Many stress reduction approaches, such as exercise and fitness programs, time-management techniques and nutritional education programs, have been implemented over the past ten to fifteen years to help people cope with increased stress in the workplace. Although some benefits have been realized from these programs, most have not resulted in the desired outcomes, and the level of stress experienced by workers has continued to rise. The proportion of workers who reported feeling "highly stressed" more than doubled. Alarmingly, recent surveys reveal that workplace stress has driven a significant proportion of adults to cry, yell at coworkers, lose sleep, consume alcohol, damage workplace equipment or furniture, call in sick, and even quit their jobs. Increasing eruptions of hostile, explosive and violent behavior in the workplace, recently described as "desk rage," reflect a fundamental level of emotinal turmoil among workers that remain unresolved.
"The main limitation of most stress-reduction approaches now in use in the workplace is that they do not provide a means to reduce or avoid stress in the moment, as it occurs" . Doc Childre
While situations, encounters or events may seem intrinsically "stressful," it is truly how an individual perceives and reacts to an event that determines whether or not the stress response is activated. The main limitation of most stress-reduction approaches now in use is that while helpful, they do not target the real source of people's stress, enabling them to transform their perceptions and reactions to potentially "stressful" situations in the moment they occur.
"Living from the heart in business -- the business of caring for self and others. Understanding this will take us past the age of information into the age of intuitive living" Doc Childre
"The HeartMath program has been tremendously helpful to me...creating what I believe will be life long changes in how I respond to stressful situations. I am already experiencing better sleep, fewer frustrations at work, and a greater reservoir or patience and appreciation for the present moment.
The EmWave2 is easy to use, and gives tangible evidence of progress in learning and practicing resilience-building skills."
-FreyaA. Sommer, Stanford University
The Technology We Use In Our Meditation Program: HeartMath
They have spent 20 years researching the physiology of stress and resilience, and how people can self-manage their stress response in the moment. They have developed simple, practical, evidence-based tools, training and award-winning technologies that implement this skill set in the most cost effective ways. HeartMath has become the industry gold standard for stress and resilience solutions. Key program Components
The latest findings on the physiology of stress, resilience and performance
A practical, proven tool‐set to respond coherently and effectively to complexity, pressure, emotional challenge and change.
HeartMath Inner Balance and emWave technologies – engaging, real-time monitoring and feedback technology.
Assessments – Normed and validated pre/post survey with aggregate report.
And at the Core of every HeartMath program and technology are 3 innovative principles with measurable outcomes: Heart Rate Variability (HRV) —the naturally occurring beat-to-best changes in the heart rate. Well known that mental and emotional states directly affect the autonomic nervous system. Resilience – an individual’s ability to adapt to difficult experiences and rise above them. Coherence – a state where mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energy are in alignment and a person is operating at full capacity.
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