Whilst participants will likely experience increased self-awareness and behavioural changes from attending mindfulness training, from a neurological point of view, new behavioural patterns are still relatively weak and vulnerable to decline.
Supporting continued meditation practice is therefore important if individuals are to experience the continued benefits of mindfulness and the possibility of changes in ‘trait’* associated with longer term improvements in self-efficacy.
As social beings, community forms an important element in the maintenance of a mindfulness practice. The support of both an instructor and fellow meditators encourages
- continued personal growth,
- the ongoing integration of increased awareness into working lives and,
- the courage to challenge any unhelpful personal and/or organisational behaviours.
Continued development sessions (from hour top-ups to more intensive skills development days/retreats) can be offered in-house as part of an organisation’s wider mindfulness programme, or in circumstances where this does not allow, through our public continuous practice group.
If you would like to find out more please get 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.
Those seeking cultural change will, of course, recognise that both health and growth are heavily influenced by the ‘outer’ circumstances in which individuals work – please see Tree 4 ‘Mindful Organisations’ for more.
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