mindfulness plan

  • Discuss your planned approach to mindfulness following the course

Presenter

Geoff Marsh (12 Oct 2018)

Geoff Marsh is the Managing Director of Dansam Ltd, a training company that began in September 1999. As a trainer and presenter, Geoff has been involved with conferences, seminars and roadshows for organisations such as Air Miles, Regus, Robert Bosch Ltd, Wessex Water, Sun Microsystems, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, London Underground, Forte Hotels, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils (EPSRC), The Zoological Society Of London, Interserve Project Services Ltd, He has published several books including ‘A Sixty Minute Guide To Powerful Presentations’.

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12 Oct 2018
12 Oct 2018 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Please note: this event is being organised by our training partner Management Forum; clicking Enrol will take you to management-forum.co.uk to complete your purchase.
29 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Please note: this event is being organised by our training partner Management Forum; clicking Enrol will take you to management-forum.co.uk to complete your purchase.

Previous customers include...

  • Gilead Sciences International Ltd
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies, Magnesium Elektron
  • Mundipharma Research Ltd
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Uniper Uk Ltd
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Weetabix Ltd
  • Wortley Byers Law

Happy with the content, speaker and the course material. Gives you the answer what mindfulness is all about and how to practise.

Aleksandra Beer, In-house Events Co-ordinator, Management Forum Ltd

Interesting, good pace, lovely venue. Good balance between serious and light hearted

Alison MacGregor, Occupational Health Advisor , Uniper Uk Ltd