Is Mindfulness the Key to A Healthier Workplace?

“Mindfulness” is a term we have heard a lot this year.  This old technique seems to be the new trend said to improve the health of our busy and stressed generation.  The term “mindfulness” is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”

Sounds like a great way to heighten self-awareness, decrease stress and boost health personally.  But what might surprise you is that many are saying the practice of mindfulness is the next big thing in workplace wellness.  The following article from the Vancouver Sun looks at the participation of one of Canada’s largest companies in a pilot project that is introducing mindfulness practice into the workplace.  Check out the preliminary findings and see if this ancient technique might be right for you and your company.

The Vancouver Sun:  Old meets new for workplace wellness