Wellness Wednesday: Introduction to Mindfulness
When feeling overwhelmed, we tend to ruminate and go into “autopilot” mode. Over time, a mind-body disconnect occurs and our innate capacity for self-awareness, self-regulation and self-care decreases.
As individuals, if we don’t manage this effectively, we begin to lose appreciation for our unique aptitudes and capabilities. This can have a negative impact on our morale and our physical well-being. When not managed effectively in organizations, these factors lead to a decrease in workplace performance and a decline in productivity and morale.
Your employer cares about you and your organization, and that’s why they are offering this Introduction to Mindfulness. Mindfulness teaches us to bring our attention to what is occurring in the present moment and observe our reactions in a non-judgmental way. This allows us to become more aware of our physical and mental perceptions. This awareness also lets us recognize habitual behaviours and choose more effective
responses. Over time, this strengthens our emotional resilience and emotional intelligence.
In this one-hour introductory seminar, participants will explore the basics of mindfulness, in particular:
- What mindfulness is and why it is growing in popularity
- Myths and facts: what mindfulness is and what it’s not
- The neuroscience of mindfulness and the benefits
In addition, the facilitator will guide participants through three simple mindfulness practices.
You will receive an email invite the week of the webinar with a link to access the virtual session. The session will be recorded. The recording will be available on the oneVCH Wellness site for 3 months' time following the session.
Facilitated by LifeWorks.
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