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"Jon provided two Mindfulness sessions to some of our staff, as part of QLD Mental Health Week. These sessions received unanimously positive feedback. We are keen to get Jon back to provide mindfulness training to our Peer Support Officers in the near future. Jon was the consummate professional with a great sense of humour and unfaltering calmness – it was clear that he really practises what he preaches when he was able to improvise without a hitch when our technology wouldn’t allow him to use his laptop/PowerPoint. Thank you again Jon for your time, knowledge and expertise.”
- Pip Walker, Psychologist/Senior Human Services Officer, Queensland Police Service
Improve well-being & happiness
by creating positive relationships and work environment
Increase productivity & performance
with strategies that are easily applied at work
Enhance emotional intelligence, focus and engagement
by learning evidence-based new skills
through developing mindfulness based techniques
by reducing stress related absenteeism (estimated cost to Australian business
$6.4 billion every year – Medibank)
& unleash creativity
by encouraging a greater sense of purpose and meaning in the organisation
We deliver a wide range of different programs that can be customised to suit your needs and time-frames.
We generally start with a “taster session” which incorporates introduction to mindfulness, short practices and guided meditations to help participants understand the application and benefits of mindfulness in the workplace.
Based on the interest, we can deliver 4, 6 or 8 week courses to implement mindfulness within your organisation. The length and the content of the sessions will depend on your requirements.
The programs involve attention training practices, cognitive change strategies and hands-on mindfulness and meditation practices. Each module focuses on a significant issue in the work environment and helps employees to find optimal ways to deal with them. Each week you will be given formal and informal home practices and guided meditations to make mindfulness a part of your daily routine.
Our 4 week course includes:
You can extend the program to 6 or 8 weeks by selecting from the following options:
Researchers at the University of Washington found that HR professionals who took an eight week mindfulness course could concentrate better, stay on task longer, and remember what they’d done better than those who didn’t take the course.
In a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, participants trained in mindfulness meditation experienced significantly less emotional exhaustion and more job satisfaction than those who received no training.
Some of our clients include Queensland Police Service, Museum of Brisbane, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Education First, Suncorp, Navitas English, James Cook University, Australian Counselling Association and English Australia.
"Jon delivered a combined presentation and workshop for our Bachelors and Masters students as part of a subject. The presentation fitted right into the topic with an extensive insight into mindfulness. After his presentation the classroom dynamics changed. Students become more focused, more sensitive to discussion topics and more compassionate with each other while interacting in classroom activities. Jon's presentation was incredibly informative and entertaining with easy-to-digest yet thought-provoking material. He is really engaging with different age groups and finds the voice with people from all different ethnic backgrounds. Mindfulness is a missing concept in education. It should be taught and practiced on a daily basis by students and teaching professionals. Looking forward to Jon's next seminar!
- Eszter Kiss, Lecturer and Coordinator - Leading to Work Program, James Cook University, 2016
JON UNALJon is a registered counsellor and the founder of Conscious Beginnings – Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Education. He works with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and self-esteem issues. He is also an associate of Mindfulness Works Australia, one of the leading mindfulness training organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
Jon has been practising meditation and mindfulness for over 10 years and it became an essential part of his daily life. Mindfulness helps him to live in the moment and be fully present with people he works with. He currently lives in Brisbane and runs group and corporate mindfulness trainings in addition to his private practice.
LYNDI SMITHLyndi Smith is a Brisbane-based mindfulness trainer with Mindfulness Works Australia and is a qualified mindfulness meditation teacher (BSY). She is trained in both secular and traditional mindfulness and runs Mind With Heart Australia, a charity taking mindfulness into schools and working closely with the Department of Education on a $250,000 research programme using mindfulness for teacher well-being.
Lyndi worked as a teacher for 15 years and started practising mindfulness near burn out ten years ago. Thanks to mindfulness, Lyndi now enjoys a happier, more balanced quality of life. She has racked up over 3,000 hours of practice and is committed to ongoing practice and professional development.
Lyndi has taught mindfulness for five years and has led over thirty mindfulness-and-compassion-based programmes with schools and organisations including the Dept. of Education, Queensland Police, Teachers Health Fund and Excite Media.
Please fill out the form below or call 0410177041 to discuss your corporate program requirements.
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