What are the benefits of mindfulness with compassion?

Research published by the University of Oxford in November 2013 examined the effects of a mindfulness course for 273 people, and showed after one month:

  • reduction in anxiety levels 58% 58%
  • reduction in depression 57% 57%
  • reduction in stress 40% 40%

Professional benefits

photo of woman's hand typing on computerI believe that the best way to develop a high-performance business in the long term is to develop a caring, high-trust, relationship-centric culture. These cultures nurture a sense of purpose, connection, and compassion, where the business results are a consequence enjoyed when leaders and teams practice the primary goal of building a caring community every day. This is quite a paradigm shift from the command and control ethos that tradition has handed us down.

  • Enhance teams for high-performance
  • Relationship-centric culture
  • Sense of shared purpose
  • Inspires voluntary commitment
  • Resilience to reduce stress
  • Greater focus, clarity and creativity
  • Engenders initiative and responsibility
  • Builds a caring community
  • Effective leaders, managers and workers

Further studies into the role of mindfulness in the workplace are showing that it could improve productivity, decrease sickness absence and generally improve workplace well-being.

There is nothing under heaven that can buy voluntary commitment.  You can buy a person’s hands and back, but not their heart and mind.

Stephen Covey

Author of 'Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'

Personal benefits

happy_peopleAccording to the Mental Health Foundation, studies looking at the effectiveness of mindfulness have reported the following benefits:

  • Feel whole–hearted & happier
  • Improved relationships
  • Chronic pain alleviation
  • Resilience and balance
  • Dozens of health benefits
  • Addiction / eating disorder support
  • Supports sleep and lifestyle benefits
  • Be more centred & grounded
  • Promotes creativity
  • Meaning & purpose
  • Reduce depression, anxiety and stress

The evidence has been so strong in fact that nearly three-quarters of GPs have said they feel all patients would benefit by learning mindfulness meditation.

I am riding the wave of whole embodiment, knowing there is so much more to it and content to sit with what I have learnt and fully immerse myself in being able to REALLY BE with myself for the first time in my life!

Chloe

Norwich

Overcoming depression
Reducing anxiety and stress
Living with pain and illness
Vitality
Intuition