Our flagship programme, Mindfulness-Based Organisational Education (MBOE), brings people together to apply ‘social mindfulness’ as a catalyst for change.
MBOE is a pioneering programme which explores:
- Mindfulness and group effects
- Language to describe experience
- Listening with awareness
- Decision making, identity and bias
- Mindfulness in courageous conversations
- Intention, resilience and purposeful action
“At the ROH we work very hard anyway, but with regards to this course, I think everybody should do it.”
Clear explanations throughout
“I have learnt to allow more silence, particularly in difficult conversations. I have also learnt to accept and even encourage the voice of dissent from others.
I have learnt to control anxiety that historically has arisen when those working for me express dissatisfaction.”
What do participants take away?
- Understanding each other
- Confidence and trust
- Presence while listening
- Skilful communication
- Understanding the way ‘group mind’ works
How is it delivered?
The MBOE programme runs over six weeks. Classes come together each week for an hour and a quarter. Building relationships and meditating with peers during the programme plays and important role in bringing teams together. We are currently providing programmes by Zoom.
The programme can also be provided as a one-day team-building workshop. For benefits comparable to the six-week format this day can be followed by individual and/or group meditation practice listening to recordings.
All our programmes are supported by our book, which includes links to guided meditations and clear explanations of the what, why and how of ‘social mindfulness’.
MBOE has been tested under trial conditions with hospitals staff. It not only reduces stress, see Figure 2 from the paper published in the journal, Mindfulness, but increases Basic Psychological Needs at Work Scale (BPNWS), see Figure 1. BPNWS is a validated self-report scale from Self Determination Theory, which includes three elements: autonomy, competence and relatedness.
This study makes MBOE one of only a small number of evidence-based programmes.