Grounded in science, mindfulness is a way of simply ‘being in the moment’ – fully present and focused on what is actually happening right now.


This enhanced state of awareness then becomes the springboard for more effective, healthier ways of being, working and relating.

Mindfulness is a natural state that can be developed through practice and is an effective tool when exploring ways to enhance performance, resilience and wellbeing during periods of high demand, change and uncertainty.

It’s a highly effective way to improve performance using evidence-based approaches to optimise performance, time management and stress reduction. It can deal with the external causes of stress, such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines and also develop creativity, high performance and wellbeing in the workplace.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the idea of mindfulness and related concepts
  • Experience how mindfulness can affect our behaviour and interpersonal relationships
  • Identify the impact effective mindfulness has on your organisation
  • Explore different ways of enhancing personal performance and wellbeing at work.

The benefits:

Stress and disengagement at work aren't just 'soft' issues: it pays for an organisation to invest in tackling them. There are many benefits from offering mindfulness:

  • Reduces stress, the number one reason for absence from work in the UK
  • Increases the ability to focus: employees are better able to complete their work efficiently
  • Increases creativity, improves decision-making and the quality of relationships, which all has a positive effect on the success of the workplace
  • Increases concentration, clarity and memory, enhancing performance and resilience to change
  • Improves feelings of wellbeing and interpersonal relationships
  • Reduces costs of employee absenteeism caused by illness and stress
  • Reflects a visible and tangible corporate responsibility stance
  • Enhances employee engagement and satisfaction.

Who should attend?

All frontline staff, team leaders, managers and executives.

Tahira Hussain

Equality and diversity Tahira Hussain

Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.

Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff.  Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.

Qualified as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, she is a member of the BABCP and BPS and regularly delivers training sessions to organisations across a range of developing awareness topics in this area, including mental health awareness, managing mental health, autism and ADHD challenges and support, challenging behaviours, child protection and safeguarding. Tahira is also NLP qualified.

As a qualified and experienced specialist psychological therapist in primary mental health care she treats people with depression, worry and anxiety covering a range of issues. She has an excellent record in achieving recovery and integrating good practice in multi-agency support in patient centred therapy treatment plans. Working with a range of ages and groups, Tahira works on a one to one basis and in groups to deliver support. She has experience working with families of children with a disability, ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia. Exploring wellbeing, tools and interventions with a focus on coping mechanisms and understanding different elements of managing on a day to day basis, Tahira utilises an experiential learning and development approach to ensure client led intervention and client focused decision making. Her approach is to empower and enable individuals to identify and manage wellbeing methods and self-help techniques based on CBT tools.

She also delivers psychological therapies as a school counsellor at Chethams School of Music supporting young people with a range of disorders including depression, worry, anxiety covering issues including bereavement, loss, PTSD, family, relationships, eating disorders, confidence and self-esteem issues using CBT based interventions. She also runs private client therapy sessions. This is combined with regular staff training sessions on areas including counselling, support skills and focused topics such as self-harm and dual diagnosis approaches.

Working as  a training associate for national agencies she has utilised her experience in the housing, health and care sector and delivered a menu of training packages aimed to support staff, stakeholders and residents on a range of topics including mental health awareness, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding children and adults, equality and diversity, stress management, managing depression, effective psychological interventions, recovering from trauma and developing self-esteem.

Tahira is also an approved therapist and associate for Anxiety UK to support wellbeing and awareness of mental health through training, briefings, regular events and seminars.