This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace, describing the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training and detailing an eight–week mindfulness training course. Provides techniques which allow people in organizations to listen more attentively, communicate more clearly, manage stress and foster strong relationships Includes a complete eight–week mindfulness training course, specifically customized for workplace settings, along with further reading and training resources Written by a mindfulness expert and leading corporate trainer
Michael is one of the world's foremost proponents of the use of mindfulness in workplace settings. He has a masters degree with distinction in the clinical applications of mindfulness and more than thirty-five years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines. Michael has delivered mindfulness training to groups and senior individuals in a wide range of organisations around the world - banks and financial services organisations, professional services firms, media companies, construction companies, the NHS, the civil service and several leading business schools.
He also has an entrepreneurial background. In 1979 Michael founded a fair-trade company. Now known as Windhorse:evolution, the company has sales of £10 million and employs 200 people in the UK and elsewhere. Having given his shareholding to a charitable trust, he left the company in 1988 and devoted himself to investigating, teaching and studying mindfulness and related matters. Michael is an honorary lecturer at Bangor University, where he teaches a module on the part time masters degree that is run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in the School of Psychology.
Michael's work is deeply informed by his own mindfulness practice and his knowledge of the contemporary research - including cutting-edge neuroscience research - into the use of mindfulness in a wide variety of contexts. He has designed a Mindfulness for Leaders programme and a Mindfulness for Coaches course, both of which are delivered by his company - Mindfulness Works Ltd.
Michael is based in the UK in Cambridge - a city he deeply loves.