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Benefits of Mindfulness at Work Training

The workplace has changed dramatically in recent years. For many people, working under pressure has become the norm. An endless to-do list, tight deadlines, uncertainty, conflicting demands, constant interruption and distractions….

The majority deal with this using a push through approach – they put the head down, and try to work faster, longer, harder to get it all done. And it doesn’t necessarily finish at the end of the workday; technology and the 24/7 timeline means many people bring work home …

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This overload might work in the short-term but is not sustainable in the long term – eventually stress, illness and burnout are the inevitable result. About 80% of doctors visits are stress related and stress contributes hugely to absenteeism which is costing Irish employers over €1 billion, not to mention the cost of presenteeism (harder to measure and even more costly).

Thousands of studies have established that Mindfulness Training supports peoples’ health & well-being, giving them tools to navigate difficult situations with more ease; as well as build resilience for working in high-pressure environments.

Benefits of Mindfulness at Work Training

 

In the workplace Mindfulness Training offers the following benefits:

  • More employee engagement
  • Less stress, tension, anxiety and fatigue
  • Better communication / collaborative working
  • Sharpened focus, attention span, memory retention, executive functioning
  • Lowering of irritability, conflict and disputes
  • Greater decision making skill and resilience in dealing with pressure
  • Boost to creativity, problem solving and performance
  • Improved wellbeing, vitality, optimism and job fulfilment.

 

Research shows that even a short period of Mindfulness Training benefits the brain, which grows more dense gray matter in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking. At the same time, the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with fear and stress is down-regulated.

Read more:

Client Story from Management Team who engaged in Mindful Leadership Training Programme

Client Story – Team did Mindfulness at Work Course to Build Resilience

Benefits of Mindfulness Training – to employee health

  • Stronger heart, lower blood pressure
  • Better immune system function
  • Less frequency and duration of illness
  • Fights inflammation, gastrointestinal difficulties and asthma
  • Less depression, mood disorders, anxiety
  • Improves sleep, eating, digestion, exercise habits.

Interested in learning more?

Check out our range of Training Options:

Mindful Leadership Programmes
Mindfulness Courses
 1 to 1 Coaching
Workplace Wellness Talks / Workshops

or please get in touch….

 

 

 

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