Highly Effective Wellness Program for Your Team
What do LinkedIn, Wix, Paradigm, and Casper have in common? They all have had Sound Healing sessions held at their offices.
Companies who invest in wellness programs in the workplace are innovative and insightful. They are also smart investors because wellness improves employee productivity and reduces costs.
Achieve a Highly Engaged and Well Performing Workforce.
According to The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism:
The proven benefits of Corporate Wellness programs are numerous. Studies have even shown that for every dollar spent the returns have been cost savings of between $2.30 and $10.10 in the areas of decreased absenteeism, fewer sick days, reduced WCB claims, lowered health and insurance costs, and improvements to employee performance and productivity.
Healthy lifestyles impact every part of employees day-to-day work which in turn:
- decrease EAP usage
- reduce sick leave
- increase morale
- reduce employee absenteeism
- improve productivity and performance
- reduce turnover and training costs
- enhance corporate reputation
- increase employee engagement
- strengthen teamwork and cooperation
- reduce overall stress
- reduce injuries
- decrease human error
- boost creativity
Wellness programs are largely successful because they are beneficial for both the employee and the company. Spending time to reduce organizational costs through prevention, recognition, and assistance is a worth while investment and one that few organizations regret.
“Your wellness program should be embedded in everything your organization does,” said Jason Lang, team lead for workplace health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s just as important as sales and marketing. It’s just as important as research and development. It’s just as important as customer service.”
According to the RAND Study for Wellness in the workplace, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“Employers overwhelmingly expressed confidence that workplace wellness programs reduce medical cost, absenteeism, and health related productivity losses.”
You can read the full report here: RAND Study
What is a Sound Bath?
A sound bath is a form of sound healing. It is called a sound bath because it feels like the sounds are washing over your body. As employees lay down on yoga mats with their eyes closed, a sound healing practitioner will play specific sound healing instruments that will help calm the mind chatter, and relax the body. A sound bath helps to relieve stress, reduce pain, and calm the mind.
Herbert Benson, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, discovered the relaxation response's power to reduce stress in the 1960s.
Today, scientists have shown that such practices:
+lower heart rates
+reduce pain and stress
+blood pressure and oxygen consumption
+alleviate the symptoms associated with a vast array of conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, insomnia, depression, infertility, cancer, anxiety, even aging.
Sound Bath at the Office
Employees may lay down or sit in chairs. It is best when there is a designated room where we can close the door making it a private experience for the group. The sounds of the instruments used are usually not heard past the closed room. Employees drop into a deep relaxed state during the experience, however, feel refreshed and energized upon its completion.