Addressing issues of suicide prevention by cultivating widespread mental fitness and emotional resilience.
Strategy and well-being begins with the mind.
The “Mind-Body Campaign” aims to have a clear strategic solution to a systemic issue, in our case it is a shift in focus from illness to well-being that begins with the Mind.Start crafting minds
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Everyday time, money, and attention are wasted due to overwhelmed, unfocused and tired teams.
Research shows that mental training such as effective mindfulness training develops attention keeping people on task with less effort. It also enhances creativity by reducing fear of judgment and self-conscious thinking while increasing our curiosity, open-mindedness and relaxed concentration.
The ROI (return on investment) for team leaders is clear - investment in mindfulness based wellness programs produces more productivity, perceived sense of wellbeing, team cohesion and emotional resilience.
Of Employees Feel Stress Affects Their Physical Health
Of Employees Say Stress Is Affecting Their Mental Health
American Employers spent $300 billion a year on health care and lost work that is linked to inability to manage stress effectively
Mindfulness is delivering powerful results
Mindfulness has a large body of clinical research showing efficacy across several mental health psychopathologies including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and substance abuse, attention disorders, traumatic stress, dysregulated eating, and serious mental illness (Wielgosz et al., 2019). It has been found to be an acceptable (Herrmann et al., 2020) and effective intervention with the veteran population (Goldberg et al., 2020).Read our whitepaper
Meditation increases employee productivity by 120%
Two weeks of mindfulness training results in reduced mind wandering & distractions
Better Stress Resilience
60% of employees experiencing anxiety in the workplace showed marked improvement upon practicing meditation. (National Business Group on Health, 2018)
People trained in mindfulness we able to observe without habitually reacting and experienced more cognitive flexibility in problem-solving (Colatzo, 2021)
Greater Job Satisfaction Leading To Better Staff Retention
Employers saw an 85% decrease in absenteeism
Improved teamwork and better
Research at Wharton showed even 8 minutes of regular meditation produces more productive, helpful and pleasant employees
Less workplace conflict and improved
Glomb et al. (2011) found that mindfulness results in superior self-regulation of behavior that shapes workplace functioning
Structural changes in the brain associated with enhanced mental performance
Regular meditation practice is found to enhance activity in the prefrontal cortex (often referred to as the CEO of the brain) enhancing self-regulation, attention regulation and working memory
Enhanced immune function and improved physical and mental well-being
Studies found that and 8-week training resulted in a 40% reduction of recovery time from inflammatory illness and immune functioning
Greater Job Satisfaction & Greater happiness
Thousands of studies have linked mindfulness-based meditation to greater quality of life and satisfaction
SkillfulMeans offers digital
workshops and live corporate trainings and retreats
We teach the following skills in our digital workshops and live trainings. Each of our trainings is customizable according to your needs.
- How to practice meditation and how to apply mindfulness in the workplace including in their relationship to technology and sustaining energy levels (avoiding burnout)
- How to apply mindful communication and deep listening for better collaboration and teamwork
- The neuroscience of mindfulness
- Ways to make more mindful decisions
- How to become less emotionally reactive and handle stress more skillfully
- How to have difficult conversations skillfully
- Techniques to become more focused and efficient
- Techniques to promote efficiency and focus on what matters most
- How to ease the voice of the inner critic and cultivate a kind mind
- Understanding our evolutionary psychology and how this has shaped us
Dr. William Jackson
Dr. William Jackson is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and the founder and CEO of SkillfulMeans. While meditating as a monk in remote jungle huts for 12 to 14 hours a day, William developed a fascination with how people living fully engaged modern lives could experience the life-changing benefits of meditation. This calling led him to leave the monastery, study psychology, and develop the SkillfulMeans approach to complete wellbeing. It is the goal of SkillfulMeans to help you infuse insight into every facet of your life.
Heather Wise, MPH
Heather Wise, MPH is Co-Founder of SkillfulMeans and certified mindfulness coach, certified health and wellness coach, and author of the book, A Gut Feeling. While researching the topic of the microbiome for her book in 2016, she uncovered the hidden science behind mindfulness to manage stress and improve our health and wellness. Heather has been teaching mindfulness practices such as mindful eating and emotional resilience in yoga studios, wellness programs and with one-on-one clients ever since. She has taught workshops at universities, conferences and run corporate trainings for health insurance organizations, software companies, state health departments.
"If I am honest, I am often my biggest obstacle to meeting deadlines. That is why I need to strengthen my mind. This workshop helped me understand how I can do that."
- Mindfulness Workshop Participant.