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Based on current trends, Americans on average will spend more than 90,000 hours of their lives working. As many people and employers increasingly appreciate, that is too many hours to take for granted.

How can mindfulness can help?

Mindfulness is a state of being that brings awareness and heart to all facets of experience. It enables us to meet life (including working life) with wisdom, care and discernment.

Mindfulness helps us to stress less, connect more. It strengthens our presence. We increase our capacity to contribute in meaningful ways, in a sustainable manner. The quality of our attention improves. Difficult conversations become less difficult. We foster a greater sense of buoyancy, allowing us respond to challenging tasks, situations and people with more skill, ease and compassion. This is good for business, good for people, good for communities.

Evidence-Based Benefits

“Ashley creates an environment that is truly inclusive and welcoming of everyone. For beginners and the experienced alike, Ashley provides a de-mystifying combination of theory and practice that offers a deeper understanding of how meditation can enhance your self-compassion, health, and well-being. Ashley’s warmth for people and her gentle, accessible teaching style make her classes a favorite of mine.” – Beth, Director of Public Affairs

Mindfulness originated around 2600 years ago. Advances in scientific research have led to a growing body of evidence demonstrating its relevance in modern {work} life:

  • Improved overall health, resilience & well-being of employees
  • Reduced levels of stress, anxiety & depression
  • Higher levels of innovation, performance & creativity
  • Reduced distractibility, improved concentration
  • Greater capacity to respond (rather than react)
  • Enhanced quality of relationships & communication
  • More skillfulness in effectively regulating emotions, moods & thought patterns

Offerings

“Ashley’s course not only introduced me to a mindfulness practice that helps manage stress, but I learned skills that impact my daily life like awareness, patience, gratitude, and compassion. Most importantly, I realized I am not my thoughts.” – Stacey, Consultant

Trainings can be customized to fit your organization’s specific needs. Contact Ashley to schedule or learn more.

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Founder Ashley Dahl, MSW

A champion of compassionate self-awareness, Ashley possesses a keen ability to infuse mindfulness into daily life and relationships. She brings humor and a presence of calm thoughtfulness as she blends the teachings of wisdom traditions and science with modern culture. Ashley earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington. She has been practicing meditation in the vipassana (insight) tradition for over 15 years and is accredited through the Mindfulness Training Institute.

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