These days stress and anxiety is on everyone’s mind. It is highly unlikely that you will find many people who feel that their life is “in balance.” Balance is, in fact, an elusive concept. Most people are working well over 40 hours a week in a salaried job and trying to manage balancing this with family and other responsibilities. Rates of obesity and substance abuse have been on the rise as well as soaring financial debt.
All of these pressures have contributed to decreased productivity in the work place as well as increased sick leave and difficulties with performing on the job. The Gallup Health Ways Well-being index surveyed 94,000 workers in the US that were struggling with chronic health conditions. The study found that there was a loss of $84 billion dollars due to lost productivity within this population.
Anchoring Resilience is an innovative 12 week integrative health program for stress management. Rather than focusing on eradicating stress, Anchoring Resilience focuses participant’s attention on utilizing mindfulness skills to help better manage both personal and workplace stress. It teaches the foundational belief that embracing stress as a normal occurrence in the work place can bolster resilience and help individuals better manage levels of stress as they occur. This empowers individuals to shift their perspective on how they experience stress during their work day as well as in their home life.
In 2012, The American Journal of Health Promotion 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.
The workshop is both educational and experiential. The program 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 the brain and yoga. The participants will also be able to engage in interactive exercises to help facilitate learning and create a cohesive healthy work culture.
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.
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