In its simplest form, mindfulness means paying attention to being aware of the present moment. Research from 163 different studies suggested that mindfulness meditation practice had a positive effect on improving anxiety and stress (Source: Headspace). It’s also a proven way to increase resilience, emotional intelligence and communication in the workplace.
Join a host of Stretching the City clients who enjoy weekly or fortnightly 30-45 minute meditation classes at their office. These highly effective calming classes work on a drop-in basis, whereby employees attend as and when they can. These shorter sessions are an ideal fit for lunchtime, or a short break during working hours and take place in a meeting room or boardroom. Teaching the core principles of mindfulness meditation, these sessions are mainly practice-based and help cultivate a connection to the present moment - which in turn can lead to improved productivity, morale and mood and reduced stress. We advise you partake in the 60 minute 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshop to learn the foundations of mindfulness before embarking on these shorter sessions.
New to meditation? We suggest getting started with this introductory workshop.
Learn not just how to manage stress, but how to minimize it, and how to broaden and build the inner resources to strengthen your resilience. Your teacher will share some theoretical reasoning, along with simple and practical meditations that you can conveniently practice throughout your working week to help reduce stress and strengthen resilience - helping you approach your daily tasks with greater clarity and a stronger sense of equanimity.
Using practical mindfulness techniques, you’ll learn ways to attain balance and harmony between your work and home life. Addressing ways to switch off from work, compartmentalise tasks and be fully present with those around you, you’ll leave this 60 minute session feeling empowered to make the most of your time at work and at home, without having to blur the two.
Not only have numerous studies proven mindfulness to be an effective tool for reducing insomnia, even more studies have shown mindfulness to significantly reduce stress - undoubtedly one of the main causes keeping us awake at night. This 60 minute workshop, lead by an expert mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist will share the neuroscience behind sleep, as well as mindfulness and yoga techniques and practices for a better nights sleep. This session will include a guided sleep meditation, which will be available for audio download following the workshop.
In this workshop you will learning how to empower your prefrontal cortex to use technology to work for you instead of you being a slave to it. By using the cognitive mindfulness skills meditation training has to teach us you will learn how to curb your FOSO (Fear of Switching Off) and create healthy technological use habits.
Ideal for those who are totally new to mindfulness, but want a structured introduction to start with. Each class features 1- 2 meditation practices, followed by a more in-depth exploration of a mindfulness topic (such as communication, resilience, movement and those topics listed in the classes above.) Prior to the course, we would organise a briefing call between you and the course facilitator, so the course content can be tailored to your employees. Home practice is encouraged, but not essential. By the end of the course you should feel more ‘present’, fully aware of the here and now and inspired to continue your meditation practice further. Handouts and accompanying audio practices are provided.
A bespoke course created with the busy professional in mind. At 4 weeks of hourly sessions, this manageable course highlights how mindfulness can make your personal and professional life more manageable.
Format: x4 60 minute sessions. Maximum of 30 participants.
Lead and developed by Stretching the City’s resident mindfulness meditation teacher and psychotherapist, this new course has been designed to delve deeper in to the detrimental effects of stress and help build the muscles of resilience and mental strength to bring calm and equanimity to every day.
Format: X4 weeks of 60 minute sessions. Suitable for up to 30 participants.
"We learned so much in the introductory Mindfulness course and will definitely be using Stretching The City for follow-up sessions later this year."
Marie Ravetta, HR Director, Workshare
"The trainer was fantastic and taught us
some simple and effective meditations
techniques. I felt really relaxed & revived afterwards."
Laura Valler, Nursing & Midwifery Council
“The lunch time meditation sessions was the only peace I had all day!"
Nicola Porter, Fred Perry
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