TALK: Mindfulness at Work...What is it?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The latest trend ... Mindfulness at Work - what is it?
What are the benefits?
Mindfulness. If you’re not yet 'au fait' with the concept, it might be a good idea to familiarise yourself with it now, because you’ll be hearing a lot about it in 2013, from business leaders, academics, politicians and educationalists.
But don’t, whatever you do, call it a buzzword, for it’s the very opposite. By definition, mindfulness aims to shut out the buzz.
It has been discussed in Parliament as a therapy in relation to both unemployment and depression. But it isn’t about zoning out. If anything, it’s about zooming in; paying attention to the present and de-cluttering the brain to make room for creativity – and in business that means boosting the bottom line.
To that end, mindfulness training has been embraced by organisations as diverse as Google, Transport for London, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Home Office, by way of an antidote to the relentless pressure and information overload common in many workplaces.
Source:Daily Telegraph 24th March 2013
What is the Talk about:
An experiential introduction to mindfulness and the differences it is making in the workplace. You will experience Mindfulness and gain an understanding how Mindfulness can impact you and your business.
Meet and join the experts and founders of Mindfulness at Work Caroline Hopkins and Louise Chester Cox to explore this trend.
Caroline Hopkins started one of the first hospitality companies in the 1980s, creating global conferences and high-profile events for the boards of blue-chip companies.
She knows that quick lateral thinking and clear focus comes from maintaining her daily Mindfulness practice. The resilience that it offers during highly stressful events is second to none. In 2010, having experienced the benefits of Mindfulness both in her life and beyond, she approached Louise, her business partner with the idea of evolving easily-accessible, low-cost Mindfulness training for the workplace. Caroline is often invited to speak on Mindfulness at conferences and corporate off-sites.
Louise Cox Chester first started practicing Mindfulness in 1994 when she was a Director at UBS Ltd. She subsequently used her Mindfulness practice to sustain a career in investment analysis and fund management, that culminated in her being Head of Research and then Global Head of Telecoms and Media for Dresdner RCM – one of the world’s foremost fund managers.
Louise left the City in 2001 to establish a consultancy practice offering financial and strategic advice to business leaders both in the workplace and at Witherdens Hall, her award-winning, holistic Retreat in Kent. In 2010, she joined forces with Caroline Hopkins to found Mindfulness at Work Ltd. with the express intention of enabling people to access Mindfulness training, to enhance their performance in the workplace and beyond.
For more information visit www.mindfulnessatwork.com
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