Mindfulness courses for Employees/Staff
Workplace stress is a serious employment issue that eats away at profits, reduces efficiency and makes good staff hand in their notice:
> Stress affects one in five of the working population from the newest recruit in the post room to the board of directors.
> It is now the single biggest cause of sickness in the UK.
> Over 105 million days are lost to stress each year – costing UK employers £1.24 billion.
The Stress Management through Mindfulness course we offer is based on the humanistic model including a systemic learning programme with defined learning and assessment outcomes. Over the past decade over 600 research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of mindfulness awareness or simply mindfulness in addressing stress, depression, anger and anxiety. This course provides psycho-educational approach and experiential learning methods.
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and relaxation programme developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical Centre is one of the most widely used stress reduction programme in Western hospitals and community health settings.
‘‘Mindfulness’’ refers to a way of orienting one’s self to the present moment. Definitions of mindfulness emphasize involves maintaining awareness on one’s immediate experience, as opposed to being distracted by past or future oriented thoughts, or engaged in avoidance of one’s experience, with an attitude of ‘‘nonjudgment’’ and acceptance.