What we do...
Mindful at Work changes the way you work using mindfulness as the vehicle.
We colour your water, make magic sandals and ensure you have some skin in the game!
Colour your water
Ask a fish about water and the fish is likely to say, “what water?”
Thinking is your water. Until you become aware of how you’re thinking, you can’t help but repeat old habits, patterns and behaviours.
Mindful at Work colours your water, exposing the impact of mind wandering.
Learning how to be the observer of your thoughts (instead of unconsciously becoming with every thought you think) offers a powerful new perspective.
Interrupting mind-wandering and taming unhelpful thinking is a known outcome of mindfulness training.
Make magic sandals
Once upon a time a barefoot princess stepped on a thorn which hurt like hell anything! She immediately demanded the king carpet the entire kingdom, so she’d never feel pain like that again!
The king freaked (carpeting kingdoms is expensive!). A wise person suggested they make the princess a pair of sandals. Problem solved!
Instead of putting on our own sandals we often demand carpet! But that doesn’t work. Thinking the problem is out there, is the problem!
Mindful at Work shows you how to make your own sandals and build inner resilience.
Skin in the game
Gandhi said “be the change you wish to see in the world” because real change starts with you!
All our programmes ask you to WORK ON your own intention (what you want to achieve) or a leadership quality as self-development.
You might decide you want to become more courageous, be a better communicator, be more present, authentic, calm, resilient, innovative, or even more inspiring!
Working toward a tangible outcome means having some skin in the game. We’re not just teaching you mindfulness, we’re standing up for lasting change.
We believe that…
- Workplace mindfulness is about changing the way people work and growing a positive workplace culture.
- Whether you’re leading an organisation, making a sale, giving a presentation, or simply answering the phone, you’re at your best when you’re relaxed, clear-headed and feeling open-hearted. Mindfulness is about cultivating this state more often and maintaining it.
- It takes time and consistent practice to experience the benefits of mindfulness. People are more likely to stay with it when they experience the benefits for themselves and have expert support.
- One of the biggest benefits of mindfulness is seeing yourself clearly. With more awareness comes choice. You get to choose how you’ll show up.
- Smart organisations will train their leaders in mindfulness first, because leaders have the most impact on engagement.
- Today’s work environments are complex and uncertain. Change is common. Humans are not designed to think well under persistent pressure. Stress powers off the mind’s executive functions and increases the suffering associated with mind wandering. Mindfulness builds resilience by down-regulating the stress response and interrupting mindless reactions.
- Awareness of your intention trumps all other communication skills. Mindfully deciding to listen generously, be open and curious and less critical and judgmental, exponentially improves communication and relationships.
- Doing business mindfully means operating consciously and ethically while boosting the bottom line.
- Everyone wants to feel they’re making progress and a difference at work. When teams operate collaboratively (versus operating individually or egotistically) they harness their combined energy and do a better job.
- Wishing and wanting to be more mindful, doesn’t change anything. People need new tools to manage from the inside-out, otherwise they’re ruled by past habit. Nothing interrupts unhelpful behaviours better than mindfulness.
- When people are mindful at work they’re present and fully engaged, happier and more productive. They’re also, more fun to be around.
- Reflecting on what you did is ‘nice’ but without in-the-moment-awareness, we’re slaves to our unconscious mind.
- A solution-focused mindset isn’t something you have, or you don’t have, you can train it by deliberately practising mindfulness.
- Businesses who thrive in the future will provide the space for their people to innovate, make mistakes and to think creatively. Mindfulness provides people with groundwork to be innovative by accessing a clear, open and flexible mindset.
- People who can see how their values and behaviours align with those of the business, are likely to be more engaged in promoting a healthy workplace culture.