Weekly Mindfulness & Higher Awareness Training for Leaders and Employees
Help leaders and employees achieve inner peace and harmony by inviting them to weekly mindfulness sessions. Mindfulness creates increased awareness, energy, and presence. This has a positive effect on relationships, well-being, physical and mental health, company culture, and employee retention – in particular, it reduces stress and sick leave.
Some prefer calling it mental training. Others invite staff to ‘Recharge’. Google originally branded its famous mindfulness course as emotional intelligence and called it Search Inside Yourself. Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, Ørsted, and Intell also invite to mindfulness sessions. It is good for both people and business.
What you are offered here are unique teachings in mindfulness and higher awareness.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about being aware and allowing the mind to calm down. This can be difficult in a busy life where family, partner, friends, work, and free time have to go hand in hand.
During mindfulness training, the brain’s chemical balance change. Stress hormones are reduced and ‘feel-good’ dopamine levels rise. This makes you sharper and increases your memory, concentration, and learning. Thereto, you feel very comfortable, relaxed, and joyful. Many experience mindfulness as having a life-changing positive effect.
Why Train Both Mindfulness and Awareness?
By learning to let awareness guide your thoughts rather than having thoughts guide awareness – you take charge of your life, the direction of attention, concentration, and focus.
This way, by unveiling awareness, you get in contact with your inner wisdom, kindness, and compassion. This creates trusting relationships, collaboration, and a great organizational culture.
It is the combination of training both mindfulness and higher awareness that creates great results.
How to Train Mindfulness and Higher Awareness
During sessions, participants are guided to inner calm – letting the body gear down cell by cell. A balance then occurs between body and mind, which typically creates a deep sense of presence and well-being. Some describe it as a mental shower, where mental clutter that steals energy is cleared up.
While sitting in a mindful state, I teach participants how to let go of attachments, ego, specific expectations, and needs.
As a sense of freedom from mental strains is experienced over the weeks of practice, an inner calmness will occur and be reflected in interaction with co-workers. This in turn increases the general well-being, engagement, creativity, collaboration, and communication among co-workers.
“I have long known about the benefits of mindfulness, and have tried several times without success to get started. My first mindfulness meditation with Vibeke was quite a surprise. In just a few minutes I felt relaxed and got a feeling of joyfulness. The effect lasted for several days afterward”
— Louise Andersen, Consultant and Project Manager at Danva
Introducing Mindfulness in your Organization
A great start is to invite people to an introductory talk about what is mindfulness and awareness training – how is it done, and why is it important. This way a mutual understanding of both individual and mutual benefits is created.
This introductory talk about mindfulness, its benefits, and how it is done in practice is included in the prices you find below.
Why Train Mindfulness and Higher Awareness?
Research Validated Benefits of a Mentally Healthy Workforce
- Increased productivity rates
- Increased economic contributions
- Completion of higher-quality work
- Lower rates of absenteeism
- Improved employee engagement
- Increased employee retention and loyalty
- Reduced employer and employee healthcare costs
- Better working relationships between employees and leadership
- Improved ability to empathize with customers and coworkers
- Increased inclusiveness
Relationships at the workplace are the main cause of psychological well-being or dissatisfaction. By training mindfulness and increased awareness, you positively influence relationships between leaders, managers, and employees, which improves the organizational culture and fosters better dialogue, mutual respect, trust, psychological safety, a sense of responsibility, and an understanding of each others’ differences.
Prices for Weekly Mindfulness Sessions with Vibeke
In knowledge-intensive companies, the cost of just one person calling in sick and eventually leaving the company easily supersedes one to one and a half million kroner. Fortunately, the cost of improving the general well-being of all managers and employees and preventing stress and illness via mindfulness and awareness exercises – are much less.
All prices are excluding VAT. When booking mindfulness for the first time, you may start out booking three months and later just pay the difference for – for example, a full year – when continuing sessions.
Prices include an introductory speaking event where mindfulness and its benefits are introduced – as mentioned above.
MINDFULNESS ONCE A WEEK
QUARTERLY: DKK 69,000
HALF-YEARLY: DKK 129,000
MINDFULNESS TWICE A WEEK
QUARTERLY: DKK 129,000
HALF-YEARLY: DKK 229,000
ENERGY, FOCUS & WELL-BEING
PRESENCE & MENTAL HEALTH
JOB RETENTION & NO STRESS
How will Group Mindfulness and Awareness Training Unfold in Your Organization?
We meet at least once a week – preferably twice a week – online or face-to-face (possible in Denmark). If possible, we meet at the same time every week. I will be available to welcome people, for guidance, and to answer questions both before and after the training session – both online and at physical meetings.
We all sit together and the session itself takes approx. 25-30 minutes – depending on how much time you prioritize for it.
Online sessions are a good solution for larger organizations that often span across nations and continents.
Why Choose Vibeke Vad Baunsgaard, Ph.D. for your Mindfulness Sessions?
Practical experience and a guide’s own inner calm are key to translating knowledge into practice for participants when it comes to mindfulness.
For 25 years I have worked with mindfulness, meditation, and higher awareness. Thus achieving results with people who wish to train the mind, to attain a calm and balanced inner life, comes easily to me.
A single lump of firewood can smolder quietly, but if you put it on top of another lump of firewood that burns with large flames, the smoldering lump of firewood will also quickly burst into flames. In the same way, meditation mentors are chosen with care so that development moves at a reasonable pace.
Mindfulness is a difficult bridge to cross without a very experienced guide. The road, however, provides both physical and mental health, and it is, therefore, a great gift to give to leaders, employees, and not least the organization itself.
If interested in talking more about how mindfulness sessions can help your organization then don’t hesitate to call me at 5059 5013 or write an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking forward to talking with you.
The Positive Effects of Mindfulness and Meditation – Evidence from Research and Practice
For the interested reader, here is a collection of articles that presents evidence from mindfulness meditation in the workplace
Farb, Norman A. S. et al. (2007). Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference. Social Cognitive Affect. Neuroscience, Vol. 2, No. 4: 313-322.
Janssen, Math et al. (2018): Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on employees’ mental health: A systematic review. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191332. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191332
Keng, Shian-Ling; Moria J. Smoski,& Clive J. Robins (2011). Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies. Clinical Psychological Review, Vol. 31, No. 6: 1041-1056.
Liu, Shengmin et al. (2020). The Influence of Individual and Team Mindfulness on Work Engagement. Frontiers in Psychology.
Mindful Staff (2022). The Science of Mindfulness. Mindful.org – OVERVIEW ARTICLE FROM NON-SCIENTIFIC SOURCE GATHERING SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES
Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction for prehypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 75, No. 8:721-728.
NO FULL-TEXT – ONLY ABSTRACTS:
Fusing character strengths and mindfulness interventions: Benefits for job satisfaction and performance.
Mindfulness training improves employee well-being: A randomized controlled trial.
Mindfulness meditation for workplace wellness: An evidence map.
Nature and Mindfulness to Cope with Work-Related Stress: A Narrative Review (2022)