Mindfulness at Work – HR Meeting September 12

Posted on August 21, 2019 By

Leaving your troubles on the doorstep of work is no easy task. Mindfulness – being present and paying attention to the current moment – is a simple practice that can reduce stress, improve personal well-being, build self-confidence, and increase productivity.

Learn about mindfulness as a workplace productivity tool, a therapy, a philosophy, and a personal health practice at the September 12, 2019, JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), breakfast meeting, open to the public, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

Larry Thompson, a licensed clinical social worker and founding partner of Integrated Care Concepts & Consultation (ICC&C), Eatontown, will explain how to become mindful at work and increase workplace productivity.

Despite the “ability to multi-task” being listed frequently as a required skill in job postings, research in neuroscience reports that our brain actually works most efficiently when it can focus on a single task for a long period of time. Multi-tasking – performing several tasks at the same time – overloads the brain and can reduce productivity by as much as 40 percent.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org

About the Speaker: Larry Thompson, a licensed clinical social worker, is a founding partner of Integrated Care Concepts & Consultation (ICC&C), Eatontown, which provides comprehensive care that integrates medicine, psychotherapy, and mind-body interventions for individuals of all ages. Besides counseling and therapy, Thompson and his colleagues give seminars and workshops throughout N.J. for licensed professionals, business leaders, and community groups to educate the public on mental health awareness and self-care for personal well-being.

Thompson, a graduate of New York University School of Social Work, has held various clinical leadership positions in Monmouth and Ocean counties before creating ICC&C,. Throughout his career, he has helped numerous adult and young workers deal with mental and emotional challenges, such as burn-out, stress, anxiety, depression, and substance use that affect personal and professional effectiveness. Thompson brings a holistic approach to improving workforce and workplace well-being.