WORKPLACE WELLNESSThe bottom line is... a healthy workplace is a productive workplace.
Manage stress and incorporate movement into the day to:
- increase productivity
- reduce absenteeism
- improve morale
- increase employee retention
- reduce benefit claims
- reduce presenteeism
Addressing Physical and Mental Stress in the Workplace
You and your team work hard. You sit or stand or run around all day and likely experience some level of stress, even if you love your job.
Whatever you do, doing the same thing over and over for days, weeks, months on end can harm your body and affect your health and well-being.
Improving physical and mental wellness in the workplace can increase employee productivity, morale, and loyalty, and can reduce sick days and demands on health benefit plans.
“Andrew ably argued for the value of incorporating simple yoga postures, readily modified for the office setting, into the workday to relieve physical and mental stress. … After an interesting talk on the subject, he led the audience through a 20-minute session right in our chairs. Smiling, relaxed faces told the story of the value of the exercises.”
Excerpt from a recent blog post by Adaptive Health Care Solutions.
How Balance At Work Can Help
Embrace the power of knowledge
Understanding how stress and inactivity affect our health can be a powerful motivator. Presentations are typically 1 hour — perfect for a lunch-and-learn — but can be modified to suit your needs.
Workplace Yoga Sessions
Find relief from workplace stress and repetitive (in)activity
30-90-minute yoga tailored to suit your needs, schedule, and budget. Anyone can benefit from my gentle series that provides a full-body stretch and strengthen, relieves stress, and leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. In your workplace or in my conveniently located downtown Peterborough practice space.
Take care of yourself throughout the day
A perfect agenda item for an all-day meeting.
- Healthy Movement (e.g., Desk Stretches)
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Stress Management Techniques
Typically 90 minutes long but can range from a 15-minute guided stretch or meditation session to a 2-hour workshop.
Putting it all together in a customized plan
Let me work with you and your team for several weeks or months to create and maintain healthy habits that will benefit everyone in the workplace.
This brief clip was filmed after I gave my Get Up & Move! presentation at a Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Lunchbox Learning session.
Andrew Jobes’ Healthy Movement Workshop provided an excellent opportunity for our staff to come together and learn about increasing personal efficiency and wellness in an office environment. For staff reluctant to try something new, Andrew takes the intimidation away with simple, yet effective, exercises that are easy to understand and complete. With “gentle” and “deep” alternatives, individuals can choose how to participate based on personal comfort levels and can inquire about modified options to accommodate injuries.
Andrew’s upbeat and engaging personality was infectious! He had everybody participating, laughing, and ultimately benefiting from the workshop. Andrew goes above and beyond by providing his Workplace Wellness Guide to all participants as a quick reference back in the office. This session is highly recommended for anyone considering something a little different for their next staff event.Species Conservation Policy Branch
Andrew’s DeStressing workshop created the opportunity for our staff to have an open conversation about the ways we experience stress at our workplace, and to reflect the impact that has on our mental and physical wellbeing. Andrew was then able to provide us with strategies and tools that responded to our experiences and addressed our individual and group needs. The workshop was a positive experience, and since then, we have worked to implement a systems of prompts that reminds us to practice those strategies on a more consistent basis. Thanks again!Brianna Salmon
Andrew was a wonderful addition to our annual Staff Day retreat. About half of the evaluations rated the stretching and mindfulness stress reduction techniques led by Andrew as the best part of our whole staff day! This speaks to the nice balance Andrew strikes within the time he is scheduled for. His workshop was accessible for everyone, and accommodated many different comfort levels – providing options all along the way. We would be delighted to have Andrew come back in future years, and would recommend him highly for anyone looking for accessible yoga instruction.Hanah McFarlane
Why Balance At Work?
I sat at a desk for almost 20 years as a full-time university student and government employee. I know exactly how it feels and how it affects your body, and I’ve developed a yoga series that targets the areas in your body that suffer from prolonged sitting. I also bring a calm, encouraging manner to my sessions, which makes even newcomers to yoga feel safe and comfortable. Here’s what previous workplace wellness clients have had to say about my services.
Would you recommend a presentation or a workshop for my team?
The main distinction between a presentation and a workshop is that the presentations focus more on the “why” side of the topic with a brief introduction to the “how,” whereas the workshops are all about “how”… how to relief stress; how to move throughout the day. If time and budget permit, a presentation followed by a workshop offers the complete picture.
But we don’t sit all day in our workplace…
Sitting, standing, or moving all day can all take their toll on your body. I’ve taught almost 1,000 yoga classes and led several workshops over the past 3 years and can easily develop a workshop or session tailored to meet the demands of your line of work.
How many people can attend a session?
The only limit is how many can fit into the space you have.
How much does it cost?
The cost of my services is based on several factors, including the type and duration of service, how many people are involved, and location. I can also develop custom-tailored talks, retreats, and workshops. I would be happy to help find a solution that works.
Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce members receive 10% off workplace wellness services between now and the end of 2018.
Ready to bring this into your workplace?
I’d love to discuss your workplace wellness needs and how I can help you meet them. Give me a call or send me an email to start the conversation.