The Mind at Work
The demands of modern life mean that people in general are living at a level of stress previously unseen. Substantial research has been carried out into the efficacy of Mindfulness at Work programs and the findings are that stress and anxiety decrease, health levels and employee well-being increases, workplace communication and relationships improve, leading to a happier working life, which in turn helps increase employee engagement. With at least one third of the average person’s day being spent in the workplace it’s of vital importance that all company personnel experience a workplace that allows a sense of well-being and also personal and professional fulfilment in the workplace. Stress is one of the many factors that prevent this being achieved.
Mindfulness training teaches us how to reduce our stress while increasing our physical, mental and emotional well-being. A by-product of Mindfulness at Work training is that interpersonal skills improve, as research has shown that the empathy centre in the brain enlarges thus aiding workplace relationships.
Looking at the life of the modern employee we usually see that their stress levels are at an all time high. Nowadays people are juggling long commutes, high mortgages, childcare commitments, aging parents, family commitments alongside attempting to perform well in the workplace. It’s of no surprise that the modern employee is overwhelmed leading to many negative emotional states, ranging from stress, worry, anxiety, depression and sometimes total burnout. Mindfulness training provides us with the tools to learn how to reduce and manage these stresses.
Why this course is different?
As the field of Mindfulness matures it is now recognised that when the tools of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology are offered as part of a total Mindfulness package that the results from those trainings are far greater than when Mindfulness training is offered as a standalone package. The reason for this is very simple. Everybody alive has built up negative memories and negative thought patterns through the course of their life. They then attempt to practice Mindfulness; however these thoughts have become lodged in the mind through repetition, perhaps on a daily basis. CBT and Positive Psychology help change those negative thinking patterns, leaving an uncluttered mind, with freedom to practice and enjoy all the benefits of Mindfulness.Everything you learn in this course is scientifically researched, practical, down-to-earth, and incredibly useful.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for all staff members and has been delivered in many contexts. It is suitable for any member of staff who wishes to achieve greater well-being in the workplace. It should be noted that Mind at Work training will also provide attendees with Mindfulness tools that will be beneficial to all areas of their lives.
What are the benefits of the Mind at Work Program?
A decrease in the levels of stress, worry and anxiety
Increased physical, emotional and mental well-being.
More harmonious relationships in the workplace by lowering reactivity.
Improved decision-making abilities.
Better organisational communication.
Increased focus & attention levels.
Improved levels of health.
Increased job satisfaction
Increased job satisfaction & employee engagement.
The Mind at Work 2 day program is experiential in nature; incorporating Mindfulness, CBT and Positive Psychology, using an integrated approach which offers superior results, in line with contemporary Mindfulness research.
What is Mindfulness? Why Mindfulness in the Workplace – Research Findings from Neuroscience.
Practical tools to integrate Mindfulness into everyday.
Mindfulness and Positive Psychology in the Workplace
Interrelationship between thoughts and feelings.
Mindful Communication – Mindful Listening & Speaking.
Flow – the Psychology of Happiness and its application in the Workplace.
Unhelpful Thinking Patterns
Mindfulness Meditation Practices.
The Mind at Work Program is a 2 day program, which is offered as one full days training with 2 subsequent follow up half days. However program can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.
**All programs can now be offered online.**
I would most definitely recommend this program to others as we do not take the time to look after ourselves with busy lifestyles in work and outside work. I felt that the tools we learnt can be used in everyday life. It was a very interesting workshop and not just work-related, it is about taking time to care for ourselves, body and mind. There should be more work-shops like this done in the work environment. These are tools for life! Work should be taking more of an interest in staff’s wellbeing also
The workshop you did with was so useful – thank you. The timing of the workshop was good for me as was a bit overwhelmed with work etc! I could do with coming to you individually at some stage in the future – will def book it in sometime. However, it would be wonderful to have some regular work sessions, maybe weekly over a few weeks
I think in the current climate most people are stressed in work and this workshop would be very beneficial as a way to step back and put things in perspective, promoting minding oneself and hopefully reduced stress would be the outcome
Sharon is friendly, open, knowledgeable, understanding, and non-judgemental. Her enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject and openness throughout the Program was exceptional. It has provided me with tools that I can bring into all areas of my life.
Thanks for all you have done Sharon, it was a pleasure working with you.
makes the content relevant to all life’s situations. I leave Sharon’s sessions with a calm
warm feeling. They also promote a bonding experience between the participants. Sharon
provides the tools to ensure this experience can be continued in life