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The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR

The Mindful Workplace: Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR

Michael Chaskalson

ISBN: 978-1-119-97691-2

Aug 2011

208 pages

$45.99

Description

This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace, describing the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training and detailing an eight-week mindfulness training course.
  • 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 customized for workplace settings, along with further reading and training resources
  • Written by a mindfulness expert and leading corporate trainer
Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Introduction: The Business Case for Mindfulness Training 1

1 What Is Mindfulness? 13

2 What Is Mindfulness Practice? 31

3 Positive and Negative Stress: Up and Down the Yerkes–Dodson Curve 57

4 Approach and Avoidance: Learning New Ways to Be with What Is 73

5 Metacognition: Knowing Your Thoughts as Thoughts 89

6 Respond: Learning Not to React 101

7 Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence: Positive Relationships at Work 111

8 Mindfulness for Leaders 127

9 Mindfulness in Coaching 145

10 Living Mindfully 157

11 Putting on an Eight-Week Mindfulness Course in a Workplace Setting 163

Appendix 1: Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses 183

Appendix 2: Review of Significant Mindfulness Research 187

Appendix 3: Further Reading 191

Appendix 4: Further Training and Other Resources 193

Index 195

“However, the general mindfulness applicability to therapy is highly welcomed and well written.”  (British Journal of Mental Health and Nursing, 1 July 2012)

“. . . Simple exercises at the end of each chapter and numerous workplace examples make this it a fascinating, highly relevant read for any employee.”  (The Psychologist, 1 May 2012)

""His book is a skilful weaving together of art, science and practice, presented with clarity, simplicity and warmth."" (Mindful, 11 October 2011)