Wellbeing and Mindfulness are raising considerable interest within companies, and rapid adoption of mindfulness training in the private sector to improve wellbeing and performance is underway.
Mindfulness is the act of increasing real-time awareness of physiological, mental, and environmental events without imposing judgments on their quality or meaning. The benefits of Mindfulness training are many and include reduced anxiety, improved cognition, and fewer mental distractions. Mindfulness is a practice that asks us to think outside the box. In particular, a number of law schools (such as Harvard and Columbia) and law firms already teach Mindfulness tools in order to improve concentration and reduce unconscious bias in a criminal law context. Moreover, companies such as Unilever, Google and Salesforce are using Mindfulness training for their employees to improve leadership skills and collaboration.
ESCP Business School is active on this side, too. Here in London we are exploring the possibility of introducing related courses, and a staff bi-weekly mindfulness workshop has already taken place last year during lockdown periods.
Now a Mindfulness Event for students is scheduled for 8th November with expert Ben Harrison, who has been working with the School in this area since 2017. Mindfulness helps us decide how to respond to what life throws our way by building an internal resilience that can meet life’s ups and downs. Mindfulness asks us to change our relationship to our lives and to ourselves. This event promises to be a valuable evening that will recount great stories and introduce you to new ways of thinking.
The talk will cover breathwork and mindfulness for resiliency in two parts:
What is breathwork? Manipulating the nervous system through the three categories of breath and their benefits:
- Awakening breath (practical exercise)
- Balancing breath (practical exercise)
- Relaxing breath (practical exercise)
What is mindfulness? The four categories of mindfulness practice and their benefits:
About our speaker
Ben Harrison has a background as an MMA fighter, a national medalist in Olympic wrestling, and an ultra-marathon runner. Ben holds a first degree in Business and Management from De Montfort University and started his career as a Sales Executive at Saint-Gobain. He now teaches yoga and mindfulness full time in London.
How to attend
This event is open to current ESCP students only. There are limited places available so please book in advance.
We hope to see you there!