Mindfulness for teams and organisations
Evidence indicates that mindfulness in the workplace can ...
positively impact both mental and emotional health
increase stress tolerance
improve attention - in terms of stability, control and efficiency
expand working memory
change behaviour eg increasing empathy and compassion
affect interpersonal behaviour and relationships
boost workplace morale
You may have a workplace gym, but a mind gym?
How about beginning with a one hour taster session? The event begins with a 15 minute presentation (TED Prezi style on a high quality projector) with options for comments and questions by participants. This is followed by opportunities (totalling 20 minutes) for people to experience a taste of mindfulness in practice. (People do not need to actively participate if they wish - people are welcome to simply sit and observe). Time is spent after each of the practices for some optional collective feedback, discussion and questions. We can finish with a further simple mindfulness practice which people can 'take away' with them for future use.
Half Day Events
These bring together an introduction to mindfulness with:
a variety of stress management techniques;
mindfulness of interpersonal communications;
active communication skills development;
an optional focus on the stresses particular to your workplace together with evidence based solution-focussed responses.
These events can draw from a wide range of training elements in order to tailor the day to your specific organisational needs.
How about a Mindfulness Essentials course tailored for organisations. This consists of 5 to 9 sessions of 30 minutes or one hour over 5 to 9 weeks. This includes options of MP3 players with audio practices and 60 page course handbooks with full colour images on each page laid out in an easy to read double column engaging magazine style.
Mindful Edinburgh Online, and yet Face to Face
Given that the strong evidence base for the effectiveness of mindfulness rests primarily on 8 week face to face (rather than online) courses, Mindful Edinburgh have also developed an online face to face course using media applications. This is perfect for teams and organisations where regular travel could make commitment to a traditional face to face course difficult, or indeed where members of a team or organisation are based in different cities or countries.
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As someone with extensive experience of working in organisations whether in learning and development or in a number of management roles, you will find me understanding of and responsive to your organisations' needs.
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