Meditation at Work
Why Introduce Meditation to your team?
Organisations are now, more than ever, aware of the need to support the physical and mental health of their employees. Is it any wonder that some of the most creative, innovative and inspiring global organisations have embraced meditation instruction for their teams .. think, Microsoft, Google, Boeing …
When we recognize that our employees are a vital asset to our business, and that healthy employees are a key component to the overall health of our business. .. then Employee Wellness programs are seen as a solid investment. Reducing stress and encouraging wellbeing provides wonderful benefits to the organisation, team and individual:
For the Organisation?
~Reduced stress which currently costs companies millions every year in lost productivity, sick leave and under performance
~Improved concentration in a noisy and demanding environment Increased energy levels, focus and concentration
~Greater alertness and engagement Active support for your teams health and a healthier culture
For the Individual?
~Improved interpersonal skills, the capacity to listen and remain open to differences and viewpoints
~Greater creativity born of a clear mind and greater attention
~Ability to self manage stress when needed Expanded confidence, calmness and resilience
~Improved morale and a happier and more positive view of life Improved sleep, reduced blood pressure and ability to manage pain
~Increased emotional intelligence
~Awareness of that inner stillness and strength to cope with challenging situations
~Deeper sense of peacefulness and ease Higher worker satisfaction and greater focus (potential for increased employee retention and engagement)
‘Workplace stress is a concern for both employees and employers, with national and international statistics showing the prevalence has grown steadily over recent years. It can also impact on employee productivity through increased absenteeism and presenteeism; imposing a direct economic cost to employers’. Medibank Private
Medibank Private went on to say that stress related absenteeism and presenteeism are costing Australian employers $10.11 billion a year.
I pursued a challenging corporate career in recruitment for 15+ years and totally understand the anxiety and stress that can result from trying to balance it all .. the busy and demanding career, family commitments, finding time for professional and personal development, exercise and health, travel, friends and social life!
Since starting Quiet Mind Meditation in 2009, I have been slowly bringing meditation into corporate Australia .. from boardrooms to tea rooms. The Onsite Meditation classes can be designed to meet specific corporate requirements and are suitable for those new to meditation or those wishing to re-engage with their practice. As well as providing an understanding of meditation and its benefits, our classes focus on simple and widely practiced techniques so participants learn the skill of relaxation and find the most appropriate meditation technique for their unique lifestyle.
Our approach is practical, straightforward and non-religious
Quiet Mind Meditation has introduced the amazing skill of meditation to clients in the corporate and government sectors .. participating in Wellness Day initiatives, professional development programs, and in-house corporate retreats.
“It’s been great working with you and thank you for all your hard work in our staff to meditate effectively and be mindful. I know that all who attended got something beneficial out of the classes.” Marie, Human Resources, Minter Ellison
“I received positive feedback from the meditation sessions. As an attendee I found the sessions to be quite beneficial we were taught short easy techniques to reduce our stress levels both at work and in our personal lives. Meditation certainly is a stress reduction tool that more people should actively on a daily basis”. Katie, Human Resources, Armstrong Manufacturing