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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Josephine Lynch

Greater Dublin Area, East
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness and Compassion, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Drop In, Retreat, Other
Masters in Mindfulness Based-Approaches, Certification in Mindful Self- Compassion from UCSan Diego School of Medicine.
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Pascale De Coninck

South, West
I deliver courses online
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness and Compassion, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Drop In, Other
MSc Mindfulness Based Approaches; MSc General remedial education;

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

Silke Michels

West
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, Drop In, Retreat
MBSR Teacher, Art Facilitator, Co-Active Coach with Neuroscience, Trained in .b for schools,

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, Drop In, Retreat, Other
BA (Hons), PGDip. Education, MA Education, Cert MBSR Teaching, Certified MBCL Teacher, Cert Counselling, Dip Life Skills Coaching, Dip Interspiritual Mindfulness Facilitation
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Mary Lovegrove

Greater Dublin Area
MBSR, Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Drop In
MBSR (adults), Youth Mindfulness (young people)

Marie Fitzgerald

South, East
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness in the Workplace
MSc Mindfulness Based Wellbeing; H Dip Coaching & Coaching Psychology; H Dip Relationship Mentoring; Certificate in Interpersonal Communication; ACMA qualification; Bachelor of Business Studies
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Janet Cleary

Greater Dublin Area
MBSR, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare
RGN, BSc, MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions, UCD
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Anne Kirwan

Greater Dublin Area
MBSR, MBCT, Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Retreat
2021 Certified Teacher, Mindful Self Compassion, UC San Diego CFM Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute and Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) Bangor University, 2014-2015 Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Teacher Training with Dr Chris Germer and Dr Kristin Neff in) in Copenhagen, Kildare, and Shropshire, with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University and Centre for Mindful Self Compassion, San Diego University
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Elma Murray

Greater Dublin Area
MBSR, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace
MSc Mindfulness Based Interventions (UCD), BA Photography (IADT), BSc Business Management (TCD)
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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

Blanca Pages

South
I deliver courses online
MBSR, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in the Workplace
BSc Psychology, MSc Brain and Behaviour, MSc Mindfulness Based Wellbeing

Dr. Sandra Healy

South, West, Midlands
I deliver courses online
MBSR, MBCT, One to One Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Mindfulness in Healthcare, Shorter Courses and Workshops
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD., M.Sc Mindfulness based interventions UCD, Qualified to teach MBSR from the Center For Mindfulness in Medicine and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA., Trained to teach .b in secondary schools MISP.

Máire O'Higgins

Greater Dublin Area
I deliver courses online
MBSR, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Shorter Courses and Workshops, Drop In, Retreat
Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Certification from the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) .b certified teacher with MiSP UK. MA Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care DCU Educational Leadership HDip Maynooth NUI BA Italian and English UCD
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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
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