Stress has become a national epidemic in the U.S.
The Gallup Health Ways Well-Being Index surveyed 94,000 workers in the U.S. that were struggling with chronic health conditions caused by both work and home life stress. The study found that there was a loss of $84 billion dollars due to lost productivity within this population. In 2012, The American Journal of Health Promotions reviewed 62 studies of corporate wellness programs. The findings were that corporations with wellness programs had a 25% decrease in sick leave, health plan, worker’s compensation and disability insurance costs.
Rather than focusing on eradicating stress, Anchoring Resilience focuses participant’s attention on utilizing mindfulness skills to help better manage stress. It teaches the foundational belief that embracing stress as a normal occurrence both in the workplace and at home can bolster resilience and help individuals better manage levels of stress as they occur.
This empowers individuals and shifts their perspective on how they experience stress during their work day.
The program is both educational and experiential. The curriculum incorporates mindfulness meditation along with educational lectures on topics such as mindfulness, the effects of stress on the body and mind, skills to untwist thinking, the most up to date information on the connection between the gut and brain as well as yoga.
The participants will also be able to engage in interactive exercises to help facilitate learning and create a cohesive healthy work culture.
Anchoring resilience focuses on applicable skills that can be integrated into an individual’s daily work routine to help facilitate a more productive and healthier work environment.
While focusing on better managing stress that arises in the workplace, Anchoring Resilience simultaneously helps participants focus on how to better manage stress in their home life which has been shown to positively impact how one experiences stress on the job.
Anchoring Resilience is offered in a one day workshop as well as a six and twelve week program.
Contact Stephanie to choose the program that would best suit your employee’s needs.
As a separate service, Stephanie also offers a special 45-50 minute corporate yoga class focusing on releasing the tension from workplace stress in the body and mind.
Read about Stephanie’s journey of healing from burn out and stress in her article with the Huffington Post “Where do we go from here? A Path from Dis-ease to Wellness.”