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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Book Description

The 'buzz' around mindfulness is translated into practical applications to enable practitioners to address organizational problems and deliver tangible benefits to the business.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. PART ONE Mapping the mindfulness- at-work phenomenon
    1. 01  Mindfulness is on a roll
      1. Mindfulness: an inside-out OD strategy
      2. Mindfulness: an intervention to develop embodied emotional intelligence (EQ)
      3. Coming to autoethnography
      4. Coming to mindfulness
      5. References
      6. Further reading
      7. Resources
    2. 02  Mindfulness research: What counts as evidence, truth and knowledge in workplace MBIs?
      1. Introduction
      2. The nature of ‘truth’ and the post-modernist HR practitioner
      3. The map is not the territory, just one map: criticisms of workplace MBIs
      4. Core to organizational MBIs: adaptation without dilution
      5. Workplace MBIs: from the margins to the mainstream
      6. Evidence-based and evidence-informed practice: closing the gap
      7. What do we mean by mindfulness?
      8. The evidence that mindfulness works
      9. References
      10. Resources
    3. 03  Mindfulness research in practice
      1. Introduction
      2. The neuroscientific case for mindfulness <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="serifitalic">and</span> compassion compassion
      3. Workplace MBIs: towards an integrative approach?
      4. Mindfulness and wellbeing
      5. Conclusion
      6. Implementing a workplace MBI
      7. Appendix 3.1: Inquiry in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs)
      8. Appendix 3.2: Measuring mindfulness issues and tools
      9. References
      10. Further reading
  3. PART TWO Contributor stories (case studies)
    1. 04  Mindfulness in a media world: SMG
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. The SMG MBI: The Mindful Advantage
      4. Spreading the word
      5. Final reflections
      6. Concluding comments – key takeaways!
      7. References
    2. 05  Creating a mindful culture within financial services: Capital One
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. The organization: Capital One
      4. Final reflections
      5. References
    3. 06  Bringing mindfulness to the social care workplace: Compassion in action
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. Bringing mindfulness to social care
      4. Our shared purpose: drivers behind our MBIs
      5. Implementation
      6. What we experienced
      7. Evaluating the MBIs: what worked
      8. Dissemination of our findings
      9. Integrating mindfulness into everyday life: an ongoing journey
      10. Appendix 6.1: Mindfulness-based Living Course curriculum
      11. Appendix 6.2: Sandra’s Mindfulness-based Living Course feedback sheet
      12. References
      13. Further reading
    4. 07  Mindfulness skills courses in the NHS: Implementing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in a secondary care psychology and psychotherapy service
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. Setting things up
      4. Implementation
      5. Outcomes and impact
      6. Reflections and recommendations
      7. Final word
      8. Ten tips for using mindfulness in the NHS organization
      9. References
      10. Note
    5. 08  Appraising the implementation of mindfulness within a strategic approach to psychological health
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. The context in which mindfulness has been implemented
      3. Appraising implementation of mindfulness within the Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service
      4. Cross-organizational collaborations and applications
      5. Learning from this organizational implementation of mindfulness
      6. Concluding thoughts
      7. Acknowledgement
      8. References
    6. 09  Making mindfulness inclusive to all stakeholders in a university setting
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. Factors influencing wellbeing strategy in the higher education sector
      4. The mindfulness skills programme
      5. Evaluation
      6. Reflections on lessons learned
      7. Review
      8. Appendix 9.1: Mindfulness programme brochure
      9. References
      10. Recommended resources
  4. PART THREE Critical reflections on mindfulness at work
    1. 10  Making Mindfulness Meditation accessible and meaningful
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. From Buddhist origins to evidence-based workplace training
      4. The standard mindfulness model
      5. Understanding the mind–body connection better
      6. Interpersonal effects of Mindfulness Meditation
      7. Going deeper into the process
      8. Stress, workplace and society
      9. Mindfulness and engagement
      10. What would a <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="serifitalic">mindful</span> organization look like? organization look like?
      11. Conclusion
      12. References
    2. 11  A mindful path to a compassionate cultural diversity
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Modern-day prejudice and discrimination
      3. Mindfulness and inclusion
      4. A mindful path to working with bias, prejudice and discrimination
      5. The transformational power of mindfulness
      6. Developing a compassionate critical consciousness
      7. Mindfulness and stereotyping threat
      8. Mindfulness and letting go of anger
      9. A compassionate cultural wisdom
      10. Final reflections
      11. References
    3. 12  Exploring the role of mindfulness and compassion in developing ‘insight-based HR’
      1. Coming to mindfulness
      2. Introduction
      3. Our work at the Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion
      4. Exploring insight
      5. The role of insight in human resources
      6. Insight-based HR
      7. Looking to the future
      8. Acknowledgements
      9. References
      10. Note