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Worklife Mindfulness Course

Put mindfulness to work in just 6 weeks
Outline

It is widely recognised that employers have a major role to play in supporting the wellbeing of those in their organisation. After all, this is where most of us spend the majority of our waking hours.

 

Since 2014 the UK government has been exploring the benefits of mindfulness through the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness.

​Their research found that mindfulness-based interventions can have positive effects on what we achieve at work.

 

Mindfulness can benefit concentration and a range of cognitive and communication skills. Even brief periods of mindfulness can improve reaction times, comprehension scores, working memory functioning and decision-making.

 

It also supports wellbeing. Those who practice have greater self-awareness so can recognise signs and proactively look after their mental health. It has also been shown to provide a means to stay well if living with a mental health issue. 

All of which was reflected in the 2022 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Mental Wellbeing at Work Guidance which recommends that all employees should be offered the opportunity to access mindfulness training (1.6.4).

Doing a course offers a means to both develop an ability to be mindful, as well as know how to benefit from it in daily life.

​Read: benefits of mindfulness in the workplace

Put Mindfulness to Work

6-week workplace training course

This 6-week course uses the Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) model developed by The Mindfulness Exchange, a spin-off from Oxford University’s Mindfulness Centre. 

It is based on an NHS-approved mindfulness course that has been adapted for the public and designed for the modern workplace. 

 

The evidence-led programme combines psycho-education, mindfulness theory, regular practice and experiential insight to increase self-knowledge, awareness and management.

 

Each session builds on previous ones so that by the end of the course attendees know all they need to apply and benefit from putting mindfulness to work.

Session content

In just six 90 minute sessions via online conferencing platforms like MS Teams or Zoom, your Team will learn everything they need to practice and become mindful.

​Each week they will learn about a different aspect of mindfulness, psychology or neuroscience to help them understand the workings of the mind and how to put mindfulness to work.

​Each session includes meditation practice and discussion to build confidence in using their new skill.

​This course is the first step to bringing mindfulness to work.

​Learning outcomes

Attendees who complete the training will...

  • Have new ways to manage challenging situations and difficult feelings 

  • Be more present in meetings, one to ones and worklife in general 

  • Have increased self-awareness so that they are less reactive and more responsive

  • Have increased body awareness so they can better self-regulate

  • Engage and connect differently with others

  • Enjoy greater attentional control, increasing focusing ability and decreasing distraction

  • Know powerful wellness practices 

  • Model a non-judging, open-minded approach

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in learning mindfulness who wants to learn how to bring mindfulness to work.

Please Note: This mindfulness course is not designed to be therapeutic.  Prior to starting a mental wellbeing questionnaire is completed by each applicant to confirm it is appropriate for them. For some it might be better to learn in a clinical setting.

Duration

Mindfulness is a skill. So that attendee ability to pay attention and capacity to be mindful increases over time, the course is delivered in six modules with a different attention exercise (meditation) taught each time and practiced for a week.

Weekly commitment

90 minute training session plus formal and informal mindfulness practice totaling approx 30 minutes a day.

 

Daily practice is essential, every time we sit we are rewiring the brain. If attendees cannot commit to regular daily practice then this course is not for them. 

Training dates

The training can be scheduled at a time that suits your business. Workplaces tend to offer this training outside of working hours. 

Thinking of running mindfulness training in your workplace?

Let's talk about how you might provide this training in your workplace

 

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What people say

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average rating is 5 out of 5

Thank you for helping me change my outlook on life

When I started I wanted to be happier and feel like I have more time.

Am I? Definitely.

I am better at being in the moment and enjoying what’s happening now.

This has changed my life.

Gill B.

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average rating is 5 out of 5

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This was a really beneficial and helpful course.

I have new skills that I continue to use every day. 

Thank you so much, Tracey.

This has been life-changing.

Andrew C.

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average rating is 5 out of 5

I have really enjoyed learning with Tracey and look forward to developing my practice.

She is such a dedicated and positive advocate for Mindfulness that it’d be hard not to want to learn more with her.

Orla F.

Change Manager

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