So what is mindfulness? In its simplest form, mindfulness means awareness. Practising mindfulness offers a way to pay attention to the present moment, without judgement. The origins of mindfulness sit firmly in Buddhism but it is increasingly taught in a secular form.
- Reduce stress, anxiety and conflict
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce chronic pain
- Improve sleep
- Increase resilience and emotional intelligence
- Improving communication at work.
‘Being’ is the term we give to the state of mind when you have a neutral and accepting awareness and attention to what is happening in the present moment.
Although you can never totally empty your mind of the ‘back chat’ of thoughts, through practising the techniques of the Mindfulness we gain better awareness to ease these thoughts.
By being in the present moment, you have the opportunity to feel more fully alive; noticing the tug of the past and future, but focussed more completely on the present and its potential.
Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace
- Reduction in employees’ levels of stress.
- Increase in their levels of emotional intelligence.
- Increased productivity.
- Lower rates of health-related absenteeism.
- Enhanced communication skills.
- Increased concentration and attention span.
- A greater capacity to hold and work with information.
- Lower levels of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.
- Higher levels of well-being and overall work and life satisfaction
In the current economic climate, employees are being asked to do more with less, working long hours with increasingly heavy workloads.
WorkSpa helps your company implement mindfulness into the working day in the most effective way. With the use of our wireless head phones, you are guided through a relaxing body experience which helps you to cut off from the working environment. This benefits your employees by reducing workplace stress and anxiety while improving organisational skills in the workplace.