The rapid rate of technology development means that we are experiencing information overload and ever-increasing pressure from nearly every aspect of our lives. Our workplace and personal lives are impacted to the point where we are in a constant state of overwhelm and stress.
A stressful workplace is proven to substantially reduce productivity, restrict creativity and job satisfaction, and in the bigger picture, increase workplace and management pressure. It can also increase team member absenteeism, trigger 70% of doctor visits and 85% of serious illness.
Investing in workplace mindfulness training is a game changing decision that can alter the direction of your organisation. Reducing stress and stress-related illness changes the culture of how your team respond to being at work.
Worldwide studies are consistent in showing that mindfulness in your workplace alleviates unhealthy habits while developing and strengthening positive ones. It provides a strong basis to improve every aspect of the workplace and could be one of the most cost-effective decisions you will make in your business.
Recent research in neuroscience and on mindfulness demonstrates conclusively mindfulness training leads to:
Many progressive organisations including Google, Apple and Harvard University are using mindfulness training. They are seeing benefits like a more focused workforce, better teamwork, reduced absenteeism, more creativity and innovation, increased efficiency and less stressed individuals. Importantly, it has been a huge factor in significantly improving the bottom line.
“If you want to transform an organisation it’s not about changing systems and processes so much as it’s about changing the hearts and minds of people. Mindfulness is one of the all-time most brilliant technologies for helping to alleviate human suffering and for bringing out our extraordinary potential as human beings.” – Pamela Weiss, Founder of Appropriate Response
Retreats offer an opportunity to step away from the workplace and experience immersion into mindfulness practice. Being away from the day-to-day stress and pressure brings about powerful and lasting change.
Out of all the initiatives I have ever been involved in mindfulness is by far and away the most life changing and rewarding set of tools you can give someone.
If you can only do one course, then do this one. I can’t do justice to all that I have learnt, thank you so much!
At the risk of being clichéd, it was life changing. … I have made huge positive changes that have increased staff productivity and our business culture. It’s partly mindfulness itself, but it’s mostly the way Charlotte conveys the concepts and embeds them into real life.
Charlotte’s approach is highly personalised and flexible. Her style is warm, non-judging, kind and her high level of intelligence and sharp wit make it really enjoyable. I can truly say that my life was transformed professionally and personally through our work together.
Charlotte Thaarup presented to a group of Student Coordinators from the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The presentation was well researched, contemporary in orientation and highly engaging.
In a very short time [Charlotte] has given all our co-workers tools and structure and belief to move from a financially successful but stressed out operation to one that has a real future and is safe for all.