Mindfulness can be valuable tool for any business or public service to encourage a healthy working environment. It provides a skill for managers to support staff, it facilitates peer support and gives individuals strategies to manage difficulty both at home and at work.
Mindfulness allows people to see a problem more clearly and enable skilful choices, avoiding well-worn automatic reactions that may not be the most effective or helpful. This facilitates better and safer work practices and fosters healthier relationships within the workplace. For individuals, the evidence is clear that mindfulness reduces depression, anxiety and pain and improves stress management, sleep and job satisfaction.
To introduce mindfulness into the workplace, it is advised to begin with a one hour information and taster session. A Mindfulness Workshop includes:
- Education about what the brain looks like under stress
- The impact of chronic stress on our physical and mental health
- Strategies and resources to manage stress and busy lives
- A ten minute mindfulness taster
The cost is £150 for a one hour workshop delivered in person in the Norwich area or online
What people say after attending a Workplace Mindfulness Workshop:
“The mindfulness class you held in February was brilliant. We learnt a lot, the speaker was concise and gave us the incredibly useful 3-stage breathing technique (which I have used a few times already).”
“I have attended other Mindfulness presentations but this ticked all my boxes. It was professionally presented as well as fun to take part in.”
Workplace 8-Week Mindfulness for Life Course
Should a workplace wish to move on from a one hour workshop, the 8-week Mindfulness for Life Course is the evidence-based method of teaching mindfulness to achieve measurable improvements in physical and mental health. It traditionally consists of a two hour session delivered to staff once a week for 8 weeks. This can be offered more flexibly depending on the needs of the workplace (e.g. 4 half day sessions over 8 weeks). This course can be delivered at a time or place that would be most beneficial for your business, including online through Zoom.
The 8-Week course, costs £1495 for up to 15 people (16 hours of course content and a folder with course notes). Please contact us if you are interested in arranging a workplace course tailored to your needs.
What people say after attending an 8-Week Mindfulness course in the workplace:
“In my day job I work with people who can be emotionally distressed, and after work I can carry their feelings. Using mindfulness allows me to be present for my clients but then not carry their emotion with me. It’s healthier for me and the space makes me reset before seeing the client again so I can offer them a better session.”
“I have found the course extremely rewarding. I have been able to establish a meditation practice every morning and develop mindfulness during the day. I have been less stressed, kinder to myself and others and more focused during the day. At work I have been more alive and appreciative of my life and the universe. I am able to live in the moment for more of the time and have derived pleasure from doing so.”
“I approached this with an expectation to improve how I managed my workload and the stresses of that. I was surprised how the course made me focus on home life more than work and therefore indirectly having an impact on work. Many thanks.”
“Watching my colleagues take it into their everyday lives has been really lovely and I have witnessed conversations where people have discussed their approach (e.g. removing passive aggression). Thank you.”
If you prefer to learn the 8-Week Mindfulness Course one-one online, this can be arranged at a rate of £60/hour. The course is eight x 60 minute sessions for a total of £600. Please contact us for further details.