Corp Mindfulness

When it comes to the workplace, mindfulness education is a game-changer. It has the capacity to transform cultures – which may in turn translate to; reduced employee absenteeism, increased employee retention and effectiveness, and improved individual and social (team) engagement.

Consider the following training options a 2-step approach, delivering a basic, followed by an advanced education in mindful awareness. Both courses include guidance through formal meditation practices as well as informal tactics to bring mindfulness into everyday life.

NOTE: The training options outlined below (condensed for particular corporate environments), are based on the fundamentals and learning intention model of the flagship Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, developed  in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic/Center for Mindfulness/UMASS Medical Center.


MINDFUL U – 6 Progressive Modules (Phase 1)
The following training option is recommended as a face-to-face series, and is designed to guide, empower and support participants in the skillful cultivation of mindful awareness for personal/professional growth and overall well-being.

Participants receive 3 “playing cards” each week to illustrate the core concepts of the current session, and outline suggested home practices that reinforce learning, and in turn, create new, healthy behaviors.

Students are given a journal and asked to record their “in-the-moment” impressions of in-class prompts, as well as challenges or triumphs experienced throughout the course (both contribute to group discussion – if appropriate).

Each session includes small and large group discussion, brief didactic and one or more formal meditation practice.

Note: This course may be delivered as a 1-day PILOT, or a 9.5 hr/6-week series (1.5 hours per week) or, modified to fit the specific needs of your organization.
SUGGESTED MAX PER SERIES: 25-30

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Mindful U is designed for the entire workforce and is considered a first step in mindfulness education, providing the foundation for beginners and the path to advanced practice and learning.


“Cassie is one of my favorite things about this year. Her training and impact on our organization has been transformational. Our employees email me frequently to talk about how her training programs have changed their lives. Cassie as a vendor is responsive, supportive, flexible, and respectful to her clients and the employees she trains. She is an all around treasure and wonderful to work with.” (Dec, 2016) ~ Erin Guhr, SR HR Business Partner, Apple


MINDFUL ME – 4 Progressive Modules (Phase 2)
Created as a next step and deeper dive for graduates of Mindful U, round two delivers consistent branding, using four supplemental sets of Mindful Me playing cards to capture the salient points and suggested tactics from each module, and provide a take-away for students to continue self-guided practices, post-training.

Each session includes small and large group discussion, brief didactic and one or more formal meditation practice.

Students may wish to re-use their Mindful U journals from round one for note-taking
during this session.

Mindful Me is recommended as a face-to-face series, and is designed to reinforce and expand on the practices and concepts introduced in Phase 1, Mindful U.

Participants receive 2 “playing cards” each session to illustrate core concepts, and participate in a variety of formal and informal tactics for practicing mindfulness in daily life.

Note: This course may be delivered as a 1-day PILOT, or a 4 hr/4-week series (1 hour per week) or, modified to fit the specific needs of your organization.
SUGGESTED MAX PER SERIES: 25-30

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Please contact Cassie Schindler for a formal exploration and proposal. 650-578-8689 or cassie@thealternatepath.com