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In a world that focuses on achieving more, better and faster, the notion of pausing and simply sitting still for a while may seem unusual. However, some of the world’s leading companies including Google, McKinsey, KPMG, Barclays, Apple Computer, Yahoo!, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals have successfully invested in mindfulness training for their employees. Schools, health care organisations and government organisations are also increasingly introducing mindfulness programmes to support the wellbeing of staff, students and clients.


Mindfulness is already widely accepted as being effective in reducing stress and promoting wellbeing.


Recent studies at the National Institute of Health UK, the University of Massachusetts, and the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, have cited specific business benefits of mindfulness within organisations, including:

  • Reduced costs of staff absenteeism and turnover

  • Improved cognitive function – (i.e. better concentration, memory and learning ability)

  • Improved productivity

  • Enhanced employer/employee and client relationships

  • Enhanced employee job satisfaction

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Association for Psychological Science

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American Psychological Association

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