Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness at Work

Bringing Well-Being, Creativity and Performance Back to Work and Turning a Workforce into an Amazing Team

For the past decade, we have been bombarded by technology and information, which have sped up the pace of living. There are more demands on our time than ever before. More things to do, more options, more decisions to be made which make us more overwhelmed and frustrated, causing us to worry and feel confused. Even at work, we are often multitasking and dealing with stressful situations, thus stopping our productivity and creativity Could you imagine being at work and truly feeling fully connected to yourself, your colleagues, and your task?

Can you picture yourself being mindful of the present moment and performing well under stress while still connected to the source of the creativity, solutions, and performance? This is possible when we learn to establish the right relationship with our own thoughts, emotions, and reactions to stressful situations and learn how to use our brain and mind in a more effective way. Integrating Mindfulness at the workplace is having a new resource for your ideas, which brings out the genius within us and puts it at work for the benefit of all.

A Mindful Approach to Work and Managing Stress:

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. The Mindfulness in the Workplace program trains participants to recognize stress, as well as the sources of stress. It also teaches the difference between reaction and response, and shows how a steady mindfulness practice can help individuals to respond to work and life situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner.

Mindful Living, a 6-Week Transformational Program at Work

Workshops and training for executive teams, corporate leaders, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
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Mindful Leaders: Leading with Compassion and Insight

Mindfulness enables leaders to become more empathetic, resilient, and effective by managing their own state of mind and reactive patterns. As a result, these leaders build and manage the better business model that is the result of clear vision and mission. Integrating qualities such as awareness, equanimity and self-observation, which are the results of practicing Mindfulness, equips leaders with the skills needed to focus on complex challenges with clarity, creativity, and a NEW perspective. Great leaders are trusted by people around them and are effective with their action. They have a high level of care and concern for their associates and take an active interest in the well-being and development of themselves, as well as the group as a whole.

By taking the Mindful Leadership in Workplace program, individuals learn to align themselves with their values and priorities and develop a keener focus and enhanced creativity, in order to live the life they envision at work and in their personal life. They learn skills such as Mindful Listening and Mindful Speaking to improve Mindful Communication. This is the key to any successful relationship instead of pretending.

Our leadership program is available as a one-hour introductory session or customization to lengths up to a half or a full day. The program can be delivered on a one-to-one basis or to groups.

Benefits of Mindfulness at Work:

  • Greater well being that results in reduced absentees
  • Kicking bad habits and creating space for new possibilities and meaningful life
  • Improved cognitive functionality such as memory, concentration and learning ability
  • Building confidence despite fear and lack of self-esteem
  • More effective communication and improved job satisfaction
  • Enhanced creativity and stronger leadership skills aligned with clear vision and mission
  • Greater teamwork by realizing individual potential that results in overall job satisfaction
  • Improved ability by working with difficult emotions which enhances employer/employee and employee/client relationships
  • Greater awareness of personal stress and pain and the ways to prevent or manage it
  • Increased stability during periods of change in relationship, health issues or loss in personal life, which effects performance at work
  • The ability to choose appropriate reactions to make smart decisions
  • Breaking old habitual patterns of behavior which will result in vitality and happiness

Major employers who have integrated mindfulness into the workplace

Aetna International
American Red Cross
Ameriprise Financial
AOL Time Warner Inc.
Apple Computers
AstraZeneca Phar
BASF Bioresearch
Boeing
Cargill Inc.
Comcast
Deutsche Bank
eBay
Facebook
Ford Motor Company
Fortis
General Mills, Inc.
Genentech

General Motors
Google
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Hale and Dorr
Hearst Publications
Hitachi
Hughes Aircraft
IBM.
Kaiser Permanente
Keane
Lucent International
McKinsey
Medtronic
Nortel Networks
Nike
Pacific Investment Management Company

Plantronics
Prentice-Hall
Procter and Gamble
Promega Corporation
Purtian Bennett
Raytheon
Reebok
Starbucks
Sumitomo
Target
Texas Instruments
Toronto City Hall
Toyota
Twitter
United Health Care
Volvo
Xerox
Yahoo

The Business Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace

There is no price tag on a clear mind: Intel to launch mindfulness program.

Intel is moving to make a nine-week mindfulness program available to its workforce of over 100,000 employees in 63 countries across the globe.

Google’s head of mindfulness: ‘goodness is good for business.

Chade-Meng Tan’s job description would never get past most companies’ human resources departments. As the head of mindfulness training at Google, his role is to enlighten minds, open hearts and create world peace.

Mindfulness arrives in the workplace

It is 8:30 a.m. in one of General Mills’ myriad conference rooms, and yet another meeting is about to begin. However, there will be no talk about Cheerios or Betty Crocker cake mixes.

A Closer Look: How General Mills’ Leadership Embraces Mindfulness

Leaders often rush from meeting to meeting, eating lunch on the run and writing emails until 2 a.m. Such behavior is not only unhealthy for them, but can lead to poorer leadership that hurts a company’s bottom line. Could an ancient practice be the solution? – See more at:

A Guide To Mindfulness At Work

Toxic emotions disrupt the workplace, and mindfulness increases your awareness of these destructive patterns, helping you recognize them before they run rampant. It is a way of reprogramming your mind to think in healthier, less stressful, ways.

Mindfulness in the Corporate World: How Businesses Are Incorporating the Eastern Practice

What do Google, Target, and General Mills have in common? Meditation.

What is Mindful leadership?

Target Pulse By Julia Distribution Group Leader | Apr 3, 2012

Corporations’ Newest Productivity Hack: Meditation

Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?

Mindful Leadership Receives Warm Welcome at Davos

The Mindful Leadership Experience workshop at the WEF in Davos received an incredibly warm welcome as the room filled to capacity. The participants were leaders from around the world and represented many age groups, ethnic groups and backgrounds. Yet, as has been true with every group of influencers I have worked with in the past seven years, it soon became apparent that the challenges and opportunities of leading with excellence were shared by all.

Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America’s Bottom Line

According to the World Health Organization, the cost of stress to American businesses is as high as $300 billion. And unless we change course, this will only get worse. Over the last 30 years, self-reported levels of stress have increased 18 percent for women and 25 percent for men.
This has huge consequences, of course, because of the role stress plays in a wide array of illnesses. Like high blood pressure, which afflicts nearly 70 million, and which costs $130 billion a year to treat. Or diabetes, which 25 million Americans have.

The CDC estimates that 75 percent of all health care spending is on chronic illnesses like these that can be prevented. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, two-thirds of visits to the doctor’s office are for stress-related conditions. As a panelist on health care at the World Economic Forum put it this year, what we have right now isn’t health care but “sickcare.” And sickcare is a lot more expensive than real health care. Especially for businesses.

Working With Mindfulness: Overcoming the Drive to Multitask

Yet there is a growing body of scientific evidence that multitasking makes us less efficient, less effective, more stressed and more likely to make mistakes. So why is it still so prevalent?

Stepping out of history: mindfulness improves insight problem solving.

Conscious and Cognition. The results indicated that trait mindfulness can aid problems solving that require creative, Non-habitual responses

Future Of Work: Mindfulness As A Leadership Practice

Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s early focus was on using mindfulness to transform a person’s relationship to pain (this was also my early use of the discipline), but in the last decade, mindfulness has been used inside companies to lower health costs, improve increase employee productivity, help employees stay “on task” and reduce employee stress through a combination of breathing techniques and mental relaxation.

That’s the Way We (Used to) Do Things Around Here

With a little knowledge of neuroscience, reframing behavior can be the essence of organizational change.

Rewiring Your Emotions

Think you’re destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.

Meditation and Neuroplasticity: Five key articles

Meditation not only changes our mind but also our brain – this is what more and more neuroscientific research suggests.#