Mindfulness practices have been shown to support employee well-being and resiliency, to facilitate clearer thinking, to help people navigate stress and anxiety, and to improve workplace relationships. There is now growing research on how mindfulness can help people manage the unexpected and support problem-solving abilities, particularly in technical contexts.
You’re invited to a 2-hr professional development workshop and focus group to introduce you to the potential benefits of practicing mindfulness in engineering and geoscience contexts.
Join seasoned mindfulness instructor Andrew Safer and facilitator Dr. Janna Rosales (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University) who will guide you through a basic mindfulness practice with discussion and reflection on the ways that building a regular practice of mindfulness can support your professional growth and development.
This workshop qualifies as Informal Training under the PEGNL Professional Development program.Participants will be asked to contribute input that will help shape PEGNL’s future professional development offerings.
The first 25 participants to register for the event will receive a free copy of the book “Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness” by Andrew Safer.
Login and participation instructions will be included in a separate email one week prior to the event.
This event is geared towards:
- Professional Engineers, Geoscientists and Limited License Holders
- Engineers-in-Training (E.I.T.s) and Geoscientists-in-Training (G.I.T.s)
- Engineering and geoscience students at Memorial University (undergraduate and graduate)
- “Incredibly useful in becoming self-aware, improving communication, learning coping skills and improving professional and personal identity.”
- “The Workplace Mindfulness program is a good place to learn effective methods for dealing with a stressful life.”
- “The workplace mindfulness program has shown me the importance of being present as well as patient. It is challenging at first, but gets easier when you start to see the positive results.”
- “It is very good for developing focus and calm. I feel much happier since I started this course.”
- “Workplace mindfulness training has made me a more aware individual. I have learned techniques that have improved my listening skills, how I react to stressful situations, and the kindness I show others. Ultimately the training sessions have improved my relationships with others and myself.”