Mindfulness is proving to be a competitive advantage with employees and teams. Studies prove the positive impact of regular meditation on executive skills such as emotional regulation, attention, lateral thinking and problem solving.
Stress Management is one of the greatest challenges for work teams and individuals in the workplace. 24/7 accessibility, travel, information overload across digital platforms, all contribute to prolonged tension, poor sleep patterns and team fractures. Stress and absenteeism is costing businesses billions every year.
Companies such as Google, Facebook and Nike now embrace ‘Mindful Leadership’ as the most powerful approach to unleashing productivity, performance, resilience and innovation. Mindfulness sessions are sold out at the World Economic Forums.
High profile CEOs such as Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn), Bill Ford (Ford), Michael Rennie (McKinsey) have been very vocal and passionate about the power of mindfulness for success and their personal practice. And publications such as the New York Times, TIME magazine and the Financial Times have all done cover stories on the power of mindfulness to improve productivity and performance.
The cognitive, emotional and physiological benefits that meditation brings, are powerful enablers for the student. Regular meditation is proven to enhance recall and memory, our ability to accept new paradigms and concepts, solve problems, bring coherence to intuitive and logical aspects of the mind, aid sleep and restoration.
Meditation is a proven enabler in underprivileged schools and for troubled students around the world and is now accepted as a key practice in building resilience in children and teens.
More and more meditation and mindfulness practices are being incorporated into home room and student enhancement activities.
I have had the privilege of delivering talks, workshops and courses to some of Singapore’s most progressive International schools and tertiary institutions. My focus is on mid to senior level students who are requiring self-mastery skills to navigate the heightened pressure of senior level studies, performance, making life choices and broadening relational fields in their lives.
I also focus on teacher and school administration team programs to assist the ‘school mechanism’ to operate in responsive and expansive ways to the needs of their communities; and also to empower teachers to lead meditation and mindfulness activities with their students.
All programs are focussed on easy accessible practices that are proven to be effective for the teenage system and for students new to meditation practice and backed by current research and statistics. They are experiential and notes can be provided. Practices include simple breathwork techniques, EFT and somatic meditations, as well as creative visualisation techniques to envisage and feel into success.