Mindfulness for employees
With the increasing digitalization and working from home or hybrid working, the separation between work and private life has decreased for many people. The natural pauses when transitioning from home to work or from one meeting to another have been replaced by a stream of back-to-back online meetings which often last until late at night. Add to this the constant demand, increase in workload, information overload and pressure for success, burnout is on the rise. Many are feeling constantly crazed, having the impression of always running behind, having no time to be creative and focus on the stuff that really matters. Not being your best self at work, and not getting fulfilment out of your life anymore can lead to feelings of overwhelm, helplessness and exhaustion.
Overcoming stress and overwhelm with our new Mindful@Work programme
As we are facing more challenges, it is important to build up inner resources such as learning to activate our soothing system, gratitude, kindness, determination etc. Applying mindfulness skills can increase your resilience and wellbeing and decrease fear and stress.
Our new Mindful@Work programme focuses on 6 key competences for truly thriving at your work
- Focus: In this distracted and fast paced working environment the ability to focus and to be truly present is key if you want to achieve great results.
- Resilience: Selfcare, stress management tools, knowing how to protect and nourish yourself are needed to boost wellbeing and prevent burnout and exhaustion.
- Emotional balance: People often think emotions should be kept out of business life while unconsciously they are being controlled by them. However, it is important to be in touch with your emotions and to know how to regulate yourself.
- Empathy: The ability to connect to others and to be truly present and kind is needed to create a human working environment which is based on trust and motivation rather than fear and control.
- Positivity: The ability to find joy in little moments of daily life, to cultivate gratitude and contentment is crucial to counter the negativity bias of the human brain and to contribute to a happy workplace and life.
- Value-driven: Understanding your set of values and priorities in life helps you to use them as a compass to navigate in life. It provides meaning and purpose and contributes to stay true to yourself and in control of your life.
- 6 sessions of 1,5 hours
- online or in-person format
- max 12 people
- in English, German, French or Dutch
- a manual with specific exercises
- downloadable meditations for each sessions
- one coaching session of 45 minutes participant to deepen the learning transfer
These topics can be offered in as separate workshops or in a modular way. We also offer one-off introductory workshops in an online or in-person format to support your employees' wellbeing.
- Online mindful pauses with 30-45 minute meditations, mindful stretching or yoga
Did you know that when booking a course with us, you contribute to a mindfulness course for young people? Our company and organisational fees include a small donation to provide free mindfulness trainings for young people. It is also possible to make a direct donation for these activities. The sponsors will be listed on our website. Please let us know if you would like to know more about this initiative.
Mindfulness for leaders
Being a manager has never been easy, but today leaders are facing unprecedented complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity. The most frequent complaint by leaders is the lack of mental space they experience. We simply do not have the necessary space to be clear and focused, to listen deeply to ourselves and others in order to take adequately informed and wise decisions.
If we are to successfully resolve the greater challenges we face – within our organisations, society and the planet as a whole – we need more focused and creative leaders, with a clear sense of purpose and compassion for the greater whole.
Learn how to lead from awareness with our focused leadership training.
The benefits of mindfulness in organisations
Introducing mindfulness to your organisation can help bring about a remarkable shift. Research has shown that mindfulness programmes in organisations have the following benefits:
- Lower absenteeism as employees are less stressed, and have less risk of burn-out
- Increase productivity as employees can focus better and be more creative.
- Bring about higher engagement as employees have an increased overall wellbeing.
Furthermore, better communication within the organisation leads to less conflict and stronger work relationships. Any organisation can benefit from better performances and higher employee satisfaction – and we are here to support you in this process.
Mindfulness improves both individual wellbeing and organisational performance
Some of the concrete benefits of applying mindfulness at work:
- Keep your cool in acutely stressful situations
- Prevent chronic stress from building up
- Develop sharper focus, and identify and act on opportunities more quickly and more creatively
- Manage your energy levels and prevent exhaustion and burnout
- Balance your emotions and interact in an authentic and empathetic way
- Move from automatic reactions to more chosen responses
- Learn to see clearly and be more creative
- Counter the negativity bias and shift towards more positivity
- Develop self-confidence based on self-compassion and a sense of agency
- Improve your communication skills by learning to listen and speak mindfully
- Feel more in control of your life and focus on what really matters to you
We teach practical and easy-to-learn mindfulness skills that can be used both at home and at the workplace.
We have seen from experience that our courses and workshops appeal to a diverse audience, including administrative staff, engineers or scientists, managers, sales people, and other profiles.
Having taught mindfulness to organisations since 2011, Brussels Mindfulness is one of the pioneer organisations for providing mindfulness at work in Belgium.
We believe that mindfulness skills can make this world a better place, not only because it helps to improve individual wellbeing, but also because it leads to wiser choices and more kindness in this world.