Looming deadlines. Water cooler gossip. Competitive colleagues. It can be hard to keep your center in the modern workplace. But instead of letting stress get the best of us, we can learn to breathe and pause. Instead of getting distracted and darkened by negativity, we can decide to focus and shine.
This March, two mindfulness experts - Buddhist meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg and former General Mills VP Janice Marturano - will co-lead "Mindfulness at Work," a weekend-long retreat at The Garrison Institute. Meditation and mindfulness training, along with reflections on topics like ethics and excellence, will equip workers from various career paths with the skills necessary to sidestep stress and be more organized, creative, and effective in the workplace.
The retreat comes on the heels of two books released just this month: Salzberg's Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace (Workman, 2014) and Marturano's Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership (Bloomsbury Press, 2014). Combining two perspectives, "Mindfulness at Work" will explore routes toward deeper satisfaction and contentment as well as true accomplishment and leadership.
As for the water cooler gossip and other negativity? It's about learning to let it roll right off, so you can get back to what you do best. Your good work in the world.
Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano
March 7-9, 2014 at The Garrison Institute