Introduction to mindfulness sessions
Two days working with Scottish Registers and OH Assist LTD. Delivering workshops throughout the day for around 250 staff, over two sites. Introduction sessions focusing on two mindfulness exercises/practices with time for reflection. This was a great way for HR to promote mindfulness in the workplace as a way to help deal with change and stress at work. Using short workshops like this can help a large amount of people to be introduced to a topic in a short space of time. Mindfulness can offer so many benefits for people but is a subject that many have mixed ideas about and also fail to see how it can help at work and home. Scottish Registers acknowledge that it was a brave move and see it as a part of their staff well-being provision. The staff certainly had a chance to practice and experience some reflection time.
The training is 'Flipped' so that it is just practical and then the company has access to a group log in so that employees can download the exercises and information at their leisure, saving time and keeping the FOCUS in the workshop.
Examples of feedback
I found it helpful to be aware of my thoughts, why I am thinking them and to re-focus my attention.
Just thinking that is was an alright thing to do. I find that mindfulness is something that i do naturally, before knowing it was a 'thing'. So now I am happier knowing that is OK and that i should be doing more.
The communicator put over the concepts of mindfulness in a very practical way that accepted that it can be challenging - very useful!
Understanding how to slow down and refocus properly and knowing that external distractions can be used rather than lamented. Iwill be using these techniques more often.
Thinking about breathing - accepting busy life/head but allowing myself a break from it.
That I don't have to be hard on myself. I have time to think before I do anything.
The quietness and peace to think.
Re-focusing, re-training myself in being aware of how I am. Focus on breathing, to use my feet for walking instead of my mind.