081: The Mindful Architect: Mental Health in Business with Ben Channon



Our minds are our greatness asset. And in Business, Architecture and life the quality of our experience, from our happiness to the our ability to be creative and enjoy our work, is in direct relationship to our mental fitness, hygiene and well-being. It is not uncommon that working practices considered necessary for vast output actually end up being counter productive to the goals we are looking to achieve.

This week I speak with Ben Channon on the subject of Mental Health in architecture and in business.

Ben is an Associate at Assael Architecture, where he has worked since 2012. He is Mental Wellbeing Ambassador at the practice, which has won a number of awards for its approach to staff care. He is an accredited mindfulness practitioner with the Mindfulness Association, and recently qualified as a WELL Accredited Professional.

Ben also founded and chairs the Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum, which is focused on improving mental health within the industry.

Ben was selected as a RIBAJ Rising Star 2018 and a RESI Trailblazer 2019, for his work in the area of architecture and mental health.

In this conversation you will learn:
– How you can improve you physical working environment to support you and your team’s well being
– Why meditation and mindfulness isn’t just for monasticism but can be used to increase your happiness, well-being and fulfilment in life and work
– How to identify and change an unhealthy working culture in your office

This week’s resources:
Discovery Call with Rion
https://www.businessofarchitecture.co.uk/discoverycall

Ben Channon
https://www.architecture.com/riba-books/books/architectural-structure-and-design/architectural-design/product/happy-by-design-a-guide-to-architecture-and-mental-wellbeing.html

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