Mindfulness in the Workplace Taster sessions

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Mindfulness and Mindfulness in the Workplace Taster sessions

In his final act on Earth, Steve Jobs handed out copies of Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi to guests at his funeral. He wanted to help people become realized by aiding them along their spiritual and life journeys.

Steve Jobs was a complex man, often ruthless in business, and yet very zen at the same time. He went on long meditation retreats to Tassajara, the first Zen monastery in the US, where he learned to reduce stress, gain clarity enhance his creativity and tune in to the activity of his brilliant mind.

Jobs isn’t alone. Increasingly, corporates are harnessing the benefits of mindfulness, in an age where non-stop digital chatter makes it vital to help our brains focus.

Everyone from tech giants Google and Adobe to big businesses Target, Ford and Goldman Sachs is introducing a mindfulness program.

If you are unsure at this stage whether you want to commit to a mindfulness or a mindfulness in the workplace masterclass or a full 4 to 6 week mindfulness course, you have the option to attend a taster session prior to your mindfulness masterclass or course.

A taster provides the opportunity to meet your mindfulness teacher and other potential participants and are a great method to familiarise both the theory and the practice of mindfulness to you and/or your team.

Taster sessions can be a part of a team-building day, or as stand-alone training, and can help you to decide whether mindfulness in the workplace is something your organisation or you personally want to explore further.

The session is mostly informative, orientating you towards what the training offers and entails. This is usually done in a group setting. Each session lasts for around two hours and you can then assess and decide if this is the right course for you.

Here’s a typical outline on what You Revolution offers on the Mindfulness Taster:

  • Welcome and registration
  • Brief Introduction
  • Short meditation
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Science and Psychology behind Mindfulness,
  • How does it work?
  • Research and Benefits,

Half way Comfort/Tea-Break

  • Course Structure/Component and Delivery
  • What’s involved? (practices, attendance, materials, payment, etc.)
  • Home Practice
  • Confidentiality/ Missed sessions
  • Dates/Times
  • A few take-home tips for applying mindfulness to your daily life.

Here’s more information about the benefits of Mindfulness