Mindfulness@work

How do I respond to life that offers itself ‘anew’ in every moment?

J. Kornfield

Mindfulbizz has placed mindfulness in a broader context to suit the needs of companies, organisations and their employees. We also focus on techniques and attitudes for dealing with problems more attentively and consciously.

 

Deal positively with stress

This training works around seven specific daily situations, and for each one, three solutions are offered. We start at getting up in the morning, your mood you start the day with, the traffic, the first contact with a difficult colleague … until late in the evening, back to bed! Insights, mindfulness tips and experience exercises are suggested, so anyone can go home with concrete tools.

 

Mind & heart @work

In five to seven sessions, learn to apply mindfulness in all its aspects.

This course is an application of mindfulness in a busy and demanding work environment, where attention, stress and work/life balance stand in the foreground. In seven steps we are working around work-life balance with the aim of a better quality of life, an inner equilibrium, respectful communication, learning to think strategically and preventing burnout.

The 7 mindfulness steps for the work place are a translation and a practical understanding of the creative principle called ‘thinking out of the box.’Together they form an applicable framework from which you can have a creative commitment with difficulties and challenges at work as well as at home.
These 7 steps will help you find a balance between feeling and thinking, leisure and work, activity and relaxation.

 

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You learn how to:

  • focus attention and act attentively.
  • identify stress factors and their signals.
  • break through stress cycles and monitor boundaries.
  • become aware of our ‘automatic pilot’ and switch to conscious action.
  • approach work situations with increased awareness.
  • deal ‘mindfully‘ with stress, difficult situations and criticism.

You experience:

  • better resistance to stress.
  • increase in self confidence, self-worth and creativity.
  • increased efficiency and satisfaction at work
  • superior problem-solving abilities.
  • greater capacity to concentrate.
  • positive influence on work relations (emotional intelligence).
  • enhanced vitality.
  • improvement in quality of life.

The different modules

  • 3 hour Mind & heart @ work introduction
  • 6 hour Mind & heart @ work trainingsclass
  • 5 week Intensive Mind & heart @ work
  • 7 week intensive Mind & heart @ work

In every module a work book and cd are included for the participants.
Short introductions are only being offered in company.

 

Mindful Leadership

As a leader & manager it is a challenge to relate constantly to the constant stream of changes. Changes in the environment and within the organization, but also changes in the staff and not forgetting yourself. This requires an attitude of attention, clarity, acceptance, respect, compassion and inner strength. From this position, you can stand firm and see and do what is necessary.

 

David Dewulf on mindful@work

Mindfulness and better performance at work
(published in Vacature)

“The effect of Mindfulness is increased attention to the things you are doing”, says Dr. David Dewulf. “Compare it to a PC. If there are several programs running on your PC, it doesn’t function as well. The training will help you to turn off superfluous programs, giving you more mental space to think more clearly.

During the training you learn to see negative thoughts without concurring with them or attaching emotions to them”, explains Dr. Dewulf. “You cultivate a certain gentleness towards your own experiences. You allow yourself to ‘be the way you are’ – without constantly having to ‘do’ a whole pile of things. Switching from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ helps prevent stressful feelings from arising.”
The training starts with focusing attention on breathing. People discover just how quickly they lose their attention. The course participants become more aware of their train of thought, as it continuously flits between the past and the future. “We are constantly steeped in unconscious streams of information processing”, says Dewulf. “These thought processes can induce stress and fear. They are responsible for negative spirals and lead to depression. If we recognise the unconscious flows of thought, we can let them go. You also learn to see emotions and briefly let them go so that they don’t take you down into a negative thought spiral.”

When you have properly mastered the basic techniques, then the moment has come to learn to look at situations with an open mind, so as to determine from this vantage point how best to handle things using this new insight. The course participants build up inner confidence and stability to act from the here and now, with the power and wisdom that they now possess. “The clearer insight in the here and now helps people to have an openly critical mind, without being naïve. People learn to look at the world through scientific spectacles. People become happier when they let go of their worries. Promoting coping behaviour helps people in business to deal with everyday frustrations.” 

The learned mental skills encourage creativity. Tunnel thinking is reduced. By looking at things from a distance people can see the overall picture much quicker before taking action. As a result they make better decisions. 
People don’t just react less impulsively. They also take themselves and their own opinions less seriously. After all, opinions are just opinions. By learning to see things more clearly, people discover that there is something to be said from every point of view. This makes communication less domineering or passive. People communicate in a more balanced way.