Working Mindfully – Strategies for Clarity, Focus and Balance
Apple does it. So does Google, EBay, Facebook, Unilever, GE, Aetna and Genentech.
Mindfulness training is increasingly becoming a valued skill in the workplace for one important reason – it works. As work becomes more complex and work and information loads increase, organizational leaders understand that mental training is a critical asset in maximizing focus, attention and emotional balance.
Mindfulness is now part of the mainstream with individuals and companies taking advantage of this new and powerful knowledge. A fast-growing and extensive body of scientific research shows that mindfulness practice makes people healthier, which improves productivity at work, lowers medical costs, and enhances quality of life.
Hundreds of studies have shown that mindfulness to be effective in reducing stress and moderating stress-related behaviors that can lead to costly health problems.
More than just a meditation technique, the widespread applications of mindfulness are being recognized for providing an enhanced ability to concentrate, avoid distractions and increase resiliency to stress. Employees trained in mindfulness are more aware of their thoughts and mental processes which increases their ability to choose how they want to respond to external demands, rather than react on autopilot.
Studies show that multi-tasking is a highly inefficient coping mechanism that results in cognitive shortcuts and increased emotional stress. This state is not sustainable and leads to errors, fatigue and psychological imbalances that limit productivity and threaten worker well-being.
Mindfulness helps to train and tune the mind to use neural energy more efficiently, creating the capacity to be more calm, present and balanced despite external stressors.
The Working Mindfully Program is comprised of five modules:
The Benefits of this Program include:
This program is designed as a 1 Day program but can be adapted to half-day sessions. All levels of the organization can benefit from this program. The full day program provides more time for skills practice.
For more information on this program, contact George or Louise Altman at 858 350 5550 or email here.