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Workplace Wellness:

Mindful Work Environments

with Janet Solyntjes

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has the power to transform and enliven the culture of your workplace by offering the tools for all team members - employees, supervisors, managers, and top leaders - to deal with stress effectively. There are many short- and long-term benefits in reducing stress at work. (see below)

Intensive training in mindfulness and awareness cultivates mental clarity, stability, resiliency, flexibility, creativity, strength and intuition within individuals, teams, and within the organization as a whole.

The Program
Mindful Work Environments is can be designed to suit the needs of a variety of workplace settings.  The full course is an eight-session training program in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction with a special focus on developing unconditional confidence and genuine communication. Participants will attend eight 2-hour sessions and a half-day silent practice intensive where a variety of mindfulness tools are learned, including body scan, sitting and walking meditation, mindful yoga, and mindfulcommunication. Further exploration of mindfulness and its application to daily life is encouraged between sessions.

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* Ask about the not-for-profit discount!

Mindfulness and Awareness
Through the discipline of mindfulness one grows more familiar with one's mind, the messages of the body, and the effects of one's behavior. Reactive patterns of thought, speech and behavior yield to the vibrancy and freshness of the present-moment. With greater awareness and confidence in entering unknown territory, the release of habitual patterns reduces personal stress and allows the workplace enviroment to become dynamic and creative.

Inner qualities of courage, curiosity, empathy, wisdom and sense of humor bring greater joy and satisfaction in life.

Potential Benefits
Workplace stress-reduction programs have been researched extensively.Herbert Benson M.D., the best-selling author and renowned stress expert, who coined the term “the relaxation response”, conducted two studies with his associates in 1990 and 1992 and found that such programs decreased employee visits to the doctor's office by 35% to 50%.

Stress-reduction programs have also been shown to cut down on absenteeism and accidents,improve job performance, and alleviate stress-related problems such as insomnia, depression, and high blood pressure.

See also:

MBSR Study - Alterations in Brain and Immune System

The Physiology of Stress

MBSR for the Changing Work Environment

Mindfulness in the Workplace research (multiple articles)



 

 

 

Past clients include:

Mind and Life Institute

VisiTech PR

Stonebridge Companies

Faith Lutheran

HOPE Longmont

Family Worker Training + Development Programme Inc

City of Aurora

Police Department

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Naropa University

YPO Forum

Boettcher Foundation

ADA-ES

The Zayo Group

Convercent

Pinnacol Assurance

Sovrn

Peer Assistance Services

Neon, Inc.

Rose Medical Center

University of Colorado, College of Nursing

Denver Childrens' Advocacy Center

Alaya Preschool

Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency

 

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education