Corporate life can be full of high-stress situations. Due to competing demands, there's a real need for quick decision-making and responses, as well as the ability to navigate a variety of relationships with colleagues and clients.
What is corporate mindfulness?
Countless studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness — the present moment awareness of one's thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations without judgment — can have a positive effect on many of these challenges.
Mindfulness has been shown to increase the part of the brain associated with memory, stress reduction and empathy. It also increases concentration and focus, as well as resiliency against negative and difficult experiences.
Preliminary studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can increase productivity and employee well-being. This increases morale and lowers the number of sick days employees take.
Which companies use it?
Numerous companies, including Google, General Mills and Dow Chemical, offer a variety of mindfulness programs and services to their employees. And in the case of Aetna, even to their clients.
Every year, more and more companies — from small businesses to large corporations — are seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their company’s business plan or mission. A variety of industries use it, including the finance, technology, medicine and educational sectors.
Shaila connects business and balance through experiential activities including guided relaxation and group reflections.
Exploring the science of mindfulness, she balances both Eastern and Western philosophies within her "spicy mindfulness" framework, and connects the concept with:
positive client and colleague relationships
Presentations include :
Enhancing the Workplace from the Inside Out: Using Mindfulness to Optimize Productivity, Creativity and Connectivity.
Customer Service from the Inside Out, The Power and Possibilities of Mindfulness
Participants leave with an internal framework for making intentional decisions at work and home.