8 Week Mindfulness program
“The future is always beginning now.” – Mark Strand
As the increasing amount of studies on mindfulness demonstrate, it can improve our mental and physical well-being. Until recently, the practice of mindfulness has been an individual choice; people have sought to gain greater self-understanding, or re-order their hectic minds. However the advent of corporate interest has been spurred by an awareness that happy, balanced people make a stronger workforce.
Many companies, including Google, Apple, and Intel Corp, are using mindfulness to help their work-forces create a more positive and harmonious work environment—which can translate into tangible business benefits.
Additionally, some NBA and NFL teams are bringing in mindfulness experts to help their elite athletes deal with the pressure of performing, to leave the past behind and get back in the zone for the next play.
Bringing Mindfulness to your Workplace!
Mindful Guatemala would be delighted to work with you, to see how we can bring Mindfulness to your organization. We will work with you to develop a program of eight 90min. sessions for your unique organization. Through the teaching of various meditation and mindfulness techniques, participants cultivate greater presence, awareness, insight and clarity.
Reduced stress & burnout; Those who practice mindfulness and meditation have improved responses to stress and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Some doctors even prescribe meditation to lower blood pressure!
Focus and concentrate; our brain is like a computer. Having too many tabs open at once or activating those pop-up windows can slow down your system. Mindfulness closes out the unnecessary stuff that clogs your brain. You may not be able to reduce external distractions and interruptions in your workday. But practicing mindfulness can help you tune them out or reduce their impact.
Develop and increase emotional intelligence of self and others; Meditation increases our empathy and compassion for others. Less conflict = better teamwork = working smarter, not harder. Win-win!
Improved sleep; Practicing mindfulness helps calm the brain. No tossing and turning because you're worried about a review tomorrow.
Fewer sick days; Nobody likes to be sick. We avoid sickness at all costs. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve immunity.
Access & explore creative thinking, problem solving and innovation; People who practice mindfulness meditation often have increased creativity, which is defined in the study as the ability to brainstorm multiple ideas, as well as finding a specific solution to a problem.
Increased job satisfaction; People who meditate report higher job satisfaction than those who don’t. And from an employee standpoint, if we’re going to be at work for a third or more of our day, we want to be happy while we’re there.
Learn to respond & relate more wisely to challenges & difficulties