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.
What is mindfulness?
The benefits of mindfulness
Mindfulness as a tool for coping with stress
- How can practicing mindfulness help on both a physical and psychological level
Non-judgmental awareness and working with negative thoughts
- Discuss the role mindfulness can play in helping to manage stress more
- How to use mindfulness to recognise the signs of stress and to minimise
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
- Alternative strategies to dealing with our negative thoughts
- 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
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
- Exploring the physiological and psychological differences between being
physically and mentally present
The dangers of multi-tasking – ‘The art of doing twice as much as you should half as well as you could’
- Look beyond the analytical side of the mind and the process of thinking,
judging and planning to find solutions
Practical activities to help develop mindfulness
- Explore how the cognitive load demanded by switching your attention expends energy
- Can productivity be increased by focusing on one thing at a time?
This session will explore a range of activities, exercises, tips and techniques that can be pursued following the course, including;
Personal mindfulness plan
- Sleep / rest
- Changing perspective
- Disengaging the autopilot
- Being self-compassionate
- Span versus path goals
- Being creative
- Showing gratitude
- The great outdoors
- Discuss your planned approach to mindfulness following the course
|19 Jun 2019
|19 Jun 2019
||Rembrandt Hotel, London
+ VAT @ 20.00%
Until 17 May