Companies such as Apple, Google or Coca-Cola are known for offering comfortable working offices where members of the organization can do more than just work: they can practically inhabit those spaces, at least during the working day.
But if they decide to challenge the definition of what we understand by “office”, it is not only because of the image that this marketing provides them in the eyes of society: it really is something that benefits both the workers and the whole organization in general.
The case of Mindfulness services for companies in Madrid is another example of this, given that in the Spanish capital it is already common for teams of psychologists and welfare experts to carry out these training and intervention programmes in organisations. Mindfulness (also known as Full Care) represents a practice that fits in very well with what many organizations are looking for to improve the quality of their work and employee care dynamics: it is simple, does not take long to learn, and puts the focus on psychological processes directly related to work performance and at the same time on the well-being of the staff.
Why are Mindfulness services popular for companies in Madrid?
The capital is full of companies with sufficiently large organization charts to take the psychological well-being of the workers very seriously. It is therefore often normal for them to contact experts in Mindfulness, either to carry out activities in the office itself frequented by employees, or to carry them out in the psychology practice, as a group.
What is this about? Let’s see what are the main reasons why Mindfulness is demanded by organizations of practically any kind.
1. Bases its effectiveness on simplicity
Mindfulness is not a practice full of intricate steps, but its realization is natural and intuitive. This makes it very easy to learn its basics, so that in a training session, most workers will know how to take advantage of it: they don’t even have to memorize much.
3. Helps regulate stress and anxiety
Discomfort and anxiety management is possibly the best known use of Mindfulness. Mindfulness contributes to seeing these discomfort events for what they objectively are , without adding more power to them than they actually have over our organism. This seems to contribute to significantly lowering the level of stress.
4. Satisfactory to perform
Another reason why Mindfulness comes to companies is that it simply creates pleasant moments that many workers appreciate, considering that it is a pleasant habit . In many cases, company members decide not only to apply Mindfulness, but also to their personal life.
5. It is a secularized practice
Mindfulness is strongly inspired by variations of meditation practiced for over a thousand years in certain regions of South Asia. However, it has detached itself from all religious elements, and emphasizes clarity in explaining what to do in each moment of the practice, fleeing from esoteric language.
6. Helps to concentrate
Full attention is based on managing the person’s focus . Therefore, while it serves to cushion the impact that stress produces on us, it helps to create habits of concentration at work.
7. Fits with the culture of dialogue
Mindfulness is also designed to prevent people who practice it regularly from giving in to the impulses that often create conflict out of nowhere because of unimportant raffles. Full attention is encouraged not to prejudge, to adopt a perspective that is centred on the present and that does not give in to dramas . This implies, for example, not responding in a bad way to someone who has responded badly to us in the hustle and bustle, by not even considering whether he deserves it or not.
Mindfulness for companies in the Spanish capital: the example of Centro Mindfulness Madrid
One of these entities is Centro Mindfulness Madrid , a reference in the field of therapeutic use and training in Mindfulness. Its team of professionals carries out training programmes in full care both in its facilities, located at Calle Gran Vía nº 59, and in the context of the company through its in-company service, and creates tailor-made learning plans for each organisation depending on its needs and characteristics.
Among the different theoretical-practical learning options in Mindfulness that this entity offers to companies is the MBSR Mindfulness Program , an 8-week course whose main objective is to teach tools for managing stress and improving the ability to concentrate. It is one of the most famous forms of Mindfulness training, partly because it was developed by what is possibly the best known researcher on Mindfulness: Jon Kabat-Zinn, during his stay at the University of Massachusetts.
Another of the Mindfulness training options for companies in the Spanish capital offered by Centro Mindfulness Madrid is the Intensive Mindfulness Course , which is held over a single day and lasts 6 hours (not including breaks). It is a very useful option for those who cannot change a work schedule for several weeks in a row.
In this case, the objectives cover more areas of psychological well-being, including anxiety management and also the regulation of emotions in general, as well as practice in modulating one’s thought patterns and gaining control over them.
The arrival of Mindfulness for companies is now a reality both in Madrid and in the main urban nodes with a dynamic economy. Organizations are realizing that it does not make sense to assume that the members that make up a company are mere pieces of a machine designed to fulfill a function; it is necessary that the same environment capable of giving work is capable of providing tools to regulate potential moments of stress and uncertainty, with the psychological impact that these provoke in people.
This not only prolongs the life of the work dynamics and creates healthier professional spaces for everyone, but also retains talent, giving those who contribute most the tools to adapt to the different rhythms of work.