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Mindfulness – the How and the Why ?
Today’s reality includes significant pressure, an information overload and constant distractions – often leading to a sense of overwhelm.
Mindfulness training takes a practical approach to addressing all these challenges and more. It is completely secular (non-religious) and practiced by people from all backgrounds around the world. An ever-growing number of companies such as SAP, Google, LinkedIn, Spotify, Adobe and Apple are offering mindfulness programs for their employees due to the many positive benefits for the employees and the organisation.
In this workshop you will learn mindfulness tools and techniques that can help:
- Reduce stress and anxiety,
- Improve focus, listening and decision-making skills,
- Increase productivity,
- Promote creativity and innovation,
- Improve resilience, health and overall well-being.
Research from participants of 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs worldwide have consistently reported an increased ability to manage: stressful situations, anger, fear, anxiety and depression – both at home and in the workplace. Participants have also reported an overall improved quality of life, improvements to working memory, less emotional reactivity and, last but not least, more effective communication (in both speaking and listening).
Mindfulness is simply paying attention in the present moment to thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and breath. While reading or hearing about it provides one way of knowing what it is – the only way to truly understand mindfulness is to try it!
The workshop is highly experiential. You will leave not only knowing how & why mindfulness works, but also with a few different mindfulness exercises you can start doing on your own right away.
If you’d like to experience some of these benefits for yourself, and are curious to learn more, you are warmly invited to attend this workshop. There will be a good mix of practice, discussion of the science behind it and also time for any questions you may have.
No previous experience required – simply an open mindset.
Sceptical? Four words: Give it a try!
Neil Truncik is a young professional with over a decade of combined experience with yoga and mindfulness meditation in Canada, the United States and now Switzerland where he resides. He teaches the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course to other business professionals and conducts mindfulness workshops to companies throughout Switzerland. He also teaches at a local hot yoga studio in Lausanne and is a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor. Neil is a Qualified Teacher of MBSR as defined by the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, where he received his formal training and continues his path. Neil is also bilingual in English and French.
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