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: 5 months and 14 days ago. "Having tried different types of meditation (such as using mindfulness apps on my phone), I wasn't sure how much Will's Vedic meditation could differ from the practices I had already tried... I was wrong! The technique is so simple and therefore significantly easier to integrate into daily life."
Posted: over a year ago "Deciding to learn meditation was a great decision. I was a little unsure going in to the classes, but I got everything I hoped for and more. On a daily level, I am more balanced, relaxed and clear in my thinking. The meditation itself, while relatively quick, is hugely enjoyable, and the benefits of being so calm and clear resonate throughout the whole day. Will is a great teacher. He has an impressive wealth of knowledge on vedic meditation, and he always talks in a way that is grounded in the world we live in. I've recommended Will's course to friends and family, which is probably the biggest compliment I can pay, I want them to all have the same benefits that I'm getting day to day from vedic meditation. Thanks Will!"
Posted: over a year ago "Will and his team offer amazing support through the course and beyond. They are professional, approachable and very grounded. Learning in a group was fun and offered great insight into potential experiences and questions. If you've wanted to try meditation, or have been put off by other techniques, I highly advise you to give vedic meditation a go. Simple, enjoyable and effective...what more could you ask!?"
Posted: over a year ago "I've been really enjoying doing the meditation on my own too, definitely feeling a lot clearer in the mind already, and feel so much more rested. 10/10 recommendation from me. This is top stuff."
Posted: over a year ago "The meditation course was super healing - I found it very powerful. The course has helped me to get my meditation routine on track - it's very easy to fit into daily life. The practice is helping me to understand myself more deeply, being an artist it's bringing me lots of inspiration!"
Posted: 18 days ago. "I'm really happy for having done the course. I do meditations as Will recommended, and the results have been amazing. I can’t believe how well I’m sleeping now, I never slept so deeply before.
Also, my levels of positivity have increased enormously."
Posted: over a year ago "Having done many years of yoga, mindfulness and other guided meditation techniques , I came across this website and felt like I wanted to try a new style of meditation to see if it could deliver . Once I completed the course I started practising for 20 minutes twice a day as suggested , repeating this simple little mantra that Will gave me . All I can say is wow ! What a difference this has made to my life!! I had felt a long yearning to alter my path in life but I didn't really know how to accomplish that change , until now. Vedic meditation has brought a clarity to my thinking, a different perspective on life and it has delivered a sense of calm, peace of mind, and a tangible sense of oneness with my myself and the world I now feel a part of. Will and the team are genuine, sincere, thought provoking and really good fun!"
Posted: 5 months and 14 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 "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: over a year ago "I learned 5 weeks ago and my experience has been super positive. My anxiety and depression is lifting, I'm sleeping like a log, I have waves of energy, am super productive at work and less reactive to potentially stressful situations. My friends and colleagues have noticed how much calmer, balanced and happier I seem. I treasure the glimpses of bliss and tranquility I get to experience when I do this. Thank you!"
Posted: over a year ago "I learnt how to meditate with Will in February 2014 and it's made a significant difference to my life, 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. This is definitely something that everyone should learn."
Posted: over a year ago "I started to get a migraine yesterday so meditated for ten minutes and it was gone! Normally if I get a migraine my life is a misery for two or three days, but now I feel free! Thanks Will"
Posted: 5 months and 14 days ago. "I really enjoyed every single minute of the course. The Vedic style and practice helps me to release and process stress both in my physiology as well as mentally and emotionally."
Posted: 5 months and 14 days ago. "We have just had an amazing weekend of beginners training with Will. We loved the experience and are looking forward to the next 4 months of practice :) Thank you Will"
Posted: over a year ago "During meditation, I have felt a very powerful energy force within me while meditating, I feel much more confidence in speaking my mind and composing my sentences and articulating myself. Also, where I used to get very bloated and drowsy after eating bread for as long as I can remember, I am now able to eat it without such symptoms."
Posted: over a year ago "Learning Vedic meditation last year with Will Williams was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I tried various methods in the past but there wasn't anything that resonated or stuck with me. I wasn't sure Vedic meditation would at first, but I kept practicing and within a short amount of time started to see some very positive changes in my life. These changes were so beneficial I couldn't look back, so fitting it into my daily life from thereon was unquestionable. "
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.