Benefits for your employees:
Mental health issues are now the leading cause of sick leave in the UK, accounting for 70 million sick days.
We’ve seen throughout the past years, particularly with the pandemic, how mental wellness has been significantly impacted and it's my mission to support people with the tools they need to build resilience and mental strength, so that they are able to thrive.
Evidence shows that workplace Mindfulness based wellbeing programmes help employees to:
Reduce emotional exhaustion, conflict and stress levels
Develop compassion and empathy
Improve focus, decision-making abilities and overall well-being
Increase resilience, self awareness and emotional intelligence
Improve communication and creativity
Enhances the ability to balance work and home life and cope in stressful situations as they arise.
Research shows that when businesses invest in their employee’s mental health, they experience greater productivity, reduced absenteeism and increased overall happiness.
“Mindfulness should no longer be considered a 'nice-to-have' for executives. It’s a “must-have: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress."
- Harvard Business Review
Why work with The Kindfulness Effect
I’m a passionate advocate of empowering people and my mission is to inform, inspire and empower people to lead happier, healthier and more conscious, connected and fulfilling lives, through mindfulness, kindness and gratitude.
Having spent 15 years within various management roles of a blue chip organisation and then more recently as an English teacher in a busy language school - I know and have experienced many of the challenges employees, employers and students face with regard to wellbeing and engagement. My background in corporate management and education allows me to better understand, cater for and develop materials for the organisations I work with.
With this background and as a long-term meditator, I truly understand the benefits that a comprehensive wellbeing programme or course can bring to all businesses or establishments, whatever the size or type.
As a fully qualified mindfulness, meditation and yoga teacher, as well as a mindfulness based coach, I write and deliver wellbeing workshops, yoga, meditation and mindful movement classes and I am also qualified to teach the internationally recognised 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, which has helped thousands of people improve their wellbeing worldwide.
Most recently I have worked with Allianz, ASOS, McCann Media Group, EC Language schools & Thornton & Ross, providing packages of wellbeing workshops and yoga and meditation classes and have received exceptional employee and employer feedback from these organisations.
"Melissa from the Kindfulness Effect, provided Thornton & Ross with a valuable portfolio of bespoke mental wellness workshops, while also running regular meditation and yoga sessions. Melissa worked closely with the business for 9 months, and tailored her sessions based upon employee feedback and surveys. Even under some tight deadlines, Melissa was able to pull together engaging and interactive workshops that were delivered to large groups virtually. Her expertise as a Mindfulness coach and meditation teacher brough both a sense of calm and norm, during the turbulence of the pandemic. From us all, thank you!"
- Thornton & Ross
60 - 90 minutes
These engaging and interactive workshops show participants how they can use Kindfulness in practical ways to improve their day to day life.
Self Compassion for Resilience
Thriving Through Change
Workshops include breakout sessions and discussions, and provide participants with helpful tools and techniques that they can use straight away.
Participants will leave feeling motivated, inspired and with the realisation that the basic tools to create a more positive life and a better world are at their disposal.
They can be used company wide or for team building sessions and are most effective with between 8-30 participants per session.
A one page toolkit is sent to all attendees following each workshop which includes a summary of the session, helpful additional resources and inspiration.
Yoga has physical, emotional and mental benefits. Practising physical yoga is a fantastic way to wake up the brain and body or to unwind and release constricted muscles after sitting at a desk all day. I offer live yoga classes to suit all levels, as well as a 30minute gentle movement and stretching class.
Practising meditation has been proven to improve both mental and physical health through: reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus, mindset and morale and creating a greater sense of balance. Meditations are guided and are beneficial & accessible for everyone.
This gentle movement and stretching class relieves tension and calms the mind. Sessions are less challenging than yoga and ideal for anyone sat or stood in one position for long periods.
The classes require no special equipment or clothing. Suitable and beneficial for everyone and can be done seated or standing.
8 week & 4 week courses
I regularly run the globally recognised and life-changing 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR).
I also run a 4 week Compassionate Mindful Resilience Course.
These courses can be commissioned by your company, or companies can sponsor employee attendance
Available Classes per week - times and days subject to change (UK Times)
4 x Yoga classes:
3 x Meditation classes:
1 x Mindful Movement class:
Kindfulness Workshop Package
Workshop topics & timings are bespoke and agreed a minimum one month in advance. It is recommended that the foundation workshop, Everyday Kindfulness, is scheduled within the first month of launch. This workshop introduces participants to the concept and benefits of Kindfulness and drives an uptake in future workshops and weekly classes.
When booking 4 x workshop sessions in advance, receive 10% discount off the standard price *cannot be used in conjunction with the classic package, as discount already applied*
Classic Kindfulness Package
This comprehensive package allows clients to select their preferred sessions from the range of classes listed above and is best suited to those wishing to offer 4-5 classes per week. Weekly selection must include at least 1 x yoga session.
Clients booking this package choose a minimum of 4 classes and receive 10% discount off all classes. In addition, clients booking this package will receive 10% discount off any workshops booked and 1 x half price workshop when booking this package for 3 months or more.
All Access Kindfulness Package
The All Access Package is the most cost effective option and allows clients to offer the entire range of classes to their employees to join as many as they wish each month. This added value package represents +35% discount vs. Classic Package.
In addition, clients booking this package will receive 10% discount off any workshops booked and 1 x free workshop when booking this package for 3 months or more.
Pick & Mix Kindfulness Package
Allows clients to select a range of classes from the sessions above to offer weekly. Suited to clients who want 3 classes or less per week.
Bespoke Kindfulness Package
Created & tailored to the needs of your business.
This includes dates, times and/or sessions as required. Subject to availability.
*Prices are available on request. All classes are in UK time. Class timings are subject to change. Minimum one month of classes to be booked and one months notice is required to alter or cancel packages. All information is private and confidential.*