Mindfulness at Work

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Mindfulness at Work Course

Develop Skills that Power Sustained Health, Wellbeing and Peak Performance

The increased external pressure workers face on a day-to-day basis as a result of a 24/7, pressured and distracted environment requires a new way of working. People need to be able to manage their mind states and develop new skills so they can negotiate with engagement, resilience and wellbeing.
Mindfulness invites participants to ‘train the mind’ just as athletes ‘build muscle’ and ‘train the body’. Attention training enables people to purposefully create internal calmness and clarity. From this solid state, they are able to respond skillfully and nimbly to ongoing changing circumstances.
The programme is experiential and highly interactive, includes exercises and meditation practices, one on one & group dialogues and journaling activities.

This workshop is ideal for both individuals looking for resources to help them cope at work, or for companies or organisations to send a group or team of people along to. The skills you will learn and the experiences you will encounter are also all transferable into your personal day to day life as well – not just your work life; it’s for all of your life!

Outcomes for Teams & Executives

· Improve focus, concentration, level-headedness, memory

· Reduce stress reactivity, irritability, conflict, anxiety, fatigue

· Catch self-defeating behaviours, develop more effective habits

· Enhance listening, empathy, kindness and collaboration

· Boost in problem-solving, ability to manage change, innovation

· Experience greater positivity, energy, overall health and wellbeing

Organisations Benefit Too!

· Costs of staff absenteeism and turnover are reduced

· Productivity, creativity and adaptability of staff are increased

· Employer / employee and client relationships are improved.

“Wonderful… Joanne’s enthusiasm and empathy encouraged full interaction from all participants. The feedback from the group was overwhelmingly positive. Highly recommend!”

One Day Mindfulness at Work – Tools to self-calm, focus, sow new habits

· Explore the mind’s tendency to distraction, negativity, judgment

· Practice tools to self-calm, focus attention, relate differently

· Recognise stress signs, negative mood patterns, biases

· Learn to be less reactive and change the brain and neural pathways

· Gain skills to enhance performance, optimism and wellbeing

“Excellent course! … I use a number of the tools to enhance my day to day life experience… I gained a lot of insight and a deep understanding of mindfulness and all its aspects. I notice that I deal differently with stressful situations and it has helped a lot with work challenges. Joanne is an excellent facilitator. She is articulate, has strong communication skills and delivered the course to the highest standard. The resources materials – handbook and guided meditations provided were excellent. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you, Joanne, for the gentle guidance, support, sensitivity, respect, enthusiasm and encouragement throughout.”

Research has shown that Mindfulness supports peoples’ health & well-being, giving them tools to navigate difficult situations with more ease; as well as build resilience for dealing with high-pressure environments. This workshop focuses on offering simple practical everyday tips that make a big difference.

Workshop Outcomes for Participants

· Understand why Mindfulness matters and committed to daily practice

· Have tools to help focus attention, manage stress/anxiety, support self

· Appreciate the importance of listening, being present in interactions

· Take time to step back, plan, prioritise activities, be discerning.

“Excellent training for individuals or groups working in a fast-paced environment. Joanne will give you tips and exercises on how you can manage stress and focus better. Highly recommended!”

“Excellent sessions giving all of our employees tools and skills. Joanne delivered the training in a friendly, enthusiastic and motivational manner. Will continue to use her services. Thank you, Joanne, and here’s some feedback from the team: ‘Session was excellent, really related to Joanne and will use the skills I’ve taken away’ ‘Brilliant Workshop, really enjoyed the exercises – can use all in my daily Job’

About the Facilitator

Joanne O’Malley’s mission is to help people transform the way they work and lead, so work can be healthy, energising and fulfilling. Her long standing background of mindfulness practice while working at management level in the corporate sector inspired her to establish Mindfulness at Work. She saw how people working in ‘continuous partial attention’ were not effective, healthy or creative.

She has now worked with a range of thought leading companies and organisations including: Kerry EMEA, Lufthansa Technik, IDA Ireland, ESB Group, Ervia Irish Water, The Kilkenny Shop, Mylan, Helsinn, Symantec, HSE, Kone Ireland, Danone Nutricia, Deloitte, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Daughters of Charity, Shine, Local Employment Services, Avolon, New Relic, VHI and others; as well as delivering over 70 Mindfulness & Compassion Courses to the general public.

Joanne qualifications include a B.Soc.Sc. and H.Dip Psychotherapy Studies. She is a Mindfulness Facilitator trained by Bangor University, the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA). She is also a fully certified and licensed emotional intelligence coach. Joanne continues to attend ongoing professional development, has trained directly with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute(SIYLI), Don Miguel Ruiz, Eckhart Tolle, James Baraz and many more. She adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers.

The Venue

The Emmaus Retreat Centre welcome you to a beautiful location supporting peace and harmony. The gardens and river walks help to enrapture our hearts with a sense of serenity and tranquility. In keeping with our natural surroundings, where we are fortunate to find ourselves, the Centre has been designed to bring that natural tranquility inside allowing a special atmosphere in which to create the appropriate setting for your retreat.

We all need time out now and then to gather our thoughts and to relieve the pressure of our daily lives. We invite you to look after your physical and spiritual wellbeing, to work with your relationship with yourself.

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