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HR professionals are very busy and time is money. That is why we developed a series of online Mindfulness programs that you can take which allows you the flexibility of learning at your own pace, on your schedule and wherever you want to be. In addition, with practice you become more skilled and online Mindfulness courses are a great way to refresh your learning as you need to; weeks or months from now. By the way these courses qualify for CPD credits.
We all want to succeed and achieve. Unfortunately many professionals (Lawyers included) still believe being tough and pushing themselves and/or others around is the only way they can “make things happen” and “achieve success” to “make it to the top”. This approach is damaging both physically and mentally and results in high levels of anxiety, depression, stress and physical illness. The good news is that the latest findings in the fields of Psychology and Neuroscience show us a different approach: a Mindful and Compassionate approach.
There is a very easy way of calculating Return on Investment (ROI) and Mindfulness. 47% of the time the average person’s mind wanders. This has a huge impact in the workplace and the cost of this lost productivity is large. The ROI of rolling out a Mindfulness strategy is huge.
This is an Ultimate Guide for Mindfulness @Work. If you are interested in changing your organizations culture so it becomes for Mindful and aware then here are the 7 key steps to follow. Culture changes require more effort than just delivering a course to the management team. It requires a multi tiered approach focusing everyone towards the new direction that you want to go.
Increasing diversity and inclusion in any organizations takes real proactive action. We are naturally biased and these biases influence our decisions and actions. Mindfulness allows us to become more aware of our biases and this awareness allows ius to take different actions that opens up your organization.
Gone are the days of the cold and distant leader. There are 3 key drivers in great leadership; trust, vision and values. The great news is these levers of great leadership are trainable skills.
Social-Management is all about managing the relationships with the people in your life. It is an Emotional Intelligence competency and you cannot succeed without learning the skills of Mindfulness and Optimistic Re-Framing. Awareness of what is going on around us and within us allows us the know where we are at and that allows us to move in the direction that we want to get to.
Self-Management is all about managing your beliefs about yourself and your experiences. Shifting them to something more balanced shifts how you feel which in turn shifts your decisions and actions. Self-Management is an Emotional Intelligence competency that is enabled through Mindfulness. Being aware of what is going on around you and within you is necessary in order to get you to where you want to be.
Insight Meditation practices allow us to gain a high definition view of how we see the world around us and how we see ourselves in it. It is critical to fully understand ourselves if we want to move forward with more balance. Self-awareness is the skill we can learn to build to help us live a better life.
Mindfulness practices allow us to build greater empathy and understanding for others. This in turn help improve teamwork and collaboration.
Mindfulness has been studied at length in the past decade. Mindfulness practices are not some fads or some flaky practices. There is real science behind the claims.
In today’s world we are becoming more and more distracted. Our ability to focus is diminishing. Practicing Mindfulness allow us the space to practice maintaining focus and improve our overall level of concentration therefor becoming more productive. We have a number of programs that can help your leaders and your rank and file employees to become more focused and productive.
Mindfulness can help everyone reduce their overall levels of stress. From focused attention to Optimistic Re-framing, these skills have be learned and improved upon with practice. The science is clear that practicing meditation allows us to become more aware of our own stress points and that allows us to do something about it. We can help you roll out a strategy that will allow your rank and file employees and leaders to create a better workplace, minimizing stress and increasing overall well-being.
Mindfulness can help everyone improve their communication skills. From generous listening to compassionate responding these skills help get the word across more effectively. Great news is that we all can learn how to become better communicators and it starts with being more Mindful and aware of what is going on around us at any given moment.
Mindfulness can help everyone achieve their goals. Being aware of our negative limiting stories and recognizing that we can change these beliefs allows us to move forward with greater ease.
Mindfulness can help your organization be more customer focused and there are a number of practices that one can do to increase the skills necessary to meet your customer’s needs.
Mindfulness can help ones creative juices flow. By spending the time to pause and listen for inspiration and guidance allows ideas to emerge. In the workplace employees are fearful of negative judgement and that prevents them from being more creative. Being more Mindful allows us to become aware of that inner and external critic and not get so caught up in the negative stories. Letting our ideas sit and grow a little allows us to nurture and mold those truly inspirational insights that may lead to big things.
Creating a mindful workplace is more that giving a class. It’s about creating an environment where the people are valued and given the opportunity for personal improvement. This in turn improves an organizations overall productivity.
Our brains are always assessing our experiences and coming up with a conclusion about what is happening. These active beliefs cause our emotions and those emotions play out in our bodies. Together (Beliefs – Emotions – Body) make up our feelings. Our feelings drive our decisions and actions. The great news is that we have some influence in this process and it starts with becoming more aware of those active briefs that trigger it all. That is where Mindfulness comes in – it allows us to be more aware of the stories and narratives.
Unless we know what we are experiencing at every given moment in time, we can not take control of our own destiny.
There are many benefits to becoming more mindful. Here are just a few.
Our currently active thoughts/beliefs cause emotions. These beliefs can be conscious or unconscious and they can be real or imagined. It is important to know where they come from.
A brief explanation of why we act the way that we do.
It’s important to know what our stories are about ourselves and our lives. Identifying the negative ones allows us to correct them and more forward in a positive manner.