If you feel overwhelmed by the dizzying pace of modern life, experience difficulty coping with pain (physical and/or emotional), or are simply interested in getting back in touch with your life ‘lived in moments’, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) may be just want you need. It includes expert facilitation in secular mindfulness practices including breathing, body scan, walking, and eating meditation as well as light yoga. This 8 week program (1 day per week for 2.5 hours) includes instruction and dialogue around integrating mindfulness practice into everyday life: at home, in the workplace, and in between.


The researched benefits of this program are real. People who take MBSR report a greater ability to reduce stress and anxiety, cope with chronic pain, generate healthy energy, and approach life with gratitude. Sessions take place either onsite at your organization after work, or at an offsite location of your organization's choosing.

Simply being, rather than getting ‘caught in thought', yields a greater sense of peace, reduction in stress and anxiety, and a greater sense of well- being, compassion, and gratitude. Those who practice mindfulness report a fundamental shift in attitudes toward life and work, which attunes them to a deeper sense of purpose, insight, and wholeness.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Learn to  enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness practice routine tailored to fit your lifestyle.

  • Learn several practices will be introduced in this 8 week program, including sitting, body-scan, walking, eating, and loving kindness meditation.

  • Receive an MBSR workbook, copy of Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Full Catastrophe Living", and online videos developed by Dr. Brendel

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is designed to expose participants to the many deep, life-changing benefits of regular mindfulness practice.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

 

A more mindful workplace, which includes the collective ability to practice mindfulness and align deep values (such as inclusion) with behaviors has numerous researched benefits to an organization's culture and performance. In a recent study conducted by Dr. Brendel and associates, when compared with a control group, those who practiced mindfulness for 45 minutes each week (an average lunch break) for eight weeks, experienced an increase in mindsets associated with reduced misunderstanding and conflict, and increased performance and leadership capacity. Among many others, these mindsets included:

  • Gratitude

  • Creativity

  • Tendency to forgive

  • Growth Mindset

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Practice multiple forms of mindfulness practice.

  • Learn the studied benefits of regular mindfulness practice at work.

  • Learn how to integrate mindfulness practice into routine spaces in the workplace, including meetings, presentations,and  difficult discussions.

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is ultimately designed to help employees and organizations benefit from numerous mindsets associated with mindfulness practice, which create a gratifying, enjoyable and creative workplace.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

 
 

A growing number of employees, particularly those who care or provide services to sensitive populations, are experiencing compassion fatigue, which is defined as “The cumulative psychological effect of exposure to traumatic stories or events when working in a helping capacity, combined with the strain and stress of everyday life.” We are all susceptible, as it is very difficult to move through life unscathed by unsustainable levels of stress.

 

Research demonstrates that compassion fatigue may lead to burnout, alcoholism, and self-neglect. In addition to haring the individual, it also impacts the patients, clients and constituents we attend to. In this context, compassion fatigue can blur effective communication, time management, collegiality, and overall focus.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  1. Learn about self-assessment and a set of practices for greater self-awareness, stress-reduction, and more effective self-care.

  2. Practice a methodology for identifying internal psychological blocks, such as anxieties, assumptions and attachments, that prevent them from attending to their own well-being.

  3. Engage in a team approach for addressing unresolved conflicts that can, if left unaddressed, produce a toxic organizational culture marked by harmful levels of stress.

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is suitable for all human beings who find themselves trying to care for others in an age of division, distraction, and complex dilemmas.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

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