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The benefits of Mindfulness at work

There are those who risk psycho-physical exhaustion, those who quarrel with colleagues, those who are multitasking ... and those who practice mindfulness.

Among the most requested soft skills, there are in fact resilience and the ability to manage stressful situations. Mindfulness helps to develop these skills, to live to the fullest even the most unpredictable situations in the office.

And eventually, to be more productive. Because, you know, where you feel good you work even better. So it is a concrete way, to be more centered and aware, and achieve a natural increase in productivity.

The term Mindfulness began to appear in the clinical world about twenty years ago and is the English translation of the word "sati" ("keep in mind" in Pali, the liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism). This concept, fundamental in the Buddhist tradition, is connected to a meditative discipline called Vipassana. Mindfulness is an ancient and very modern discipline at the same time: in practice, it allows you to acquire a knowledge that has the quality of seeing and is an act of unmeditated perception of the thoughts of the mind, capable of generating over time an intuitive, deep and non-conceptual understanding of what is happening when it happens.

The creator of this discipline is Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American professor at the University Clinic of Massachusetts who, in the 70s, developed the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) protocol. This protocol, in the last twenty years, has seen more than 19,000 clinical cases analyzed and published only in the United States, becoming in fact the program currently most studied and validated by the scientific research literature.

Mindfulness was born as a practice in the clinical field, but over the years it has also entered companies. At Google, for example, mindfulness classes are held with the aim of improving the emotional intelligence of employees. Knowing about codes and technologies is not enough to work and