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Workplace Mindfulness Teacher Training

Telt mee voor het Lange Traject: 3 keuzethemadagen
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Tijd dag 1
10.00 - 18.00 u
Tijd dag 2
10.00 - 17.30 u en 17.45 - 18.30 u
Tijd dag 3
10.00 - 16.00 u
Marina Grazier
Lange Traject
Telt mee voor 3 keuze-themadagen in het Lange Traject
Vereiste vooropleiding
Minimaal HBO - Minimaal basisopleiding mindfulness
The training will be delivered in English. Dutch workplace training materials are available.
Opleidingsbijeenkomsten: 21 uren
Aanbevolen literatuur
'Mindfulness', Mark Williams and Danny Penman (2011)
Workplace Mindfulness Teacher Training

Workplace Mindfulness Training

Het Workplace Mindfulness programma is wetenschappelijk onderbouwd en werd ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Oxford University. Een speciaal programma dat voldoet aan de behoeften van leiders, managers en werknemers die mindfulness willen ontwikkelen, nu in deze toch wel complexe tijd. 

  • Workplace MT helpt medewerkers  gedurende een periode van vier tot zes weken mindfulness vaardigheden te ontwikkelen ter verbetering van hun eigen welzijn en veerkracht, die ze vervolgens elke dag oefenen en hoe die toe te passen in hun werk. 
  • Het programma is door de kortere meditaties en oefeningen compact en behapbaar. 
  • Een training die door het juiste taalgebruik to the point is, zonder zweverig te worden, en daardoor perfect aansluit bij het rationele kader van het bedrijfsleven.

Your teacher Marina Grazier

Marina Grazier has over 20 years’ experience in the business consulting and IT sectors working for organisations such as IBM, EDS/HP and KPMG Consulting.

Marina retrained as a psychologist to teach mindfulness at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC), Oxford University. Marina joined the OMC Development Board in 2010 and co-founded The Mindfulness Exchange (TME) as a University spin‐off, specializing in evidence informed mindfulness training for the workplace.

As Owner and Managing Director of TME, Marina is a pioneer of workplace mindfulness training and teacher training to help people master their minds and flourish at work.

Marina talks about WorkplaceMT

Workplace Mindfulness teacher training

  • Je ontvangt een compleet mindfulness programma met powerpoint presentatie toegespitst op de werkomgeving.
  • Tijdens de trainersopleiding wordt het curriculum stap voor stap doorlopen en oefenen je hoe de verschillende tools in een mindfulness trainingen toe te passen in een zakelijke context.
  • Je onderzoekt via verschillende cases hoe je de mindfulness ziens- en zijnswijze in bedrijven kan aanbrengen, geïnspireerd door de manier waarop Marina Grazier deze training brengt.   
  • Tijdens de laatste dag van deze opleiding ga je aan de slag met het opstellen en oefenen van je eigen business pitch. Een mooie extra ervaring die je meeneemt in je contact met organisaties. 

Na deze 3 opleidingsdagen ben je voorbereid om je training aan te gaan bieden in bedrijven. 

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Professor Mark Williams and Danny Penman adapted MBCT into a self-help format, designed for use with a healthy population.

Testimonials van de cursisten

Testimonials training 9, 10 & 11th of April 2021 Online

I loved the speed, skill and dedication of Marina, very different and refreshing. And still she gave it with her heart and it was touching how she shared also her own story. Well done!

Brilliant and practical training, short but powerful and really suitable for workplace situations.

I really loved this training. Clear presentation, and great modelling of how to actually bring Mindfulness to the workplace by keeping a certain speed and focus. Marina's kind & charming personality definitely added to my enjoyment of the course.
- Catherine

This training was more than I expected and my expectations were high! I have gotten all the tools and information to feel confident to give the training at organizations. Thank you Marina!
- Tamara Broekhuizen

Testimonials eerdere training

"Hele mooie training, die veel handvaten biedt". (Lilian Emanuel)

"Well done Marina and Juliet, this is for me the way forward to support employees (and companies) to become aware that they have a choice to pause in this economic world in transition". (Saskia Baggen)

Evaluation results 21 participants (anonymous)
The overal rating I would give Marina Grazier would be (1 being lowest, 10 being highest): 8,71 (average)
The overal rating I would give Marina Grazier would be (1 being lowest, 10 being highest): 8,71 (average)
The overall rating I would give for this course would be (1 being lowest, 10 being highest): 8,43 (average)
I would recommend this course to others (Everyone agreed)

Shorter courses are effective

Recent research conducted on 57 Senior executives attending Executive programmes at Ashridge University concluded that just 10 minutes of mindfulness practice each day can have a big impact. The Executives were provided with a shortened version of mindfulness training with a requirement to practice mindfulness daily for around 15 minutes a day. This workplace adapted mindfulness training significantly affected a number of areas relating to resilience, collaboration and the capacity to lead in complex conditions. Notably, statistically significant results were measured for Executives that practiced for10 minutes+ per day. The effects of the course were sustained after three months. Details of this research can be found in ‘Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace’ This demonstrates that shortened versions of mindfulness training with shorter practice requirements produce highly desirable workplace outcomes. In recent years 32 research studies demonstrated the achievement of desirable workplace outcomes from shortened courses.Daily practice requirements for participants for the duration of the courses in these research studies varied from 10 mins – 20 minutes -all produced desirable workplace outcomes, demonstrating that shortened practice requirements can produce similar outcomes to longer practice times. 6 studies demonstrated a direct correlation between practice time and outcomes: in general the more you practice, the better the outcomes.

Workplace training formats

Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) is an evidence informed approach to teaching mindfulness in the workplace.

In response to the needs of clients and emerging workplace research, the 8 week programme is adapted to be delivered in 6 x 60 minute one hour weekly sessions, and home practice requirements are revisited.
The WorkplaceMT 60 programme is TME's most popular programme.

A slightly longer option: WorkplaceMT 90 (6 weeks x 90 minutes a week) is also available. The weekly sessions are designed to cater for a range of learning styles and to engage as many senses as possible.

To achieve this WorkplaceMT trainers use highly visual PowerPoints, games, activity cards, and small group discussion. Daily mindfulness practice (a core requirement for the duration of the programme) is a combination of everyday mindfulness (very short mindfulness activities that can easily be applied in the workplace) and formal mindfulness (short formal sitting practices of 8-15 minutes duration) which combined normally takes no more than 20 minutes a day.

Scientific approach

The Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) approach has been researched and refined over a four year period by The Mindfulness Exchange (TME), and is based on mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

TME was set up as a spin off from Oxford University’s, Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) to provide mindfulness training for the workplace based on scientific understanding and best practice developed in clinical research and mindfulness teaching. TME are leaders in the field of adapting scientifically validated mindfulness teaching, into training formats designed for the workplace.

Best­selling self-help book;TME uses the best­selling self­help book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams, Founder Director of the OMC, and Dr Danny Penman as the basis to develop WorkplaceMT. This readable book is based on up-to-date scientific understanding of mindfulness and includes a programme of short but powerful mindfulness exercises that anyone can fit into a busy day. This book is often provided to course participants as a course handbook.In 2016 Juliet Adams and Marina Grazier's book Mindful Leadership for Dummies was published. It includes 6 Chapters on WorkplaceMT - one per week, and full guidance on all the formal and informal mindfulness practice activities. This book may suppliment your learning during the course and inform your teaching approach thereafter.
Research on shorter mindfulness courses
Evidence suggests: TME Shorter courses are effective * In the Randomised Control Trial (RCT), 44 randomly selected Dow Chemicals employees took part in a 7 week mindfulness course especially adapted for the workplace, with short practices.Stress decreased, Mindfulness, resilience, work engagement and vigour and employee well-being increased. Key improvements included • 30 percent reduction in perceived stress • 50 percent decrease in number of high stress episodes • 13 percent increase in resiliency • 15 percent increase in work engagement and vigour • 50 percent decrease in employee burnout (Aikens KA1, Astin J, Pelletier KR, Levanovich K, Baase CM, Park YY, Bodnar CM. (2014) Mindfulness goes to work: impact of an online workplace intervention.) * 152 middle managers completed an 8 week mindfulness course with 20 minutes a day practice. Managers demonstrated statistically significant improvements in levels of: (i) work-related stress, (ii) job satisfaction, (iii) psychological distress, and (iv) employer-rated job performance. “It is concluded that Mindfulness At Work Training appears to be an effective intervention for improving both work-related wellbeing and job performance in middle-hierarchy office-based managers.” (Shonin, E.S., Van Gordon, W., Dunn, T., Singh, N. & Griffiths, M.D. (2014). Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) for work-related wellbeing and job performance: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12, 806–823) * 93 Local government and private sector employees took part in 4 or 6 week mindfulness programmes with short daily practice requirements. ey findings included Increased knowledge of behavioural insights, and increases in specific mindfulness traits. "When combined with learning about behaviour change, mindfulness training can enable people to take greater control of their own behavioural systems and lead more empowered lives." "Participants reported being able to better avoid the escalation of negative spirals of thoughts, and more able to be non-judgmental and non-reactive to inner experience¸ which also seemed to enable them to pause and think before reacting to external events. For some they were expressly applying this to their decision making". "Since the programme, there was a greater willingness within working teams to acknowledge and address different manifestations of emotional response to particular situations and projects and see them as relevant." (Jessica Pykett, Rachel Lilley, Mark Whitehead, Rachel Howell, Rhys Jones (January 2016) Mindfulness, Behaviour Change and Decision Making An Experimental Trial) * 11 Healthcare managers attended a short work focussed mindfulness training programme. The researchers found that significant positive changes in leadership were reported by participants and that this was confirmed by their colleagues. The aspects of leadership which showed statistically significant improvements were ‘leadership effectiveness’ and ‘balanced processing.’ Follow-up interviews were carried out post-intervention which showed significant increases in mindfulness and corresponding decreases in stress that were sustained post training (Wasylkiw, L. (2015) The impact of mindfulness on leadership effectiveness in a health care setting: a pilot study” Journal of health organization and management Vol 29 (7) pp893 – 911.) * 17 physicians took part in a brief Mindfulness programme They reported significant improvements in stress, mindfulness, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization. The findings suggest that brief mindfulness interventions “can have a positive impact on physician well-being and potentially enhance patient care.” (David A. Schroeder, Elizabeth Stephens, Dharmakaya Colgan, Matthew Hunsinger, Dan Rubin, Michael S. Christopher (2016) A Brief Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Primary Care Physicians A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial)