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.

Why?

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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The Breathworks programme has given me an awareness of my body, my pain and the world. I feel that I can now respond differently to my pain. I already feel great benefits now, and I believe that with ongoing practice my life will be greatly improved. Chris is an excellent trainer. He communicated brilliantly. His understanding of mindfulness and the course was outstanding, and I felt that I could trust him with any concerns I had during the course.
Ellie (Breathworks mindfulness course participant)