Mindfulness in the Workplace
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.