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Mindfulness in the Workplace

What are the Benefits of Encouraging Mindfulness within your Company?

One of the major benefits for Mindfulness in the work place is to help employees to deal with stress and therefore become more productive and take less days off work

Companies who encourage their staff to practice Mindfulness find that time and energy is no longer wasted on day to day issues eg: mis-communication, conflicts, missed targets, avoidance, regular absenteeism, lack of enthusiasm, negative attitudes, stone walling, unproductive gossip, mis-use of power.

The ethos that underpins Mindfulness is about respect (for self and others), taking responsibility for our internal processes and how we communicate to others, taking responsibility for our self care and well-being and working consciously on our personal and professional development.  These are foundation principles that will enable a company to move forward with a team of staff who are pulling together and learning from each other.

When a team of people are solidly connected and sharing skills and knowledge the creative potential is limitless.  Teams that embrace this way of being together gain far greater satisfaction and pleasure from work which in turn encourages them to give their best.  The atmosphere is one of productiveness and fun.  The great Alfred Adler wrote in 1938 that he observed that workers who were happy and felt part a team were more productive.

There is a massive amount of knowledge, experience and intelligence in all teams of people, and by using the Mindfulness ethos and practice these resources can be tapped into and used to benefit all.  This encourages people to engage in adult-adult communication, work issues through to realistic solutions, and be less effective by challenges.

 

More About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a technique that is clinically proven to increase the resilience of an individual, thus enabling stress (and other issues) to be managed proactively and facilitating to growth of self confidence.

When any of us are too stressed or overwhelmed on a consistent basis, it has an impact on us as individuals and on those around us.  When we are feeling like this we often loose the ability to look at the situation with some distance (as an observer) and find it difficult to reflect rationally on the most useful action.  When our insides are telling us there is danger (which is what the stress response is signalling) we are already fuelled by adrenalin to ‘escape’ the perceived danger.  This prevents us moving to a resourceful place where all of our intelligences can be accessed and utilised to find a solution and move forward.

Practising Mindfulness, and bringing this ethos into the workplace substantially improves the productiveness of any individual/team.  Mindfulness cultivates personal awareness and an ability to maintain access to our creative intelligence, supporting us to be less tied up in mental chatter, powerful emotions or behaviour that makes things worse.  It encourages us to be in the present moment, enabling us to engage fully in what we are currently doing and be less caught up with what has happened in the past or what may happen in the future.   Reflecting on the past and future is useful in moderation.  Often our minds and emotions are busy reacting to the past or possible future which will diminish our engagement in the current task or situation.

When we practise Mindfulness we learn to dis-power certain thoughts that directly create overwhelming levels of emotions (stress).  The type of thoughts that will create high levels of emotion include: worst case scenarios, assumptions, automatic negative thoughts, inflexible thinking (black and white), ruminating (being stuck in past) and worry (being stuck in future).  Engaging and encouraging these types of thoughts will for many lead to: anxiety, stress, fear, anger, depression, which may encourage behaviours/coping mechanisms that do not help.

Mindfulness is internal keep fit work.  The more we practise the stronger our ‘internal observer’ becomes enabling us not to get stuck in habits that keep unproductive cycles going.  It is clinically well documented that regular practice strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, decreases physical symptoms encouraged by stress (ie IBS, back pain, eczema, asthma, hart palpitations, panic attacks) and for many encourages a sense of calm.  Like learning any new skill being well taught and having the commitment to practise are essential.

What I like about Mindfulness is it can be practised anytime, anyplace and anywhere!  It can become part of your daily routine at home and at work and while it is essential to have take some time out to practise in your own space; this can be done in as little as 10 mins a day.  If you make this commitment then the rest of your practise can be throughout your day while going about your usual life.  Like anything in life you will get out what you put in!

Individuals can learn this practice to support them at work and home and this will benefit their well-being.  Many people report feeling a greater sense of satisfaction and pleasure in their lives and the ability to let go of many small issues that could encourage them to feel stressed/overwhelmed.  Many people also report an increased ability to be proactive and respond to situations appropriately; finding realistic solutions that make life run smoother.

 

Mindfulness is a cost effective practice to learn and its benefits are far reaching and long lasting.