Mindfulness in everyday life is the ultimate challenge and practice. It is a way of being, of seeing, of tapping into the full range of our Habits for Wellbeinghumanity – often seen in playful children fully experiencing life in the here and now. Mindfulness is described by Jon Kabat-Zinn (1994) “as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally” (p.4).

Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein (2010) report “in Sanskrit, it’s known as smrti, from the root word smr, meaning “to remember” and in Pali, the language of the earliest Buddhist scriptures, it’s known as sati (mindfulness)” (p.15).

 

Habits for Wellbeing offers a range of Mindfulness sessions and programs, including:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness (or mindlessness!) – mindfulness is a way of learning – directly relating to what is happening in your life right now. In this interactive session we will involve a brief introduction to mindfulness as well as a glimpse in to the evidence behind it. We will also do some experiential activities so we know how we can be more mindful in our life and see life how it really is! These sessions can be tailored to the organisational needs and requirements.
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace – mindfulness has been shown to increase concentration, clarity and focus and this can lead to greater patience and ease in workplace communication. Mindfulness can also be used as a strategy for self-care and support within the workplace. We cater for your needs (e.g. stress management, leadership, life transitions, change management), and offer half-day or full-day workshops as well as ongoing programs. We can discuss what mindfulness is, how it can be applied within the workplace, the research around mindfulness as well as some simple to use experiential activities around mindfulness that you can use in every day life. Participants may also choose to ‘take home’ an exercise to practice mindfulness.
  • Mindfulness for Caregivers and the Helping Professions – we can tailor mindfulness sessions for teachers, educators, nurses, guidance officers, coaches and caregivers.

 

Are you ready to live more openly, in the moment and have greater balance in your life? Then why not join us on this journey of mindfulness? Please click here to contact us or e-mail Jane on jane@habitsforwellbeing.com

 

Other mindfulness links you may be interested in –

 

References –

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York, USA: Hyperion.

Stahl, B., & Goldstein, E. (2010). A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. Oakland, USA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

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