Mindfulness is a secular meditation technique that involves learning to pay attention: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally to whatever arises in the field of your experience. Neurological research on the impact of Mindfulness skills training on the brain demonstrates that it can reshape the part of the brain that impacts emotional and social intelligence, improving positive mood and wellbeing1.
Further research of Mindfulness suggests that it can also help to:
It is little wonder therefore that businesses and organisations such as Transport for London, NHS, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, the Home Office, KPMG and PwC use Mindfulness within their workforce development programmes. Indeed, Transport for London has seen the number of days taken off because of stress, anxiety and depression fall by 71% since introducing employees to Mindfulness2.
1. Mindful Leadership: Compassion, contemplation and meditation develop effective leaders. Bill George, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
2. How practising mindfulness in the workplace can boost productivity. Liz Hall, Occupational Health Magazine, May 2013
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