Organisations are facing tough times – with growing pressure to do more for less.
This takes its toll on employees: the most recent Labour Force Survey reports that 15.4 million work days a year are lost through stress, anxiety and depression. In the face of these complex workplace challenges people need a better way of thinking and working. Mindfulness-based resilience training can provide exactly this. We can help your people learn to manage their own minds better – to be focused, resilient and emotionally positive – leading to improved wellbeing and productivity.
How mindfulness-based resilience works
When you’re mindful, you’re simply present here and now – aware of what’s going on in and around you. This counteracts unhelpful ‘autopilot’ thinking, when attention gets stuck in future worries, or painful memories. With roots in ancient practices, mindfulness has been shown in recent clinical research to lead to:
Less stress – mitigating the effects of the damaging ‘fight/flight/freeze response’
Clearer mind – increased attention, concentration, and memory
Emotional intelligence – confidence to communicate assertively while kindly
Creativity – ability to hold a wider perspective and think ‘outside the box’
Effective decision making – through sifting data more intuitively and efficiently
Training format and content
We provide mindfulness taster sessions, workshops and in-depth courses for groups and teams in the workplace. The training is highly experiential – including meditation, mindful exercises, and group discussions. It’s based around a simple ABC formula from The ABC Guide to Mindfulness:
A. Awareness: of what is happening in your present-moment experience.
B. Being with your experience: cultivating acceptance of yourself and the world around you.
C. Choosing wise responses to your experience, by responding wisely instead of reacting automatically.
E-learning programme for large workplace cohorts
The Rising Minds E-learning Resilience programme has been designed specifically for enhancing workplace resilience for larger cohorts in organisations. It’s been tested and evaluated in association with the Local Government Association and Kingston Business School. Key training benefits include handling stress; managing workloads and energy; maintaining focus and concentration; enhanced communication skills; reduced conflict in work relationships; making good decisions under pressure; prioritising competing demands; and handling uncertainty and adapting to change.
Who is it for? - The training is suitable for employees at all levels. It can be supplemented with additional elements for specific groups, for example, leadership, special work situations, return to work etc.
How is it delivered? - There are 6 main modules of 45-60 mins providing an immersive learning experience with a mix of video, quizzes, exercises and interactive elements. The emphasis throughout is on developing practical skills, as participants are guided through a range of specially designed meditations for the workplace, including some mini practices to do in the midst of working life. There are other practical exercises and reflections to bring to life core themes and concepts.
What equipment is needed? An internet-enabled computer, tablet or mobile device, headphones and a quiet space. The training can be done either in an office or at home.
What are the benefits of a computer-based course?
Cost-effective roll-out to large populations within an organisation
Flexible scheduling for organisations and individuals
All the core materials of a live training programme for participants to practice in their own time
To discuss your requirements please contact us