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Promoting mindfulness with defence, policing and emergency services

City researcher, Dr Jutta Tobias Mortlock, speaks at the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group hearing on the Armed Forces, Policing and Emergency Services.

Mindfulness can be considered as paying attention to your situation, with the intention of managing your awareness in a way that stops you judging the situation prematurely.

It is a trainable skill and its practice has gained significant interest globally in recent years, including from employers asking how mindfulness can be used to support their workforce.

Dr Jutta Tobias Mortlock is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at City, University of London.

Her research focus is on mindfulness and performance related outcomes at work, and she is currently conducting research with the British Armed Forces.

Since joining City last year from Cranfield University, Dr Tobias Mortlock has organised and been involved in a number of events to promote awareness of mindfulness training and its utility for those who work in high-stake environments, such as the armed forces.

This included speaking at the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group hearing on the Armed Forces, Policing and Emergency Services, at which she talked about workplace behaviour change initiatives geared towards generating sustainable wellbeing and performance, and emphasising the importance of teamwork in mindfulness training.

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