About Breaking Barriers Training and our Methodology
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness practice involves the process of developing the skill of bringing one’s attention to whatever is happening inside as well as outside self, in the present moment.
Why do we need Mindfulness?
Workplace stress and anxiety due to long hours, job insecurity and lack of work-life balance, contribute to at least 120,000 deaths each year and accounts for up to $190 billion in health care costs, according to new research by two Stanford professors and a former Stanford doctoral student now at Harvard Business School.
A recent randomized waitlist control trial (RCT) by the University of Surrey, School of Psychology evaluated the effect of the MBCT “Be Mindful” course on depression, anxiety and perceived stress. Results published in the Journal ‘Mindfulness’ in May 2018 showed that participants who completed the course reported significantly lower levels of perceived stress, depression and anxiety. Be Mindful course completers enjoyed
A 58% reduction in anxiety
A 57% decrease in depression
A 40% reduction in perceived stress
These effects were also maintained at the 3- & 6-month follow-up.
Our workshops are based on the following ancient Mindfulness practices:
Stoicism: According to Stoicism, as social beings, the path to happiness for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain, by using one’s mind to understand the world and to do one’s part in nature's plan, and by working together and treating others fairly and justly
Teachings of Zen: Zen emphasizes rigorous self-control, meditation-practice, insight into Buddha-nature, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others.
Vipassanā: Vipassanā-meditation uses sati (mindfulness) and samatha (calm), developed through the practice of anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing), combined with the contemplation of impermanence as observed in the bodily and mental changes, to gain insight into the true nature of this reality
Proven benefits of Mindfulness:
Many large corporations have been incorporating practicing mindfulness into their culture. For example, companies such as Google, Apple, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Mayo Clinic, and the U.S. Army offer mindfulness coaching, meditation breaks and other resources to their employees to improve workplace functioning.
Mindfulness has been found to result in better employee well-being, lower levels of frustration, lower absenteeism and burnout as well as an improved overall work environment.
Since high levels of mindfulness correlate with ethical decision-making and increase personal awareness and emotional regulation, mindfulness training has been suggested as way to promote ethical intentions and behavior for business students.
Our Training Experience
For more than a Decade we have been supporting organisations develop and improve talent. We have highly experienced trainers and content developers with at least of 10 years of corporate work experience.
Some of the clients we have successfully worked for are: