Mindfulness has become mainstream! Companies such as Google, Intel, General Mills, Aetna, Target and others now offer mindfulness programs for their employees. I have worked with Human Resource departments at other organizations to create and lead mindfulness classes to help support their employees.
These talks and meditations are geared toward helping professionals develop resilience, foster creativity, collaborate more effectively, and enhance a felt sense of well-being despite challenges. Mindfulness practices can help support us when...
responding to an email
returning a call
giving a presentation
working with peers
sharing an idea
There's a Tibetan saying, "Small moments, many times." The every day demands in the workplace offer a wealth of opportunities to practice mindfulness in short, yet meaningful, bursts. Ultimately, it's our ability to respond, rather than react, to life's stressors that helps us maintain our balance as we pursue our goals.
Here are a few articles that speak to the benefits of bringing mindfulness into the workplace -
Meister, Jeanne. "Future of Work: Mindfulness As A Leadership Practice." Forbes. 27 April 2015.
Crossland-Thackray, Gill. "Mindfulness at work: What are the benefits?" The Guardian. 21 December 2012.
Jaret, Peter. "Why We Need Mindfulness at Work." Greater Good Science Center Magazine. 4 November 2015. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_we_need_mindfulness_at_work
Case Western Reserve University. "Mindfulness in the workplace improves employee focus, attention, behavior, new management-based research concludes." ScienceDaily. 10 March 2016.
Newlon, Cara. "6 benefits of Incorporating Mindfulness at Work." MentalFloss. 8 March 2016.