Meditation may prevent absenteeism by stressed public servants

I came across this article from the Guardian which was published in January via another blogger today. It is interesting to note that studies are showing that mindfulness training is reducing sickness absences yet there is also concern that there is a shortage of qualified teachers. Following on from my post of a couple of days ago I wanted to highlight this issue again. As far as I am concerned although there are many trainings out there of varying quality the main issue is whether the trainer has a mindfulness practice herself. You can go on all the courses in the world but if you are not embodying it then it will not have a lasting impact on the people you are training.

I am planning a mindfulness programme for the school where I am currently working.  It is not something to be taken on lightly. It takes thought and preparation but I know that potentially the results will be literally life changing.

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