The Mindfulness Exchange (TME) was set up to take mindfulness into the workplace from Oxford University’s Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC)…
TME uses the best selling 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 a training resource.
Our training takes scientifically based mindfulness into the workplace. Most mindfulness teaching is based on traditional meditation approaches or approaches developed in clinical settings. We adapt the best practice from clinical mindfulness teaching to suit the needs of the corporate world. Motivation to learn mindfulness in the workplace is very different to learning mindfulness as a means to gaining enlightenment or as a therapy for psychological problems.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) stresses experiential learning using long mindfulness meditations taught to groups in clinical settings. The mindfulness programme in “Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World” clearly explains the science behind MBCT applied to a life in a frantic world, and offers much shorter mindfulness exercises anyone can follow.
We build motivation in our training by clearly explaining the science of mindfulness in a workplace training style and then guide short mindfulness exercises in class. Participants are invited to read relevant chapters from the book and follow recorded guided mindfulness exercises to support their learning outside the training environment.
To find out more about how mindfulness can help in your workplace please get in touch with us here