Mindfulness in the workplace
Following the growing evidence and success of the Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy courses, programmes are now being integrated into a wide range of settings around the world. Google, Facebook, IBM, Nike, Transport for London, The Department of Health, the Military, prisons, and also schools, are some of the organisations embracing mindfulness.
Mindfulness courses for organisations are an investment in staff well-being, with research showing that this can improve employee retention and satisfaction, increase productivity, improve concentration and memory, as well as reducing days off caused by stress related illnesses.
In 2015 the 8 week stress reduction course was delivered to Members of Parliament as part of a year long parliamentary group that explored the role of mindfulness in workplaces, health care, education and criminal justice. Following this a more detailed report specific to the role of Mindfulness in the workplace was published to review the latest research, and to provide case studies and a tool kit for organisations wishing to explore the potential of this.
See links here to both of these reports, and more links for further reading in the research section:
If you are interested in finding out more about how mindfulness may benefit your organisation please get in touch with us. We are able to offer taster sessions, training days, or the full 8 week course depending on your needs.