Throught the purposeful, conscious direction of our attention, we see things that would normally pass us
Mindfulness is defined as an initially non-judgemental attitude, where the attention is concentrated on the present, in which each thought, each perception or event is seen and accepted. The attention is therefore voluntarily held by the present experience which is viewed with curiosity. The mindful attitude allows the reality of the present to be adopted without judgement. Mindfulness is becoming a key management competency. Mindfulness starts with self-awareness; this self-knowledge enables you to choose how best to respond to people and situations. It allows you to be consistent, presenting yourself simply as you are. Mindfulness skills enable you to make better choices because you can recognise and deal with your own thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. These skills help you to make better sense of people and of situations around us. Your perceptions are clearer, less clouded by our usual filters and biases. Through the purposeful, conscious direction of your attention, you see things that would normally pass you by and gain access to deeper insight and wisdom Mindfulness skills make therefore for more effective teams and leaders. Enabling you to become more aware of yourselves, others and the world around us, training on Mindfulness helps you to deal more effectively with issues of stress and performance. It also enables you better to handle the amount of information, complexity and ambiguity that marks your working lives. Participants in Mindfulness courses learn to work more consciously and effectively with their minds and mental states and gain greater satisfaction and peace at work.