How Our Corporate Meditation Programs Produce Results
Meditation House teaches corporate meditation programs and mindfulness classes to employees. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have shifted our business model from an in-house teaching company to a virtual teaching company utilizing Zoom. We are teaching online meditation for workplaces. All of our classes and mindfulness programs for corporations are taught via Zoom. Our virtual Meditation & Mindfulness classes are offered to organizations for their employees that work from home or other remote locations.
Meditation House creates custom mindfulness programs for corporations as well as specific classes and programs that allow organizations to get a feel for mindfulness classes in the workplace. If your organization has a specific or general idea of what they are looking for, we can create a custom program for your needs. If your organization either wants to get a feel for what our mindfulness classes are like or would like to simply offer some well-being events to their employees, take a look at our current list of classes and programs.
Our current list of classes and programs include:
- Introduction to Meditation
- 10-Class Virtual Mindfulness Program
- 15-Minute Mindfulness Class
- 30-Minute Mindfulness Class
- 45-Minute Mindfulness Class
- 60 Minute Mindfulness Class
During this time, when so many companies have been forced to furlough their employees, Meditation House’s online meditation for workplaces classes allow people to take Meditation & Mindfulness classes while working from home. These classes have no size limitation and can be made up of a small group of people or hundreds of people. Employees can access these classes via desktop or laptop computers, tablets. smartphones and even call in via cell or landlines.
Our class times are typically 15, 30, or 60 minutes. As they are led via Zoom, our classes can be recorded for distribution to the organization’s employees (subject to an organization’s approval). We also provide supplemental audio files to support the employee’s Meditation practice.
Meditation House, which is the parent company of The Compassion Center, took over the corporate side of The Compassion Center’s Meditation & Mindfulness practices. The Compassion Center’s Corporate Meditation Programs were integral parts of well-being programs offered to organizations.
In 2016, the Compassion Center launched a Corporate Meditation Program that made it easy for organizations to sample, at a very reasonable cost, and determine if such a program brings value to organizations. “Meditation House’s new virtual Meditation & Mindfulness classes allow corporations and other organizations to give their employees a tool that they can use to relieve stress and anxiety while working from home and other remote locations,’ said Dan Globus, Director of Meditation House. “As Meditation is still so relatively new in the workplace, our program makes it easy for HR people to quickly and effortlessly deploy a Meditation program and then evaluate how the program bolsters the organization’s efforts.”
There was a time when corporations were asking whether Meditation for employees was a worthwhile investment. Now, Meditation and Mindfulness are viewed as important components of well-being programs offered in every major corporation. Just look at a small list of some of the major corporations that have implemented Meditation and Mindfulness programs for their employees:
There are different types of Meditation classes and corporate Meditation programs available and as there are no standards, it can be extremely challenging for an organization to hire a Meditation teacher. After all, there are no widely accepted standards with regards to what these programs should look like and what results they should produce.
When The Compassion Center was first contacted by several corporations that were interested in Meditation classes, it became very clear that asking most organizations about their needs, with regards to Meditation for employees, was not a good idea. Human resource departments understand the need to keep employees happy and healthy. But Meditation is a bit of an abstract service and not one that HR people understand how to utilize. HR people get the general idea that one of Meditation’s goals is to relax people. But how does this translate into making employees more productive, happier in the workplace, and healthier?
We started to look at what are the most requested goals of employees and HR managers to determine what mindfulness programs for corporations should look like. Here is the list of top goals for people in corporations:
- Reduce and Remove Anxiety & Stress
- Build Confidence
- Create a Stronger Desire to Further the Organization’s Goals
- Increase Creativity and Problem-Solving Abilities
- Build a Stronger Connection to Other Employees
- Bring Happiness and Joy into The Employees’ Lives
- Build Coping Mechanisms to Deal with the Daily Ups and Downs
To meet these goals, we should consider that there are challenges that employees face because of their employment. For example, if an employee is experiencing a high degree of stress and anxiety, possibly even having panic attacks, we should look at what’s causing this. Is this due to the employee feeling that his efforts are not up to the organization’s standards and he may get fired? Is this because the employee was asked to do something that he was not very experienced with and not very comfortable doing? An example of this is an employee who is asked to give speeches in front of a crowd of people and the employee has severe panic attacks when he make his speeches.
These issues can become multiplied by the employee taking specific “unhealthy” actions to deal with his anxiety and stress. This may include self-medicating with alcohol and/or other substances. What may have initially been just having a few beers after work could turn into a way for the employee to deal with the psychological pressures that he is feeling. When this type of behavior takes place over a period, what was initially an issue of dealing with anxiety and stress may not be complicated by a substance abuse issue.
We have created guided meditations that cover different topics. And even though some employees may not feel the need to meditate on some of these topics, participating in these classes have great value and benefit as they help employees to better understand what fellow employees may be going through. These meditations help to create a sense of compassion and better understanding for any employee that may be dealing with these issues.
Here are some topics that we teach in organizations (these can be adjusted to meet each organization’s needs):
- Overcoming Fear: getting at the root of what causes anxiety, stress, panic attacks
- Building Confidence
- Learning How to Unwind without the Need for External Substances
- Addressing Self-Medication: learn how Meditation can free you of the need to self-medicate
- Addressing Anger
- Love and Compassion for Ourselves, Co-Workers and Everyone Around Us
- Dealing with Loss & Grief
- Removing Self-Doubt
- Removing Negative Emotions and Thoughts
- Learn to Sleep Like a Baby and Get Up Fully Rested Each Day
- Finding Joy and Happiness
- The 20 Minute Work Reset: feel rested, energized, confidant, creative and happy in 20 minutes
Meditation has a cumulative effect.
Meditating on a regular basis has similar benefits to, as an example, going to the gym on a regular basis. The more we go to the gym, the bigger our muscles become and our cardio system becomes stronger. The body and mind respond to continuous Meditation classes in a similar way. The more you meditate, the calmer your body and mind become. The mind benefits in the following ways:
- The mind remains in a calm quiet state for longer periods of time.
- This calm state allows the mind to tap into creativity.
- Negative thoughts such as anger rarely take hold.
- A calm mind allows the body to feel more rested.
- A calm mind allows us to better deal with high pressure situations.
If we only meditate once a week, we can benefit on a temporary basis. However, to tap into all the benefits that Meditation has to offer, we should meditate at least once a day. For any organization that has us leading a once a week class, we encourage employees to take 5-20 minutes each day, either at work or at home, to meditate. Our classes become the reinforcement to maintain a Meditation practice.
How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of a Meditation Program?
We can assist an organization to determine whether our program has had any measurable benefits to the organization. We use a survey form at the end of our classes and programs. This survey can be adjusted to meet the needs of your organization. The survey can be distributed online via your website, via e-mail or in hard copy. We can also provide a password protected link to a survey within our website and can then provide the survey results in a downloadable Excel or PDF file.
Meditation House is dedicated to helping corporations and employees tackle the challenges they are facing in this new Covid-19 world. Our approach utilizes Dan Globus’ 3+ decades of business experience with an approach towards mindfulness unlike any other organization in this arena. Our goal is to empower employees with tools that make them more effective at their jobs and while also .staying healthy
Click here to read more about the programs that Meditation House has to offer or call (888) 377-7761.