Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) is an evidence informed approach to teaching mindfulness in the workplace.
In response to the needs of clients and emerging workplace research, the 8 week programme is adapted to be delivered in 6 x 60 minute one hour weekly sessions, and home practice requirements are revisited.
The WorkplaceMT 60 programme is TME's most popular programme.
A slightly longer option: WorkplaceMT 90 (6 weeks x 90 minutes a week) is also available. The weekly sessions are designed to cater for a range of learning styles and to engage as many senses as possible.
To achieve this WorkplaceMT trainers use highly visual PowerPoints, games, activity cards, and small group discussion. Daily mindfulness practice (a core requirement for the duration of the programme) is a combination of everyday mindfulness (very short mindfulness activities that can easily be applied in the workplace) and formal mindfulness (short formal sitting practices of 8-15 minutes duration) which combined normally takes no more than 20 minutes a day.
The Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) approach has been researched and refined over a four year period by The Mindfulness Exchange (TME), and is based on mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
TME was set up as a spin off from Oxford University’s, Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) to provide mindfulness training for the workplace based on scientific understanding and best practice developed in clinical research and mindfulness teaching. TME are leaders in the field of adapting scientifically validated mindfulness teaching, into training formats designed for the workplace.Bestselling self-help book;TME uses the bestselling selfhelp book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams, Founder Director of the OMC, and Dr Danny Penman as the basis to develop WorkplaceMT. This readable book is based on up-to-date scientific understanding of mindfulness and includes a programme of short but powerful mindfulness exercises that anyone can fit into a busy day. This book is often provided to course participants as a course handbook.In 2016 Juliet Adams and Marina Grazier's book Mindful Leadership for Dummies was published. It includes 6 Chapters on WorkplaceMT - one per week, and full guidance on all the formal and informal mindfulness practice activities. This book may suppliment your learning during the course and inform your teaching approach thereafter.
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