Research show that people’s minds wander up to 46.9% of the time, regardless of what they were doing. However, studies show that meditation improves productivity by increasing focus, attention and the ability to multitask. It has also been shown to improve memory, enhance creativity and thinking outside the box, 1 as well as improve immune function. 2
Meditation allows us to move beyond the usual chaos of our ordinary mind and emotions, and experience life with clarity, inner peace and a sense of purpose. It allows us to remain calm and focused even when we are surrounded by external pressures and stress.
The World Health Organization has called stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century.”
Through meditation, your body achieves rest up to 5x deeper than sleep. This not only release stress, but you’ll be more focused, calm and productive.
Meditation is not about escaping the world, it is about awakening to, and tapping into your inner resources and then experiencing the world from a new perspective, beyond the emotional turbulence of ordinary existence.
Creativity and Problem Solving
Meditation has been shown to improve creativity and problem solving abilities by reducing cognitive rigidity.
Non-meditators tend to have a more rigid approach to solving problems, applying difficult or outdated solutions to simple problems based on their past experiences. 3
Research shows that meditation reduces cognitive rigidity, allowing a more creative, flexible and adaptive approach to problem solving. 4
Some of the many benefits of meditation
- Reduce and prevent stress and anxiety
- Focus and clarity
- Inner calm
- Enhance creativity
- Create a connected workplace
- A sense of community and warmth
- Improve interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork
The Key to Success
The key to meditation working is consistent practice. But the key to consistent practice is feeling tangible results.
Often people come to meditation because they intuitively know they need it, however, many times they give up and never continue. This is usually due to the fact that they fail to recognize the subtle effects. In the beginning what may feel subtle, with practice becomes extremely tangilbe.
With over 15 years of dedicated meditation experience I have developed a very intuitive and effective style of helping people to have tangible experiences in meditation.
One of my greatest passions in life is sharing meditation and witnessing people’s lives transform as a result.
Intro to Meditation
- 1 hour
- Presentation – What is Meditation
- Q & A
- Intro meditation
6 week Meditation series
This 6 week series allows your team to start building an effective mediation practice. Over the 6 week I will guide them deeply into meditation, teach them how to cultivate their own personal practice and openly discuss any questions or troubles they may be having.
They will learn how to apply their new found mental skills to every day life such as work, relationships, family and community.
- 6 classes
- One class per week
- Class length: 45min
Whether your staff has gone though the 8 week series or not, having a regular class will provide your team with the knowledge, tools and motivation to counteract the negative side effects that office work has on the mind.
The regularity of the classes can be created to suite your companies needs.
- One or more classes per week
- bi-weekly or monthly options available
If you’re after optimal performance levels, then consider the Body Mind Solution package. An integration of the Mind Solutions with Body Solutions.
1. Psychology Today, Sept 11, 2013, “20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today”
2. Psychosomatic Medicine, July, 2003, “Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation”
3. The Huffington Post, Sept 24, 2014, “How Mindful Meditation Boosts Creativity and Innovation”
4. Plos One, May 15, 2012, “Mind the Trap”: Mindfulness Practice Reduces Cognitive Rigidity