Workplace Mindfulness Meditation ClassesReduce Stress
Workplace Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Mindfulness and meditation classes reduce stress in the workforce. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to make lasting positive changes in your brain’s structure. Especially in the areas related to learning, memory, and perspective. There are many benefits of mindfulness, including:
Boosts to memory and focus
Being better able to control emotional reactions
A decrease in fixating on negative thoughts
Strive Workplace Mindfulness Meditation Classes Reduce Stress
Mindfulness and meditation are all the buzz today. Even celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Kobe Bryant are sharing the benefits they’ve experienced from daily practice. It’s clear. Mindfulness and meditation classes reduce stress.
What is mindfulness?
It’s about staying focused on the present moment. Sounds simple. But, for most of us, that’s harder than it sounds. Your mind bounces around like a ping-pong ball. Constantly shuffling through your to-do list; making mental notes about that meeting you just attended; dwelling on that argument you had last night; darting back to your to-do list. The mind is always active. Mindfulness is a way to calm the frantic mind bouncing. Mindfulness is focusing on what’s happening right this minute, instead of what already happened, or what the future holds.
What is the secret to mindfulness?
A key element of mindfulness is allowing yourself to feel emotions as they arise, without rejecting or judging them. If you feel angry, sad, or content, you acknowledge that emotion. Acknowledge it without attaching a “good” or “bad” label. You don’t react, and don’t let feelings overwhelm you. You simply let the feelings happen. As your thoughts begin to drift, or you that your emotions are drowning you, then bring yourself back to the present moment. It’s easy to see how mindfulness and meditation classes reduce stress.
When did mindfulness start?
Mindfulness has gained popularity in recent years, but its’ Buddhist roots go back thousands of years. Buddha taught that human suffering comes from trying to escape your immediate experience. Like when we try to hold on to happy or triumphant moments. Or when we try to get away from sadness, frustration, or anger. When we practice mindfulness, we don’t run away. Neither from nor toward anything. Instead, mindfulness lets emotions rise and fall without judgment. We begin to feel and accept what we feel.
Why mindfulness in the workplace?
For employees trying to manage stress, mindfulness is a great practice to learn. Mindfulness skills can be taught onsite at companies, so employees can obtain the benefits of these ancient techniques. A recent article in Forbes cites the rising popularity of mindfulness practices in the workplace.
Here’s a quick peek at why mindfulness is so helpful for the workplace.
What are the benefits of mindfulness?
There are many benefits of mindfulness, including:
boosts to memory and focus
being better able to control emotional reactions
a decrease in fixating on negative thoughts
In one study, people who participated in an eight-week mindfulness stress-reduction group showed significantly reduced levels of stress and anxiety. This was in comparison to the group that did not participate in a mindfulness program. The study found that mindfulness participants had different neural reactions – and fewer of them. This suggests that mindfulness may provide more control over emotions and how they’re processed.
To attain benefits from a “mindfulness practice” or by “practicing mindfulness”, means participating in mindfulness meditation. Participants can meditate alone or in a group setting. In group settings, an instructor provides guidance and encouragement. Meditation time can range from five minutes to an hour or longer. Strive meditation classes are generally 45-minute sessions.
How is mindfulness practiced in a work setting?
There are many ways to practice. All mindfulness meditation includes focusing on your body, breathing, and your thoughts. You merely need to sit. Then bring attention to your thoughts and breathing. Pull yourself back to the present as your mind begins to wander. When thoughts and feelings come, try not to reject or judge them. Let yourself exist as you are at the moment.
Breathing is a cornerstone of mindful meditation. Science is starting to understand the impact breathing has on mental well-being. You probably know that breathing slowly and deeply calms you down. Breathing quickly keeps you alert and awake. Researchers discovered that in addition to physical changes, there’s a connection between breathing and state of mind. The part of your brain that regulates your breath has a direct impact on your brain’s higher functions. This sheds light on the importance of breathing in mindful meditation.
What are Strive Well-Being mindfulness meditation classes?
Strives Mindfulness meditation classes are an integral part of a Stress Management program. We’ll create a mindfulness class schedule that’s easy and convenient for your employees to participate in. Employee benefits are:
- stress management
- boosts to memory and focus
- better able to control emotional reactions
- a decrease in fixating on negative thoughts
- stress reduction
Who are Strive mindfulness instructors?
Our instructors are pre-screened and certified. Mindfulness and meditation classes reduce stress and make a better workplace.
What’s it like working with Strive?
Easy! An assigned project coordinator will be your point of contact. Your Strive project coordinator will simplify the process, reducing time spent on administration and coordination. Enrollment, communications, and marketing are provided by Strive Well-Being. We’ll even supply posters, flyers, and calendars to share with your employees. Once classes are underway, we track engagement and participation. We’ll deliver regular reports, so you can see which classes are resonating. You can add more classes, as needed.
With resources nationwide, we’re ready to help you implement mindfulness and meditation classes in one office, or across the country.
What about liability?
Strive simplifies the liability process. We provide comprehensive liability insurance coverage. Strive insurance coverage includes workers’ compensation. Strives’ provision of services leaves your organization fully-indemnified of risk. We’ll distribute electronic liability waiver forms and manage the entire process.
You can easily combine Strive classes with other wellness initiatives. Class integrations are handled by your Strive program coordinator. No matter which Strive programs you choose, or how many locations you implement at, you’ll get everything you need from us. This includes:
- program instruction
- liability insurance
Speak with us today. We’ll help you set up mindfulness and meditation classes to reduce stress for your employees. Strive simplifies wellness.
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