Build self-awareness, respond more creatively to work life and have more fulfilling relationships
Mindfulness helps you to deal with stress by understanding how it manifests in our minds and bodies. It teaches us to become aware of our habitual thoughts and feelings that often cause us stress, and how to recognise the difference between these ingrained emotional reactions and how things really are.
Mindfulness can helps us to:
Take care of ourselves when things get stressful
Respond more wisely and creatively to work life
Increase our ability to see things from someone else’s perspective
Make wiser, more positive choices in our relationships
Support clearer more constructive communication
Make more informed decisions
Focus on the task at hand
Mindfulness is not:
A quick fix
Making our thoughts go away
Getting rid of stress or difficulty completely
Fluffy, touchy-feely, nonsense (even if it feels like it sometimes!
Following a breakdown at the end of last year, I finally understand why it happened and what I need to do to prevent it happens again. I feel I now have the tools and knowledge to create a better balance in life. This will not only improve my life but the affect I have on others at work and at home. Thank you, Karen.
- Participant 8-week mindfulness for stress programme, London
Karen ran an introductory session to mindfulness for stress with our staff. The session really helped our organisation understand how focusing on the moment can not only reduce our workplace stress levels but also ensure we are focused and productive whilst at work. Some staff are now moving on to a longer 6-week mindfulness course for the workplace programme.
- Sarah, HR Manager, TSSA, London
Mindfulness for Leaders
Leaders can use mindfulness to bring awareness to their thought patterns and leadership style, and as a result respond creatively rather than react to work life. This helps leaders to increase focus, emotional self-regulation, empathy, perspective, adaptability to changing and complex situations.
And these skills in turn help them to:
• improve collaboration
• increase resilience
• use awareness to make better informed decisions
• be able to lead in complex, often uncertain and volatile work settings
This training course has helped me to fully understand the practice of mindfulness and its benefits personally and in the workplace. It has helped me deal with stress more effectively and it has changed my outlook on my day-to-day life – at home and at work.
- Angela Aniwa, People Development Manager, Collinson, London
Offices can be complex environments so I always begin with a free consultation to discuss your needs or the particular issues faced by your team. Then we can create a tailored programme which can also include a corporate retreat day.
Email me to book a free consultation session in which we’ll explore what mindfulness is, and how it helps your staff and organisation. From there you can decide if/how to tailor a mindfulness programme to your business needs.
I am an accredited mindfulness trainer. I trained with Breathworks UK and have completed several workplace masterclasses at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. I follow the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations.
I have worked with clients such as Kew Gardens, The Royal Town Planning Institute, Adam & Eve Communications, Unison, Trades Union Congress (TUC), Working Well Trust, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, Aromatherapy Associates, Collinson, K Benchmark, Chobham Academy, Here East Olympic Village and others.