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Creating the Conditions for Creative Thinking

By Michael  Chaskalson 

Creative thinking is big business.  UK creative industries generate £84.1bn a year to the UK economy.  However we all require the capacity for creative thinking to innovate, solve problems, and collaborate in our working lives.  So how do employers establish the right conditions for creativity to emerge...... read more

 

 

 

 

Is There Time for Relaxation at Work?

By Michael  Chaskalson 

In our hectic working lives it’s no surprise that many of us speak about not having enough time for ourselves. And when we do get some down time we find it difficult to relax. Should employers counteract this by making time for meditation at work..... read more  
 

 

 

 

Building Professional Resilience

By Michael  Chaskalson 

Resilient people are able to deal with problems calmly, without falling into a state of despair, able to remain strong in times of crisis.  How can Mindfulness help to build that super power in employees.... read more
 
 
 

 

 

Emotion and Workplace Collaboration 

By Michael  Chaskalson 

Good emotional intelligence is vital for personal and professional success.  It is about recognising your own emotions and exercising choice around them.  Also better understanding other people’s emotions, relating to and collaborating with others.  But how do employers practically develop these skills in their organisations.... read more
 

 

 

 

 

 

A Healthier Relationship with Technology in Business 

By Michael  Chaskalson 

 
Mobile technology is wonderful. It helps to keep employees safe, let’s them find pretty much anything they want to know quickly and easily – and it means they are easily contactable 24/7, which can be a double-edged sword.......read more 
 
 
 
 

 

Helping Managers Retain and Support Stressed Teams

By Michael  Chaskalson 

There are lots of different causes of stress, but it can be hugely affected by the nature of the relationships between line managers and their staff... read more

 

 

 

 

 

Why Busyness Damages Business

By Megan Reitz 

We have come to equate being busy with being successful, being effective and ultimately with being promotable.  However is this really the case? read more... 

 

 

 

Mindfulness and Personal Resilience

By Megan Reitz and Michael Chaskalson 

The latest trend in leadership development is mindfulness training. There is a burgeoning array of apps, self-help books, and corporate interventions designed to help ...read more

 

Business Articles 

Mindfulness Works But Only If You Work At It  - Harvard Business Review

By Megan Reitz and Michael Chaskalson 

The latest trend in leadership development is mindfulness training. There is a burgeoning array of apps, self-help books, and corporate interventions designed to help ...read more

 

How To Bring Mindfulness To Your Company's Leadership  - Harvard Business Review

By Megan Reitz and Michael Chaskalson 

Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill ...read more

 

Books and Publications

The Mindful Workplace

 
This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace. It also details the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training.
 
Provides techniques which allow people in organizations to listen more attentively, communicate more clearly, manage stress and foster strong relationships.
Includes a complete eight-week mindfulness training course,specifically customised for workplace settings, along with further reading and training resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness in Eight Weeks

 
This 8 week step-by-step guide to Mindfulness is the first ever publication of a hybrid of the two most popular approaches to Mindfulness currently sweeping the world.
 
Broken down into eight weeks (and with audio materials available to download to support home practice) reading this book is as near as you can get to bring a participant on a teacher-led mindfulness course without actually being on one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Living in the Moment

 
Through simple mindfulness meditation, learn to live in the moment and enjoy a life that is more vivid, awake, connected and true.
 
Most of us operate on auto-pilot much of the time, passing through the present moment with our mind either caught up in the past or straining toward the future. Through mindfulness meditation, an ancient Buddhist practice, Anna Black shows you how to intentionally pay attention to your daily experience. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mindfulness @ Work

 
Work-related stress is an all-too-common part of modern life. The rise of digital media means that many people never really “switch off” from work and the culture of presenteeism causes us to spend more time at work than ever before.
 
Many workers spend a lot of time either ruminating on past work stress or worrying about future work-related problems. By applying the principles of mindfulness – an ancient Buddhist practice – to our working lives, we can become aware of our habitual negative thoughts and behaviours and learn to recognise and manage the warning signs of stress. 

 

 

 

 

Is There Time for Relaxation at Work?

By Michael  Chaskalson 

In our hectic working lives it’s no surprise that many of us speak about not having enough time for ourselves. And when we do get some down time we find it difficult to relax. Should employers counteract this by making time for meditation at work..... read more