For Leaders, high performance and effective leadership is often viewed as achieving a to do list. However, it’s predominantly about the immeasurable self-awareness, intuition, balance, interactions, compassion, curiosity, resilience, inspiration and presence. Organisations are still churning out burnt out leaders and sharing their challenge of not enough time for the important stuff – thinking time, time with others, sharing information, crafting communication and creativity.
Borne of a direct understanding of the nature of high performance cultures, we are happy to offer mindfulness training for better leadership, engagement, performance and wellbeing.
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The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program
The most trusted, scientifically researched and well established mindfulness program available globally. You will learn to find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.
Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. MBSR can help you reduce stress, live with greater ease, cultivate self-awareness, change your habitual reactivity patterns, and respond rather than react to stress. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have completed MBSR training since its inception. Our instructors are certified and generally 75% of our clients who attend this course are referrals. Be amazed by the unfolding of an even more beautiful life.
An eight week course, all sessions are held at the same time for the eight weeks of the course. This includes 2.15 hour sessions each week for eight weeks and a half day retreat.
Reduce stress and live with greater ease through this tested and well-established mindfulness meditation program
Who can benefit?
No prior meditation experience required – great for beginners and advanced meditators alike
MBSR is highly respected within the medical community. Offered as a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments, not as a replacement, it is proven to be effective in helping to treat various conditions, including anxiety, stress, asthma, depression, fatigue, fybromyalgia, grief, headaches, skin disorders, PTSD, sleep problems etc.
This course is great for practitioners who want to add MBSR to their skillset, professionals searching for a trusted workplace appropriate meditation method, or meditators who are looking to go beyond a 5 minute meditation you can get from an app.
“The Stress Reduction Program became my life line — It literally saved my life. One can find peace and calm in the middle of chaos and confusion.”
Next course starts January 2021.
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What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.
Yet no matter how far we drift away, mindfulness is right there to snap us back to where we are and what we’re doing and feeling. If you want to know what mindfulness is, it’s best to try it for a while. Since it’s hard to nail down in words, you will find slight variations in the meaning in books, websites, audio, and video. Here’s an all-purpose definition that treats mindfulness as a quality that every human being already possesses, rather than something we have to conjure up:
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques, particularly seated, walking, standing, and moving meditation (it’s also possible lying down but often leads to sleep); short pauses we insert into everyday life; and merging meditation practice with other activities, such as yoga or sports.
When we meditate it doesn’t help to fixate on the benefits, but rather to just do the practice, and yet there are benefits or no one would do it. When we’re mindful, we reduce stress, enhance performance, gain insight and aware ness through observing our own mind, and increase our attention to others’ well-being.
Mindfulness meditation gives us a time in our lives when we can suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness—to ourselves and others.
Mindfulness in the workplace
The Case For Mindfulness
Large companies, such as Google, Aetna and General Mills, have been implementing large-scale mindfulness programs over the past few years. Thousands of employees have gone through their programs with data now showing that there is a definite impact on leadership skills by practicing mindfulness, such as:
But for leaders, the biggest benefit of mindfulness is its direct impact on the development of emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman, a leading expert on emotional intelligence, recently made a direct connection between mindfulness and emotional intelligence, saying that:
Google’s mindfulness program focuses directly on the link between mindfulness and emotional intelligence, and it’s had some significant traction with employees.