With staff accounting for up to 90% of operating costs, organisations like Apple, Google and Nike are seeing tangible benefits from ensuring corporate wellbeing programs are available to their employees.
Even a single digit improvement in productivity, or a small reduction in absenteeism or presenteeism can make a huge difference. However, in our fast paced world, stress is becoming increasingly commonplace and burdensome. It is not just effecting individual wellbeing, it is effecting individual and collective performance and ultimately, the bottom line.
Benefits of Vedic meditation in a corporate environment
80% of workers report regularly feeling stressed and this has hugely damaging impacts on retention, engagement, motivation, client and colleague relations, clarity, creativity, efficiency, and employee health and wellbeing.
Vedic meditation leads to an average 33% reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, leading to a reduced frequency and intensity of stress response. helping employees feel better, and achieve more.
Employees benefit from enhanced communication with their colleagues and increased motivation to do a good job. They have greater energy levels, can think more clearly and creatively and can execute tasks with greater ease.
“Significantly faster recovery from stress”
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology
Vedic meditation leads to greater bloodlfow to the cerebral cortex and greater actviity within the frontal lobes, where our ‘executive functions’ are sited, allowing us to manage information and prioritise tasks.
It also improves sleep quality and facilitates deep rest, allowing the brain to reboot and think more clearly. Greater (and more balanced) activation of the frontal lobes also leads to greater levels of happiness, positivity and wellbeing.
A study from the University of Wisconsin demonstrated that when you’re consistently feeling positive, your productivity rises by 31%, you’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion and nearly 10 x more engaged at work.
“My productivity has gone up 25% since I learned. It”s extraordinary.”
Jasper, SVP, Universal
ENHANCED INNOVATION & CREATIVITY
One of the most consistently notable features of doing Vedic meditation is the increase in cognitive and creative functions. This has hugely significant impact on our lateral thinking capabilitiesand our ability to problem solve.
When we meditate, the pre-frontal cortex where our creative thinking takes place, becomes much more active. In addition the brainwave functioning throughout our cerebral cortex begins to mirror that of peak performance(eureka) moments and the more we practise, the more enhanced our creative thinking becomes at all times.
“Greater fluency, flexibility and originality of creative thought”
Journal of Creative Behaviour
INCREASED MEMORY & CONCENTRATION
As meditators we are less disturbed by trivial thinking and we find that we are better able to concentrate on important tasks. We also develop the capability to simultaneously process more information, allowing us to stay on-task even in the face of multiple demands.
Meanwhile, the greater brainwave coherence that is unique to this technique gives us greater access to the deep reservoirs of information that can be found within our sub-conscious.
“People who meditate in the long-term have ‘significantly larger’ hippocampi – the part of the brain associated with memory and learning.”
BETTER DECISION MAKING (esp. under pressure)
When we are stressed, our field of vision narrows and our critical thinking becomes impaired. As meditators, our stress response no longer interferes. At the same time, the area of the brain that is responsible for rational thinking, becomes functionally more active.
As a result, our decision making capability becomes far stronger and, in the absence of stress, we have nothing hindering our executive functions, even under pressure.
“I’m calmer, less stressed and find this new relaxed state enhances my ability to work effectively and retain information. I’ve also noticed a significant enhancement in my ability to problem solve situations.”
Nikki, TV Producer, London
IMPROVED HEALTH & WELLBEING
When we meditate, our regulation of oxygen becomes more optimized, resulting in a highly significant reduction in free radicals scavenging their way around our bodies. The result is less cellular decay and a better functioning immune system. The reduction of stress chemistry also results in reduced cholesterol, a normalization of blood pressure and a 87% reduction in the risk of serious heart disease.
“Vedic meditation leads to 70% reduced days in hospital and 44% fewer visits to the doctors” International Journal of Neursoscience
Thus far, there have been 6000 peer reviewed studies on the beneficial effects of meditation and mindfulness. There is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate that meditation has a significant positive impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of all those who learn.
Indeed, Harvard Business School and Europe’s leading business school, INSEAD, have determined from their extensive research that the two most effective business tools for twenty-first century executives are meditation and intuition.
We specialise in delivering corporate meditation training programmes that deliver the most powerful results, with measurable results that can be quantified and presented to stakeholders & key decision makers.
Posted: 7 months and 18 days ago. "Following doing the beginners course I instantly felt a big change in my stress levels and become clearer thinking in my daily life. The biggest changes were notable following a weekend retreat I went on 6 months later."
Posted: over a year ago "After hearing about Meditation I decided to give it a try with Will. I was surprised at how strong and instantly this technique worked. It helped me battle fatigue and anxiety and also helped me creatively, getting in the flow while working. Meditation has allowed me to create a much more balanced and calm life and really become much more aware of myself. "
Posted: over a year ago "I received my mantra and began meditating with Will in January, around 6 months ago. I had been interested in meditation for a while, but never attempted to meditate, until a friend who had tried various forms of meditation pointed me towards Will and Vedic meditation. Since the course I had integrated meditation into my daily lifestyle and now feel like I couldn't be without it. It has helped me to de-stress, think clearer and be more in touch with my inner self, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I would highly recommend anyone to Vedic meditation and Will is an excellent and highly knowledgeable teacher."
Posted: over a year ago "Its benefits have been immediate; I am feeling so much calmer and my energy levels have increased, making me feel ready to take on whatever the day ahead has to offer. Knowing that Will and Jess are on the end of the phone if I need advice or guidance is really reassuring and the opportunity to share experiences with others is an added bonus. Thank you so much to you both."
Posted: over a year ago "The thing I love about this type of meditation is the ease and simplicity. In ten years of meditating, I've experimented with many different techniques. I finally feel like I can say aaahhhhh...at last I find myself letting go of things I would usually worry about."
Posted: 3 months and 13 days ago. "I've been meditating now for about a year and a half every day and received my advanced mantra yesterday. I wouldn't change my meditation and the balance it has given me for any sum of money. I'm finally at peace and only progressing. And I have Will to thank for the change in course of my life. Thank you my friend!"
Posted: over a year ago "Vedic meditation has given me the tools to put myself back together following a difficult time. I am learning to be gentle with myself, my anxiety levels have decreased and I feel more open to all possibilities. "
Posted: 5 months and 2 days ago. "I had tried all sorts to combat stress, insomnia and anxiety but without success. I embarked on the weekend course and have found the technique so simple and easy to do from day to day. I have become a calmer, more grounded person and my insomnia is almost a distant memory."
Posted: over a year ago "The 20 min meditation that he taught us was different to other techniques that I have done before which were based strongly on visualization. Will's technique is comparatively introspective, allowing you to explore on your own and setting you free to meditate on a more individual level. If you are looking for something that completely takes you away and makes you feel like you've had 8 hours sleep and woken up instantly alert and revived, then check out Will Williams' course. You won't ever look back. Welcome to a new life!"
Posted: 5 months and 29 days ago. "Vedic meditation has changed my life. It has given me a wonderfully positive outlook on everything. I have become even more obsessed with nature. I now pick and choose my battles (if any!), am more calm and I need less sleep."
Posted: over a year ago "Will taught me how to meditate in February and I've found it to be an incredibly helpful tool, a nice way of recharging the batteries twice a day. My ability to handle stress has greatly been enhanced, I don't seem to sweat the small stuff as much anymore and I seem to be naturally veering towards more healthy choices in my life. Will is a great person to learn from, very calm, fun and knowledgeable. Jess is wonderful too. "
Posted: 5 months and 21 days ago. "Have now done the meditation course, the retreat and Veda1. I am blown away by it all. Will are absolutely amazing..the meditation technique is easy and very effective, the retreat just outstanding and exploring the vedas after doing the 1st one very very enlightening and promising."
Posted: over a year ago "Although initially skeptical, I booked a course with my fiancee largely for her benefit. 4 months on, wow. What an unbelievable difference and improvement I see in the structure of, not just my work productivity, but my life. With such a fantastic teacher, and now friend, in Will I am truly blessed to be where I am - a better person, intrinsically and extrinsically more successful and more controlled and focused. Thank you. I can't say that enough. "
Posted: over a year ago "I've been doing this for three weeks and the most significant positives are improved sleep almost immediately - which was the main reason for learning so i'm very happy about that. I'm also experiencing less aches and pains and i'm not getting so fixated on things that make me cross!! I'm loving it !"
Posted: over a year ago "I have to say I didn't expect it to have such an impact on me so soon. Each time I meditate my nervous system is buzzing all over my body, almost like pins and needles but without the awkwardness.....a very nice experience! Every time I used to make lunch or wash up etc. I would put the radio on for company as I wasn't comfortable with my own thoughts. The last 2 days I haven't listened to the radio in these circumstances as I feel more at peace with myself....it makes me smile! Thank you ever so much for teaching this to me, this feels like a new me, one i'm super happy and comfortable with!"
Posted: over a year ago "Having learned Vedic meditation from an inspiring couple in Bali, Jess and Will have kindly taken me under their loving wing since my return back to the UK. Their group meds are fantastic and the ongoing advice and insight they so generously offer has been invaluable in continuing and expanding my practice. To anyone thinking about it, don't hesitate! Greater balance, poise, humility and self-confidence await you. The busier you are the more helpful you'll find it and you'll soon look forward to twice daily meditations."
Posted: 5 months and 14 days ago. "I have more energy, I am more focused, I don't rush as much, I'm sleeping better and take time to find the joy in life rather than rush through it...ok so I just gave away the secret but for sure my little bubble of contentment and happiness is real and I attribute it to my new meditation practice. "
Regular in-house guided meditation sessions are a fantastic way to give your staff the benefits of relaxation, allowing them to return to work feeling more energised and productive. Give your staff the gift of being able to regularly deeply relax. Lasting 30-40 minutes, these sessions can be either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Alternatively, if you’re planning a one-off event, we can also provide a guided meditation session as part of your plans.
We’re currently hosting weekly guided meditations at Spotify and other companies around London. If you’d like us to host a series at your company please get in touch.
“The Spotify team are loving the meditation sessions – they’re calming our minds and it sets us up for the day. We couldn’t recommend it more!”
-Claire Young, Office Manager, Spotify
In-House Meditation Courses & Talks
In-House Meditation Courses– We give each staff member of the group their own customised sound and over three sessions, they’ll be equipped with the technique and practicalities to help them perform at their best during the working day and beyond.
We also provide first-class aftercare – including follow up sessions and FREE access for life to our
weekly group meditations anytime.
Free Talks – Our free talks are a great way for your staff to find out more about meditation in a relaxed and informal way.
Running for approximately one hour, we introduce the mechanics and benefits of meditation and why it is so relevant for our 21st century lives. There’ll also be plenty of time to ask questions.