For every $1 a company spends on mental health, they receive on average $2.30 back in increased profits.
(Source: PWC report, National Mental Health Commission, Australian Government)There is now a large amount of research going into how meditation and its advantages in business, it is being used to counter the effects of having shorter attention spans – it is helping employees with information overload in today’s technological age. Most people are suffering from unprecedented levels of stress and exhaustion and just being overwhelmed. Meditation is going mainstream, and it looks like it is here to stay. The beauty of this program is that it doesn’t matter if you are the CEO, an Executive or someone starting their first job. Everyone can do this and it comes with a multitude of benefits. To allow employees to go away for 20mins and meditate in the afternoon, and then come back refreshed and feeling like their brain has been de-fragged will make them a much more valuable employee.
Since I have been teaching over the last few years, it’s been great to see and the take up off the programs by the staff when offered. The program has many benefits including:
- Reduce Stress
- Boosting Productivity
- Enhance creativity
- Reduce Sick Leave
- Improved memory and concentration
- Helps with better decision making
Other benefits are :
- Better Health and Well Being
- Higher Staff Morale
- Prevents team burnout
- Reduction in staff leaving a company
All of these benefits and all the ones not listed here, will only help increase the bottom line.
I love going in to teach these classes in businesses, the way employees look forward to the sessions, the benefits they feel and are able to discuss, and it’s also a way for a business to give back to their employee, as this is a tool they will have for life.
You’re in good company
“We brought Geoff into our holistic dental surgery every week for meditation sessions with our staff. Geoff really brought the team together and created a peaceful and harmonious space through his sessions. Our team was able to take Geoff’s teachings and apply it to both our work atmosphere and personal lives. We were very pleased with Geoff and will definitely continue our sessions in the future.”
“Mindful Leadership has been described as fitness for the mind by being in the present moment. With dedication and practice, leaders transform themselves, organisations and their environments, resulting in increased innovation, focus, productivity and compassion”
JANICE MARTURANO – FINDING THE SPACE TO LEAD
The amount of people now indicating that job stress is the major factor in their life has doubled. Stress related illnesses caused by work-related physical and mental issues cost’s businesses in Australia more than $10.11 billion a year (Medibank).
All over the world, companies and not just the usual ones like Google and Apple. According to the Harvard Business Review – mindfulness is no longer a luxury for business leaders it’s a “must have”. The neuroscience research that is currently being done is showing how practicing mindfulness meditation is having a direct effect on the brain areas related to perception, body awareness, emotions, complex thinking and sense of self.
The program I am offering centres around building emotional intelligence through meditation to enable people to work at their peak performance, being present in the moment. Skills that will help improve focus, clarity, compassion and creativity. The sessions are for Leaders – Teams or Individuals at all levels.
I can also run workshops or do a talk on mindfulness and it’s benefits in the workplace which can also be tailored towards the corporate objectives.
There are two types of meditation:
1. Concentration Technique
Concentrating on the breath and monitoring the thought process.
2. Contemplative Technique
MindfulnessThis is a visual dialog type where you will be guided. It is also where you may be contemplating being grateful or happy etc.
3. Transcending Technique
Vedic MeditationWhere each employee will be given an individualised mantra, which causes the mind to transcend for 20minutes leading to a place of inner contentedness and a calmness.
Vedic Meditation is a powerful tool, it’s actually taking us to a place that we already know exists, but we have forgotten how to access it.
Vedic Meditation really works on putting the body into a deep state of rest and helps eliminate the build-up of stress in the body, which helps with fatigue, and other stress related illnesses.
Employees will be functioning at their highest level, if they have this practice of 20mins twice a day. Once in the morning before work and again in the afternoon anytime after lunch (1 hour away from food)
If the leaders of a company do the course first, I usually find they want to pass it onto their employees.
The courses I have run as executive off-sites have been very beneficial and really give a good grounding into how it all works
Interested in meditation in the work place?
Please feel free to contact me about any of the above, I am happy to discuss what would work for you and your company.