Generally an hour in length, mindfulness taster sessions cover the very basics of mindfulness from a health and wellbeing perspective. They are a popular addition to team away days and conferences.
Introductory workshops allow individuals space to consider how learning mindfulness might support them, personally and professionally.
We offer the following half-day introductory workshops:
- Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing
- Mindfulness for Mental Health
- Mindfulness and Self-Care
- Mindfulness for Personal and Professional Change
- Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Care
- The Mind of the Manager
- Mindfulness for Insight
- Insight-based Human Resources
- Insight-based Leadership
- Compassionate Leadership
- Mindfulness and Leadership (full day)
In addition to exploring misconceptions around mindfulness, workshops generally include the following elements:
- an introduction to what mindfulness meditation is (and is not!)
- where mindfulness comes from and how it works (including some of the research/neuroscience)
- exploration of the particular workshop theme
- the opportunity to experience practical mindfulness exercises and meditations
- next steps for those wishing to learn mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a skill which takes both time and personal commitment to be learned. Whilst participants may well experience a change in ‘state’ as a result of an introductory session, the researched benefits of mindfulness come from the regular practice of mindfulness meditation and the possibility of changes in ‘trait’*. Organisations interested in mindfulness are therefore encourage to consider in-house mindfulness training or, in the absence of this, how they can support any staff who would like to go on to learn mindfulness.
Depending on budgets this can range from us simply signposting to books, agreeing staff discounts on our public courses through to the commissioning of in-house mindfulness training courses.
We offer a range of mindfulness and compassion courses designed to meet a wide variety of organisational needs. An overview of course types, length, group size and individual commitment to meditation practice is available here. For further information on each course please follow this link.
Being the Change We Seek (Special Offer)
Leadership behaviours impact strongly on organisational culture. If your senior management are willing to participate in a mindfulness course, willing to sit down and explore how meditation might be of benefit to both themselves as an individual and their organisation as a whole, then please contact us about our ‘Being the Change We Seek’ Special Offer.
If you would like to find out more about an introductory workshop the easiest way to do this is to email us and we’ll get back in touch.
Please note: we are a small team who spend much of our time out of the office. Whilst we very much look forward to speaking with you we aim to put our team’s wellbeing and our wish to model alternative ways of working above and beyond commitments to unrealistic response time pressures. We are conscious that this can be counter-cultural and thank you for your patience.