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Mindfulness At Work Essentials For Dummies by Shamash Alidina, Juliet Adams

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Introduction

M indfulness is a mental discipline and way of being that has been practised for thousands of years. Modern science has researched mindfulness as a secular practice and discovered its tremendous power-creating positive changes in the brain that have never been seen before in brain scans.

Mindfulness was initially used in medical settings in the late 1970s. In the decades that followed, the use of mindfulness throughout western society began to rapidly increase. Nowadays, many organisations offer staff mindfulness training to help their employees boost their resilience, productivity, emotional intelligence, focus, or even just to help them feel happier!

Mindfulness at Work Essentials For Dummies offers an accessible and comprehensive look at different ways to bring greater mindfulness into the workplace setting, whatever your motivation.

This book is for anyone with any sort of role in the workplace. Employees, small-business owners, managers and corporate executives will find practical application from this book, we hope. We even explore mindful leadership.

We wrote this book because we’re passionate about mindfulness! Having practised mindfulness both in our personal and professional lives, we can see the massive positive benefits that practising mindfulness can offer, such as greater creativity, improved communication and higher levels of productivity and wellbeing.

We also feel mindfulness can help individuals better manage the negative consequences of the demanding ...

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