Workplace Mindfulness 

Greater well being

Reduced stress and anxiety

More effective communication

Improve your emotional intelligence

Develop clearer thinking and increased focus

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness has proven success within organisations. Evidence shows many benefits including increased staff wellness, productivity and flexibility. Most people struggle to change. Yet, mindfulness teaches us the key ingredient for success: the ability to direct our focus/attention away from what's limiting us towards healthy change. 

Training ranges from a one-hour introductory session, to more in-depth training on establishing mindfulness within the workplace culture, depending on your organisational needs.

"Blair has worked with our staff over the last year providing high quality sessions that have made a difference to their wellbeing. He is so popular our staff keep asking him back, he is certainly a valuable resource that helps our people not only in their work, but personal lives as well." - Brian Sheedy, Principal Te Totara School.

Course Content

Introducing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is simply being aware in the present moment, in a kind and non-judgmental way. It is learning the art of how we direct our attention so we have more choice and less reactivity. There is a solid scientific basis supporting its effectiveness for increased productivity, innovation and flexibility.

I can teach you:

  • Mindfulness techniques that activate clear and focused thinking
  • How to direct your attention skillfully
  • Practical tools for preventing harmful stress and boosting resilience

Mindfulness and Difficult Thinking Patterns

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the content of what we are thinking that it dominates our capacity to work effectively. It is not always events that trigger difficult emotions; rather it is your thoughts and beliefs about these events that cause problems.

I can teach you how to:

  • Work with your thoughts skillfully
  • Identify challenging thinking patterns
  • Intervene effectively in these difficult thinking patterns
  • Have more control over your thoughts

Working Skillfully with Emotions

Life can be full of difficult emotions. Often our strategies for coping with and avoiding these emotions can make the workplace tense and difficult. Evidence tells us that avoiding emotions does not work and in fact only serves to make them stronger. Mindfulness has proven success in helping people manage difficult emotions and therefore creating a more supportive workplace environment.

I can teach you how to:

  • Identify challenging emotions
  • Process emotions safely

Developing willingness and acceptance

Research clearly shows that our attempts to avoid or block our experience often fails. Avoidance and blocking is often both unhelpful and can even amplify the very thing we are trying to avoid, which can have negative effects on our well-being. Mindfulness helps us take control so we learn to respond, rather than react, to our experiences.

I can teach you how to:

  • Mindfully respond rather than react
  • Increase your capacity to handle difficult situations
  • Actively accept and find ease