Over the last two years we have seen a spike in clients experiencing burnout, stress and anxiety especially in the corporate world. A lot of people turn to alcohol, prescription or recreational drugs to get a release or supress what they are experiencing within their nervous system and mental state.
Recent studies and research have shown that a healthy mind improves employee engagement, which then improves productivity, and this in return helps with business growth. It is the driving force for each person’s ability to THRIVE, enabling them to perform at their best.
One of the techniques we truly believe in, is Meditation!
Another technique is “Movement”. This is also key to mindfulness and therefore Mental Health. Movement includes things like doing regular yoga, focussed breath work, chi gong or spending time in nature.
Each and every one of us is uniquely different, and to top it off, our mental fitness is always changing. One day you might feel stuck, and then the next day you’re absolutely thriving. For this reason, we provide a tailored approach to each individual!
Research and studies have clearly shown that individuals are less stressed, more productive, and more resilient against adversity.
What does that mean for your organisation?
It all starts with meditation, in my experience meditation is the key to everything. When you research the benefits of meditation, it states the following benefits:
All of the above are correct, yet there’s more. Doing a 20-30 minute meditation has the same effect as having 2-3 hours of restorative sleep. It also reduces the amount of mind chatter people experience due to it calming the mind.
Doing some other research, we found that more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, with it growing at a rapid rate particularly in millennials, meanwhile, 260 million people suffer from anxiety disorders. Many people live with both conditions. Yet there is no mention of meditation when it comes to supporting these growing mental illnesses, Western society would rather prescribe some pills for a patient and see if the particular brand works.
I believe a daily meditation practice is a crucial part of a person’s longevity, and overall wellness it supports you in calming the mind, plus enhancing the overall health of the body, plus allowing practitioners to take back control of their life.
One client I was supporting was experiencing burnout and mental fatigue, they went to get some tests done on their hormone levels. The results were astounding, the practitioner explained that in all their 20 years of practice they had never seen anyone with such high cortisol levels, except between the hours of 5 and 6 am and 19:30 to 20:30. They asked the client what they did during these times as their cortisol levels dropped and leveled out, you guessed it that was when they did their daily meditation practice.
Movement is also key to mindfulness, doing regular yoga, focussed breath work, chi gong or spending time in nature can be great additions to your Mindfulness practice.
We support different types of mindfulness practices, from guided meditations, mantra based meditations, hypnosis and more.