Stress Reduction & Wellness

American adults have a mental health condition
of US workers are stressed
billion in lost productivity
of workplace accidents result from stress
employees miss work each day because of stress

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness is a mental state where the individual is fully focused on what is happening in the present moment, rather than being preoccupied or “lost” in thoughts, concerns, memories or plans. If you consider the four states of mind are the past, the future, the present and some other abstract place such as daydreaming, then mindfulness is definitely being immersed in the present, without judging that present moment as good or bad, but just being curious, interested and fully involved in that moment.

Immersing yourself in the present moment, whether that’s walking down the street and fully engaging with your environment, being “present” whilst playing with your kids, or sitting and practicing a mindfulness meditation, the benefits of being present-focused and mindful are immense.

First, our stress response system switches down, and so our stress and the resulting anxiety reduces. This gives us a chance to be calm and more relaxed.

Second, when we regularly practice being focused on the present moment in a mindful, non-judgmental way, our concentration levels improve, our creativity is enhanced and we have better complex decision-making abilities.

Another superb benefit of regular mindfulness is that it gives us the enhanced capability to observe and acknowledge our emotions without feeling overwhelmed by them. For example, regular mindfulness practice can extend the “short fuse” of someone who is quick to anger, frustration or worry.

All of these elements are hugely powerful in terms of empowering employees and the subsequent benefit to organizations. Company mindfulness can transform the workplace.

Meditation in the Workplace

I focus exclusively on providing stress reduction meditation courses in the corporate environment, bringing the many scientifically proven benefits of meditation – stress reduction, increased productivity, and better overall health and wellness – into their workplace.

The meditation techniques that I teach are non-religious and not based on the teachings of any particular group or philosophy. They are meant to be accessible to a wide range of people and easy to practice. My experience has shown us that every person “connects” to meditation differently – what works for one person may not work for another. That is why I teach a variety of meditation and relaxation techniques, so that everyone can find at least one that works for them. This dramatically increases the likelihood that your employees will use the techniques on a daily basis, and thus be able to experience the far-reaching benefits of meditation in their work and home life.

The overall goal of my meditation classes is to help participants:

• Reduce stress.

• Increase mental concentration, clarity, and awareness.

• Enhance productivity, effectiveness, and communication in the workplace.

• Navigate tense situations with less explosive behavior patterns.

• Expand work/life/family balancing skills.

• Improve overall health and well-being.

Sessions are conducted on-site at each client company’s offices at times that do not conflict with employees’ daily work schedules – typically before regular office hours, during lunchtime, or at the end of the day. The classes are held in a quiet conference room with participants sitting in chairs. Participants may wear traditional or casual business attire.

Yoga in the Workplace

According to a recent Gallup Poll 80% of people feel stress on the job, and nearly 40% say they need help in managing stress. Yoga classes in the workplace enable employees to stretch and de-stress in the convenience of their office, eliminating travel time to classes.

Yoga helps create a positive, productive and energetic workplace.

The performance of a corporation depends on the performance of its key assets – its employees. Healthy employees are happier, more productive and cost effective.

According to a recent study on worksite health programs, savings of $3-$6 were realized for every $1 invested in corporate wellness programs. The yoga retreat at your office.

Yoga classes usually take place in a boardroom or multi purpose space and may be held in the morning, before work, at lunch time or in the early evening after work.

A typical corporate yoga class runs for about an hour and includes relaxation, asanas, breathing techniques and tips on how to reduce stress, minimising health problems associated with sustained periods of time at a computer screen or sitting at a desk.

Onsite yoga classes are customized to suit your company’s philosophies, staff needs and requirements and range from the slow and meditative to energizing and active.

Take a break and stimulate creative thinking by incorporating yoga into your work-life balance.

Organizational Customized Services

Businesses and organizations that prioritize employee wellness can reduce their team’s stress, boost morale, increase productivity and alter workplace culture for the better. I can partner with you to create an affordable yoga + wellness program tailored to your team’s needs.

Your return on investment will be increased by boosting the morale and productivity of your team, who can then give their best for your business. Every owner/HR manager wants the title: ‘Best Company to Work For’. This low cost and innovative solution is for those companies wanting to reduce health care expenses, relieve workplace stress, and improve your team’s physical and mental health.

I am based in Alliance, OH and serve the surrounding areas, including western Pennsylvania.

Individual Customized Services

These sessions are one-on-one and customized to your individual specific needs.

Sessions may be rescheduled or cancelled at no cost with 24 hour notice. Individuals providing less than 24 hour notice will be charged full price and receive no refund or credit for the missed session.

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