Workplace Mindfulness Training

me_pres_croppedSince 2014 we’ve worked with Tesco, Tata Steel, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Breast Cancer Care, Cardiff University, United Welsh Housing Association and Velindre Cancer Centre, to introduce the benefits of mindfulness and mindful leadership to their staff.


The reason is that in 2012 the annual cost of sickness absence was almost £29 billion for UK organisations, according to figures from PwC, yet this statistic only tells a fraction of the story. The cost of lower productivity stemming from employees who attend work even when ill (known as presenteeism) could be up to three times higher.

Today many organisations, including Transport for London (TfL), Google, GlaxoSmithKline, the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers are employing mindfulness practices within their workplace. The reason is that mindfulness skills play an important role in many aspects of employer, and thus company, wellbeing, including:

  • Improved health and well-being
  • Reduced sickness, absenteeism and employee turnover
  • Greater leadership and team effectiveness
  • Employee resilience
  • Higher levels of motivation & engagement
  • Increased attention and concentration
  • Better decision making capabilities
  • Higher levels of creativity and innovation
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Relationship and team building

If you’d like further information about the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace then please read the following article by Personnel Today: “How Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace can Boost Productivity”.

If you believe your company or organisation would benefit from mindfulness training then please contact us, stating how you’d like us to help you.

Chris is an excellent mindfulness trainer. His teaching, which is borne out of life experience, has a delightful quality of being clear and accessible whilst being delivered with warmth and humour. He is a gifted communicator with a calm and reassuring presence who has helped many people through his work.
Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks and author of 'Living Well with Pain and Illness', ‘Mindfulness for Health’ and 'Mindfulness for Women'.
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On this course I have learnt techniques for being mindful in everyday life, such as mindful communication, and I am better able to respond now to certain circumstances, rather than react! I also found it very beneficial to be able to speak to others on the course. Chris is a very effective communicator, and I found the practical examples he gave to be extremely useful. He had a very calming influence on the group and he made me feel comfortable, and I felt as if I could mention as much or as little as I wanted too… Very good course, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to spend some time with (and on) themselves!
Helen (Breathworks mindfulness course participant)