Mindfulness in the Workplace Program
" Ellena's mindfulness at work course was an absolute pleasure. Her teaching style is calm and perceptive and the mindfulness techniques we learned were transformational. This is an experience which will stay with me for life. Thank you for sharing and making such a difference." Anne (Penwith Volunteer Bureau)
"Mindfulness in the workplace has helped me to feel more calm and relaxed and has enabled me to be more aware and accepting of my thoughts and feelings. Learning to enjoy the positive and accept the negative things in life has enabled me to be happier and also to be more patient and tolerant of others. It has helped me to become more focused in my workplace and helped me to develop to skills to step back and take a pause before making certain decisions. This has led to greater clarity of thinking and ultimately greater productivity. Ellena is fantastic. She has a very calming and soothing way about her and she teaches mindfulness in a way that has allowed me to progress and develop at my own pace. I shall greatly miss our Tuesday afternoon sessions together, but shall continue to enjoy the practices and benefits that mindfulness practice brings." Lynn (Penwith Volunteer Bureau)
"Having completed Spirit Of Growth’s ‘Mindfulness In The Workplace’ course facilitated by Ellena Fries, I have learned how to stop, pause, think and respond to all sorts of situations in daily life, before simply ‘reacting’ to them.The course has been very informative and helpful, the exercises are very enjoyable, and Ellena is an excellent teacher. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to acquire the tools for a less stressful work life." Deborah Smith, Penwith Volunteer Bureau
It has been an interesting programme, with a mixture of some new ideas and some things I had heard of previously. I am aware that one of the things I struggle with personally is self-compassion, and I have learnt how to be more in tune with my thoughts and feelings which I am hoping will help me to develop more compassion in the future!
Ellena is a great tutor, with a lot of patience and a great deal of enthusiasm for the subject which really comes across in the course. Thank you.
C. Waddel, Cornwall Wildlife Trust
I enjoyed the programme – Ellena is a friendly and approachable teacher who delivered a structured and accessible course. From knowing nothing about Mindfulness I now understand the ideas behind it and have been given the tools to start using it in my daily life.
Since starting the course I feel that my effectiveness at work has increased – I find it easier to concentrate on prioritising tasks and then completing them – and family time has also benefitted by making a conscious effort to make the time I spend with them more enjoyable (tolerance levels have gone up, telling off down!). Life generally seems a bit calmer and more under control.
I looked forward to the guided meditations during the course and discussing what we had been doing with each other.
I would certainly recommend the programme to others.
Thank you Ellena.
Phil Hills, CEC (Cornwall Environmental Consultants)