Are you thinking of introducing mindfulness in the workplace?
Perhaps you are a small local business or solo-preneur who values personal growth? This is because you know it will benefit your business as well as your health.
Mindfulness in the workplace filters through to all areas of life. It provides simple but effective strategies for every individual to manage the stresses of both working and home life. The key is to set aside an hour or so a week. A 6-Session Programme can be tailor-made for you and your business.
How can mindfulness benefit your business?
Mindfulness in the workplace enables:
- Stress management
- Clarity and focus
- Improved communication
- Reduced absenteeism due to stress-related illnesses
- Increased creativity for problem-solving
- Improved morale, increased levels of job satisfaction, increase motivation to contribute
- Relaxation techniques are an essential part of maintaining healthy balance and good health awareness
- Emotional intelligence – knowing how to manage your own emotions and be aware of others’
You may find this article useful: 15 Practical Ways to Find Your Zen at Work
You will be in good company! There are many forward-thinking businesses who train their staff mindfulness and meditation. These include Apple, Google, Facebook, Virgin Atlantic, Barclays Bank, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, The British School of Osteopathy, NHS, UniLever, Birmingham City Council and Transport for London.
You can see how the trend is going! I don’t work with such large corporates; preferring to work with small groups which benefits everyone.
I attended an International Conference on Businesses and Mindfulness in 2014. The overwhelming message emerging is that mindfulness is on its way to becoming mainstream!
The best place to start is with a Taster Session. This introduces you and your team to the concept of Mindfulness and its benefits.
Contact Yvette to discuss how I can help you create a healthy workplace.
Further Facts for Businesses – did you know?
- Government stats for 2012 show that 40% of work-related illnesses were associated with stress.
- 10.4 million working days a year are lost due to work-related stress in the UK.
- Forward-thinking businesses are getting ahead by developing the notion of a ‘healthy organisation’. This takes responsibility for providing employees with ways to reduce their stress.