Short and simple meditations that can be used throughout the working day to reduce stress, strengthen focus and concentration, enhance working relationships, and improve the quality of your day.
By applying the principles of mindfulness to our working lives, we can become aware of our habitual negative thoughts and behaviors and learn to recognize and manage the warning signs of stress, which is an all-too-common part of modern life. The rise of digital media means that many people never really “switch off” from work and the culture of presenteeism means many people spend more time at work than ever before. Many people spend a lot of time either ruminating on previous problems or worrying about future work-related issues. Mindfulness expert Anna Black's simple but effective practices will help you to perform well, minimize stress, and be more productive at work. Anna’s suggestions are applicable to both office-based workers and those who work from home and she covers a range of topics including working mindfully with others, paying mindful attention in meetings, and using meditation to cope with stressful situations.
Anna Black is a highly qualified mindfulness practitioner, who teaches mindfulness workshops. Anna has a Masters in Mindfulness-based Approaches to Health and has completed the Advanced Teacher Development Intensive run by teachers from the North Wales Centre for Mindfulness in the UK and from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Hospital, USA. She is the author of Living in the Moment, Mindfulness @ Work, The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness, and A Year of Living Mindfully, all published by CICO Books. Anna has an established personal practice in mindfulness and meditation—visit www.mindfulness-meditation-now.com. Anna is based in London, UK.