Why We Need It:
In a world of busy schedules, digital overload, pressure to perform and strained work-life balance, individuals today face a higher levels of chronic stress than ever before. Though our stress response exists to protect us, this wiring unfortunately is not able to differentiate between a true threat and an irritating work e-mail. Therefore, when there is a perceived stressor in our environment, our fight or flight system kicks in, triggering a biochemical cascade in the mind and body. Unfortunately, the human body is not to built to sustain chronic levels of stress, which can have both short and long-term negative consequences. While there will always be aspects of our personal and professional lives that are stressful, mindfulness can help us more effectively cope with these experiences.
Because mindfulness is not just a skill, but rather a way of relating to our mind, body, and circumstances, many organizations have found that offering mindfulness to their staff has a profound impact on how their staff manages stress in both their professional and personal lives.
Drawing upon the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), workplace wellness integrates knowledge of mindfulness meditation practices with neuroscience and psychology in a practical and user-friendly manner with the goal of helping individuals develop a healthier relationship with stress. Mindful awareness and practice can help foster a more positive, better workplace culture for your organization by decreasing stress levels and absenteeism and improving productivity, creativity, communication and morale. Dr. Ahmadinia offers in-house mindfulness trainings to businesses, schools and organizations tailored to fit your specific needs.
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