Mindfulness in the Workplace Programme
The landmark 2015 All Party Parliamentary Group Mindful Nation UK report suggested that mindfulness in workplaces can improve organisational culture, staff well-being, performance and quality. However for this field to flourish there is a need for high quality trainings that will prepare and support those wishing to teach mindfulness in the workplace.
To support those teaching or wishing to teach mindfulness in workplace settings, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Bangor University have collaborated to jointly offer Mindfulness in the Workplace Masterclasses.
The series consists of essential learning for anyone introducing mindfulness in a workplace setting. In workplace settings, it is important to adapt mindfulness training to the needs of the particular sector and organisation. This series does not therefore present a set workplace curriculum, but rather will support the development of the skills and understanding that enable trained mindfulness teachers to adapt appropriately to different workplace populations and organisational settings.
Mindfulness and Coaching
Vicki Curtis and Mark McMordie
Research from the field of psychotherapy suggests that rather than the therapist’s preferred process or methodology, the biggest variance in client outcomes results from their way of being with clients. In this masterclass we will explore the role of mindfulness in enabling a state of open receptivity in the coaching encounter and deeper levels of attunement and resonance with coaching clients.
While mindfulness might be brought explicitly into the coaching relationship through teaching mindfulness practices, we will consider how mindfulness might inform coaching process and influence outcomes through the embodied presence of a mindful coach.
This experiential masterclass with weave together research and theory with mindfulness and coaching practice.
Mindfulness for Leaders
Michael Chaskalson and Megan Reitz
Megan and Michael between them have considerable experience teaching mindfulness to organisational leaders.
They’ll share their methods, results and their developing model of Mindful Leadership. They will describe, using their evidence, how mindfulness impacts capacities which are considered as vital for leaders in the 21st Century. Given that their research indicates the importance of practice, they will also advise how mindfulness interventions should be introduced to leaders in a way that encourages them to practice in a sustainable way.
The day will be highly interactive and will include several experiential and small group discussion components which will assist application.