Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique
With stress ever-present in modern-day workplaces, employers are turning to different ways to address the increasing anxiety that burdens their employees. One of the biggest stress-relievers that is sweeping across Australia is mindfulness, a method used to get people to absorb their surroundings and truly take part in the present moment.
Mindfulness used to be the stuff of hippies, but now it’s going mainstream in the corporate world. The reason for this change is because many leaders and educators are finally taking note of the positive benefits that mindfulness can have in the boundaries of business.
It’s the natural course for a mind to wander, and those who are tied to their desks for hours upon hours during the day find themselves getting ‘taken away’ by their own mind. Instead of living in the present moment, employees find themselves getting cognitively involved in the future, as is part of planning in the business world.
By creating environments that are conducive to employees having the chance to stop and bring their minds into the present moment, employers are finding that the workplace environment then also becomes more conducive to calm, thoughtful planning as well. For employees who are constantly expected to go above and beyond, this effort is a direct exercise in healthful improvement.
Business owners are finding different ways to incorporate mindfulness into everyday worklife. For instance, some businesses have set aside meditation rooms to make it easier for employees to take a mindful break during the busy workday to recuperate. Others are setting aside extra paid days off for mindfulness activities like yoga retreats.
HSG offers two approaches:
- Mindfulness Workshop: We will collaborate with you to put together an ongoing corporate wellness program to assist your staff in managing stress at work and increasing their resilience.
- Meditation Class: Meditation classes reduce stress, develop a calm mind, and heighten awareness – that’s why leading companies have embraced corporate meditation classes.
With research and results pointing to mindfulness as beneficial in the workplace, it pays to incorporate mindfulness into your organisation today. Your employees will experience reduced workplace stress which can lead to increased productivity, happiness, and workplace satisfaction as well.