“ 80% of workers feel stress on the job; nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. “
~ “Attitudes In The Workplace V” Gallup Poll
Wellness workshops, mindfulness practices and meditation are becoming more prevalent in the corporate world simply because they have proven to significantly combat stress and enhance individual well-being and productivity.
Corporations such as Google, LinkedIn, Apple, Ford, Target, Adobe, General Mills and Goldman Sachs have all embraced mindfulness training for its overall boost to the bottom line. In fact, Aetna reports that since introducing its mindfulness program it has saved $2000 per employee in health care costs, and gained about $3000 per employee in productivity.
The catch is that regular ongoing practice is necessary, whether you are in a corporate setting in the corporate world or not. Meditation and mindfulness practices need to become an established habit in a person’s life in order to create ongoing transformation. With steady practice meditation has an immediate impact on how you feel and in the choices that you make. It brings heightened awareness to everything that you do and effects all levels of being — psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual. Learning how to take care of your inner being takes a little practice, though once you get how to do it, it becomes an easy and effortless path to deep states of relaxation and awareness.
Strawberry Outbound offers stress management programs onsite for companies that want to improve the health and wellness of their employees. There are many ways that we can structure a program that will meet your wellness objectives and stay within your budget parameters.
Stress and burnout are pressing workplace issues in the corporate world that can be addressed and shifted with the right approach. One of the unique benefits of implementing meditation & mindfulness practices within a corporate environment is the collective power of the group to engage in mindfulness practices together as it permeates and heightens the consciousness of the group and is a natural team building activity.
Mindfulness accentuates the importance of ‘present moment awareness’ which is fundamental when learning how to meditate — how to consciously focus your attention with all senses on what is happening right now, and without judgement. It is about gaining command over your mind and emotions, freeing yourself from the debilitating effects of work stress, and opening a new channel of expression that is creative, spontaneous, and alive. There are also easy steps to implement and integrate corporate practices over time.
Our Corporate Yoga is a time-tested practice that cultivates boundless levels of energetic and physical fitness. Just as we bring yoga at work to those who may not otherwise be able to experience the benefits of yoga, we have also designed a yoga program specifically for the corporate employees.
Corporate employees deserve the opportunity to reduce stress and tension, become more physically fit, reduce work induced aches and pains in the body, stay balanced and improve general well-being in the workplace which further reduces employee turnover.
Corporate Yoga sessions are a great way to improve workplace morale, increase productivity and bring everyone together to do something fun as a group. We guarantee that each and every yoga class with one of our certified teachers will leave you and your co-workers refreshed, re-energized and ready to deal with workplace stress.
The ancient Five Tibetan Rites is a system of exercises reported to be more than 2,500 years old which are said to be a form of Tibetan yoga similar to the yoga series that originated in India.
The Five Rites and traditional Tibetan yoga both emphasize “a continuous sequence of movement”. Although the Rites have circulated amongst yogis for decades, it has gained prominence only recently.
The benefits most likely to be achieved are increased energy, stress reduction, and an enhanced sense of calm, clarity of thought, increased strength and flexibility, resulting in an overall improvement in health and well-being.
The good part about this is that employees can be taught the Rites in a short time, which can later be practiced by them daily. A session of Tibetan Rites can be a wonderful gift for employees that can transform their lives.
Strawberry Outbound has worked with a wide range of corporate clients to bring the many scientifically proven benefits of meditation – stress reduction, increased productivity, and better overall health and wellness into their workplace.
The meditation techniques that we teach are non-religious and not based on the teachings of any particular group or philosophy. Our broad experience has shown us that every person “connects” to meditation differently – what works for one person may not work for another.
That is why we teach a variety of meditation and relaxation techniques, so that everyone can find at least one that works for them.
This dramatically increases the likelihood that your employees will use the techniques on a daily basis, and thus be able to experience the far-reaching benefits of meditation in their work and home life
Corporate Mandala Workshops are dedicated to the sharing of the ancient art and knowledge of mandala making; the spreading of the inner wisdom, the magic that this unique process has to offer.
Explore what mandalas are, ways they can be created, and how to facilitate and guide others to discover the power of these unique symbols by connecting them to the creative force.
In being creative we find our potential, awaken our inner self and discover our personal power. We feel rejuvenated. As with most art therapy, it’s not about the final product…it’s about the journey.
When you reach your destination, you will have a representation of something meaningful and personal – a snapshot of you for a brief moment in time expressed through your mandala. This workshop invites you to explore your soul through mandala painting.
The practice of painting is joyful, healing and meditative. Through guided meditations we’ll contact our creative source, the inner artist that resides in us all.
Zumba should be one of your easy choices in corporate wellness programs. Regular Zumba workouts will assist your employees or fellow workers to get fit and healthy, have fun as well as foster a productive and positive work environment.
The main objective of our Zumba as a corporate wellness program is to encourage a healthy workplace setting wherein employees can dance their stress away. Zumba classes are invigorating, fun and lively, but beware, they are also highly addictive!
Before you know it, your workers will be hooked! Workers are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are feeling well both physically and mentally. Imagine laughing, dancing, sweating and exercising with your group. Move in new and different ways to fantastic music. Feel vibrant, energized, invigorated and proud.
No pressure to perform. No dance background needed. Anyone can join in the fun!
“Mindfulness at Work” is a multifaceted approach that teaches employees to manage stress, deepen concentration, and increase a sense of satisfaction at work and in life.
Our program consists of training in mindfulness meditation, yoga, and experiential learning.
The practice of mindfulness meditation enables people to cultivate the awareness of their body and mind in the midst of day-to-day activities.
Focus, clarity, creativity, compassion, and courage – these are the qualities of the mindful leaders.
Our programmes are simple, easy to participate and influence people to take charge of their own wellbeing and make long working hours a lot easier.
Perfect programme. Just goes to show what detailing can achieve with facilitation and activities !
~Manjima, Trident Hotels
Brilliant ! Matchless ! Smallest details were looked into and your team simply exceeded our expectations. The Hunt activity was outstanding and the venue was just what we wanted. Your company was highly responsive at levels of interaction. No wonder we have been choosing to work with you over the years.
~ Snehashish Mitra, Capgemini
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~ Beatrice Rogers, Dow Chemicals
The personal involvement of the team makes a huge difference. For a great programme, one needs a personal touch and you guys have it !
~ Leena Jaiprakash, Club Mahindra
Outbound programmes and their focus on safety is impressive.Should there be an opportunity, we’ll surely work with them again.
~ Nanda Kishore, Bharti AXA
Smooth as ever. As usual, all was perfect. Thank you for your dedicated team to execute our programs beautifully.
~ Diya Suri, McDonalds
What a FANTASTIC programme at Vizag. Your team handled our event perfectly and the activities were very impressive !
~ Uthra Kumar, Novartis
If the name of your company is anything to go by you bring the freshness and well blended fruity taste to team offsites.
~ Beatrice Rogers, Dow Chemicals