Please look at this survey question I asked about stress. Notice that the number of people who said they had ‘High’ ability to handle stress tripled after taking meditation classes at work. Also, see that the ‘Low’ responses almost disappeared after taking meditation classes.
Isn’t it just amazing how meditation clearly helps people? Doesn’t it simply make sense to bring meditation into the workplace when you see such results? We all know that if we can handle stressful situations better, we feel better and perform better in life and at work. When an employer endorses meditation in the workplace, it shows that they care about the well-being of their staff.
There are so many benefits of meditation, including stress reduction and increased personal resiliency. Although there are other great health & wellness modalities common in the workplace today, such as yoga, I believe that meditation and mindfulness helps people build resiliency and gives them important skills they can use during the day, not just while in class. Also, there are many people who would not attend a yoga class but who would be willing to sit still and quietly in a meditation class.
Stay tuned to for my next article on this subject that will share feedback from these same folks.
- Article #1 – How I brought meditation into the workplace
- Article #3 – Real-Life feedback from workplace meditation students
- Article #4 – Change Management + Meditation