Our course on Japanese Approaches to Mindfulness is designed to teach participants a set of mindfulness meditation techniques that are tailored to their individual needs and which can immediately be applied in the workplace.
Introducing mindfulness practice to employees has been shown to increase focus and productivity, enhance creativity, and foster a more cooperative and inclusive environment. To complement the practical meditation instruction in this session, we will draw on a set of key Japanese cultural concepts to explore new ways of understanding mindfulness as a dynamic state that is expressed through action.
In Japan, mindfulness is woven into the fabric of daily life. From tea-ceremony etiquette to automotive assembly line production to the ideal of nonverbal communication, Japanese culture offers a window into how mindfulness shapes the behavior of individuals and groups. This seminar explores nine Japanese concepts that will help to illuminate and expand our engagement with this practice: impermanence, heart-mind, imperfect beauty, striving, continuous improvement, entrusting, gratitude, origins, and thoughtfulness.
This course may be offered as a half-day or full-day workshop, or as a series of coaching sessions in which participants can explore personal goals and challenges, learn additional techniques, and receive guidance to help them deepen the practice of mindfulness over time.