Seamus McMahon MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches is experienced in delivering workshops, in-house courses and taster sessions on Mindfulness in the Workplace and Mindful Parenting in both the corporate sector and in smaller organizations. He worked at management level at University College Cork (UCC) prior to changing career. Zoom has provided the possibility of delivering sessions to wherever the staff are, including to those working from home.
Options for onsite or online mindfulness in the workplace might include:
- Drop-in 30 – 45 minute mindfulness meditation sessions.
- Once-off introductory sessions to Mindfulness.
- A Mindful Parenting course. (I wrote a research thesis on this as part of the MSc.)
- Short 6 week courses on Mindfulness in the Workplace with each session of one hour duration.
- A full 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
Many people have found that developing a practice of mindfulness has helped them to get through the pandemic with reduced stress and anxiety. In the context of the workplace, a practice of mindfulness helps to increase focus and concentration. Empirical research has shown that it is effective in tackling employee stress and improving productivity. Mindfulness is a human capacity to notice our experience in the present moment, with an open and allowing attitude. A mindfulness programme is a form of training which cultivates this capacity. This heightened awareness and attentiveness to what is happening in the present moment can be applied to daily tasks and interactions at work.
Research into mindfulness in the workplace reports improvements in work-related outcomes, including resilience, creativity, performance, interpersonal relationships and wellbeing.
A training in mindfulness will give participants the opportunity to experience different mindful meditations, to learn about definitions and theories of mindfulness, and in particular to focus in on how mindfulness might be applied in and out of the workplace.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of offering to your staff mindfulness events such as those described above, please contact Seamus McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 0851636300.