mindfulness in the workplace
We recognise that teams and individuals are under ever increasing demands and pressures in the workplace and are passionate about offering mindful solutions to help them manage those demands, build resilience and improve performance.
I am always happy to visit your office to discuss how mindfulness could benefit your organisation and you can read below for some examples of the services we offer.
courses & workshops
Whether you have 20mins or a full day to fill with mindfulness, I can tailor a package to meet the individual requirements of your on or off-site event.
Examples of past workshops:
Recognising and Managing Stress
mindfulness workplace research
the science behind the mystery
There is a wealth of published research papers specific to the workplace and as of 2016, 32 of those have been Randomised Control Trials (RCT) - considered the gold standard of research studies. In the paper, 'Mindfulness, Behaviour Change and Decision Making: An Experimental Trial, Jessica Pykett, Rachel Lilley, Mark Whitehead, Rachel Howell, Rhys Jones (January 2016)' it summarises:
"Research studies in workplaces have primarily emphasised the role of mindfulness programmes on staff wellbeing, mental health and stress-reduction - tackling problems of sickness absence, presenteeism, high staff turnover, depression and anxiety.
Research and commentary has also explored the business role of mindfulness in terms of improving employee performance, resilience and social relationships in the workplace, work engagement and in reducing emotional exhaustion and improving job satisfaction".
A recent study at Unilever showed a significant reduction of 45.8% to 16.4% in stress-related drop-out rates of employees who completed an 8-session mindfulness course. **
In a 2 year MBCT randomised control trial (RCT), 17% of particpants lowered their dose of antidepressants and 71% stopped taking them completely.**
Transport for London (TFL) reduced by 71% the number of days off for stress, anxiety and depression among employees who attended mindfulness training. *
how could mindfulness benefit our employees and organisation as a whole?
Practising simple and accessible mindfulness techniques strengthens the pre-frontal cortex of the brain that plays a vital role in what we call ‘executive functioning’, which allows us to do things on purpose, plan for the future, make decisions, and regulate our emotions more skilfully.
You could view Mindfulness as brain training and through regular mindfulness practice your employees could see an improvement in the following:
Stress and anxiety management with less absenteeism from stress-related illnesses
Resilience – more able to learn and move on from difficult challenges
Communication and relationship skills with improved compassion, empathy and ability to listen
Remaining attentive and focused on tasks for longer
Regulation of emotions, having awareness of them but not being driven by, or basing all decisions upon them
Learning how to respond rather than reacting in an unconscious, automatic way
Management of chronic pain
Creativity and agile thinking