The most absolute commonality we share as humans is the faculty of thought and emotion. Most of us, unfortunately, share the process of reaction to thoughts and emotions, often becoming collateral victims because of the relationship we have with what we are thinking and feeling. Mindfulness is a practice of which enables us to take control of our relationship with thoughts and emotions. This practice focuses on the nature of observation rather than judgment, whereby individuals watch their thoughts without reacting to them emotionally. 
 
We often react to our thoughts when they are of a negative nature, as we commonly struggle to act upon the reality of situations and instead react to what our mind believes the situation could possibly become. As a result, we carry out our days defending ourselves from catastrophic possibilities rather than seeing the situation for what it actually is. This is the faculty of stress. 
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Mindfulness by Definition 
 
A practiced state of awareness that can be achieved by focusing on the present moment with acceptance over one's thoughts and emotions; intentionally observing without judgment and therefore, without reaction. 
Other Companies that use Mindfulness 
 
- Apple 
- Nike 
- Google 
- Yahoo 
- Deutsche Bank 
 
Benefits of Mindfulness Inside a Workplace 
 
Mental Health 
 
Practicing Mindfulness through Mental Health Training gives employees a constructive way to confront Mental Health issues and has rapidly affected the way in which many are now approaching Mental Health. This is due to the simplicity of practice; one simply watches his or her thoughts and emotions, without judgment but intentionally observing. This helps us to un-categorise what we perceive to be either good or bad. It is not to say that mental health issues are not bad, but rather that we can react to its presence with awareness instead of fear and further stress. By simply allowing it to be there and observing the nature of our thoughts and emotions, we then relinquish further negative emotion of which would manifest otherwise through our resistance. As a result, such a practice yields further suffering and enables the individual to regain their well-being. 
 
Communication Skills 
 
Communicating mindfully allows individuals to see through the eyes of others. Understanding our peers helps us to relate to them, when we understand our team members there is no longer any room for the presence of judgment or resentment, simply because we understand their actions. Furthermore, because of our relationship with our own opinions, we can then yield the perspective of others, of which may have resulted in a greater outcome. When individuals have practiced Mindfulness within the workplace, employees approach tasks with a team awareness and therefore, create and carry out effective strategies with efficient quality. 
 
Increased Productivity 
 
Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to which compelling evidence of relinquishing stress has been recognized by Mental Health professionals. Naturally, within a working environment, this does not only allow the individual to feel sufficiently calm and relaxed, it also enables such an individual to focus on their tasks without being distracted by stressful thoughts. This has conclusively resulted in a rise of productivity within working teams who have been practicing Mindfulness Courses. 
 
By using Mindful techniques we are not transcended from human problems but rather, more equipped to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Resulting from such practices, we then minimize the sensation of stress and by default relinquish unnecessary suffering. 
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