Mindfulness in the work place
The practice of mindfulness meditation, involves a period of time in relaxed concentration on our present moment experiences, both internal and external – paying attention to what is happening as it’s happening, without the stress of judgement and opinion.
Mental balance at work, opens us up to our highest potential for creativity, productivity and success, as well as personal happiness and a sense of fulfillment. Staff that take a little time to rest in the inner quiet of meditation, report afterwards that they feel more calm, centred, mentally clear, and notice a sense of refreshment that they take with them into their work day.
Many people say they would love to learn to meditate but just don’t have the time, so why not learn at work? Work place meditation is a way of offering staff care which benefits both the staff member and the employer.
Benefits of mindfulness meditation at work
- Lowers stress hormone cortisol both during meditation and for several hours after
- Builds greater resilience to stress
- Relaxes muscle tension
- Relieves headaches
- Mental calm
- Mental clarity
- Improved concentration
- Enhanced creativity and productivity
- Emotional balance and better decision making
- Empathetic relationship with other staff
- Calmer happy work place
- Supports happy day to day stress reduced living
Client feed back
Earlier this year we booked Zoe for a four week in house meditation course for the team. At first we were a little hesitant due to the general stigma that surrounds meditation. But to our surprise these sessions have assisted our team with numerous things like, stress levels, concentration and general relaxation techniques. Which, as a business, is very beneficial to a work environment.
Very high recommendations from the team at Halpin Partners.
4 week Meditation Made Easy course:
Appropriately tailored for the workplace.
4 x 1 hour sessions - $150 per week (total $600)
Includes folder with supportive handouts to continue practice at home, meditation diary and links to helpful resources. Add $10 per person for folders over and above 10 staff.
Topics covered include:
- What is Meditation
- How to set up a meditation practice
- Good stress vs bad stress
- How meditation supports physical, mental and emotional wellness
- Interesting neuroscience
- Positive thinking skills
- Calm breathing and self relaxation techniques
- Experience mindfulness meditation practice
Weekly/Monthly guided meditation session:
Zoe is available for regular corporate visits for guided meditation practice or guided relaxation.
Also for one off for seminars, workshops or well-being events.
$160 min call out
- please call to discuss your individual work place requirements.
"Meditation will make staff sleepy and apathetic."
On the contrary – mindfulness meditation is calming but not sedating. Staff are often surprised how mentally cleared and energized they feel after work place meditation sessions.
"Spiritual beliefs are not appropriate at work."
Mindfulness meditation is secular in style and more about training the mind to find a place of rest when you choose. It does not ascribe to any belief system other that humanistic values and is appropriate for all.
"We don't have the right equipment or space."
Meditation can be done in work clothes, sitting in a chair. All that is needed is a time and a space where the session is undisturbed.
"Meditation is too difficult!"
Meditation is a very natural state. It is not difficult with a few easily learned techniques to get started. The mind become habituated to settling, the more practice one puts in and just 10 minutes a day can make a difference to how we think, feel and behave.