Mindfulness at the workplace

Mindfulness is increasingly used at the workplace to efficiently deal with stress and prevent burn-out as well as to improve employee engagement, communication and productivity.

For business leaders, mindfulness is a strategy to improve personal and company-wide performance and productivity, both of which support overall organisational resilience.

Mindfulness helps people to be more focused, to deal more effectively with stress and relate better with others; skills that are highly valued in the complex environment of contemporary companies and organisations.

Mindfulness practices help you become aware of, and then to rewire, how you interpret and react to what happens. You then have a much greater capacity for fresh, creative thinking on all fronts, from product development to hiring policies to creating a workable daily schedule.

Benefits of mindfulness

Personal

  • Lower stress
  • Clearer vision
  • Greater well-being

Interpersonal

  • Better communication
  • Less conflict
  • Stronger relationships

Organisational

  • Lower absenteeism
  • Higher engagement
  • Higher productivity
Source: M. Chaskalson, The Mindful Workplace (2011) and A.Chiesa and A. Seretti, A systematic review of neurobiological and clinical features of mindfulness meditations. Psychological Medicine 40 (2010)

Our services

Our services range from talks, workshops, one day stress management seminars to 6-week mindfulness and mindful leadership courses.

We can work in English, French, Dutch and German.

Our trainers all have 15+ years of HR and/or management experience and are able to translate mindfulness to the reality of the workplace.

Get in touch

Please get in touch with us if you want to learn more and discuss the possibilities of introducing mindfulness to your organisation.

For private sector companies, (semi-)public organisations or NGO’s, please contact Steve Savels – steve.savels@brusselsmindfulness.be – +32 473 93 29 14

Mindfulness in the EU Institutions

The trainers of the Brussels Mindfulness Institute are amongst the pioneers who brought mindfulness into the European Institutions, especially the European Commission and the European Parliament. In the past years we gave trainings in various Directorates-General at the European Commission, among which the Secretariat General, which coordinates the work of the European Commissioners, as well as a political group of the European Parliament.

Our mission is to help people working in these institutions, who deal with important political decisions and are exposed to many demands and tough deadlines, to better manage stress and be better equipped to take calm decisions in line with their values and the overall purpose of the institution they serve. Therefore it is important to regularly stop, become aware of what exactly is happening in and around us and take a break in order to see more clearly what is needed right now.  This is just one of the many tools that we teach in our mindfulness courses.

For our work with the European Institutions we have been inspired and trained by the Oxford Mindfulness Center which has been given courses to the members of the British Parliament for the past years.

Our offerings at the EU Institutions

Our offerings range from introduction sessions on mindfulness to half or day workshops to 8 week mindfulness courses for a whole team or DG.

If you are a manager or member of a human resources team and would like to set up a mindfulness class in the European Institutions please contact Beate Trueck at beate.trueck@brusselsmindfulness.be.

If you are an individual working at the Institutions you might be able to participate at our ongoing trainings in the European Parliament. We have 2 sessions, on Fridays from 13.30 to 15.00 pm and Tuesdays from 17.45 to 19.15. These sessions are open for all staff working at the European Parliament, and the other Institutions.

More information and registration here.

Some of our clients