Mindfulness Workplace and Business Training Programs
Increased awareness of the staggering costs of multitasking, poor decision making, absenteeism and stress related illness
combined with the increasing body of research into the effects of mindfulness practice has
fueled a growing interest in the use of mindfulness in business and workplace to enhance work performance and overall well being for
executives, managers and employees.
Since 2003 Mindful-Way has been providing a
range of mindfulness based programs to corporations, universities, medical centers and government agencies throughout
southern California. Students/clients for our mindfulness trainings have included execs from the tech sector, educators,
accounting staff, hospitality industry employees, health professionls and medical staff, engineering and construction professionals,
social service workers, as well as people of every age and from all walks of life who attend our public mindfulness based MBSR programs
and mindfulness based retreats.
Clinical trials, as well as extensive experience, show that the practice of mindfulness:
1. Dramatically improves our stress management, making us better able to deal with challenges created by workloads, deadlines
and interpersonal conflict.
2. Creates greater mental clarity and focus, upgrading our capacity for critical thinking and problem solving.
3. Enhances our focus on the present moment, thereby promoting greater engagement in the here and now – of particular
importance to those operating in high risk environments.
4. Improves awareness of our own thought processes and the emotions they trigger, enabling more effective emotional regulation
5. Increases our capacity to read other people, increases understanding of where they may be coming from and enhances empathy.
6. Unleashes our capacity for innovation and creativity.
7. Promotes new possibilities in difficult team or interpersonal relationships by replacing habitual reactions with more
8. Supports a more panoramic perspective, better able to manage change.
9. Enriches our appreciation of the greater meaning and purpose in what we do.
Mindful-Way's mindfulness in the workplace programs and mindfulness for business trainings can be custom tailored to suit the
needs of your organization.
Organizations already using mindfulness in the workplace:
Aetna International, Apple Computers, Boeing, Cargill, Inc. Compusense, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Facebook, Ford Motor Company,
Genentech, General Mills, Google, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Hitachi, Hughes Aircraft, Kaiser Permanente, Nortel Networks,
Plantronics, Target, Texas Instruments, Twitter, United Online, Yahoo, as well as many Business Schools, NASA and
the US Department of Defense:
Some data on costs of stress in the workplace:
World Health Organization study 2012; Cost of workplace stress in US $300Bn annually
Bureau of National Affairs; 40% of job turnover is due to stress
Northwest National Life; 1,000,000 workplaces absences per day are stress related.
According to data from Basex, a Yorktown Heights, New York-based business research firm, the estimated annual cost to the U.S. economy in loss of productivity from multitasking is
$997 billion and a minimum of 28 billion hours
CIPD; 2012 absence management survey by CIPD a global HR development organization. Stress was the most common cause of long term
sickness, absences, for manual and non manual employees.
26% of employees report that they are "often" or “very often” burned out or severely stressed at their work. Source: The Families and Work Institute
Emotional distress and mental illness account for 20-30% of all employee absenteeism and industrial accidents, and mental or emotional problems at work exceeded physical
causes as the primary reason for worker absenteeism for the first time ever in 1998.
Some feedback and data on mindfulness in the workplace:
89% of General Mills senior executives said they had become better listeners as a result of ‘mindfulness’ training
"Working in the corporate world I was looking for a way to aleviate stress... I learned how to cope with my stress through meditation and yoga
in a way that has benefited my life. These are tools that can be used anywhere, I say try it!" -Sammy S. Computer Executive
"The mindfulness practices have helped me to think more clearly. I find solutions to problems that are not new problems
but I have a new perspective. I am so much more in tune with my surroundings and notice things now that I would not have been mindful of before.
This class, using mindfuilness practices yields amazing results."" -G.B. RN