Mindful Resilience in the Modern Workplace
The Mindful Resilience in the Modern Workplace course is designed for busy professionals who want to be more resilient and mindful in the face of the challenges of working life. It’s suitable for people a range of different roles, mindfulness has been shown to benefit knowledge workers, teachers, firefighters, health workers, entrepreneurs, call centre workers – and many more! It’s also suitable for people in different work contexts whether you’re on the frontline, in the office, on the move, or working from home.
Our twenty-first century workplaces are often high pressure, fast-paced environments in which stress, exhaustion and burnout are all too common. Being resilient is key not only to survival but also to experiencing greater happiness, creativity and productivity at work. Resilience is all about being able to adapt to difficult experiences and bounce back from them.
Even if we don’t feel all that resilient, the good news is that resilience is a skill we can develop rather than an inherent personality trait. The amount of resilience we start out with in life may vary, but we all have the possibility to increase it.
Mindfulness can help to boost up your resilience levels. Mindfulness practices help cultivate greater self-awareness, cognitive flexibility, self-compassion, positive relationships, and acceptance – qualities that have all been found to contribute to greater resilience to stress in the workplace.
There are lots of mindfulness courses on Udemy, what’s different about this one?
There are two reasons this course is different:
It provides techniques to set up and embed mindfulness practice, helping you form new habits.
All of the practices and approaches are rooted in the science of mindfulness, giving you confidence that they are effective.
Firstly, getting the benefits of mindfulness means putting it into practice in your daily life. This course goes beyond just giving you a set of meditations to really helping you create a new mindfulness habit and smoothing the path towards your goal of mindful resilience. I provide proven techniques to help you set clear practice goals, plan how you will implement them, and (at the end of the course) build a mindful resilience plan. I also give clear guidance on how to embed mindfulness into your work day.
Secondly, I won’t blind you with science but I DO share highlights and useful facts from the latest research on mindfulness and resilience so that you know how and why the practices work. Understanding how our minds work is invaluable in overcoming in-built negative biases and maximising attention and positivity.
What you’ll get
36 lectures that deliver the ideas and practices in a professional yet friendly manner.
19 original MP3 recordings of meditations to download and use on your devices.
50+ page workbook including daily meditation log, reflective exercises and setting practice goals.*
*The workbook is supplied as a PDF but is also available on request in RTF and DOC formats (e.g. for use with dictation software or for printing).
What students say about the instructor
Elizabeth is a Breathworks accredited mindfulness teacher with online and offline teaching practices. A few quotes from students in 2019/20 include:
“Since doing the course I find it much easier to calm my mind which is proving so useful in this current situation.”
“I can’t speak highly enough of Elizabeth. She was calm, kind, clearly knew her stuff and taught me loads. Like her humour which came out at times.”
“Elizabeth is a very calming presence and has allowed open discussion about ideas around the material.”
“Over the past 2 years, Elizabeth Marsh has expertly delivered 8-week mindfulness courses to a variety of employees and volunteers at Myton. Feedback received from all the participants has been excellent. Individuals who have attended the courses have all indicated that they have got something of lasting value and have found it much easier to deal with the stresses of life. All delegates mentioned that Elizabeth demonstrated the qualities of mindfulness in everything she did and is an excellent communicator who is very passionate about mindfulness. The mindfulness courses were delivered in a professional and caring manner and our employees would highly recommend Elizabeth and the mindfulness course to anyone.” Geoffrey Etule, Director of HR & Organisational Development, Myton Hospice.
Take your first step towards mindful resilience today by signing up for the course!
With gratitude to Breathworks for kind permission to use its Mindfulness for Stress course as the basis for developing the Mindful Resilience in the Modern Workplace course. The course is modelled on an 8-week programme but you can complete the course at whatever pace suits you.
Reducing stress by choosing to respond
Get up to speed with a straightforward definition of mindfulness and description of how it works.
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 1 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
Learn about the difference between mindfulness and autopilot as well as the benefits of becoming more mindful of your experiences. Get your first taste of mediation on the course with a tea or coffee meditation!
Test yourself on the Section 1 content in this short quiz.
You've learned a bit about how mindfulness works and how it can help you to choose how to respond. Now it's your turn! The article in this lecture will help you with getting your mindfulness practice off to the best start possible.
Using your senses as an anchor
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 2 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
It's really important to be comfortable when you're meditating. This lecture provides you with advice and tips on finding a meditation posture that works for you.
This lecture contains guidance on how to overcome some of the common barriers to meditation practice.
Learn about the different ways that your mind operates - conceptually and perceptually - and how this understanding can help you become more mindful.
A few questions to help you review what you've learned.
Now that you've absorbed the information for Section 2, it's time to move your practice forward with a new meditation and a different mindfulness in daily life suggestion.
Dealing with habitual thoughts
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 3 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
Learn about how to work effectively with all of the thoughts that arise during meditation.
Digital devices and apps can be a major distractor during the day. This lecture contains advice and suggestions on how to relate mindfully to technology.
Section 3 meditation and mindfulness in daily life practices.
Mindful resilience in the face of difficulty
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 4 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
Learn about the paradox of mindfulness and the importance of meeting difficult experiences with acceptance.
Learn more about why acceptance is a key mechanism through which the benefits of mindfulness flow.
Find out about more short practices to further build mindful resilience in the face of adversity.
Section 4 meditation and mindfulness in daily life practices.
Counteracting the negativity bias
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 5 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
Find out about how our brains have evolved to be negative, and how mindfulness practice can help to counteract that tendency and build positivity.
Learn about ways to cultivate happiness and positivity at work, such as starting the day on a good note, setting clear boundaries, and acknowledging yourself for a job done well.
Section 5 meditation and mindfulness in daily life practices
The kindness key (part 1)
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 6 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
Learn about how our three major emotion systems operate, how they can get out of balance, and how to regulate them with your mindfulness and compassion practices.
Learn about why kindness to self is more effective than the inner critic for happiness and success.
Section 6 meditation and mindfulness in daily life practices.
The kindness key (part 2)
This short introduction video provides you with an orientation to the overarching theme for Section 7 as well as the various elements that we'll cover.
Learn about the benefits of making the workplace more compassionate, as well as ideas on how to achieve it.
In this lecture learn about how the exhaustion funnel works, resulting in burnout, and how to avoid it.
Section 7 meditation and mindfulness in daily life practices.
Moving forward with mindfulness
In this lecture I provide a recap of the ideas and practices in the course.
Learn an approach to build mindfulness tools into your resilience toolkit.
Learn about the benefits of and considerations for bringing mindfulness into your workplace.
In this lecture I suggest resources such as books, websites and apps to help support your ongoing mindfulness practice.
Section 8 meditation and mindfulness in daily life practices.