I am delighted to be working with EDF energy in Barnwood, Gloucester, bringing the benefits of mindfulness meditation to the workforce.
Within two days of announcing the six week classes, the fifteen spaces were quickly snapped up. It's good to see a large corporation taking on board meditation to support their employees.
"Very positive for me in helping me learn to relax."
"...have enjoyed the sessions hugely and the exercises have helped me deal with bouts of insomnia"
Testimonials from EDF employees
"(Meditation) might sound like a fluffy thing to be advocating in a business context, but when you look at the outcomes it is far from it.
Twenty minutes of meditation everyday can reconfigure the brain in increase creativity, positivity and well being"
Phil Mather (HR Director)
Why stress is bad for business...
What do eBay, Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, the Home Office, Transport for London and the NHS have in common? Well apart from being busy and successful companies - they have all launched mindfulness programmes in their respective workplaces.
Teaching mindfulness meditation to employees can help them deal with stress and change in the workplace. They become calmer and more equanimous; more effective and happier workers. A regular meditation practice will also help them to become reflective and responsive in the workplace - allowing ideas and creativity to flow. Too often when faced with challenges and interruptions - we instantly react and this creates anxiety and disharmony. Meditation will demonstrate how responding to problems creates space and the freedom to choose what to do next.
One of the most beneficial aspects of meditation is in allowing people to pay more attention and noticing what's going on within themselves and with others. It helps us to be fully present with someone - listening to their ideas or concerns and responding wisely.
Too often in business - managers don't fully engage in active listening and vital information which could improve a business or highlight a problem, is lost.
Adapting to change and challenge in the workplace can create anxiety and stress - the biggest cause of employee sickness is now stress related, it is the single biggest factor in all employee absenteeism.
What I offer...
Sessions can take place during the lunch hour or after work.
The employer can subsidise these sessions or employees can pay the full cost.
The aim will be to encourage employees to develop their own practise.
Sessions take place in a quiet room with chairs.
This talk also incorporates two mindfulness meditations with time for questions and a handout on the benefits of meditation .
Please contact me for cost - I can be flexible and charge less for more than one talk on one day or over a period of days.
I look forward to hearing from you.