- Enhancing Resilience & Relational Effectiveness -
Research conducted over the last 40 years demonstrates the benefits that can be gained from mindfulness training are found to be effective in treating a range of health conditions and boosting the auto immune system. Mindfulness practice also reduces the risk of burnout, increasing resilience and overall well-being. In addition to improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms, practicing mindfulness also brings about positive changes in attitudes and behaviours. As we heighten our awareness, we have more clarity and able to cut through to see what serves best in the present situations, as opposed to, in our “automatic-pilot mode”. Through the practices, we also cultivate attitudes of patience, curiosity and friendliness towards ourselves and others. This can greatly enhance our relationships with ourselves and others.
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. There will be 6 sessions (first session will be 3.5 hours and subsequent sessions at 1.5 hours), recommended as weekly sessions. However, the program can be further tailored to meet the needs of the organization. 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.
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.
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Facilitator: Samantha Boo
Sam is a Professional Coach, OD Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Mindfulness Facilitator. An avid practitioner in mindfulness, qigong and yoga, she has attended various training in mindfulness, including Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Teaching methods for mindfulness at the workplace, Mindfulness of the Breath, Mindfulness with Biofeedback, Four Applications of Mindfulness as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga workshops.
Mindfulness has always been the foundation of her work in coaching and leadership development. She has witnessed how individuals feel much more at ease, empowered and liberated when they become aware of their habitual way and able to make conscious choices in how they want to respond moment to moment. Sam has facilitated corporate workshop on 'Enhancing personal effectiveness through mindfulness practices' and integrated mindfulness practices in her leadership development workshops. In early 2017, she started a program called 'Towards mindful living' to support her clients and friends, and was deeply inspired to offer more of this work. She subsequently facilitated 'Working with stress and anxiety', 'Inner connection' and 'Being in nature'.
Sam is grateful how the work has helped her to live a purposeful and integrated life. She is thrilled to be able to share and offer this gift to others. To ensure that she is offering the best support to participants, she decided to do the MBCT Teacher Training course last year and is thrilled to now embark on the journey of teaching MBCT as well as offering a more structured program for organizations.
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