Fundamentals of Mindfulness Practice in the Workplace

The way we live and the way we earn our living are crucial to our health and happiness. We spend almost half of our life at work. The work we do and the way we do it can be a source of stress and anguish, or it can be a source of deep satisfaction and fulfillment. 

For many of us work is demanding and challenging, even taxing. We start thinking about work the moment we wake up, we rush through the morning traffic, from one meeting to another, we multi-task, we work late, we come home exhausted, not knowing where all the day went. But it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter how demanding the job, and how erratic your schedule, there is a lot that can be done toward reclaiming a sense of satisfaction, and well-being at work.

This one-day workshop plus a half-day praticum is an adaptation of ancient Zen wisdom and practices to modern western work life. We will learn practical skills and meditation techniques for dealing with common work place stressors and for recognizing and nourishing joy and happiness. We will look into the art of stopping and being present for ourselves and others, and for the task at hand, focusing on doing only one thing at a time. We will explore simple techniques that help release tension when it arises and influence the dynamic of our interactions with our co-workers, leading to a sense of enjoyment and connection.

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  • The Miracle of Mindfulness: the latest medical research into the benefits of meditation practice Being present. Meditation exercises #1 – awareness of breathing , # 2 – letting go

  • Learning to recognize & manage strong emotions. Riding the storm. Taking care of anger. Meditation exercise #3 - walking meditation, #4 – relaxation body scan

  • Cultivating & restoring good communication. Breathe, you are online. Applying mindfulness principles in meetings, emails, and phone calls. Meditation exercise #5 –deep listening, kind speech, #6 kindness meditation

  • “20 Daily Practices” handout and discussion on further resources

  • Any individual employee or leader eager to experience the demonstrated benefits of mindfulness practice and reclaim a sense of fulfillment and well-being.
  • Leaders and senior executives interested in increasing personal and team effectiveness, collaboration, and satisfaction at work.

Mihaela Andronic has been a student of Zen Master and Nobel Peace prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh since 2002. She is herself a Zen teacher, having received a formal endorsement to teach from her master. Mrs. Andronic holds an M. Eng. degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic, and a MA degree in Buddhist Studies from Sunderland University, England.

She has over 25 years of experience in engineering and business management positions and a first-hand understanding of the challenges we face as professionals today. Mihaela is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who has successfully applied mindfulness principles in her professional life for over 15 years.

She has shared her experience publicly, as a guest speaker at the University of Ottawa, where she has offered mindfulness workshops since 2012.

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The way we live and the way we earn our living are crucial to our health and happiness. We spend almost half of our life at work. The work we do and the way we do it can be a source of stress and anguish, or it can be a source of deep satisfaction and fulfillment. 

For many of us work is demanding and challenging, even taxing. We start thinking about work the moment we wake up, we rush through the morning traffic, from one meeting to another, we multi-task, we work late, we come home exhausted, not knowing where all the day went. But it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter how demanding the job, and how erratic your schedule, there is a lot that can be done toward reclaiming a sense of satisfaction, and well-being at work.

This one-day workshop plus a half-day praticum is an adaptation of ancient Zen wisdom and practices to modern western work life. We will learn practical skills and meditation techniques for dealing with common work place stressors and for recognizing and nourishing joy and happiness. We will look into the art of stopping and being present for ourselves and others, and for the task at hand, focusing on doing only one thing at a time. We will explore simple techniques that help release tension when it arises and influence the dynamic of our interactions with our co-workers, leading to a sense of enjoyment and connection.

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Fundamentals of Mindfulness Practice in the Workplace

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690

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Mihaela Andronic has been a student of Zen Master and Nobel Peace prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh since 2002. She is herself a Zen teacher, having received a formal endorsement to teach from her master. Mrs. Andronic holds an M. Eng. degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic, and a MA degree in Buddhist Studies from Sunderland University, England.

She has over 25 years of experience in engineering and business management positions and a first-hand understanding of the challenges we face as professionals today. Mihaela is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who has successfully applied mindfulness principles in her professional life for over 15 years.

She has shared her experience publicly, as a guest speaker at the University of Ottawa, where she has offered mindfulness workshops since 2012.

Audience: 

Any individual employee or leader eager to experience the demonstrated benefits of mindfulness practice and reclaim a sense of fulfillment and well-being.
Leaders and senior executives interested in increasing personal and team effectiveness, collaboration, and satisfaction at work.

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Fundamentals of Mindfulness Practice in the Workplace
January 26, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
February 16, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
$740.00
Fundamentals of Mindfulness Practice in the Workplace
April 27, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
May 18, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
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