Stress in The Workplace
‘Stress affects one in five of the working population from the newest recruit on a work placement to the board of directors and is now the single biggest cause of sickness in the UK with over 105 million days are lost to stress each year – costing UK employers £1.24 billion’. (source: Health and Safety Executive)
Managing stress within the workplace you will see:
• significantly improve working life for 20% of your staff, with all the added benefits of reduced absenteeism.
• For every £1 you invest in staff well-being, there’s a return of £3 in improved efficiency and productivity. (Government stats)
AVAILABLE CORPORATE PACKAGES
HALF DAY AND FULL DAY WORKSHOPS TEACHING THE ART OF BREATHING AND TEACHING STAFF PRACTICAL EXERCISES TO MANAGE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM TO EXPERIENCE PRIVATE BREATHING, YOGA AND MEDITATION SESSIONS
ONLINE FOLLOW UP BREATHING EXERCISES FOR YOUR TEAM TO MAINTAIN A PRACTICE
Stress & The Breath
To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. “The “Relaxation Response” was discovered and coined by Dr Herbert Benson. This is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress.
When eliciting the relaxation response:
• Your heart beats slower and your muscles relax
• Your breathing becomes slower
• Your blood pressure decreases
• Your parasympathetic nervous system is activated which induces feelings of calm
What is the best way to relieve my stress and relax? Deep Breathing
The relaxation response is a mentally active process that leaves the body relaxed, rejuvenated, and focused.
The American Institute of Stress says: “Abdominal breathing for 20 to 30 minutes each day will reduce anxiety and reduce stress. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness. Breathing techniques help you feel connected to your body—it brings your awareness away from the worries in your head and quiets your mind.”
Transformational Breath®, is a self-healing technique that helps people to access the full potential of their breathing system for better physical, emotional and mental well-being. The connected pattern of conscious breathing is a natural, safe and easy –to-learn technique, which has proven to have many benefits almost universally, including increased energy, better immune response and increased ability to deal with stress in a positive way.
Breathing controls the functioning of every cell and the physiology of the entire body. With the majority of the population using only approximately 25% of their full respiratory capacity, it is no surprise that improper breathing is a contributory factor to stress and ill health.
Transformational Breath® helps correct old unhealthy patterns of breathing and helps access full breathing potential, encouraging a fuller more conscious breath.
Diaphragmatic breathing is paramount to the Transformational Breath® process. Encouraging a deep breath into the abdomen is not only relaxing; it’s been scientifically proven to positively affect the heart, brain, digestive and immune system. Once the breath is moving in the abdomen, the upper respiratory system can be activated so eventually the breath is full, connected and active.
Transformational Breathing is a cutting edge breath-work which looks at the individual breath pattern (we all have a unique breathing pattern) and works to release tension from the respiratory muscles, diaphragm, intercostal muscles, shoulders, back and neck muscles so feelings of relaxation can be accessed quickly and efficiently.
1. Personal Development Programmes for Team Members
This is a conscious connected breathing practice and within a 121 setting you will learn this cutting edge breath technique and encouraged throughout of the course of the sessions to develop a self practice. This can also include a group talk to your team with an introduction to Transformational Breathing
A private session includes full breath analysis to acknowledge where the body is holding onto tension (often shoulders, upper back and neck), breath-work, movement, sound, acupressure, positive mental thinking, meditation and deep relaxation. The initial session is 90minutes and subsequent sessions can be 60mins depending on your time schedule.
2. WorkWELL® Half Day & Full Day Workshops
We recommend Wellness in the Workplace Workshops to be held either within a dedicated space within the workplace or a chosen venue in London at a time convenient for your employees. Workshops include:
- 2.5 hour workshop introduction to Transformational Breathing and the benefits this has on stress
- 4 hour workshops including Yoga for Stress, Transformational Breathing and Meditation for stress reduction
- 9am – 5pm Full Day Retreat (in London or chosen retreat venue) to include Yoga, Transformational Breathing, Meditation and Massage
3. Access to Online Exercises and downloads for your Staff
To keep your workforce healthy in the office, we have formulated some video and audios breath led exercises for at the desk, on commute and before a stressful meeting. You can have full access to these (videos to watch at the desk and audios to download for going to and from the office) for all your employees for a one off fee.
Prices depend on where the workshops and 1:2:1 sessions are held and how many employees wish to engage in the programme. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full information.
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