My name is Joy Jordan. I'm an experienced, flexible teacher who tailors mindfulness programs to each business. I live and work in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. I'll meet you and your workplace right where you are.
60- or 90-Minute Introductory Session
In an introductory session, I define mindfulness, discuss the science and benefits, guide short awareness exercises, give suggestions for everyday practice, and provide space for questions. If the time frame is elongated, I present ways to handle difficult circumstances, cultivate positive experiences, and have fruitful conversations. I adjust to the room, sharing salient topics for the group. Active practice—engagement with mindfulness—is an important part of my teaching.
My 5-week course—delivered in the workplace—begins with an introduction to mindfulness, formal instruction on attention training, and suggestions for informal practice that can be applied in daily life. The classes build to include exercises in active listening, working with difficult emotion, and cultivating positive experience. Each class ends with small yet important assignments. The elongated time frame lets employees fully engage and form new habits. (Can be shortened to 3 or 4 weeks.)
Teams and departments often communicate from an unspoken set of rules. It’s far more helpful for teams to explicitly identify ground rules for effective communication. This requires mindful speech and active listening. I facilitate open discussion about communication, ground rules, and safe, brave spaces within the office. The length of such a session depends on specific needs of the team, department, or workplace.
Weekly Mindfulness (“Brain break”) sessions
It's helpful for employees to take an intentional break during the day. They take unconscious breaks—checking phone, reading news, looking at Facebook—but these don't refresh their energy or their minds. Meditation is a mind training. It provides both ease and focus, which let workers re-engage with projects from a fresh perspective. A 30- or 45-minute weekly meditation can boost morale and energy. I can provide these sessions while also training one of your employees to continue the program.
Often, I’m asked: “How can I guide a short mindfulness practice?”, “How I can establish mindful communication—or device-free space—within a meeting?”, or “How can skillfully work with conflict?” These are great questions. I’m available for coaching sessions. Active one-on-one practice is vital in creating a more mindful, compassionate workplace. I meet with leaders—and we’re all leaders in some capacity—where they're comfortable, either in or out of the office.
Supplementary Offerings (including staff retreats)
I'm a flexible teacher with much experience. I create mindfulness classes and retreats specifically for your workplace. I can also supplement your current programming. The applications of mindfulness are vast. I'll meet your business right where it is. Let me know your needs.
10-minute brain breaks for the workplace:
Before scheduling a mindfulness event, it’s important that I understand your workplace and you meet me. Please contact me for an in-person or phone meeting, where we can discuss options, logistics, and fees. There's so much possibility for mindfulness within a business. If you want a starting place, read my blog article, Mindfulness Practices for Work.