The benefits of mindfulness are endless. Even companies are now becoming aware of these benefits and are introducing it into their business to help lower stress levels.
Check out this article by F.McBennett describing how companies and mindfulness are merging together.
Article by F.McBennett, The Irish Independent
Companies are looking towards mindfulness courses as a way of increasing productivity and lowering stress levels.
"Once viewed as a practice reserved for tree-hugging vegans, mindfulness has become the latest buzzword in the workplace.
Defined by the godfather of mindfulness, John Kabat-Zinn, as the "awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally", the practice is now recognised by international employers as a way to increase employee productivity and lower stress levels, with many companies across the country now implementing training courses."
While the idea of simply paying attention to the present moment may appear straightforward - it takes time and patience to master it.
"Research has shown that our minds are wandering most of the time. We are really living very unconsciously," explains O'Malley. "Even though the training of the mind is a simple practice in theory, it is not that easy to do. I find that people are very quick to realise that their mind is always either in the past or the future. This is a problem and it can mean that people are making rash choices and bad decisions at work."
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