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SRMINDFULNESS

Mindfulness facilitator Business and Education

 

COVID-19 RELATED WELLBEING RESOURCES

In these difficult and uncertain times it is very normal to experience strong emotions and thoughts. Perspective taking through mindfulness practice can be a great source of comfort and nourishment. Below is a selection of online mediation sessions which are led by qualified instructors and are freely available to support you (some are offered 'live' and others are available as recordings.) There is no obligation to speak, contribute or identify yourself (to the wider audience.)

THE WORLDWIDE ONLINE SIT

Over the course of a weekly 40-minute session, a teaching is offered, followed by meditation (the "sit," silent or guided) and optional group sharing

OXFORD MINDFULNESS CENTRE (OMC)

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is offering free weekly mindful practice sessions. They are held every Wednesday evening, 7pm - 8pm BST, via Zoom, require no prior mindfulness experience and provide the opportunity to be part of the OMC community. There is a participant limit set at 500.

MINDFULNESS FOR THE ONLINE WORKPLACE COMMUNITY

This is a new programme that I offer for business wishing to support employees WFH, furloughed or shielding. See below for details. 

 
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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS

Often life can feel like walking a tightrope and things can lose perspective. Mindfulness can help us to be fully present and alive in the ‘now’ and to pay attention in a non-judgemental way. Rather than worrying about what 
has happened or might happen, mindfulness trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now. This helps break the grip of unhelpful mental habits and impulses, making way for calmer, kinder and more rational thinking.

 
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ABOUT ME

Sheila Ryan BA 

 Mindfulness facilitator

Having worked in the voluntary, business, health and education arenas I am acutely aware of the importance of looking after mental health. Building on my work and life experience as well as over 25 years of personal mediation, I am well qualified to create and deliver bespoke Mindfulness in the Workplace programmes as part of company wellbeing initiatives. In addition, I am a certified Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) Paws b teacher and have extensive experience of delivering mindfulness programmes in the primary school setting, a sector I have worked in for over 10 years.

 
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MINDFULNESS FACILITATION & COURSES

Below are some of the services I provide. However, I also offer talks, workshops, tasters and sitting groups.

 
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MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Mindfulness is increasingly being used in business to improve staff wellbeing and satisfaction, with the following effects being reported:

– Decreased emotional exhaustion

– Increased wellbeing

– Reduced stress

– Improved relationships

– Clearer thinking

– Increased job satisfaction

My work with businesses is tailored to the needs of individual companies and I work closely with management and others (eg, HR) to ensure that programmes are focused in the correct areas.

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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS COURSE (6 WEEKS) FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE 

Would you like first-hand experience of mindfulness? Would you like to get insight into how mindfulness can have an impact on personal and professional wellbeing? 

Whether you are a sole trader who wants to look after your personal wellbeing, work for a small company that cannot offer in-house mindfulness sessions, or work for a larger company that wants to learn more, this course is the perfect introduction to mindfulness.

Course Objectives: 

  • discover the origins of mindfulness and its relevance for modern life

  • explore a range of mindful approaches and techniques in a safe and welcoming environment 

  • provide you with support in nurturing a personal mindfulness practice.

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MINDFULNESS 2GETHER

Mindfulness 2gether offers mindfulness as a life-skill by helping children and parents/carers to:

  • Learn what mindfulness is/isn’t.

  • Explore good posture and bring our awareness to the breath

  • Understand the nature of our mind and how it can be trained

  • Explore what makes our mind ‘fizz’ and how mindfulness can help settle it

  • Learn about our brain structure and how it influences our actions

  • Explore how mindfulness can make eating a more rewarding experience

  • Notice sensations in our bodies as well as our surroundings

  • Learn how to be compassionate and show gratitude to ourselves and others

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MINDFULNESS IN SCHOOLS

  • A mindfulness course, for 7–11 year old children, crafted by classroom teachers and mindfulness experts

  • Mindfulness is learned through practical experience

  • Six themes are taught with striking visuals, film clips and engaging activities 

  • Paws b offers mindfulness as a life skill, helping children and teachers to

  1. Feel happier & calmer

  2. Get on better with others

  3. Concentrate and learn better

  4. Cope with stress and anxiety

  5. Improve performance

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MINDFULNESS FOR THE ONLINE WORKPLACE COMMUNITY

Would your staff benefit from developing mindfulness skills to help navigate these challenging and unpredictable times? 

These online mindfulness sessions have been specifically designed to introduce topics such as awareness of body, breath and sound, self-care and approaching difficult emotions such as worry and anxiety. Sessions run for 30 mins. comprising a brief teaching and 20 min. contemplation. 

  • Support mental health and wellbeing of staff who are working from home or furloughed

  • Introduce principles of mindfulness

  • Learn a range of practical mindfulness strategies for everyday use​

The sessions were a nice help through COVID19 to give everybody a little pick up and balancing.... everybody got good benefit.” MD, BluePoint Laboratories

“Sheila has a wonderfully calming demeanour and staff have been very keen to revisit the sessions on a weekly basis... feedback has been very positive.” 

Company Director, Harts Ltd, Chartered Accountants

RESEARCH

The evidence for mindfulness

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MINDFULNESS LEADS TO GREATER WELLBEING

The connection between mindfulness and well-being has been a consistent finding in almost 10 years of research. One study found that two weeks of mindfulness training increased well-being, decreased emotional exhaustion at work, and even increased job satisfaction (Hulsheger et al., 2012).

Mindfulness has been found to increase brain cortex thickness and activation in regions associated with emotional awareness and emotion management (Tang et al., 2015)

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE CORRELATES WITH BETTER TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP

Training in the emotional intelligence skill of compassion has been shown to reduce interpersonal stress and improve relationships (Singer 2016Kok et al. 2013).

Greater Emotional intelligence has been correlated with higher manager and leader performance (Kerr, Garvin, Heaton, & Boyle, 2006Rosete & Ciarrochi, 2005)

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MINDFULNESS CAN LEAD TO MORE CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE THINKING

In a survey conducted by the Institute of Mindful Leadership, 93% of leaders reported that mindfulness training helped them create space for innovation, and nearly 70% said it helped them to think strategically (Institute for Mindful Leadership Survey)

 
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TESTIMONIALS

What Clients Are Saying

 

I really enjoyed the sessions, it was great to learn how something as simple as focusing on breathing can have such a calming effect.

I loved mindfulness – after such a tough year, I was happy that we had the opportunity to take part in this as it was something I had been wanting to do. I always felt so relaxed and refreshed after taking part and it’ll definitely be something I continue.

The course was great when the group was situated at the office, Shelia created a nice, calm environment for us all and managed to get the group to speak openly.

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CONTACT

If you would like to bring mindfulness to your workplace, school, group or organisation please contact me:

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RESOURCES

Here is a selection of resources that you may find helpful.

MINDFULNESS
MEDITATIONS

MINDFULNESS EXERCISES/READING/AUDIO FOR CHILDREN

MINDFULNESS: FINDING PEACE IN A FRANTIC WORLD

HOW TO MAKE STRESS YOUR FRIEND

THE SCIENCE OF COMPASSION

MOODY COW LEARNS COMPASSION
(CHILDREN'S BOOK)

ADDRESSING BARRIERS TO MEDITATION

 
 

CLIENTS AND VALUED PARTNERSHIPS

 
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Self - Reliance
Strength and Resilience 
Self - Respect