Presented by
Management Forum

Mindfulness in the Workplace

This interactive one-day course will provide an introduction to mindfulness and encourage new ways of thinking and working, as well as help you relate to stress and problems in a different way.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

This interactive one-day course will provide an introduction to mindfulness in the work- place, encourage new ways of thinking and working, and help you relate to stress and problems in a different way.

Mindfulness could be defined as ‘paying conscious attention to the present moment, in a non-judgmental manner’. It has its roots
in Buddhism, but the modern form was developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts, who pioneered a programme called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Mindfulness is now practised in many areas of society and is being increasingly recognised for its benefits in the workplace with positive effects on health, efficiency and productivity. Studies have shown that mindfulness is fundamentally connected to many aspects of workplace functioning, particularly in key areas such as:

  • Well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improved relationships, more effective team-working
  • Performance – including positive effects on leadership, decision-making, creativity and innovation

Benefits of attending:

  • Find out the definition of mindfulness
  • Discover the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace n Explore the ways in which mindfulness can help with stress reduction, increased well-being and greater productivity
  • Enhance your ability to feel calm, concentrate and stay in control
  • Learn practical activities to help develop mindfulness

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone wants to learn more about mindfulness and how it can be of benefit in the workplace.

Programme

The benefits of mindfulness

  • How can practising mindfulness help on both a physical and psychological level?

Mindfulness as a tool for coping with stress

  • Discuss the role mindfulness can play in helping to manage stress more effectively
  • How to use mindfulness to recognise the signs of stress and to minimise stress-related problems

Non-judgmental awareness and working with negative thoughts

  • Approaching mindfulness in a non-judgmental fashion
  • Explore the link between our moods and attitudes and our innate ability to punish ourselves for negative experiences
  • Alternative strategies for dealing with our negative thoughts

Meditation – the basis of mindfulness

  • Benefits of meditation – raising our internal and external awareness
  • Why is there a resistance to meditation?
  • How to find an approach that works for you
  • Meditation exercises that can be practised anywhere and anytime
  • Common problems when meditating and things to avoid

Being present

  • Exploring the physiological and psychological differences between being physically and mentally present

Exploring the senses

  • Look beyond the analytical side of the mind and the process of thinking, judging and planning to find solutions

The dangers of multi-tasking: ‘The art of doing twice as much as you should half as well as you could’

  • Explore how the cognitive load demanded by switching your attention expends energy
  • Can productivity be increased by focusing on one thing at a time?

Practical activities to help develop mindfulness

  • Explore a range of activities, exercises, tips and techniques that can be pursued following the course

- Sleep/rest
- Changing perspective
- Disengaging the autopilot
- Being self-compassionate
- Span versus path goals
- Being creative
- Showing gratitude
- The great outdoors

Personal mindfulness plan

  • Discuss your planned approach to mindfulness following the course

Geoff Marsh

Geoff is the Managing Director of Dansam Ltd, a training company that began in September 1999. 

Geoff Marsh started his career as a presenter in 1986 as on the Lloyds Bank's 'Customer First' Programme. This was one of the largest series of roadshow workshops in the world at that time. The programme was seen by approximately 70,000 staff.

Geoff has presented courses with Management Forum for nearly 20 years.

In addition he has delivered training and coaching programmes for Robert Bosch Ltd, London Underground, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, Rohm and Haas, Serono Pharmaceuticals, Domino Printing UK Ltd, Kall Kwik Printing, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils, Linton Lubricants, Halliburton, Interserve Project Services, The Midlands Co-op Funeral Division and many others.

Geoff has particular expertise in the financial services sector and his clients include organisations such as Coutts, Acin, Barclays Wealth, Lombard Odier, Lloyds Bank IPB,  JP Morgan, Citibank, Bank Of Vietnam, Bank Of Singapore, Siam Commerce Bank, Bank of Georgia, Caledonia Investments,  Unigestion,  Taib Securities, , Asquith, Cheviot Asset Management, Ernst & Young, Nationwide, Fleming Family and Partners and Rothschilds.   His work for these organisations has ranged from management and leadership skills, teambuilding, communication, presentation skills, front line sales and negotiation training as well as dealing with demanding clients, cold calling and asking for referrals. 

As a trainer and presenter, Geoff has been involved with conferences, seminars and roadshows for organisations such as Kall Kwik, The Color Company, Alphagraphics,  Regus, Great Western Railways, Wessex Water., Vision Box, Viapath and The Zoological Society Of London,

Geoff is an international trainer and presenter and has worked outside the UK for organisations such as United Airlines, American airlines, Qatar Airways, BNP Paribas, HSBC, OCBC, Maybank and Unichem

He has been a visiting lecturer on the Swiss Finance Institute executive IWEMBA (International Wealth Management Executive MBA) programme. He has been a guest lecturer with the IE Business school in Madrid and has worked with the Singapore Wealth Management Institute (WMI) and the Singapore Management University for more than 14 years on their Masters in Finance programme (in conjunction with the Singapore Management University and the Nanyang University of Technology

In addition Geoff is also much sought after as a presenter and after-dinner speaker. He has had his own weekly radio shows on Swindon FM and Swindon 105.5. He is the author and co-author of several books including ‘A Sixty minute Guide To Powerful Presentations’ ‘A Sixty minute Guide to Developing Key Accounts’ ‘A Sixty Minute Guide To Franchising’, ‘A Sixty Minute Guide To Direct Mail’ all for the Sixty Minute Business Book Company. 

More details

We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

See below or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Reviews of IPI's Mindfulness in the Workplace training course


Happy with the content, speaker and the course material. Gives you the answer what mindfulness is all about and how to practise.

Mar 22 2018

Aleksandra Beer
In-house Events Co-ordinator, Falconbury Ltd

Mar 22 2018

Interesting, good pace, lovely venue. Good balance between serious and light hearted

Alison MacGregor
Occupational Health Advisor , Uniper Uk Ltd

UK

  • Falconbury Ltd
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies, Magnesium Elektron
  • Mundipharma Research Ltd
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Uniper Uk Ltd
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Weetabix Ltd
  • Wortley Byers Law

Ireland

  • Gilead Sciences International Ltd

Multiple colleagues?
Talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749

inhouse@ipi.academy