Mindfulness in Your Workplace
Organizational health is about creating a work environment where people are happy, healthy, resilient, and productive. It’s about cultivating a culture of genuine caring that values people for who they are and not only for what they do. This in turn inspires greater loyalty and increased organizational creativity and productivity.
Mindfulness is a practice that can improve workplace functions, focus, and how employees work together. It will change the way you will run your business.
Short Term Benefits
Long Term Benefits
- Increase energy level
- Override habitual thinking
- Make room for new ideas
- Foster creativity
- Stay calm and maintain focus
- Have clarity to solve problems
- See the bigger picture
- Arrive with a presence that is powerful, vulnerable, and skillful
- Increase productivity
- Build stress resilience
- Live more fully and less on “automatic pilot”
- Improve workplace happiness
- Decrease health care costs
What We Offer
Our teachers will work with your organization to design a mindfulness-based program that best meets your needs. Our mindfulness programs, which are described in greater detail below, include:
- 90-Minute Mindfulness Workshop
- Staff Retreats
- Weekend Retreats
- Mindfulness Consultation
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Teams
To learn more or to schedule a program, please email Executive Director Brandon Nappi by clicking the button below.
90-Minute Workshop - The Eye of the Storm: Creating a Radiant Life with Mindfulness
Copper Beech Institute can help you develop a workplace community that is more resilient, more productive—and happier. Increasingly, Copper Beech Institute teachers are being called upon to meet the urgent challenges in business—rising healthcare costs, toxic stress and ever-increasing demands.
Our expert mindfulness teachers will guide you in exploring how mindfulness and meditation can transform the stress, chaos and conflicts of work-life into opportunities for connection, creativity and deeper wellbeing. Work doesn’t need to be disheartening and burdensome, but can be uplifting and gratifying as we join with our colleagues for a common purpose. This lively workshop will include guided meditation, conversation, storytelling and laughter.
A staff retreat day integrated into the regular work life of an organization can be a source of great renewal and reinvigoration. Spending time with coworkers in a way that is fun, relaxed, and reflective can be nourishing as well as productive.
At Copper Beech Institute, we believe that the dedication to pausing on an organizational level can lead to a transformative and creative re-orientation toward work, mission, community, and how we see ourselves in the world. We look forward to working with you and the unique needs of your staff to create an experience that is supportive and engaging.
Through the generosity of the Hemera and Aetna Foundations, Copper Beech Institute makes full and partial funding available for healthcare and nonprofit professionals, educators, and artists to attend select weekend retreats. These contemplative fellowships support training at a weekend retreat in which individuals can cultivate mindfulness, compassion, personal wellbeing, and professional efficacy – qualities that can extend into their professional lives and improve workplace culture.
Copper Beech Institute also works with leaders who would like to integrate mindfulness into workplace culture and individual lives. We can help to coach individuals, develop mindfulness-based programs for your organization and create a strategy to cultivate a culture of mindfulness in the workplace.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR): 8-Week Course for Teams
Bring the world-renowned mindfulness course to your workplace. Since its inception, more than 20,000 people have completed the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness.
The central focus of the course is intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges and adventures of everyday life. Two decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete the course report benefits that range from lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms to greater resilience, improved self-esteem, and the ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.