Stanford Method’s Corporate Wellness Programs with Meditation Instruction
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” -William James
All of our Corporate Wellness Programs include meditation instruction. The Stanford Method’s meditation instruction is simple to learn and simple to incorporate into the busiest of schedules. All of our seminar participants get an opportunity to easily enter a state of relaxation and inner peacefulness.
This process has proven to be a powerful way to eliminate anxiety, negative thought patterns and destructive behaviors. While in this state of focused relaxation, the mind becomes clear and acutely aware. The subconscious is open and becomes much more receptive to positive thoughts.
Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, recorded the brain waves of stressed-out employees of a high-tech firm in Madison, Wisconsin. The subjects were split into two groups, 25 people were given meditation instruction over eight weeks, and the remaining 16 were left alone as a control group
All participants had their brain waves scanned three times during the study: at the beginning of the experiment, when meditation instruction was completed eight weeks later and four months after that. The researchers found that those participants who had learned meditation showed a marked shift in activity to the left frontal lobe. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.
As reported in “Psychosomatic Medicine and Behavioral Medicine,” a study of 2,000 participants over a 5-year period found that people who practice meditation had less than half the hospitalization rates and 50 percent fewer doctor visits than comparable non-meditators.
“According to ‘Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly’ and the ‘International Journal of the Addictions’, meditation produces a larger reduction in tobacco, alcohol and drug use than standard substance abuse treatments.”
Studies reported in “Anxiety, Stress and Coping International Journal” have also shown that employees who regularly practiced meditation displayed more relaxed physiological functioning, greater reduction in anxiety and reduced tension on the job when compared to control subjects in the same company. Meditation, by decreasing both the metabolic rate and heart rate, creates a state of deep rest and regeneration.
Research has also shown that stress hormones, such as cortisol, are reduced, as is blood pressure in hypertensive patients (Hormones and Behavior, 1978, “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” 1989). Studies of college students who regularly practiced meditation indicate improvements in both academic performance and a significant increase in intelligence (“International Journal of Psychophysiology,” 2008).
Self-actualization or realizing more of your potential, is another one of the proven significant effects of meditation. A study in the “Journal of Psychology” found that meditation participants develop improved self-concept in comparison to their state of mind before embarking on meditation instruction.
In “Neuroreport 2005,” researchers determined that meditation also improves memory, increases emotional stability and feelings of contentment, and decreases depression, anxiety, irritability and mood swings.
We incorporate meditation instruction into our private teleconference sessions and into each of our our Corporate Wellness Programs because Meditation Works!
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