Mindfulness practice significantly improves...
Concentration Heightened attention levels and listening skills reduce the effect of extraneous stimuli and distractions, sharpening accuracy and learning. Stress including related illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Decreased stress promotes rational decision making, tolerance, positive working relations, higher overall performance, a sense of well-being, and substantially reduces absence from work. In 2014, the UK Health and Safety Executive estimated that 11.3 million days of work were lost due to stress related illnesses. Communication Enhanced interpersonal skills facilitate team building, collaboration and overall efficiency, while improving managerial competence, socially responsible behaviour and networking. Memory Retention permitting the fast, effective and accurate completion of tasks.
Emotional Reactivity and resilience. The ability to remain calm in tense or demanding situations, supporting rational decision making and productive response to criticism. Health and overall well-being. Improved mental health and a strengthened immune response help to prevent illness, especially issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease and chronic pain. Energy Reduced stress and effective relaxation maintain energy levels throughout the day and ease insomnia. Time Management Increased proficiency in prioritising daily tasks and aligning goals. Adaptability Greater flexibility and adaptive response to situations and others at work, including enhanced balancing skills between work, family, interests etc.
Confidence Enhanced belief in inner potential empowering individuals to achieve personal goals and increase group input. Motivation and Morale Support for the development and well-being of personnel, integral to company values, is a key motivation factor where all feel valued, respected and empowered. A positive, integrated work environment encourages personal responsibility and growth in the workplace. Awareness Heightened internal and external perception of important, but subtle information, such as emotional links, details in the work environment or social cues. Creativity Enhanced focus and insight encourages ideas and new constructive ways of working.
“After a serious illness I needed to make some work life changes; Gail and Gerry have been fantastic and have taught me ways to tackle my business stress. Not only that, but I’ve never slept so well in my life. The course was attended by members of my team, who responded enthusiastically to the experience and have continued using the techniques. It has made a positive contribution by reducing sickness, and improving productivity and effectiveness in our company”
Mark Owen – Editor, Punchline.