What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means paying attention “on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn, 1994, p. 4). In other words, to be mindful is to pay close attention to your present moment. Mindfulness is a practice, and an attitude that anybody can learn quickly. It can change your relationship to the world around you.
Extensive scientific evidence shows the benefits of everyday mindfulness to one’s overall health. This can be the health of your home environment, at school and in the workplace. But learning the basic principles through reading this blog won’t give you all the benefits that mindfulness can offer you. Perhaps you’re a busy person that needs to feel like you’re prioritizing the right things, or maybe you’re actually really happy in your life and you want spiritual growth. This is where mindfulness coaching comes in.
A Mindfulness Coach can help you improve and change your life, by helping you learn new brain strategies and build sustainable habits. Mindfulness coaches, like myself, work hand-in-hand with other health professionals, and use a variety of tools that are beneficial to your personal development. Most coaches are professionals trained to specialize in using various techniques to help you relax and find inner peace. When you have a lot of stress in your life, your brain and body can easily become dis-regulated. This stress can prevent you from achieving your personal goals, and taking the baby steps necessary to meet your goals.
Actually, stress is the biggest barrier associated with slowing down your personal development. Learning to apply mindfulness strategies is one a sure way to help yourself get to a better place. Learning to meditate can also support you in building a daily practice that is great for your brain. Check out our Mantra Studio for upcoming group dates.
Mindfulness Can Make You Happier
Eliminating or reducing stress in your life will help you live a more aware, happy and productive life. In today’s busy world, it’s not uncommon for most of us to need personal development to be better individuals. Often times, your way of living is controlled by your habits, both good and bad. Mindfulness coaching can help you become more aware of those habits – and shift to be happier. You learn to manage stress in more productive ways. A mindfulness coach can help you zero-in on what makes you happiest. As well, we can focus on what triggers you to become out-of-balance. This way, you can add more moments of joy in your day.
Personal development work inspires you to take action. You’ve got to take action, no matter how small the steps. As well, it can help you balance your life’s “good and bad habits” in an effortless manner. By creating balance in your life, you will boost your confidence, creativity and productivity. A mindfulness coach can help you go through the necessary steps to deconstruct old routines, and recreate a more mindful one. Being mindful of our thoughts creates room for improvement. As a Mindfulness Coach and a retired nurse, I’ve got the necessary skills to zero-in on your greatest strenghts, and support your hidden talents. I am keen at helping people figure out what they want to do with their life and I guide them onto how to do it.
Mindfulness In The Workplace
Personal growth and learning are some of the most basic universal human needs. Providing health and wellbeing services to your staff supports people in a place where they spend much of their day.
Having a mindfulness practice involves going inwards. It can help you self-regulate, and function better as a team member in the workplace. Today’s modern hospital incorporates wellbeing programs into their Human Resources training. Modern wellbeing programs for health practitioners requires a more holistic approach to the whole person. Hospitals that shift their focus on supporting the entire wellbeing of their staff, have better nursing retention (see podcast on the top 3 nursing retention strategies)
The ProMind Experience
In early 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Satori launched The ProMind Experience to support hospitals in raising awareness of the benefits of workplace wellness and personal development. The ProMind Experience broadened its focus to encompass physical, cognitive, spiritual and behavioural health, and support the full range of wellbeing needs of their employees. If one can recognize that their thoughts are just thoughts – innocent travelers passing through – they can choose whether to engage in the experience of that thought. This can be empowering for virtually everyone.
When your hospital enrols in The ProMind Experience, everyone receives a unique bonus “7 Ways To Integrate Mindfulness In The Workplace”. This is a toolkit that’s meant to raise consciousness of how we can integrate mindfulness in our daily habits – not just with your team, but your clients too. Health & Wellness committees can apply these strategies with the frontline and their clients, making mindfulness a sustainable practice across the organization for years to come.
If you’re a healthcare leader or workplace that wants to prioritize wellbeing, and mindfulness in your workplace, have a listen to podcast episode 58. You may also send our Director, Lynn Chenier, an email at [email protected]. Many studies have shown that engaged employees are happier and more productive at their jobs.