THE ART OF DEEP LISTENING
Transforming our relationships with ourselves and our clients
At Mindfulness Training Australia, we are passionate about reducing the impacts of stress, perfectionism and role demand on the wellbeing and performance of lawyers.Cameron Aggs (M. Clin. Psych.)Director | Mindfulness Training Australia
DID YOU KNOW ?
of lawyers report moderate to extremely severe stress
moderate to severe levels of depression
of workplace productivity issues are result of strained relationships
Kelk, N., Luscombe, G., Medlow, S. & Hickie, G.(2009). Courting the Blues Survey. Brain & Mind Research Institute Monograph. Brain & Mind Research Institute.
Chan, J., Poynton, S., & Bruce, J. (2014) “Lawyering Stress and Work Culture: An Australian Study” UNSW Law Journal. 37(3). p. 2014-61
Business Queensland (2016). Downloaded from https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/employing/conflict. Accessed 27, 11, 2016.
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Calculations are based on the following:
1. Numbers of mild, moderate and severe rates of depression in the legal industry. Results published by Chan, J., Poynton, S., & Bruce, J. (2014). ‘Lawyering Stress and Work Culture: An Australian Study’. UNSW Law Journal. 37(3). p. 2014-61.
2. Hours lost annually due to mild, moderate and severe mental health issues. Reported by PwC (2014). Creating a mentally healthy workplace – Return on investment analysis.
3. For Wage assumptions we took the Median wage for an Australian Lawyer as reported by PayScale: Accessed 27 July, 2017 http://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Job=Attorney_%2f_Lawyer/Salary
4. The real cost of absenteeism and presenteeism has been calculated as a function of wage costs and lost revenue. We have estimated average annual revenue per employee at 400% of annual wage (but you can override this with your exact numbers). Reference Ackman, D. (2003). ‘Big Lawyers Still Not So Big’. Forbes Magazine. Accessed 27 July 2017.
5. Our results have demonstrated 36% reductions mental health issues among working adults. Ref: Aggs, C. (2016). ‘Mindfulness and Enhancing EQ Program’: White Paper. p,1-21.
THE ‘ART OF DEEP LISTENING’ PROGRAM
The ‘Art of Deep Listening’ program draws upon evidence-based techniques to powerfully impact individual wellbeing and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants are taught core skills in Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence which helps them establish a better relationship with themselves and with others. Through learning how to tune into better to the inner experience of themselves and others, participants learn that there are close at hand techniques that can dramatically impact mood, relationship success and overall psychological functioning.
Absolutely fantastic program. The skills and techniques that I have learnt in this program have not only helped me in the workplace, but also in my personal life. Can’t wait to learn more!Participant8-Week ‘Mindfulness and Enhancing EQ’ Program
This program should be completed by all staff and students at University. Academic staff should be encourage to attend to assist with managing workload.Participant8-Week ‘Mindfulness and Enhancing EQ’ Program
I feel so much better in myself, I have never purposely spoken to myself in a positive manner before, or checked in with myself to determine what are my feelings, do I need to be gentle with myself or am I able to do more? I am taking care of myself, exercising and eating better. By mindfully listening to people I am able to communicate more effectively and help others. Overall I feel the program has helped my personal self-esteem and I am very grateful for the opportunity to attend.Participant8-Week ‘Mindfulness and Enhancing EQ’ Program
THE FULL PROGRAM
Demonstrated to result in:
- Real-time Stress Reduction
- Better Sleep
- Reduced Burnout Symptoms
Demonstrated to result in:
- Better Communication Skills
- Enhanced Client Care
- Enhanced Conflict Management Skills
Create New Behaviours Through Weekly Engagement
Multiple delivery methods: In-person, online, email
OUR PROGRAMS GET RESULTS
in mental health issues*
in staff engagement#
in customer satisfaction^
*Participants were 41 university staff. Training was conducted over an 8-week period in 2016.
#From Customer Satisfaction Benchmarking report 2013. Research performed and analysed by Colmar Brunton.
^From Staff Engagement Survey report 2014. Research performed and analysed by Colmar Brunton.
Managing difficult relationships
Mindful listening skills
**Responses above indicate the percentage of participants who ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that they had learnt skills in these areas when assessed part way through and at the end of the training.
Cameron is one of Australia’s foremost mindfulness training specialists. His programs focus on reducing the damaging impacts of stress, perfectionism and vicarious trauma on wellbeing and performance. He has facilitated more than 250 professional mindfulness training programs in Australia and in the U.K. Cameron has a strong grounding in human behaviour as a Clinical Psychologist. He is an internationally published author on Mindfulness with Taylor & Francis (U.K). His passion is for breaking down mindfulness theory and practice and delivering them to participants in ways that are memorable, intuitive and easy to apply.
| WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Given the positive benefits our team has derived, I unreservedly recommend Cameron’s training and workshops to all dealing with stress.”
Fiona Caulley, Director, Phillips Family Law
“Cameron has a way to getting through the core of any issue. His approach produces real and lasting change that translates into increased productivity and more personal effectiveness.”
Shameelta Pratap, General Manager, EIC Activities Pty Ltd
“I have been accessing Cameron’s executive coaching over the past 6 months. I recommend him to everyone wishing to focus on sustaining wellness in their role.”
Tracey Duke, Senior Quality & Compliance Manager, Regis Aged Care
“Cameron recently facilitated a meeting of CEOs that I chair. He helped the group see the profound impacts that mindfulness has on busy and stressed executives. Cameron gave the group something of great value: the gift of increased mindfulness as an access to awareness.”
Ian Sampson, Non Executive Director and Chairman, Advisor to CEOs and Chairs
“Cameron is not only a warm and engaging human being, he is also incredibly smart and skilled at what he does.”
Kym Lincoln, Director, The Field