Mindfulness in Your Business
Mindfulness is a psychological concept that defines a state in which it is about paying attention to the present moment, as is, without concessions or judgments.
More broadly, mindfulness is the practice of being mindful of the current moment,
- observing the thoughts,
- sensations of the present,
- without any judgments,
allowing them to flow freely and avoiding internal ruminations.
What is mindfulness based on?
Mindfulness is based on a meditation technique from India, called Vipassana, which consists of becoming aware of the present moment in which we find ourselves. Starting in the 70s, this technique was applied to psychological and psychiatric treatments, especially aimed at reducing anxiety and depression. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor of medicine, introduced a series of approaches to the Western world for therapeutic purposes. He is the creator of the mindfulness-based stress reduction method.
How to start practicing Mindfulness?
Formal and Informal practices.
These are those that are carried out by perceiving the environment and that end up being integrated into daily life. For example, go out for a walk and carefully see the landscape, the sounds that occur during the journey, the whispering of the birds.
This when a specific time is set for practice during the day. For example, sitting quietly for half an hour concentrating on breathing.
Effects of the use of mindfulness in companies
The practice of mindfulness in companies is one of the uses that are given today. This technique allows proper stress management, an improvement in interpersonal relationships and an increase in concentration on the activities that are carried out daily.
From a scientific point of view, the use of mindfulness at the business, level helps employees to have neurobiological and mental changes, so to observe their experiences and emotions in a more objective.
Other benefits of mindfulness practice that employees will obtain are:
- Increased concentration on tasks.
- Reduction of stress and anxiety.
- Increased creativity.
- Fewer ponderings.
- Increased empathy.
- Greater persistence.
- Emotional self-regulation.