Mindfulness is not a novelty. Though it is often misunderstood for what it is and how it can benefit teams and leaders in organisations. At first glance, Mindfulness can seem very similar to a relaxation technique. At Mindfulbizz the first reaction we get from potential clients is “oh it is like a breathing technique right?”, or “isn’t it a bit like Yoga?”. Or people try 1 meditation and say “this is not really for me, I prefer to go for a run instead”.
To which we respond: if relaxation and flushing out stress hormones is your goal then yes, by all means do what you like. Run, take a walk, whatever suits you. Many different activities can trigger the so called ‘Relaxation Response’ as researched by Herbert Benson from Harvard.
But if you want to learn how to create an agile and flexible mindset under pressure, then Train your Attention with us.
Mindfulness is really Attention Training that helps strengthen neural pathways to social and wisdom brain regions under pressure. Regular training is a necessary basis to allow full access to all brain regions and give a chosen response, rather than reverting to habitual reactions in the heat of the moment.
And there is more. In this HBR article, different CEO’s share how Attention Training is truly beneficial to their organisation and existing priorities like retention, talent advancement, innovation.” One Fortune 25 company has integrated mindfulness techniques into its high potentials program with the goal of creating agile and flexible mindsets as a foundation for leadership. Read on here:
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