Meditation in the Workplace

In our increasingly busy work environments, we are finding it increasingly more difficult to maintain focus and concentration. Thankfully, there is a solution…

“People who regularly practice meditation may improve their mental focus by altering brain function. Compared to non-meditators, they may be better equipped to quiet brain activity related to mind-wandering, a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests.

The study, by Italian neuroscientist Giuseppe Pagnoni, found that meditation not only changes brain patterns, but it also confers advantages in mental focus that may improve cognitive performance.”

 

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Productivity

Having focused resources improves productivity, bottom line results and prevents stress.

Job Satisfaction

Meditation enhances the enjoyment of the present moment – increasing job satisfaction.

Cost Effective

Self-Motivation is the most cost effective human resource management strategy.

Plans and Pricing

 

In8 Motivation offers corporate services to suit all budgets, ranging from an introductory package to a complete and bespoke retainer service. For bespoke options and requirements, talk to us and we will deliver a proposal tailored towards your needs.

Introductory

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  • How Meditation can improve Focus/Concentration
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Guided Meditation

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  • 3 Meditation Styles
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Bespoke/Retainer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is meditation becoming relevant in the work place?

Lets be honest here….in past decades, staff motivation was managed via financial strategies. Those days are largely gone, because the model was simply unsustainable. Today, the marketplace has become much too competitive for exponential monetary incentivization.  

Furthermore, remuneration is not a stand-alone fix for motivation and job satisfaction. Other factors are at play, and can be debilitating for business. Low morale and engagement levels have a detrimental impact on business due to lower productivity and higher absenteeism.

So how do we engage staff, nurture motivation and job satisfaction without relying on financial strategies? That’s where meditation enters the equation. As a resource management strategy, meditation is clever because it is cost-effective and has many beneficial by-products. Not only does meditation boost self-confidence, but in a work environment it instills a positive office culture which enhances communications and bottom-up innovation. Have a look at what the Chopra Center has to say about how meditation can benefit business.

Isn't meditation too 'new age' for the corporate world?

Absolutely not. Despite the many misconceptions about meditation, it is simply a means by which we can quieten the mind. We can declutter our thought processes which eliminates the impact of negativity and distraction. By doing this, we become more aware and focused, which allows us to maintain concentration and improve motivation. This is an ideal strategy for maintaining focus on our goals and targets, and is as such, an ideal tool for business.  

How does meditation improve motivation?

If we were to perform risk analysis on our motivation, we would see that there are a few key factors which trip us up. For example, being overly concentrated on our goal may seem like a good thing right? Well yes. But, it can have a negative impact on our present. Thinking too much about the future (the goal) might encourage us to fail to see the correlation between the hard work of the present and the reward of the future. This can cause us to drift off in another direction. Meditation keeps us in the present moment, which allows us to stay on track – even when our goals seem a long way off. Procrastination, meandering attention, negative thoughts and self doubt are all great risks to our motivations. Meditation quietens the mind, and we more clearly see the value of our work as we strive toward our goals. 

But if we encourage our staff to meditate, wont they become sleepy?

Good question! It may look like your staff are sleeping on the job, but in fact, they will never have been more awake.

Why should we hire Roger Holmes and in8 Motivation?

Roger Holmes completely changed his life by using meditation as the bedrock for anything he does. The results have been eye-catching. At 27 he gave up his steady job in sales to embark on self-funded education. A 2004 computer science graduate, who focused on Cognitive Psychology and Human Computer Interaction for his MSc (2007), Roger has undertaken many long-term, life-changing projects, which require high levels of self-motivation and perserverance.

In the summer of 2016, he cycled solo and unsupported across the United States, from San Francisco to New York City – pedalling up a total of 3,575 miles to raise funds for a cancer charity. He is currently writing a book about the experience. A chance encounter in a remote village in Connemara, Ireland during Thanksgiving 2014, kindled romance which blossomed into marriage, and a move to New York City. “Had I not been practicing meditation, I may not even have noticed that gift”, he recalls. “Meditation allows us to see the beauty of the present moment, by nudging the past and the future out of our thought process – leaving only a state of beautiful consciousness which brings us peace, happiness and abundant motivation for success.”

Since moving to New York City, Roger has trained in the Transcendental Meditation technique, attends The School of Practical Philosophy, and constantly works on self-development through meditation. His next adventure will be on the Lowest to Highest Hike in California, where he will hike alone for a week from Badwater in Death Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney. “When we get to know, and make friends with ourselves through meditation, we can go much much further than we ever dreamed possible. Self-doubt subsides. And that opens up a lot of opportunities.”

Born and raised in Donegal, Roger has been heavily influenced by the raw force and beauty of the rugged Atlantic coastline on Ireland’s west coast. “There is something magically transformative about the ocean. Just as the salt water can heal our wounds, the ability of such an expance of water to retreat from stormy swells to glassy tranquility can inspire us to do the same. We are tied to the ocean.” He first meditated by chance, while sitting high on a clifftop over looking the ghost fishing of Port, and the lost valley of Glenlough. The transformation was immediate. Since then, he has kept a blog called The Paris Method, which recounts his experiences. His relationship with the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s barren west coast has inspired a branch of self-help which he refers to as Celtic Meditation.

Having previously managed his own business – Twenty20 Media – worked in sales, advertising, marketing and PR as well as a three year IT role with a large American insurance company, Roger has an understanding of the pressures of performing within varied work environments and organizational structures. He founded in8 Motivation in 2017 to bring his passion for meditation and motivation coaching to New York City. The name? “I chose in8 because I believe we all have a built in capability to succeed and be happy. We may lose contact with that desire from time to time due to the busy world around us, but it is there. We just need to get in touch with it”.

Roger plays bass guitar and ukulele, loves chess, likes to travel, hang out in New York’s coffee houses, supports Tottenham for his troubles, and is keenly aware of how ridiculous it is to write third person bio’s in the first person.   

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