An Introduction to Mindfulness at Work

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Mindfulness is the art of cultivating the ability to be in control of your mind instead of your mind being in control of you. Discover how mindfulness is backed by hard science, how it changes the brain, supports self-regulation, protects against stress and enhances effective decision-making capabilities.

 

See what the course tutor  Juliet Adams has to say about mindfulness and its impact at work.

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15 May 2018
Duration: 1 day
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If you are unsure of what mindfulness is and how could it help your organisation, this one day course will provide you with the answers. Mindfulness is a state in which you are highly aware and focused on the reality of the present moment, accepting and acknowledging it, without getting caught up in thoughts or emotional reactions to the situation.

Research conducted over the last 40 years demonstrates the benefits that can be gained from mindfulness training. Mindfulness practice reduces the risk of burnout, increasing resilience and overall well-being.  It also has a beneficial impact on the brain, decreasing grey matter in the amygdala (the brains fear centre) and increasing grey matter in areas including the hippocampus (responsible for learning and memory) and pre-frontal cortex (responsible for executive functioning). In recent years research has demonstrated how mindfulness can improve many aspects of workplace productivity, improve working relationships and improve health and well-being.

In the morning you will learn what mindfulness is, how mindfulness training is structured, get up to speed with the latest research into its impacts, and have the opportunity to try it out for yourself. The afternoon will help you evaluate how mindfulness might be able to assist your organisation, how to tailor it to meet organisational needs and calculate return on investment. 

Course Tutors

Miss Juliet Adams

Juliet Adams is a Fellow of CIPD who combines over 20 years’ experience working in HR, Training Design, Organisational Development and Change roles with an in-depth knowledge of mindfulness. Since 2010, Juliet Adams has been at the fore front of work to develop mindfulness training that meets the needs of busy people working in demanding roles. Between 2012 and 2016 Juliet has helped organise three international conferences on mindfulness in the workplace, written three books on the subject and founded mindfulnet.org – a go to website for information on mindfulness, its applications and evidence base.

In 2014/15 Juliet contributed to the "Mindful Nation UK" report, a government policy recommendation document released in October 2015 in the UK Parliament, and serves as expert advisor to the workplace strand of The Mindfulness Initiative, a UK think tank. In 2016 she worked with the Mindfulness Initiative to develop 'Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace' providing guidance and case studies to organisations considering introducing mindfulness to their organisations.

Who is it for

An Introduction to Mindfulness at Work is a practical and interactive course designed for HR leaders, OD practitioners, Occupational Health representatives and anyone looking to understand what mindfulness is and how it can benefit individual employees and organisations. 

Benefits

After attending this one day course, you will understand what mindfulness is, the evidence that underpins it, and how it can help you in managing your busy workload. You will gain a clear idea of how mindfulness can assist your organisation and how it can be tailored to meet their organisation’s unique needs. You will leave equipped with the knowledge necessary to make the business case for mindfulness within their organisation, pilot and evaluate outcomes. 

Programme
  • What mindfulness is and how it works
  • The evidence base for mindfulness in the workplace
  • How mindfulness can improve performance and well-being at work
  • Everyday opportunities for mindfulness
  • Determining how mindfulness might assist your employees
  • Incorporating mindfulness elements onto management and leadership development
  • Individual action planning:
    • Gaining organisational buy-in
    • Considerations when selecting a mindfulness coach or trainer
    • Designing in evaluation to measure ROI
  • Key information sources moving forward.
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