Workplace mindfulness training

Tall Spaghetti specialises in mindfulness.  Offering a suite of mindfulness training options for businesses.

This includes introductory sessions, thorough foundation courses and more advanced courses. All taught by a trainer with a long-standing meditation practice; appropriate training in mindfulness; and relevant workplace training experience. Mindfulness has been shown to be great for well-being and effectiveness. Indeed, its potential impact goes much deeper than this.

Your options for Tall Spaghetti workplace mindfulness training

Tall Spaghetti offers 3 levels of mindfulness courses:

A note on your course options
As you can see, there are 3 levels of mindfulness courses for the businesses – introductory, foundation and deepening.  There are multiple course options available within each level. Click above for more details of each level.  This suite of mindfulness training options allows you the flexibility to find courses and follow-on courses that suit your business needs.  If you would like me to talk you through it, just call me on 07876 495 958.

You may want to simply experience an introduction to mindfulness and to meditation – whether that be a ½ day or a full day.

You may want to do a multi-part foundation course. I would highly recommend this option, as this best supports you in developing your own meditation practice. This option requires daily meditation practice in between sessions. Meditation is what cultivates or ‘trains’ mindfulness. So, a multi-part foundation course gives you the greatest access, over time, to the fuller potential of mindfulness.

The ‘deepening in mindfulness’ options allow you to revisit, strengthen and further investigate mindfulness after your initial foundation course.

As you increase your mindfulness through these courses, you’ll have the chance to discover how this can make a fundamental difference to your effectiveness and your well-being.

Why Mindfulness?

There is immense excitement about mindfulness in many areas of life, including the workplace, and for good reason. In October 2015 the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group  produced its recommendations for bringing mindfulness into the workplace in its Mindful Nation Report. So why the high profile and all the interest?

Broad benefits

Research and practical experience have shown that mindfulness has helped people in a number of really significant areas, including:

  • well-being (including overall mood and outlook)
  • resilience (including adaptability, equanimity and emotional regulation)
  • cognitive functioning (eg clarity, objectivity, decision-making, concentration)
  • emotional intelligence (including self-awareness & interpersonal skills)
  • effectiveness and productivity

In fact, it can have a potentially profound and enhancing impact on all aspects of one’s life – increasing insight, wisdom and engagement with life.

Positive brain changes and health improvements

Neuroscience research has demonstrated positive changes in the brain structure and functioning in regular meditators.  Mindfulness has also been shown to have a beneficial impact on the immune system, on blood pressure and on symptoms related to ageing.

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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness arises when you pay attention to the present moment without judgment, with curiosity, and with kindness.  It is moment-to-moment awareness of life as it unfolds.  This includes awareness of our ‘internal life’ – including thoughts and feelings. This leads to a transformed relationship to all experience. Through this, wisdom and skilfulness arise naturally.

Mindfulness is cultivated through the practice of mindfulness meditation.

The roots of mindfulness go back over 2,500 years.  It enjoys this longevity because it makes a really positive difference to living life well.

Being present

With mindfulness we bring attention to the only moment there ever is – the present moment.  In this way life becomes richer.  We wake up to what is.  In being more present, we notice things more, we experience things more.  We are here more for our lives.

Living with greater clarity and wisdom

From the vantage point of awareness, mindfulness helps you to see yourself, others and the world more clearly.  Through this clarity we can develop insight.

Over time, we become less entangled with our thoughts and feelings and learn how to inhabit a wider space of awareness.

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The importance of an experienced mindfulness teacher

Although mindfulness can be deceptively simple initially, there are layers and layers, which can reveal themselves over the years.  It is often described as a journey for a lifetime.  Learnings and insights arise over time and become more and more embodied.  Challenges and queries also come up along the way.  A mindfulness teacher who has been practising meditation for a good time will have experienced ups and downs, discoveries and insights.

I first began meditating in 2005. Today, I am as passionate about and fascinated in this subject as ever. I continue to test it out and to inquire.  I also adhere to appropriate professional standards and training – see below.

“Mindfulness is a subtle practice and can only be taught well by people with considerable personal experience.”The Mindful Nation report, Oct 15

My professional experience and training

In addition to my long-standing personal practice, I have attended mindfulness teacher training at Bangor University.  Also, I am a registered teacher of mindfulness on the listing of The UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations.  This means that I have demonstrated (through an assessment process) that I adhere to the UK Good Practice Guidelines for mindfulness teachers, which includes that:

  • I am suitably trained
  • I am committed to continuous professional development
  • I hold appropriate insurance
  • I receive supervision for my teaching
  • I attend annual silent meditation retreats

Further to my mindfulness background, I have also been delivering personal development training and coaching in the workplace for 10 years – specialising in effectiveness and well-being.

Get in touch to find out more

If you are interested in putting on mindfulness courses in your workplace, give me, Rachael, a call on 07876 495 968 or fill in the quick form below – I can listen to your needs and together we can explore the range of options available to you.

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