What is Mindfulness?
"Clear thinking. De-stressing. Dealing with difficult people. Coping with issues in your life that could affect your performance at work. And building a culture in your business that supports your people to do the same. What would you give for some simple techniques with the potential to deliver all these benefits and more?" asks the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland in a recent article featuring Martin Stepek - and we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves!
Martin Stepek, one of Scotland’s foremost teacher of Mindfulness and published author in this field, helps companies across a range of industries, learn these techniques and deliver these benefits to staff & employers.
To lead well, you need to have clear thinking, and to think clearly you need to have a calm mind. Mindfulness is scientifically researched and shown to improve clarity and insight.
So, how does Mindfulness help employees and employers? An article on the New Scientist magazine has said that Mindfulness :
Improves impulse control and emotional reactivity;
Improves attention and sustains concentration, speeds cognitive processing and sustains concentration;
Helps combat stress and depression.
As well as contributing positively to the health and well-being of your staff, you will be creating better leaders and more productive staff. You will also be reducing employee absences by positively impacting stress related days off.