Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Many organizations recognise the benefit of mindfulness training for staff. There is now a significant body of evidence.

“This year (2020), a meta-analysis of 78 randomised controlled trials conducted between 1989 and 2019, with almost 6,000 participants, showed mindfulness-based interventions significantly improved attention, memory and processing speed.”

Companies also realize that the employees are their most valuable asset and there is now a greater understanding that a healthy organizational culture is necessary in order for a business to thrive.

For many employees, money is not the only deciding factor. Work life balance is just as important. Mindfulness is a skill which can be learned and it has been shown to be very helpful for managing stress. Companies which are interested in promoting a healthy and happy workforce and reducing staff turnover are increasingly offering ‘in-house’ courses for staff.

I am a HR director and I want to offer mindfulness for my staff… where do I start?

Find a Qualified Trainer

All MTAI Members are:

For a start, it is obviously important to make sure that the trainer is properly qualified. Unfortunately, one of the downsides to the growing popularity of mindfulness is some people who claim to “teach” it, only have minimal training. All MTAI members have been properly trained, are bound by ethical standards and receive ongoing supervision.

Help your teacher devise the most suitable programme

Talk to your trainer about your organisation to help them recommend or devise a programme that best suits the needs of your staff

Some of our members specialise in facilitating sessions in corporate settings. It helps when the trainer knows the industry in question as this tends to make the content more relevant and accessible for staff. As the HR person, you should also have a chat with the trainer and give him / her some background about the existing culture in the organization. This will again help the trainer to recommend / devise a suitable programme for you.

8 Week MBSR

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme for staff

The “gold standard” in terms of evidence base would entail running an 8 week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) programme for staff. The time commitment for an MBSR course is significant (each session lasts for 2.5 hours). Some companies run courses “in house” for their staff and others pay for employees to attend an MBSR course out of the office on their own time.

4 - 6 Week Courses

Shorter mindfulness courses developed by some of our members

The time commitment involved means that the MBSR programme might not always be workable / appropriate. If so, you could consider a shorter course. Some of our members have developed 6 week courses and 4 week courses (1 hour to 1.5 hours per week).

One-off Workshops

One time workshop events tailored to your requirements

One off workshops can also serve as a nice introduction for people who may be new to the practice.

MTAI Members Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace

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Fiona O'Donnell

Greater Dublin Area, South, East, West, Midlands
I deliver courses online
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Retreat
MSc in Mindfulness-based Approaches, Bangor University

Rachel Ardagh | Insight Out Mindfulness

Greater Dublin Area
I deliver courses online
MBSR, MBCT, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Drop In, Retreat
MSc (Hons) Mindfulness Based Interventions, BSc (Hons) Occ Ther.
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Una Keeley

Greater Dublin Area, East
MBSR, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Retreat, Other
MBSR Teacher
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Srinath Deenadayalan

North Including N.I.
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Retreat
MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs), MSc Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Dip in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Niamh Barrett

Greater Dublin Area, East
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Drop In, Retreat, Other
BA Hons, Post-grad Dip. Journalism, Certificate to teach MBSR (IMA)
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Noeleen Fitzgerald

North Including N.I.
I deliver courses online
MBSR, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Drop In, Retreat, Other
Diploma in Teaching MBSR / MBCT
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Teresa Weafer Grennell

Greater Dublin Area
MBSR, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Other
MSc MBI (Mindfulness UCD)

Dee Hennessy

South, East
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness and Compassion, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Retreat
Msc Mindfulness Based Interventions, Diploma in Cross Professional Supervision

Clodagh McCarthy

South
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Other
Certified MBSR Teacher through the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Boston. Certified Mindfulness Trainer for Children and Teens in the Eline Method, Author of Sitting Still like a Frog. Mindfulness Supervision Training through Centre for Mindfulness at Bangor University & The Mindfulness Network Uk. ICF Life Coach
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Cecilia Shefflin

East, Midlands
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness in the Workplace
MSc Mindfulness Based Teaching Approaches

Michele Van Valey

Greater Dublin Area
I deliver courses online
MBSR, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Shorter Courses and Workshops
MSc Mindfulness Based Interventions, UCD. Mindfulness in Schools Project; .b 11-17 yrs, .b Foundations for Teachers. Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition..
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Eilis Cullen

Greater Dublin Area, East
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness and Compassion, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Retreat
Certified MBSR Teacher. CFM UMass. Supervisor of Mindfulness Teachers.(Bangor University) Accredited Psychotherapist.
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Helen O'Neill

Greater Dublin Area
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace
M.A. Teaching Mindfulness, PGDip.Clinical Psychology, M.A. Applied Psychology

Dominic Cogan

Greater Dublin Area, Midlands
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness and Compassion, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Retreat, Other
BA (Hons), PGDip. Education, MA Education, Cert MBSR Teaching, Dip Counselling, Dip Life Skills Coaching, Dip Interspiritual M. Facilitation
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Maggy Blake

Greater Dublin Area, East
MBSR, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Drop In
Msc, SRN , SCM, Dip Couns, Dip Bereavement Couns