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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindful Nation UK Launched in Parliament, 20th October 2015: "We need to take prevention strategies seriously if we are to reduce the burden of mental ill health and encourage the flourishing and wellbeing of a healthy nation. Mindfulness is one of the most promising prevention strategies."
Mindfulness training is one of the most effective means available. It is a skill that anyone can train in and we now know that such training literally re-sculpts your brain. Research suggests that after just eight weeks of training there is a significant increase in brain grey matter concentration in areas associated with sustained attention, emotional regulation and perspective taking. Such training also increases activity in the left prefrontal cortex – a predictor of happiness and well-being. And it boosts your immune response, helping to defend against illness.

Cultivating attention and awareness through mindfulness provides a new way for leaders and their workforce to live all aspects of their lives with a greater sense of skill, connection, openness, and balance. If you’re more skilled at working with your mind and mental states then things go better for you, your organisation, your colleagues, clients, family and friends.

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People who practice mindfulness at work report an improved ability to communicate clearly and more appropriate reactions to stressful situations. They also report a better ability to handle workplace conflict, Improved teamwork, a better ability to "think out of the box" and enhanced creativity. Using mindfulness in the workplace is highly beneficial to both businesses and their employees. Mindfulness can help reduce workplace tensions.

Mindfulness can help businesses provide a higher standard of Customer Service by equipping their staff with the skills to respond more appropriately to their daily challenges. Mindfulness can help employees respond more appropriately to managers and colleagues that they have previously found difficult. A few minutes of mindfulness at the start of a meeting usually leads to improved focus, clearer communication and improved decision making. Teams who practice mindfulness, even for a few minutes a day report improved team working and team relations.

The most widely documented use of mindfulness in the workplace is by Leaders and Executives. Modern business leaders are now asked to perform and thrive in a global environment that moves and changes at lightning speed. To become more adaptable and flexible in this environment, leaders need to move beyond familiar or habitual ways of seeing the world and open up to new ways of listening, leading, responding, and innovating.
Meditation has been found to be a highly effective means of training managers in corporate social responsibility. The training significantly raises managers’ levels of care and concern – and that changes their behaviour.

​“Come, come, Whoever you are. 

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. 

Ours is not a caravan of despair. 

Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. 

​Come, yet again, 

Come, Come.” ​

Rumi​ (Sufi Poet)