Our skilled teachers will listen to your business or community’s priorities and customize a workshop that brings life-giving mindfulness skills to your workplace or organization.
We juggle numerous, competing demands and commitments on our time and energy every single day. As a result, this increased complexity can lead to overwhelm, mistrust and burnout. We need new ways of working with our own stress while building resilience. We need a new way of working together that is transparent, mindful and authentic, grounded in ethics and care – those human qualities that evoke and build trust at home and in the workplace, where value is created when people engage to make their best contribution all day long.
People spend 46.9% of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing, and this mind-wandering typically makes them unhappy. Harvard psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert’s ongoing research shows that an unnervingly large fraction of our thoughts – almost half – are not related to what we’re doing. Surprisingly, we tend to be elsewhere even for presumably enjoyable activities, like watching TV, eating, or having a friendly conversation.
While we may think a wandering mind is taking us to happier places, the data says otherwise. Just like the wise traditions teach, we’re happiest when our thinking and actions are aligned, even if it’s doing the dishes or taking out the trash.
Now consider our distracted minds when we’re driving, engaging with family and friends, and working – the consequences can be downright dangerous, create frazzled relationships, and feeling non-productive – at home and at work. Enjoying our daily life, contributing to our own well-being and others, is at the root of mindful living.