Corporate mindfulness meditation classes are on the rise! And for good reason.
This is what we recommend the most often, to most organizations, most of the time! Why? Four weeks is a sweet spot–long enough to see meaningful results but short enough to implement quickly.
Generally, this means bringing in a facilitator for around an hour a week, for four weeks. The facilitator should tailor the program to the unique needs of your organization.
At Peak, our most popular 4-week courses are:
– Mindfulness 101
– Mindfulness For Reducing Worry
– Mindfulness For Maintaining Work-Life Balance
– Mindfulness For Fostering Psychological Safety
– Mindfulness For Creativity
– Mindfulness For High-Growth Teams
– Mindfulness For Women In Leadership
If you are thinking that an hour seems like a long time to meditate – you’re right, it is! Our sessions are a mixture of presentation, education, journaling and meditation to fill the hour which gives participants something to “take home.”
Just like it sounds! Bringing a qualified meditation instructor into the office to teach a meditation class to your team. The real, meaningful results require consistent classes whether that be daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly. Peak Wellness Co. offers on-demand onsite meditation classes.
As 2020 continues to change the workplace, we are still committed to making as many mindful offices as possible – even if this means home offices! All onsite classes are currently offered virtually as well. These classes have been specifically designed with a corporate audience in mind, no crystals or candles here! The content is secular and does not reference any specific religion or spirituality.
Our virtual mindfulness meditation classes always open up with a mini-meditation (~5 minutes), a short educational presentation or fun fact, and close with an extended meditation of 10-20 minutes, depending on the class length.
Just like other workplace workshops, a mindfulness meditation seminar explains the history of mindfulness, the research behind it and teaches the participants how to practice mindfulness on their own.
This format is a great fit as part of a wellness week, in line with mental health initiatives and a great addition to other stress management programming!
Individual consultations are great for providing custom-tailored mindfulness training. Just like a personal trainer, an executive mindfulness coach works directly with the individual to hone their leadership skills.
More and more research is showing the link between mindful leadership and business growth. Prominent founders have linked their personal meditation practice to the success of their companies including SalesForce’s Marc Benioff, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner (not to mention OPRAH!).
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Meditation and mindfulness training in the workplace is also spreading like wildfire.
You’re probably wondering how we ended up in this situation!
Now you have been tasked with implementing corporate meditation training at your organization.
This article will explain five easy steps to getting your mindfulness training up and running!
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
Warning! This may be a controversial suggestion but I would highly recommend choosing a facilitator that has a background in the corporate world. There are three reasons for this:
1) With a background in a corporate environment, the facilitator can understand and empathize with the day-to-day stresses of a 40+ hour work-week.
2) Language or techniques taught in a studio are not the same as the language used in a corporate setting.
An example of this may be, in a studio setting, “This is an ancient tradition used to promote inner peace and send compassion around the world.” 99/100 times, this will not fly in a corporate environment.
A seasoned facilitator, with a corporate background, will be able to translate the same practice into workplace wording: “Research shows meditation is able to reduce stress and improve focus after just one session.”
3) Corporate environments are very different from the studios. Workplace facilitators teach in boardrooms, lunchrooms and even auditoriums! The facilitator must be extra mindful to ensure that the session is accessible to every employee and can be done from their office chair.
Ok, ⚠️ Warning! ⚠️ over!