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"Supporting employee wellbeing should be a priority for every employer. It creates an environment where individuals can thrive and organizations can prosper."~ Raithel
For far too long, conversations about mental health in offices and boardrooms across the world
have been relegated to a whisper. Conventional wisdom held that mental health concerns were
better dealt with in private, and attempts to bring them into the open were stigmatized and
shamed. However, there is a growing understanding and acceptance that employees' mental
wellbeing should be a priority. Human Resources departments in particular have taken a leading
role in changing the conversation around corporate mental health, recognizing that wellness
affects everything from employee satisfaction to productivity. And increasingly, they are turning
to holistic options to provide more engaging solutions, including guided mindful meditation lunch
and learns, to help quickly reset and overcome stress and anxiety.
At the heart of HR's shift is the belief that a holistic approach is key to supporting employee
wellbeing. Rather than viewing emotional, physical, and mental health separately, holistic
approaches recognize that they are deeply interconnected. By seeking to improve the whole
person rather than just addressing surface issues, it is possible to create more long-lasting and
impactful outcomes. That is why more and more companies are now looking to bring in wellness
experts like clinical hypnotherapists, who can provide services such as guided meditation, yoga,
and mindfulness training to improve employees' overall health and wellness.
One of the most popular methods for achieving this is through guided meditations. These
meditation sessions can be great for employees who are feeling overwhelmed or stressed and
need to quickly reset themselves and refocus. By taking just a few minutes to close their eyes
and focus on their breath, employees can reap a range of benefits, from increased self-
awareness to greater emotional stability and enhanced cognitive function. Furthermore, as
guided meditations are often led by a professional and trained expert, it can be a great way for
employees to learn techniques for mindfulness that they can apply at home.
Another major benefit of mindful meditation is that it can help with anxiety disorders.
Approximately 40 million adults in the United States are affected by it at one point or another,
making it the most common mental health issue in the country. By incorporating meditation into
their daily routine, employees may be able to ease the symptoms of their anxiety. Members of
HR teams also note that, in addition to the benefits for those who have a diagnosed anxiety
disorder, encouraging all employees to take part can help them proactively manage any stress
levels before they escalate into more serious disorders.
By embracing a more holistic approach, companies can help their staff achieve a greater sense
of balance and well-being. This recognition has led many companies to organize lunch and
learn sessions. These sessions can be hosted along with a catered lunch to create a more
enjoyable experience. They often focus on topics such as healthy food choices and stress
reduction through meditation. This could have major benefits for companies as research has
shown that employees appreciate opportunities for professional development and continued
education. By incorporating expert-led sessions into the lunch break, companies can help staff
improve their wellbeing and productivity in a way that feels natural and enjoyable.
Paying attention to corporate mental health concerns are vital for companies in 2024. It is up to
the HR teams to lead the way, breaking down barriers, and prioritizing employee well-being.
Mindful meditation, yoga and overcoming limiting beliefs during a lunch and learn are some of
the activities that can be implemented to create a more positive workplace. By adopting more
holistic options, HR teams can create a culture of openness and proactivity that benefits all
employees. Not only is this highly effective but the experience is extremely relaxing. Therefore,
it’s important to further explore and invest in these wellness programs to help maintain healthy
and productive staff.