MEDITATION & BREATHING EXERCISES
The easiest, proven way to reduce stress, increase energy and improve concentration.
Enhances cognitive function for improved memory, learning and decision making.
No experience needed or techniques to learn, sessions are easy to follow.
Participants take away simple tools they can use any time.
Typical session length is 20 – 30 minutes.
Sessions are designed to meet a client’s specific needs, for example:
Morning: find clarity before launching into the day
Lunchtime/mid afternoon: decongest the mind and lift the mood in preparation for the afternoon
End of day: let go of the stresses and strains of the day to have a relaxed evening
Breath Meditation For Employees
Many people believe that office meditation is difficult, something that involves complicated techniques that are hard to master. But when meditation is linked to the breath, it’s simple. When we focus our mind on our breath, there is an almost instant calming effect. Try it now. Start to lengthen your breath, with your eyes closed, follow the journey of the breath from your belly up to your collar bones. Focus on the sound of your breath.
The simplest way to relax the mind and energise the body is to breathe consciously. Rather than the automatic process of breathing, this changes the flow of oxygen, our mood and therefore how we respond to what’s going on around us. It is proven to reduce stress and improve brain function.
Corporate meditation is proving increasingly popular among organisations investing in staff wellbeing. We offer meditation at work sessions to our London based clients – face to face where possible – as well as further afield, also online for people working from home.
Why Workplace Meditation Is Important
Even before Covid-19, stress accounted for 53% of all work days lost. It’s the single biggest reason that people feel unable to cope with the pressures of work and life. We also know that stress reduces our work performance, so even if people show up for work, they’re not necessarily firing on all cylinders.
Office meditation is easy to do and is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, so the contribution it makes to productivity is plain to see. But it goes further, because meditation is also proven to result in better decision making and creative problem solving, which means that the quality of contribution – staff performance – is enhanced.
We deliver office meditation sessions in London and the south-east, as well as online throughout the rest of the UK and the world. Sessions are easy to follow, no experience is required, and staff go away with simple tools they can use at any time.
Corporate & Workplace Meditation Services, London
When a company offers meditation and other wellbeing activities, it reflects positively on its values and culture and attracts the highest calibre staff. Offering corporate meditation sessions is a way for employers to show they care about staff wellbeing because it is proven to reduce stress and improve mood.
Office meditation is a great way to help people cope with the pressures of daily living and working. It can help with specific things like getting better sleep, having more energy and focus, as well as contributing to overall better mental health
Staff who feel valued tend to perform better and remain more loyal, which is why workplace meditation is now offered as part of wellbeing programmes at all types and sizes of organisation. Organisations are helping their employees build the resilience they need to meet the unpredictable challenges and additional pressures resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
OFFICE MEDITATION LONDON FAQs
How do you meditate in the office?
For group sessions, this depends on how they are organised and the layout of the office, but usually they take place in a private room. A meditation teacher – either face to face or over Zoom – will guide the group through a series of simple exercises that can last as little as 15 minutes. S/he will usually start by tuning in, a way to calm the mind before the exercises begin. For individual practice, if there is no private room available, anywhere will do, even your desk! Just turn your phone off and follow the exercises you have been given. Meditations as short as three minutes can make an enormous difference to your sense of wellbeing and can prepare you for a difficult meeting.
Can you meditate while at work?
Yes, you can meditate anywhere! Sitting at your desk, in a café, in a quiet room, even walking. Each location will call for a slightly different technique and will depend on how long you have. For example, if you only have three minutes in a café, you might choose a breath and visualisation exercise that you could listen to through earphones. A walking meditation might call for a more mindful approach as you observe your surroundings. Many companies now arrange group meditation classes so take over a meeting room and bring in a teacher to lead the classes.
How is meditation implemented in the workplace?
A weekly time slot is fixed, which can be from as little as 15 minutes to an hour. Reminders are sent out each week and a room is reserved for the event. There is no equipment to set up. The teacher will design and deliver a class according to the specific needs of each client, refining the sessions based on feedback received from participants. Clearly communicating the benefits of meditation will be essential because many people will reject the idea of meditation without ever trying it!
Can meditation have any negative effects?
Taught by an experienced professional, I have never come across any reports of negative effects. Hundreds of scientific studies over many decades have proven that meditation reduces stress, increases energy and levels of creativity and concentration. Add to that improved sleep, mood, memory and executive decision making, the effects would appear to be wholly positive.
How can I be more present at work?
Being present can be likened to having a high level of concentration. With so many distractions, both at work and beyond, it is easy to lose that high level. Similarly, when you are stressed or bored, it is not unusual for the mind to wander from the task at hand. Meditation and mindfulness exercises can help people become more present, more attentive, because they close down external distractions and train the brain to focus.
Why is meditation important in the workplace?
Working environments can be stressful and lead to a reduction in productivity, performance and creativity. Stress is also the number one cause of work days lost so most companies look at ways to support their staff wellbeing. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Just 10 minutes of daily meditation results in better ideas, better decision making and better mood.” It is also an easy and proven way to reduce stress levels.
What happens if you meditate everyday?
You can do exercises that support your mental and emotional wellbeing just once and enjoy a positive benefit. But more substantial and longer lasting benefits can be gained from more regular practice, ideally two or three times per week and even better, every day! It’s like going to the gym to get fitter – you wouldn’t do it once a month – meditation trains the brain to become strong, flexible and resilient.
What are the benefits of meditation?
Numerous scientific studies have proven the benefits of meditation: reduced stress, increased energy and concentration levels, better decision making skills and creativity, improved sleep, mood and cognitive skills including memory and learning, decreased heart rate and blood pressure. These benefits can all be enjoyed without medication or their side effects and once learned, meditation can be done at any time and in any place.
Does meditation improve productivity and performance?
If we list some of the key factors that contribute to productivity and performance at work, it’s a resounding YES! Meditation at work puts people in a more positive, clearer and relaxed frame of mind, contributing to more creative problem solving. It also improves levels of concentration, memory and executive decision making. Stress is the number one reason for work days lost and meditation is proven to reduce stress.