- Enhancing Resilience & Relational Effectiveness -
The Workplace Mindfulness program aims to create a supportive and safe space for participants to learn and practise mindfulness skills that will support them in dealing more skillfully with the stresses of their busy working life, enhancing their personal well-being and effectiveness. With continued practice over time, it will also enhance their interpersonal relationships, resilience, strategic perspectives and decision making.
The program is largely experiential; teaches a combination of formal mindfulness practices along with informal everyday mindfulness at the workplace. The curriculum comprises of eight sessions of 1.5 hours per session. However, this can be tailored based on the organizational needs, to 6 sessions or two modules of 4 sessions each. The over-arching framework of the program is adapted from the very well researched and scientifically based Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course originated from the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre. The program is adapted from 'Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world' by Prof Mark Williams and Danny Penman, with an additional element on Emotional Intelligence and integration to the workplace.
Any organization wanting to support the development of their employees in working more skillfully with the stresses of everyday life and to enhance their resilience and relational effectiveness.
Contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org for further discussion or/and more information.
Facilitator: Samantha Boo
Sam is an Executive Coach, OD Consultant and Facilitator with more than 30 years of professional experience in diverse roles, from coaching, consulting, executive search and education to corporate functions in Human Resource, Customer Service, Marketing and Engineering.
An avid learner with a beginner’s mind, she is continually learning, be it about new pathways or being in life. The more she learns, the more she discovers the wondrous wisdom and gift offered by experts in the world as well as that which is within us. Mindfulness has always been the foundation of her work in coaching and leadership development. She has witnessed how individuals transform, live with more ease and flourish when they become aware of their habitual ways and being able to make conscious choices in how they relate and respond to themselves, others and difficult situations.
In 2011, Sam attended the 5-day intensive Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course led by the faculty from University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) as she transited from the corporate world to start her own consulting work. Curious and to stay in practice, she also attended Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness with Biofeedback (HeartMath) and various meditation retreats. In 2017, she facilitated a few small-group mindfulness workshops and was deeply inspired to offer more of this work. Sam completed her Teacher Training course for the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre in 2018. She also attended a Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT) course with SMU and a masterclass on ‘Teaching methods for mindfulness at the workplace’ to gain wider perspective of applying mindfulness training to the workplace.
Sam has experience conducting one-day Mindfulness Workshops for the corporate, as well as, the 8-week MBCT course for public members. Together with a fellow teacher, they adapted and taught a program from Prof Mark Williams and Danny Penman on 'Mindfulness: Finding peace in a frantic world' to a group of school teachers. Grateful how the work has helped her to navigate challenges and to live a purposeful and integrated life, she is thrilled to be able to share and offer this gift to others.