Mindfulness at Work
Scientifically backed mindfulness programs for organisations
Mindfulness programs help leaders and employees reflect effectively, focus sharply on the task at hand, master peak levels of stress, and recharge quickly. On an organizational level, mindfulness reduces sick days, increases trust in leadership, and boosts employee engagement. Mindfulness enables people to radically strengthen their ability to adapt quickly to evolving circumstances and ambiguous situations and to increase the speed with which they learn new things. It creates mental agility and helps people look inward to find answers.
HOW MINDFULNESS WORKS
Mindfulness has been proven to contribute to our brain's neuroplasticity, by modifying activity and grey matter density in specific brain regions in ways that help us respond better to stressful situations. More specifically, it increases the activity and grey matter density in brain areas responsible for focus, memory, learning and the feeling of joy and reduces brain activity in areas that are responsible for stress reactions, anxiety and depression - such as the amygdala, hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex.
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to have positive benefits when applied in work settings:
Reduction of stress
Improvement in communication skills and working relationships
Improvement in dealing with difficult situations
Boost in creativity and productivity
Improved attention, focus and memory
Positive work environment and a greater sense of wellbeing
Improvement in emotional intelligence and resilience
Companies offering mindfulness programs to employees
More than 500 employees participated in General Mills' mindfulness programs geared towards focus, clarity and productivity, reporting:
83% take every day actions to improve their productivity
82% stopped working on non-productive tasks
80% improved their decision making skills
89% became better at listening
One of the largest insurance companies in the world, Aetna, has since 2010 trained more than 3.000 employees who evidenced:
36% reduction in reported stress levels
20% improvement in sleep quality
19% improvement in pain levels
An increase in productivity by 62 minutes per week, corresponding to $3.000 a year per employee.
Participants at Awake@Intel program which has been offered to more than 1.500 employees reported (on a scale of 1 tο 10):
2 ppt stress reduction
3 ppt improvement in overall wellbeing
2 ppt increase in creativity, clarity, focus
2 ppt increase in engagement level on meetings, projects, group processes
2 ppt improvement in working relations
22% of companies in the USA offered mindfulness programs to their workforce in 2016 and this number increased to 44% in 2017
Mindfulness at Work
Experiential 6-week group program conducted in company offices or off-site over 1.5 hours per week, that combines attention training techniques (meditation) with psychology and neuroscience, focusing on stress response mechanisms and the cultivation of self-regulation skills and resilience.
Through practical exercises, various meditation exercises, didactic presentations, mild conscious movement and experiential group processes, participants learn to apply and embody mindfulness techniques that aim to cultivate greater awareness regarding their mental, emotional and physical condition, resulting in the ability to self regulate and respond consciously to all challenges presented in every day life, contributing to greater resilience and agility.
We design customized mindfulness programs for your organization according to your needs:
- Private sessions for leaders or managers
- All day or half day workshops
- Off-site retreats and team building events
- Keynote presentations for conferences, annual meetings etc.
- Introductory speeches
Based on our extensive experience in the fast paced corporate world, our deep knowledge of multiple wellness modalities, we design a holistic wellbeing program for your organization, including supporting practices such as healthy nutrition, in-office exercise programs, desk massage, building wellness habits, energy management, moving meditation, sleep optimization, work/life balance, parenting workshops for working parents etc always aiming to provide participants with simple and actionable tools for immediate impact.