Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of becoming tuned in to our mind and thoughts, and aware of our feelings and emotions. By utilising mindfulness in this way, it enables us to have greater control over life’s challenges and to achieve more harmony and contentment.

As humans we are all individuals, we have all been brought up in different ways with different beliefs, however mindfulness is something that everyone has within, they just may not know how to access it.

Mindfulness practice is rapidly gaining popularity in the workplace as a form of training to develop a growth mindset and to help deal with the modern-day workload, stress level and pace of life. Mindfulness enhances emotional intelligence and equips individuals with the ability to manage emotions both internally and externally.

Most organisations regard their workforce as the number one asset, and therefore the well-being and development of their employees goes hand in hand with this. By promoting Mindfulness organisations are enabling their employees to be the best they can be, to have the best mindset and to have the best outlook.

What can Apple Health & Wellness offer?

Mindfulness taster sessions

Employees will be guided through the importance of mindfulness and how they can incorporate it into day to day life. Employees will gain a sense of what being mindful is all about and how the benefits of this practice ripple into both their working and personal life.

  • Led by an experienced, qualified mindfulness teacher
  • 60-90 minute session
  • For up to 40 staff
Mindfulness One day workshops

Mindfulness one day courses can be specific and focused on a particular area

  • Mindfulness in the workplace
  • Mindfulness for stress
  • Boosting emotional resilience
  • Led by experienced, qualified mindfulness teacher
8-week full mindfulness course

The 8-week course teaches employees over 8 2-hour sessions ensuring that they develop the skill of practicing mindfulness in their life.

The course has been proven to help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. It combines meditation techniques with cognitive behavioural skills and mindful movement taught in a way that is practical and relevant for everyday living.

It is based on the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course developed by Jon Kabat Zinn and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, and the MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) course developed by Segal, Williams and Teasdale.

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness in the workplace has a number of benefits
  • Become more awake to the present moment
  • Become less caught up in negative thoughts
  • Respond more wisely to stressful situations
  • Become more at home with physical sensations, feelings and emotions
  • Stress reduction
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved memory
  • Reduce depression and anxiety
  • Increase empathy for others
  • Improved concentration and increased confidence
  • Achieve greater calm and inner peace
Which leads to
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased creativity
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • A better working environment