Jefferson Health

Mindfulness at Work

Stress is an inevitable byproduct of life, which has far-reaching effects on individuals and organizations. In the workplace, stress is implicated in:

  • Employee absenteeism
  • Accidents and injuries
  • A wide variety of employee health problems, including cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, depression and anxiety disorders

How Mindfulness at Work Can Help

These effects of stress are expensive in the workplace, resulting in decreased productivity, lowered morale and higher medical costs. Mindfulness at Work can help to reduce the negative effects of stress and institute healthy changes in the workforce, including:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Improved concentration
  • Strengthened problem-solving abilities
  • Decreased stress-related illness and improved morale

Overview of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs

In Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, participants learn practices that enable them to let go of nonproductive thought patterns, release tension in effective ways and improve concentration. In our Programs, participants also learn to:

  • Identify stressors in their lives
  • Modify behavior to interrupt stress-producing cycles
  • Meet life and work situations with increased awareness

MBSR uses a variety of cognitive and physical strategies, including mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques and communication skill building.

Customized Programs to Fit Your Work Schedule

Programs are customized and offered at workplace sites in a variety of formats to fit into your schedule:

  • Two-hour seminars
  • Half- or full day workshops
  • Four- to six-week courses

Additional information is available regarding the research and effectiveness of MBSR in the workplace:

  • Effectiveness of MBSR
  • Evaluations of past participants
  • Articles on MBSR in the workplace

Additional services are available in:

  • Coaching
  • Consulting

Learn More or to Schedule a Class

Contact Diane Reibel, Director of the Mindfulness Institute, at 215-955-1376 or MBSR@jefferson.edu.