The Fountain Centre is a holistic therapy centre run by volunteers and therapists within St Lukes Hospital in Guildford, Surrey, UK. The centre offers a range of therapies, counseling and support for those undergoing treatment for cancer and their carers. As one of the volunteers herself, Sally Muir, a senior trainer at TPP, offers one-to-one mindfulness training in addition to other therapies.
Following a highly successful introductory presentation of CBMT at a team away day in 2010, Sally was asked to run two half-day follow-up training sessions in October 2011 for a group of twelve therapists. The two half-days included a brief overview and recap of the science behind mindfulness, neuroplasticity and the ABCD of mindfulness practice, followed by mindfulness in action and the eight attitudes. The sessions included interactive exercises and, of course, plenty of mindfulness practice.
The workshops were very well received and the therapists were enthusiastic about integrating the practice themselves. They also made many cognitive connections in relation to their work and were able to see how Mindfulness could benefit their clients. Feedback was very positive
Every part of it was helpful and mind opening, everything was clear and well presented. The main point for me was ‘to be present when meeting others’. This can be difficult especially when meeting challenging clients. It was excellent.
– Rima Minassian, Fountain Centre Therapist
Due to the success of our program we have rapidly expanded from 5 to 35 trainers in 18 countries over the last two years. We are happy and proud about that, but it does not stop here. We plan to continue growing and aim to have over 200 trainers globally by 2015. Therefore, from the beginning of 2012, we will be conducting further trainer training programmes in order to expand our organization.
Are you one of the candidates we are looking for? Do you have:
- A strong background in mindfulness training
- A background in corporate life
- And professional training skills
Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Polly Labarre asks why off-the-shelf leadership development solutions so often fail to bring about lasting and meaningful change. What if cultivating one's inner environment was at the centre of the leadership agenda? Biotechnology giant Genentech is her case study in this article, "Developing Mindful Leaders."
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Writing in Human Resources, the journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, the Potential Project's Senior Trainer Angela Spaxman explains the case against multi-tasking and how mindfulness can be used as an antidote to bring more focus, concentration and emotional stability to corporations.
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