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Meetup « Cook & Book »: Mindful HR (Brussels)

mars 2, 2015 @ 6:30 - 9:30 UTC+2

02 MAR 2015 Meetup

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Presentation of our event:

After discussing International Talents with IBA last January 15th (click here for the pictures, or listen to Pauline Six’s interview), we will be discussing Mindfulness next Monday 2d of March 2015 starting 6.30pm at the Cook&Book.

We hear a lot about stress, burnout, psychosocial risks at work these days. Stress is considered as today’s disease of the century. More and more people feel stressed at work, with as result an exponential increase of burnouts in our organizations. Listen to Laurence Goraj’s interview:

Important and repeated stress, combined with a feeling of misunderstanding and a lack of support, can push us towards physical exhaustion, anxiety, depression. Problems seem to look insurmountable, energy balances become more and more negative, caring about your work or home life seems like a total waste of energy, everything looks bleak.

And irony makes that it is often the people who really care, who invest themselves totally, who are always available and helpful, who are the most at risk. Because they care too much, give too much, perform too much, and are not aware about their limits. And one day, they just lose control.

At a european level, problems related to stress, depression and anxiety at work touch more than 16% of the active population. Depression is the biggest mental health problem amoung working Europeans, with an estimated cost of 92 billion euros in 2010 in Europe.

So call for action in HR?

Along with this societal trends, we see another strong movement emerging: Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It will not eliminate life’s pressures, but it can help respond to them in a calmer and more balanced manner. It helps recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events, and this way achieve balance and resilience at work and at home.

How can mindfulness help us within our organizations? How can we, as HR professional, be more mindful? How can we create a mindful HR, to help our people feel better balanced at work, while achieving company performance?

These are the questions that will be addressed on Monday March 2d 2015 starting 6.30pm at the Cook& Book!


mars 2, 2015
6:30 - 9:30
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Marjolaine Gailly & Estelle Mentior


Cook & Book
Place du Temps Libre 1
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, 1200 Belgium
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+32 (0) 2 761 26 00

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