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Mindfulness at Work For Dummies by Shamash Alidina, Juliet Adams

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Introduction

Mindfulness is a mental discipline and way of being that has been practiced for thousands of years. Modern science has researched mindfulness as a secular practice and discovered its tremendous power-creating positive changes in the brain that have never been seen before in brain scans.

Mindfulness was initially used in medical settings in the late 1970s. In the decades that followed, the use of mindfulness throughout western society began to rapidly increase. Nowadays, hundreds of corporate organisations, from Google to General Mills, use mindfulness to help their employees boost their resilience, productivity, emotional intelligence, focus or even just to make them feel happier!

This book, Mindfulness at Work For Dummies, offers an accessible and fairly comprehensive look at the ways of bringing greater mindfulness into the workplace setting, whatever your motivation.

This book is for anyone with any sort of role in the workplace. Employees, small business owners, managers and corporate executives and leaders will find practical application from this book, we hope. We even explore mindful leadership in some depth, a leadership theory that’s now taught in the finest business schools in the world.

We wrote this book because we’re passionate about mindfulness! Having practiced mindfulness both in our personal and professional lives, we can see the massive positive benefits of a workforce that is trained to use mindfulness – greater creativity, improved communication ...

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