Whether you are an entrepreneur fronting your own company, a middle manager of a small firm or a senior executive of a multi-million corporation, you will be no stranger to the modern-day phenomenon of mental stress at the workplace.
Work stress does not affect the mere individual; it impacts negatively on the company’s bottomline. Escalating levels of absenteeism, rising employee turnover and reduced productivity levels have taken a drastic indirect toll on corporate revenues, while higher medical expenses and insurance premiums contribute significantly to costs.
And in spite of the startling statistic of an astounding US$300 billion incurred annually in stress-related expenses by organisations*, it is estimated that only one in two firms have emotional and psychological employee programmes in place.
Here at The Conscious Zone, we endeavour to help corporations empower their people to raise wellbeing and resilience levels, to be optimally engaged at work and to elevate performance standards. This is made possible through understanding psychological flexibility as part of Acceptance and Commitment Training and use of the Prosocial Matrix – a tool for enhancing leadership and improving employee engagement.
Here are some of the benefits of Mindfulness and ACT for professionals
- Reduce stress and increase wellbeing and resilience
- Help cope with the overload of information prevalent today
- Help with increased engagement
- Create awareness and curiosity
- Enable a response to situations rather than a reaction
- Change the culture of teams and organisations
- Develop a high performance culture
Cigna’s 2019 Wellbeing Survey reported that 92% of working Singaporeans are stressed!
We all need to get better at empowering ourselves and our employees.
The Conscious Zone offers programmes for workplaces that are practical, actionable and involve everyone in the workplace making small, incremental changes to enhance their well-being.
Some of our programmes are found below:
We can also tailor programmes to the needs of the organisation. (Webinar based options available)
WellBeing @ Work (Building Psychological Defence)
A practical, experiential programme to enhance workplace well-being. Ongoing sessions can also be provided for long term engagement for leaders and employees. Training includes strategies for Self-Regulation and for Managing Self and Others.
Resilience in Challenging Times
The aim is to enhance resilience strategies to ensure sustainable wellbeing and providing participants with a toolkit of strategies to enhance resilience and ways in which to incorporate these into a day effectively. Mapping these strategies onto a Positive Actions quadrant to help people implement these strategies during their day/week.
Managing Stress to Optimise Success
We all handle multiple roles in life – from employee/leader to parent, child, caregiver and home creator. The many hats we wear can start to take a toll on how day to day lives are managed in an attempt to juggle all that has to be done. This has an impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being and not everyone knows, or has been taught, how to handle these more effectively.
Values Based Conflict Resolution
Conflicts are a part of our world and they manifest in various areas of our lives at different times. A certain degree of conflict can be useful and can bolster creativity. Counter-productive conflict, however, is far more damaging to the corporate environment and can result in employee disengagement and reduced productivity. This practical session will help to uncover how best to handle difficult encounters that may arise.
Act With Mindfulness
Using a combination of formal and informal mindfulness practices, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) strategies, this 6 session training programme will help you align yourself with purpose and meaning at work and beyond. This course is also offered at Singapore Management University’s LKC School of Business.
Prosocial Matrix @ Work
The Prosocial Matrix is a tool that helps people identify who and what is important to them and what gets in the way of this. It is based on Contextual Behavioural Science – how to accomplish positive behavioural change in individuals and groups using behavioural, cognitive, and mindfulness-based therapy.
Thriving through Strengths
An introduction to Strengths Training and how to apply this in the workplace. Team Strengths Mapping which provides powerful insights about how to unleash higher performance and increase engagement.
To help your co-workers, corporate teams or even your own professional self embark on a journey of consciousness, please get in touch for a complimentary consultation session.
I worked with Mallika on a project with AbbVie during the COVID 19 pandemic. With the big changes that everyone was going through, we felt it was very important to ensure that we helped support their mental and emotional wellbeing. One of the ways we supported our team was through helping to build a resilient mindset through the practice of mindfulness. Mallika is an excellent mindfulness coach, an intuitive listener and a collaborative partner to work with.
Head of Talent Management and Development, AbbVie
Mallika created a value based conflict resolution workshop for Sojern. Over the course of the last three years the team in APAC has grown from 10 to 75. Having fast growth requires our teams to be in sync at all times. The content and interactive sessions Mallika organized were incredibly valuable for the teams. The feedback from all 20 attendees was unanimous; the workshop was: valuable, engaging, interactive and actionable in their daily lives. We would welcome Mallika’s expert training in the future when the need arises.
Senior Sales Director, Sojern
Global Safety Day is an important event in Anglo American’s calendar, where all operations globally stop and we reflect on safety and how to live it 365 days a year 24/7. Our 2019 Global Safety Day had a focus on psychological safety and mental wellness, and Mallika was the keynote speaker to all 200+ staff in our Singapore. Mallika provided an engaging and practical session on mindfulness in the workplace, with plenty of practical applications, laughs, and interaction. Feedback from attendees was highly positive, given her engaging style, deep knowledge of the subject matter, and ability to make it relevant to a corporate workplace.
Book Owner, Met Coal Marketing, Anglo American
I asked the Conscious Zone to do a half-day session for me and my new joiner, who sits long-distance from me in Hong Kong. Our session included an introduction into mindfulness and stress reduction. Then we discussed what our top strengths are and mapped them to understand how we complement each other. This was particularly useful to help surface some areas where we both needed to develop, and that we may not have pinpointed very well under our current long-distance working arrangement. Mallika gave us lots of ideas and suggestions to try out and we are working on how to implement a few of them into our daily routines. At the end of the session, my new joiner thought that the session was useful to help build our team bond stronger. Some of the takeaways we had were to hone in on a few strengths to further develop and come up with plans of action to get there. As a manager, I believe this coursework helped to deepen our relationship in an open and safe environment.
Head of Business Risk | APAC, T. Rowe Price
Mallika was a speaker at our first wellness themed mini-workshop series. She is someone who is truly passionate about the topic around wellness and stress management. She brings an innovative take on stress management by bringing in games and tools that get participants engaged and interacting throughout. She is definitely an expert in the area and I’d definitely recommend her to organisations wanting to help their employees find practical tools to addressing stress and mindfulness.
Global People and Organisational Development Partner (Senior Manager), Grab
Mallika did a fabulous job helping us identify our strengths as a small team spread out across 4 locations in APAC. We were able to formulate some concrete actions, towards building a cohesive and high-performing team.
Senior Legal Counsel, Vice President, T. Rowe Price
Mallika delivered a short workshop on Pro-Social Matrix during our Learning Week in Singapore which had great participation by over 100 employees. The workshop was highly appreciated as it deals with the very fundamentals of our self-consciousness and our own behaviours and thoughts when we are met with adversity or challenge. The topic is very relevant to all, as we all deal with some level of stress, uncertainty, competition and adversity; and Mallika focused on the keys to overcome those by focusing on our self-reaction/ response to those situations. Mallika’s delivery style is very empathetic and personable which enables the participants to open up and share without hesitation. Overall, I would recommend this workshop to teams, individuals or organizations who operate in a VUCA world and need to be resilient to keep their focus & drive.
Learning Solutions Manager, Schneider Electric
With an increasing focus on the mental wellness of our people in the Singapore office, Mallika was able to provide a fantastic introduction to mindfulness across a few sessions and left a lasting impact on many of the attendees. Conversation has flowed since the mindfulness sessions were delivered with practical applications being encouraged and utilised by Specialists through to Senior Management. Wonderful presenter and great knowledge of the subject matter.
Mallika has a fantastic understanding of Mindfulness and was extremely proficient in her approach to the topic. She conducted a 2 hour workshop for my team and her ability to connect with the audience was amazing. She worked with all of our constraints happily and the session was interactive and customized to what we were after. I look forward to liaising more with Mallika and appreciate her willingness to put herself out there for her clients!
Neha H. Narang
Senior Client Consulting Manager, FactSet Singapore PTE. Ltd.
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