The best place to practice mindfulness? At work.
Work stress — we all feel it. Call this person back, send those emails, book that meeting…the list goes on and on. With all the rushing, typing, talking, and meeting, it’s understandable how you might get anxious about what’s next, instead of focusing on what’s right in front of you — what’s actually happening at that moment.
Simple mindfulness practices can significantly boost your energy and focus, improve your health, reduce your stress, and help you better handle one of life’s major stressors — work.
We are inviting you to join us for Mindfulness@Work to find out how you can become more confident, creative, and focused on the job.
Led by Tara Healey, a pioneer and expert in the field of mindfulness at work, and Laurence Magro, a therapist specializing in mindfulness-based interventions, this powerful 2 ½ hour workshop will this powerful 2 ½ hour workshop will use experiential activities and facilitator-led discussion to examine the application of mindfulness in the workplace. We will explore how mindfulness may help you:
- Communicate more clearly and harmoniously with coworkers
- Bounce back more quickly from setbacks
- Appreciate the full value of your work and the work of others
- Stay calm and clear when you are under pressure to make quick decisions
- Gain access to intuition, and develop the self-awareness needed, to choose the best action in the moment
In recent years, scientific research into the effects of mindfulness is showing promising results — practicing these easy-to-learn techniques can help improve your physical health, and boost your ability to respond to stress rather than react to it. This increasingly compelling evidence has inspired more and more organizations and businesses to offer mindfulness training programs to their employees.
Tara Healey, MEd, is the founder and director of Mind the Moment, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s mindfulness program. This comprehensive suite of mindfulness courses has been conducted at more than 200 organizations throughout the United States and in a wide variety of industries, reaching more than 10,000 people. With over 20 years of experience in organizational development, Tara is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness meditation and an advocate for the personal and professional benefits associated with its practice. She has spoken about mindfulness at numerous events domestic and abroad, and has contributed articles to Mindful Magazine and the Harvard Business Review blog.
Laurence Magro, MS, MBA, was certified in MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in mindfulness-based therapies and integrative approaches. She is also the founder and director of Mindful Living NY, which offers counseling, training, and consulting to individuals, groups, and professional organizations. For the last 15 years she has served as a practicing psychotherapist and mindfulness trainer with a personal yoga and meditation practice. She draws on Eastern contemplative traditions and recent Western advances in mind-body research to inspire and empower people to help themselves.