MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

These courses are tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual organisation.  The workplace can be one of the most stressful places in life, with constant pressure. This course is designed to reduce stress, increase employee engagement, improve focus and boost overall emotional well-being. Mindfulness training has been clinically proven to help employees build these resources

Mindfulness at Work Courses

 

People experience greater well-being and fulfillment in the workplace once they learn how to manage stress, respond rather than react in a habitual way and develop interpersonal skills that aid good working relationships. Mindfulness research has been clinically proven to to help employees obtain these skills.

 

 

The pace of modern living  means that the stress levels of many employees are at an all time high. Job pressures, juggling family commitments and general day to day life stresses can lead to a feeling of overwhelm along with various other negative emotional states, such as burnout, anxiety and depression. It is through the filter of these negative emotional state that employees are attempting to perform well in the workplace.  However, the negative impact of stress on the body and mind's sense of well-being inevitably results in the stress levels being maintained or even increasing in the body and mind. Mindfulness offers the tools which allow us navigate these stresses more skillfully.

 

What are the benefits of Corporate Mindfulness Courses ?

 

In the workplace Mindfulness offers the following benefits :

 

  • Increased levels of employee engagement.

  • Reduced levels of stress and anxiety.

  • Better workplace relationships.

  • Improved resilience.

  • Better organisational communication.

  • Enhanced mental well-being.

  • Deeper levels of focus.

  • Greater access to decision making skills.

  • Improved emotional well-being.

  • Increased job satisfaction.

 

Course Objectives

 

This course gives attendees a range of key mindfulness and meditation skills which they will be able to apply to enhance both their work and personal lives. The course is experiential so that attendees will feel the benefits of Mindfulness on the day, thereby enhancing their mental and emotional well-being. They will be taught how to adapt these mindfulness techniques to their unique life and work situations.

 

Overview

 

Our mind is the most powerful than the most sophisticated computer on the planet, yet we have never received an instruction manual on  how to use our minds. The negativity bias of the mind ensures that left to its own devices our minds can develop unhelpful thinking styles which can work against our own desire for happiness. These negative thought patterns will impact on our happiness levels, work performance and our mental and emotional well-being.

 

Our Mindfulness at Work training courses, based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, allows attendees to increase happiness levels, enjoy greater emotional balance and reduce stress and anxiety levels. Research has shown that after as little as two weeks Mindfulness training people were happier, could deal with stress better, and had better relationships, both at work and in personal life. These benefits increased the longer Mindfulness was practiced.

 
Why this course is unique

 

Our Mindfulness at Work course is based on the latest scientific research, which suggests additional psychological tools are combined with Mindfulness to obtain enhanced benefits. The original Mindfulness research was based Mindfulness as a standalone intervention. However, as science has progressed, research has shown that when Mindfulness is combined with tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology (the study of happy people) the benefits from Mindfulness practice are greatly improved.

 

These two additional tools allow existing thought patterns in the conscious and unconscious minds to be addressed and dissolved. In that way course attendees can experience deeper and longer levels of Mindfulness practice, uninterrupted by existing negative thought patterns that would previously have sabotaged any attempts to practice Mindfulness.

 

This Mindfulness at Work Course is primarily focused on Mindfulness, with CBT and Positive Psychology providing supporting tools to enhance Mindfulness practice. This combination offers participants an integrated approach to true happiness and well-being in life.

 

Mindfulness Research

 

  • Since 1979 comprehensive mindfulness research has indicated the benefits of mindfulness practice for physical and mental health, increased levels of focus, greater empathy, increased happiness and reduced stress.

  • Contemporary research from the field of Neuroscience show that mindfulness practice positively alters brain functioning and structure.

 
Who is the course for?

 

Any staff member who would like to experience improved health, improved psychological well-being, increased happiness and reduced stress.

 

Training Style

 

This Mindfulness course is practical and experiential in nature and provides attendees with the necessary skills to establish and maintain their own Mindfulness practice, both at home and in the workplace. On these courses Mindfulness and Meditation techniques are practiced so that attendees feel an actual, as opposed to an intellectual understanding of what Mindfulness is. Interaction is encouraged on the course so that on course completion attendees are equipped to put their Mindfulness skills immediately into their work and home situations.

 

Course Content

 

  • Contemporary research findings from Neuroscience on the benefits of Mindfulness.

  • What is Mindfulness?

  • Practical tools to integrate Mindfulness into everyday life, immediately.

  • A suite of Mindfulness exercises.

  • The connection between thoughts and feelings, and how to regulate and change how you feel.

  • Flow - the Psychology of Happiness and it's importance in the workplace.

  • The 10 most common Unhelpful Thinking Styles and how eradicate these through using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT.)

  • How to enhance happiness levels and reduce stress through the use of scientifically validated tools from Positive Psychology.

  • Experience of Meditation practices.

  • Meditation MP3's to download.

 

Course Availability

 

This course is delivered online and can be tailor-made to suit your organisational needs.

 

Please contact us on +44 (0) 203 582 6529 for more information.

 

Course Format:

 

Online courses can be delivered on a weekly basis or as a half-day or one day course to suit. Follow-on courses are also available.

 

 

We have facilitated training for:

 

 East Midlands Leadership Academy, NHS, Bolton Council, Turning Point, Virgin Trains East Coast, East London NHS, Gov.je,  Swindon Borough Council, Prudential Insurance.

 

 

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Site Updated 

25/09/2020

Tel +44 (0) 203 582 6529

Email info@britishmindfulnessacademy.co.uk

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