Mindfulness in the workplace

Improving resilience, focus and productivity

Mindfulness in the workplace

In 2015/16 stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health. - HSE 2016

In October 2016 the Mindfulness Initiative published its report recommending Mindfulness in the workplace be explored as a way to tackle many well being and mental health challenges (download our free Mindfulness in the Workplace summary below)

Mindfulness is not just about mental health. Centrica Storage Ltd considered the argument that mindfulness should become a condition of employment. The premise is that accidents could be prevented by ensuring all staff are trained to be mindful at work. This would ensure they adhere to the safety procedures and take more personal responsibility. 

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Why Mindfulness in the Workplace?

  • Mental health issues are costing UK Businesses almost £35 billion pounds every year

  • Poor mental health accounts for around 25% of all sick leave

  • Stress related illnesses at work reduce productivity and over time can continue to damage the well-being of the individual

Incorporating collective mindfulness in the workplace can have a transformation impact on staff performance and over all well-being

Research has shown that Mindfulness in the Workplace can:

  • Reduce absenteeism, visits to GP’s and the need for primary care services

  • Reduce substance use and the need for mental health intervention

  • Increased staff wellbeing leading to a happier workforce, increased productivity and overall effectiveness

At the Mindfulness Approach we focus on developing resilience and self regulation so that staff can take responsibility for their own well-being.

How we work with you

Flexibility - we can come to you or deliver sessions virtually.

After an initial consultation, we draw up a solution that is best for you. We offer courses of 4, 6 or 8 weeks or one off workshops on a specific area.

What you gain from working with us:

  • Step by step teaching on developing moment by moment awareness

  • Tools to strengthen resilience during times of difficulty

  • Approaches to help cultivate meaningful communication and connections with others

  • An understanding of how Mindfulness can help improve mental health in the workplace and support staff to better deal with stress

  • Transferable skills and tools to use in life, to improve general wellbeing

Course Structure:

  • Support and teaching from a UK Listed Mindfulness teacher

  • Guided meditations

  • Focus topic discussion in group context

  • Home practices to bring Mindfulness into daily life

Continuing support:

At the Mindfulness Approach we know that for Mindfulness to become a way of life, there needs to be a sustained practice. We therefore also provide ongoing support in the form of:

  • Drop in sessions to further develop daily practice

  • Online support through webinars, one to one and group coaching

  • Train the trainer - working with individuals who can lead Mindfulness in the Workplace

Download a free summary of the Mindfulness in the Workplace report

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