Minfulness meditation : why and what for ? A meditative workshop on the theme of mental load and stress.
The stimulating Professional Development workshop of March 20th at the Hôtel de l'Industrie brought together more than twenty PWN members, happy to discover and discuss meditation in a safe and convivial environment thanks to Christine Barois' expert and caring facilitation.
The theme chosen for this workshop was that of personal effectiveness through mindfulness meditation : Meditation : Why and what for ? A meditative workshop on the theme of mental load and stress.
It focused on :
• the mechanisms and reasons for increased stress and mental load
• misconceptions about multitasking
• understanding the meaning of "to be in the moment, deliberately and without judgment"
• learning about the positive effects of meditation on the health, the brain, and of positive action on our personal and professional lives
• companies that have implemented mindfulness programmes to improve the health and well-being of employees and the performance of the company
• AND, above all...
• how to start a meditation session, through exercises to explore mindfulness and to discover how our minds work.
But why meditate?
By concentrating one’s attention, through conscious breathing exercises and a focus on the present moment, meditation can strongly influence the course of our lives: if we are more concentrated, more efficient, more attentive, more creative, more serene, we are so much more likely to live a more satisfying life.
Mindfulness meditation is akin to behavioural medicine, whose positive and scientifically proven effects on health, attention, memory, productivity and stress management are known and acknowledged.
A regular practice of meditation converts agitation and stress into calm, obsession into contentment, and hatred and anger into benevolence.
The numerous benefits over time of regular meditation :
Less stress :
• Increased concentration
• Development of creativity
• Regulation of emotions
• Increased proprioception (feeling one’s body sensations)
• Spotting automatic repetitive thought processes
• Change one’s relationship with negative thoughts.
Improved health :
• Increased immunity
• Regulation of diabetes
• Regulation of sleep disorders
• Regulation of blood pressure
• Positive impact on chronic pain
A better quality of life at work:
• Action supported by mindfulness : + 26.5%
• Personal efficiency : + 13%
• Quality of observation: + 26%
• Improved responsiveness : + 25%
• Non judgement: + 22%
• Manifestation of medical symptoms: - 32%
• Symptoms linked to stress : - 29%
Thank-you to all PWN participants for their focus, active and enthusiastic participation. And thank you to Christine for the very encouraging and thought provoking workshop.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon !
For more information, contact Christine Barois :
Bar à Méditation
01 47 42 00 00
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