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.
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Posted: over a year ago "I went and learned with Will last year and had a very positive experience and have subsequently been recommending the course to friends. I had to have an operation soon after and I found the meditation really helped with the anxiety prior to it, and the recovery afterwards. I was extremely happy to get pregnant in the following couple of weeks (after 10 months of trying). It seems the meditation helped my body get back to where it needed to be. I am truly delighted with the results!"
Posted: 5 days ago. "after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Jess and Will's guidance through the meditation technique and all of their generous support really helped me to get through the brutal treatment which poleaxed my body and to a certain extent my mind. I'd used the meditation as an emotional crutch to lift me through some pretty dark times - and it had worked. I didn't feel so alone or afraid. So I approached the retreat and the possibility of some deep healing with a very open mind. I had nothing to lose. A few weeks on and I can only describe it as a really extraordinary, special and immensely powerful weekend. "
Posted: over a year ago "I've been meditating for 12 days now and I feel so relaxed, my wife has told me that I am like a new person. I haven't smoked at all since that Thursday I am just not feeling the urge, it's great! Work wise, it's been fantastic, I am very calm and very focused. My to do list is done daily by 5pm which is unheard of. Overall I would say not just surprised, but amazed. "
Posted: over a year ago "I did the weekend course three months ago and for the first couple of months the meditations were a very physical experience - I have released so much tension from my shoulders and neck and I walk taller and straighter (and this despite doing lots of yoga and thinking I was pretty healthy.) I have also released a lot of blocked emotions and fears. I can often feel them going during the meditation. I am in awe that my body knows how to do this when give the chance. "
Posted: over a year ago "Initially I didn't think I needed meditation. I thought it was for monks, mountaintops and had little relevance for people living in London. After some encouragement from friends who had recently attended one of Will's classes and enthusiastically talked about the results, I attended the beginners course to see what all the fuss was about. The benefits have been profound."
Posted: over a year ago "beliefs, fears, phobia's and trauma's bubble up and away from the surface easy and effortlessly without any conscious participation. Each month I feel lighter, more loving, compassionate, clearer and wiser - more flowing and connected with life! I would recommend Will and Jess's Vedic meditation introduction course to anyone! They have a personal approach that makes one feel supported, held and entrusted throughout the course and thereafter."
Posted: over a year ago "I used to have repeated buzzing ear on one side whenever I thought too much or was stressed but as soon as I started a meditation, it immediately went away in the first 30sec. And now I don't have it anymore. Which is a wonderful thing! I seem to make better decision too. Absolutely a life time tool I need! Thank you so much!"
Posted: over a year ago "I feel calmer, more concentrated, less tired and much less sensitive to stress. It is just amazing and a great improvement in life quality...I'm really surprised by how quickly I felt the benefits!"
Posted: over a year ago "I've been doing the meditation for 3 weeks and it is going well and It has really helped with my sleep. My mind can still race at night but I have only had one sleepless night since the course, which is a drastic improvement. I have felt happier and more energised since. My diet has changed subtly, and I now have a serious fruit addiction! I've been recommending you to all my friends!"
Posted: 6 months and 22 days ago. "Three months on, I continue to experience the benefits of Vedic Meditation. It has become a way of life for me now and has brought me into an even better place than what I was in before I started. One major improvement I've noticed is my eyesight! I have always been short-sighted and worn glasses. "
Posted: over a year ago "I'd always known that things don't just happen, and know I why, how ,where and when they do! With the extensive knowledge that I have gained through will and his team, it's has been life changing in many ways, the fact I'm less stressed, anxious, and can problem solve with a lot more ease makes daily life that bit sweeter, it's like someone has sprinkled a little sugar on my soul :) I practise it twice a day with ease despite not thinking id be able to drag myself from bed that extra 30mins earlier but it happens smoothly, I've have spoken to people who practise other forms of medatation and they seemed to have taken years to reach a level I achieved in months, this really is "the one" Thank you will and team much love xxx"
Posted: 11 months and 4 days ago. "I know for a fact that the Vedic Meditation has enabled me to have a better work life balance and to also remain more positive. I have been able to address other areas of my life and be more open to spiritual experiences, which just would not have been possible prior to gaining this gift. I'm so glad to have this tool, it brings me peace of mind when I am hectic and keeps me calm and in balance when stresses would otherwise knock me off balance."
Posted: over a year ago "I've been a spiritual seeker for many years, and although everything I tried made a difference, it is Vedic meditation that caused the most profound shift in my life- at all levels and in a very short amount of time. I developed discipline. I started having faith in me and speaking up. I made friends with amazing, loving people, healed some deep wounds and grown up. Vedic meditation with Will is by far the best spiritual investment I've ever made."
Posted: 7 months and 24 days ago. "I've found the meditations really soothing and I actually look forward to them. I've done one on a crowded train, a couple on a park bench and I've now got in the habit of meditating in the car before walking my dog in the morning which I love because usually I'm meeting someone to walk with so its just a nice calm time beforehand. "
Posted: 1 month and 20 days ago. "I can’t recommend the course highly enough & Jess in particular. She is lovely, she taught us in an informative, relaxed manner & is still now only on the other end of the phone or email if we need her!"
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.