Don’t forget the organisation in employee wellbeing

Traditional approaches to employee wellbeing have tended to focus on the individual person, encouraging and supporting people to move more at work, eat more fruit, learn mindfulness or practise lunchtime yoga. While this strategy is beneficial for many people, we know that individual behaviour is influenced by context, and for employees that context is [...]

2018-04-03T10:41:40+13:00April 3rd, 2018|

The Mindful Brain

Can mindfulness at work reduce accidents and improve safety? Consistent investigative research has shown that the human factors contributing to poor safety and accidents at work are: Distraction: which leads to inattention or attention to the wrong things or missing the most important information, Fatigue: with consequences of impaired judgment, slower reflexes, and inattention to [...]

2017-03-20T12:59:49+13:00September 1st, 2015|

Practicing mindfulness at work

Some common barriers to productivity at work and practical mindfulness practices that can help: 1. Lack of concentration and focus Practice paying attention to a single object on your desk, notice every detail of it, the colour, the texture etc and describe them to yourself. This will help train your attention to a chosen focal [...]

2017-03-16T13:34:45+13:00August 31st, 2015|

More reasons to prioritise our physical health and mindfulness

The impact of chronic stress (stress that is excessive and ongoing) has been recognised for some time. More recently, scientists have been uncovering new findings about the impact of chronic stress on the cellular signs of premature ageing and health risks. The focus of this work involves telomeres. These are the protective caps on the ends [...]

2017-03-20T12:52:13+13:00May 25th, 2015|