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:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness – The concepts and key principles of Mindfulness
  • Making the Mind-Body Connection – Applying the latest Neuroscience findings to Mindfulness practice
  • Mindfulness throughout the Day – Sending emails, attending meetings, communicating with co-workers all present constant opportunities for mindfulness practice
  • Understanding Triggers – Identifying the emotional triggers that can limit or enable mindful responses
  • Distractions & Attention – Learning new habits
  • The Benefits of this Program include:

  • Increased capacity to manage thinking processes, feelings and behaviors
  • New tools to limit distractions and focus more attentively
  • Greater sense of personal balance and ability to avoid emotional and physical depletion
  • Increased patience which can lead to greater interpersonal effectiveness
  • 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.