"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Very valuable knowledge. Susan is an excellent facilitator imparts her knowledge well."
Brendan Kelly Manager Vhi
"Susan is very passionate about wellness and constantly promotes the wellness agenda and more importantly understands how wellness contributes to both the hard financial measurements and to employee welfare and engagement levels."
Eddie Mullins Governor, Mountjoy Prison
"Susan worked with a number of our staff in Mountjoy, bringing the first MBSR programme to an Irish prison, she has been inspirational and has created fantastic platform for us to develop and embed a culture of wellness and employee engagement, I hope to work with Susan again in the near future."
L McGee Trade Relations Manager BsB Ireland
"I found the mindfulness course both engaging, interactive and encouraging for the future of wellbeing and good communication within oneself and the companies."
Participant Mountjoy Prison Officer
"…it was good to talk with colleagues about the stresses of work in a very open and honest way and feel that Susan created an atmosphere of trust which allowed this communication..."
S. Finn Manager Customer Success Slack
"The course helped me to connect the practice mindfulness to the workplace in a way I have not previously explored. It was a great balance between theory and practice of mindfulness."
Pandemic and Business Disruption
The pandemic is a major disruptor of the 21st Century. In addition to the human hardship it’s causing, businesses have no choice but to re-evaluate how they do business. The pandemic highlighted the importance of managing mental health and wellbeing. Organisations are facing increasing anxiety, fear, and stress amongst employees. Additionally navigating blended working adds further to the disconnect being felt in organisations.
The competitiveness and the survival of organisations are determined by their employees and how each individual is managed. Building an emotionally intelligent organisation is a necessity for the 21st century.
Research shows that high emotional intelligence is associated with better health generally, and many aspects of good mental wellbeing. People with higher emotional intelligence typically have better moods and are better equipped to repair their mood after a negative experience.
Also, science demonstrates individuals can increase their emotional intelligence. Building emotional intelligence enables individuals to identify barriers that inhibit them from attaining their true potential. It improves a range of skills including self-management, self-awareness, and relationship management. Building emotional capital through coaching enables employees to draw on competencies that enhance decision-making and unleashes an individual’s true potential.
“…work ourselves free of our inhibitions and find we have more resources than we thought..in great catastrophes and crises, people astonish themselves…”
William James, King’s College London
ECR Coaching is a valuable tool in enhancing self-management and improving life skills. Working closely with RosheMartin, we can provide tools to help you build emotional capital.
Mindfulness is mental training. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a molecular biologist and developer of the scientifically accredited Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR), defines mindfulness as ’paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment, non judgementally.’ Mindfulness training enhances attention, body awareness and emotional regulation. Mindfulness tunes down the our innate reactive mode and enables us to make more wise choices.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course is an eight week accredited course that explores researched theories and practices on mindfulness.
The course is designed to immerse participants in a wide range of mindfulness practices and develop a habitual mindful practice. This approach promotes lasting behaviour changes including enhanced attention and emotional regulation.
Excellence in corporate wellness is achieving an organisation’s goals while maintaining the good health and wellbeing of its stakeholders. Corporate wellness impacts all aspects of a business and supports a company’s mission. Training covers what corporate wellness is, how managers influence corporate wellness and ensure it is implemented consistently across a business.
The KeepWell Mark is an evidenced-based accreditation and award from Ibec recognising best practices in achieving corporate wellness. Using a framework that addresses eight key pillars supporting corporate wellness, the KeepWell Mark provides a tool to check in on how well an organisation embeds wellness, and identifies areas for improvement.
The Mindful Business Movement (MBM) is a platform for organisations to share stories on how they implement mindfulness in their business and its impact on its business culture. The vision is to create a community of like minded organisations that are committed to employing scientifically based mindfulness programmes in safe meaningful ways that benefit stakeholders and society as a whole.
The Mindful Business Movement (MBM)
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