Is your team struggling with stress or anxiety?
We passionately believe that mindfulness can reinvigorate your workplace!
We offer inspiring talks and 8-week courses in mindfulness & communication, to really get your team inspired, motivated and connected.
Go to the COURSE DETAILS page for full information of available courses.
Companies that Positively Mindful have helped:
GET YOUR STAFF HAPPY, MOTIVATED AND COMMUNICATING CLEARLY
The case for mindfulness at work
The problem we address: Workplace Stress
Do people in your workplace suffer from stress and if so, what services are on offer to help them? Here are two good reasons for tackling stress:
Do you know how much stress costs your business everyday? Our Solution: Mindfulness and Mindful Communication
In the last one we ran, stress, anxiety and over-whelm reduced by 40% and creativity, happiness and focus increased by 45%.
What happens in our workshops?
The three key skills we teach are:
In the first instance we offer a one hour taster session so you can experience what mindfulness is. 98% gave positive feedback and said that they thought practising would improve their performance at work.
What other companies use Mindfulness?
Intel, Goldman Sachs and Nike all famously use mindfulness but also Councils like Milton Keynes, the EU administration and hundreds of large and small companies - The most famous company of all? Google:
It’s bad for business:
Some people say stress helps to motivate them. Pressure can be a good motivator, but after a certain point it leads to worse performance and ill-health, for some of the reasons shown here:
Neil Morbey: Corporate expertise
I have been a senior landscape architect for over 12 years in practices based in Sheffield (White Horse Green People), Newcastle upon Tyne (Robinson Landscape Design), Los Angeles (BMLA) and Bristol (Landmark). Within these practices I not only gained an understanding of corporate dynamics, meetings and the daily stresses of deadlines and office politics, but I also lead in the formation of core values, mindful walks and personal meetings with a difference All of these were early attempts to introduce mindfulness into the workplace with the aim of improving quality of life, balance and communication within the office. Becoming professional in the endeavour in 2015 has been an incredible journey.
I now give inspiring talks, 8 week courses and retreats for companies. I also help employees in one-to-one coaching sessions to help them excel. Working in collaboration with Mark Dunn of PositiveMeditation.com since 2015, and other Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teachers, we have now taught successful courses all over Bristol as we continue to grow and thrive.
Go to the COURSE DETAILS page for full information of available courses.
"Great talk - thanks Neil for your enthusiasm and clarity - you really inspired the group."
(Don Hayles - Customer Service Group Ltd)
DETAILED FEEDBACK FROM WORKPLACES WE'VE WORKED WITH....
“Thanks for coming to the university and working with us. It’s amazing what one can learn in a lunch hour!” (Grace, UWE student, 2018)
“Neil's workshops have proved to be an invaluable resource for students and staff at UWE Bristol, helping them develop mindfulness techniques to cope with work related stress and improve their resilience generally.” (Amy Tanner, Course manager, UWE, 2018)
“As a lecturer at Bristol University where we've hosted Neil for 12 wellbeing and mindfulness sessions I can vouch for Neil as a confident and thoughtful facilitator who has significantly helped our stressed students (and staff!) to make use of mindfulness skills in their everyday life. We've had great feedback since he started working with us. Thanks Neil!” (Naomi Millner, Professor of Geography, UOB, 2018)
“I learnt the STOP technique which has already helped me several times in my personal life. It's a great way to bring a positive perspective to a negative feeling.” (Student, UOB, 2018)
“The main thing I will take away from these sessions will be using the breathing mantra "I'm ok, it's ok" to calm myself down when I feel myself getting anxious. I've tried this once and it actually stopped me from having a panic attack. This has also made me more aware of my breathing and made me realise that it would benefit me to take deeper breaths.” (Student, UOB, 2018)
“I practice the anxiety relieving tools I’ve learned regularly, especially when approaching people or having to speak aloud. I do this by practicing deep breaths and focus on the sensation of my deep breaths as opposed to what the outcomes could be in talking to others public speaking.” (Student, UOB, 2018)
“I want to go on more walks, and when I do to be very mindful at least for a little bit of the walk." (Student, UOB, 2018)
Aspect Video, 2018
"I learned some useful meditation exercises. Two that really work for me are the body scan and the counting exercise. The STOP technique helps me see the importance of not acting on impulses as I go through life.” (Anon - Aspect Video Offices, Bristol, 2018)
“One session that really stood out for me was when we touched on validation from others and how certain people need praise from others. I would say I sometimes fall into this category, so a few of the ideas mentioned here were quite eye opening for me, so I try and reflect on this often." (Anon - Aspect Video Offices, Bristol, 2018)
"Since Neil came to our office we have set up a slot on a Monday lunchtime to continue doing a meditation practice. I think that this has been something that has now been ingrained in me and I will use for the rest of my life!" (Anon - Aspect Video Offices, Bristol, 2018)
“I learnt that meditation doesn't necessarily just mean taking a time out but it can be practiced in everyday life with eyes opened during activities which don't require a lot of thinking such as cooking or brushing your teeth.” (Anon - Aspect Video Offices, Bristol, 2018)
"Very engaging, interesting and useful session provided to our office. Great feedback from the team and would definitely like to do more sessions with Neil - many thanks!" (Gareth Sims, DPG Law, 2018)
“Getting to do sessions outside on a picnic blanket was a real luxury - thank you Neil!” Francesca, Leidos, 2017
“The whole team gained so much from your three session, thank you Neil. We will remember to STOP in future!” Maria, Leidos, 2017
“The three point part was useful: 1. Learning how to take perspective, 2.Learning to stop and take a breath before reacting, 3. Learning the value of being mindful and present outside specific meditation time” (Richard, Forgerock, 2017)
“I can now use breathing to deal with stressful situations. I understand that every emotion is linked to a belief, not a fact. This really helps me not take things so personally. I tell myself ‘It's ok to push back’ when I have too much on.” (Greg, Forgerock, 2017)
“I enjoyed the listening meditation, as I found that to be very helpful. The breathing meditations were very peaceful, and I found them to be an excellent break in my day. I very much benefit from a time of silence in the business of the day, and that is something that was really reinforced in this course.” (Dan, Forgerock, 2017)
“Neil has been coming to our office for about a year now and delivers a focussed and useful group mindfulness session every week. We have covered many mindfulness theories and techniques. The course has enhanced my emotional intelligence and increased my ability to focus. It has also helped me to better understand and accept the struggles of life, from the tiniest itch to the biggest life choices. I would highly recommend working with Neil’s mindfulness services.” (Ed Rutter, Just Eat, 2018)
"Thanks Neil for your enthusiasm in the middle of my work day. I'm really enjoying the classes." (Craig, Just Eat Office, Bristol, 2017)
“I’ve gained an anxiety relieving method to help me feel less overwhelmed when public speaking. I learned an easily achieved method to reach a sense of calm and recognition how I can regularly change my busy mind with a deeper sense of presence.” (Anon Just Eat Office, Bristol, 2017)
“Thanks for coming and giving a great talk. The whole team really enjoyed it and we all learned to calm our monkey-minds. Inspired and surprised!” (Jeff, Cookpad)
" I can safely say this was the most interactive Lunch & Learn with the most questions! You got the tone spot on. The way you spoke was perfect! Thank you." (Claire Lewis, Edo, Bristol 2017)
"Our staff loved your talk and follow up mindfulness sessions. Personally, I've started using this to bring gratitude and calm into every work day." (Claire, EC Language School, Bristol)
"Great talk - thanks Neil for your enthusiasm and clarity - you really inspired the group." (Don Hayles - Customer Service Group Ltd)