Tasters & Workshops | An Experiential & Engaging Introduction
A Taster session offers members of your team or organisation a short and meaningful introduction to mindfulness. Designed to engage, educate, inform and offer a practical experience. Suitable for complete beginners and sceptics - all tailored to suit your needs.
The purpose of a Taster is to:
The value of mindfulness is something that ‘clicks’ with different people in different ways. For some, the experiential practice is what first connects them to it and, for others, it is the solid evidence base that helps them to recognise its value as a technique. My Tasters are designed to illuminate the benefits in the various ways that resonate with people. In order to engage with mindfulness, as with anything else, we all have the need to understand ‘what’s in it for me?’ I believe there is potential value in it for everybody so it is my job to communicate to your team why it is relevant to them.
Understand what mindfulness actually is, how it works and the range of benefits it offers to our health and well-being, emotional intelligence, performance and our relationships with others.
Discover examples of other well-known individuals and organisations that practice mindfulness (e.g. Google, US Marines, sports stars, business leaders) and how it works in their context.
The science – learn about the neuroscience behind mindfulness and the positive effects it has on our brains.
Myth-busters – mindfulness and the other ‘M’ word (meditation!) are sometimes met with unhelpful pre-conceptions. We address these and clarify that mindfulness is a secular practice and a proven technique that everyone can learn and benefit from.
Outline what a mindfulness course involves in practice and what to expect. It’s important to know how much time is involved and the degree of commitment required for meaningful progress.
The best way to demonstrate mindfulness is simply to do it! We will practice a range of simple exercises to give participants an experiential understanding; of what mindfulness can offer them, how it feels to be mindful - and - a feel for the different ways we can be mindful in everyday life.
Arranging a Taster session
Who is it for? You may have a specific group of individuals in mind (such as the HR team or senior management) or you may wish to offer the session as an open introduction for all interested members of staff, for example.
How many? Tasters can be tailored to different sized audiences – from small teams to larger groups.
Where? Holding a session on-site is often the best way to make it accessible and practical.
How much? Please get in touch to discuss your requirements in terms of Taster length and numbers of attendees. Where a course is booked following a taster, a 40% discount from the initial Taster cost will be deducted from the full course fee.