I recently challenged an article about mindfulness, “The mindfulness Conspiracy”: (https://bit.ly/3gr8AGs). After careful thought, while there might be some merit in considering the risks of mindfulness being exploited by greedy corporations, it’s equally important, if not more, to recognise where the power of mindfulness truly lies.
My experience taught me that doing anything new in organisations require a planned change management intervention. This applies to Mental Health and Wellbeing initiatives (MH&WB) as much as any other business strategy. Although complex in implementation, three simple principles can be applied to get the change process going.
I wrote a post yesterday (21 October) about a workshop to help those who recently lost their jobs to process the experience. One of the things we’ll address in that workshop is the need to ask for help, to speak about the emotions and to seek social support. To do that, we need friends and partners who are willing and able to support us through the process of grief. Most of us are willing to support our friends, but we may not have the skills. And we may inadvertently do more harm than good.