Managing stress at work
Mindfulness means being in the present moment with an open and non-judgmental attitude. You can think of mindfulness practice as a workout for your brain–a way to keep strong, fit, and resilient. Like physical exercise, mindfulness requires some basic training and ongoing practice. Developed primarily via meditation practice, over time, mindfulness results in greater focus and well-being.
Growing empirical research shows that mindfulness meditation techniques can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety;
- Decrease emotional reactivity;
- Improve concentration;
- Strengthen confidence and resilience;
- Promote peace of mind and well-being;
- Help cope with physical dysconfort;
- Enhance willpower and decision-making;
- Help cultivate compassion for self and others.
Mindfulness in the workplace
Taking care of employee’s health and well-being is a progressive corporate social responsibility. Workplace mindfulness programs are proven to make employees happier and healthier. At the same time, organization benefit from reduced health cost, absenteeism and disengagement.
Research shows that our minds wander about 50% of the time. That means we are not fully present with our work about half the time. That distractibility makes us less productive and more stressed. You can train your brain to focus with mindfulness.
- Canadian organizations spend $2,800 per employee on healthcare costs every year;
- With wellness programming Canadian organizations can collectively save $700 million in health-related absence;
- Stress in workplace cost Canadian economy an estimated business $32 billion a year in lost productivity;
- Over 3500 scientific studies prove that mindfulness training reduces stress.
Structure of program
Attendees will learn the principles of mindfulness practice and acquire practical tools to manage pain in a supportive and welcoming environment. The 12-week program consists of two-hour, weekly classes where students participate in mindfulness-based activities, meditation, brief talks, group discussion and questions-answers period. Over the course of the program, students will learn about the fundamentals of mindfulness practice; ways to enhance focus and how to bring more awareness to the behaviors that compound to stress.
Deliveries specificity: Trauma sensitive model
This programs in an easy to access, open and non-judgmental way. The programs are trauma-informed, in other words, they are delivered in a sensitive and inclusive manner that allows individuals of all types of experiences to participate comfortably and grow.
A trauma sensitive approach recognized that every one of us could have been subject to trauma, as research showed that an estimated of 90% of the population has been exposed to a traumatic event at one point in their life.
These keynote presentations are suitable for employee, sales meetings, organizational functions, professional association development workshops, teacher seminars and social club events.
Delivered in 45- to 90-minute presentations and also in more comprehensive half- or full-day sessions.
Sample of keynote presentations:
- mindfulness and stress management
- neuro-science behind stress
- science of meditation
- mindfulness for physical dysconfort management
Ces présentations peuvent être construites pour des audiences spécifiques à votre organisation.
The presentation can be tailor to specific needs and interests of your organization. Please call 514 932-7454 or email at email@example.com for more information.
Worshops or seminars options:
- Introduction: 1-hour lunch-and-learn;
- Full program on 4 weeks