“It was wonderful to have you work with me and our hotel staff yesterday. I slept like a baby last night and I am already trying to create my little corner in my room so I can learn to practice breathing and meditation.
-Carolina Ara, Human Resources Manager Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Stop and Breathe ready to provide a corporate workshop in a company's own conference room
The corporate work environment is an arena filled with high stress levels, deadlines and expectations that never stop, and inherent pressure and competition. This can take a toll on even the most productive employees, a toll that carries over into home life, health, and wellbeing. Companies are recognizing this more and more and providing support for their team.
These wellness workshop experiences are a also a great offering during a corporate convention or annual meeting. I often provide these experiences to hotels and convention centers for the participants and also for their accompanying families.
Our Intentional Living workshop teaches participants 'The B.I.G.(Breath, Intention, Gratitude) Method' of beginning each day in a healthier and more mindful way. Participants will learn healthy breathing techniques, which is one of the most important tools to help us manage stress or anxiety. We will learn also learn how to set healthy intentions on a daily basis and how these meaningful goals provide a sense of purpose in our daily living. Last, participants will learn how to express gratitude each and every day and the healing benefits of having a daily gratitude practice.
As a health alternative to the ever-popular Happy Hour, Stop and Breathe proudly offers 'Relaxy' Hour workshops as a way to learn stress- management techniques to manage the day-to-day stress that inherently comes in the corporate environment. Participants will learn healthy breathing, relaxation, and visualization techniques.
We also offer Mindful EmPOWERment workshops which adds another element to the breathing and relaxation techniques we teach in the Relaxy Hour workshop. Participants will also learn how to create and manifest healthy, personal empowering intentions.
These beneficial workshop can take place during the lunch hour or after work hours. Sessions are typically held in a conference room in comfortable chairs, so there is no need to spend time changing clothing. Your employees will appreciate your dedication to their health and well being, in addition to having a direct impact on the overall camaraderie of the workplace. This has proven to make a difference in the employees' perceived job satisfaction, reduce employee sick days and medical expenses, and increase group camaraderie
Employees will not only be more productive when they have tools to combat day-to-day stress, but will also feel a direct benefit on their health and well-being, thus potentially decreasing sick days and increasing overall productivity. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, Matthew Clark, PhD, lead researcher stated, "Wellness programs and centers typically initially focus on physical fitness and weight loss. By addressing other domains of wellness- stress management, work-life balance, spirituality and resilience- employees might gain the confidence and skills to truly achieve better overall wellness."
Stop and Breathe workshops are individually tailored to the group needs, whether there are 5 or 500 participants, each group is unique and we will provide sessions that will positively change the corporate work environment and the individuals that comprise that community.
“Susan shared her gift of relaxation and breathing techniques with our sales team and community non-profit organizations during a recent wellness event. It was a diverse group of participants but she managed to address our different interests, concerns and personalities in her presentation, while leading us through a step-by-step breathing practice and answering questions. And that’s Susan’s gift: she can bridge a divide to find a common denominator—helping each of us to find a place of calm and relaxation within. I often return to my breathing exercises to de-stress and to ease into sleep.”
—Enid Arnowitz, Eileen Fisher, Highland Park