We offer programs for Staff Development and Mindful Leadership. These programs are customized to fit the schedules and needs of agencies and groups throughout the region. Please contact us for more information.
In this workshop we will review the various aspects of mindfulness practice, the ways mindfulness can help reduce stress, reactivity and burnout, and the science that supports the practices. The workshop includes hands-on learning of several simple but effective mindfulness practices that participants can put to use in their lives right away.
In this 6-hour workshop we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.
Our mindfulness workshops are based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - a well-researched class that has proved very effective in helping with many stress related issues.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week course on mindfulness practice and stress reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Since then over 18,000 people have taken MBSR, and an extensive research base has proven its benefits make it truly the gold standard for mindfulness training.
These benefits include increases in focus and creativity at work; coping effectively with short- and long-term stressors in the workplace; greater physical, emotional and psychological resilience; and more productive engagement with co-workers and management, less burnout and turnover. 8 classes, one extended session, and daily home practice.
Mindfulness for Professionals will train organizational leadership and staff in the core elements of MBSR over a shorter time period. As with the full MBSR curriculum, research has shown that this training can have significant benefits for participants’ job satisfaction, their relationships with customers and co-workers, and their focus and creativity at work. 4 classes, one extended session, and daily home practice.
Emotional Resilience refers to a person’s capacity for meeting difficult emotional situations with greater equanimity and a person’s capacity for returning to a state of emotional balance more quickly. The key to both is combining mindfulness and compassion.
This workshop introduces techniques specifically designed to enhance participants’ ability to respond to difficult emotional situations with both mindfulness and compassion, a combination cultivates emotional resilience. Mindfulness allows a person to face difficult situations squarely and clearly, and compassion allows us to respond with kindness and understanding, reducing the felt sense of pain and the internal story-telling that creates suffering.
For those with previous training in mindfulness, we'll learn new practices that build on and add to the practices learned in previous workshop(s). More immersive and intensive than our other workshops, Meeting Mindfulness II offers the opportunity to explore both the possibilities and the difficulties of deepening our practice and integrating it more fully in work and home life. Look for a full experience of hands-on practices closing with discussion and dialog about integrating mindfulness more fully into life at work and at home