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44% of employees are looking for a new job in what is being called "the great resignation" while stress has been called the health epidemic of the 21st century, costing American businesses up to $500 billion a year.
Invest in a strategy proven to improve employee satisfaction, productivity, and resiliency to retain your top talent. With our evidence-based, science-backed approach, we've helped global companies in Cincinnati and beyond improve outcomes.
Our workplace mindfulness and resiliency programs are completely customizable to your needs and desired outcomes. We partner with you to customize, implement, and evaluate a completely done-for-you mindfulness program. Expected outcomes include:
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After completion of one of our mindfulness programs, participants reported:
From a case study of a team of 47 local attorneys. Decreased stress in the workplace is associated with decreased absenteeism, turnover, performance, and morale, as well as improved well-being.
From a case study with 96 associates from a team within Procter & Gamble. Disconnection at work is reported as the number one reason people are currently leaving their jobs.
From a team of 45 at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce. Invest in connection and strategy proven to improve employee satisfaction to retain your top talent resulting in a healthier, happier workplace.
“ArtsWave received many appreciative comments about the Mindfulness series we sponsored for the Cincinnati region’s arts organizations. The sessions gave staff members valuable information about how to cope with the stresses of the pandemic and how to operate in times of uncertainty. Having a healthy arts sector depends on healthy arts professionals, and this was another way we could show support during a challenging year.”-Alecia Kintner, President & CEO, ArtsWave
“ArtsWave received many appreciative comments about the Mindfulness series we sponsored for the Cincinnati region’s arts organizations. The sessions gave staff members valuable information about how to cope with the stresses of the pandemic and how to operate in times of uncertainty. Having a healthy arts sector depends on healthy arts professionals, and this was another way we could show support during a challenging year.”
-Alecia Kintner, President & CEO, ArtsWave
“By participating in an 8-Week Mindfulness workshop, I was able to learn techniques to practice that help me be the best leader I can be for my team. I was even able to engage my 5-year old son in practice techniques I had learned to help him."-Kimberly Mapp, Family Care PS Eng Senior Director, Digital Solutions, Mfg Automation, & Systems, P&G Family Care
“By participating in an 8-Week Mindfulness workshop, I was able to learn techniques to practice that help me be the best leader I can be for my team. I was even able to engage my 5-year old son in practice techniques I had learned to help him."
-Kimberly Mapp, Family Care PS Eng Senior Director, Digital Solutions, Mfg Automation, & Systems, P&G Family Care
Email Meriden McGraw, Director of Workplace Mindfulness at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have found that the most successful workplace mindfulness and resiliency programming is encouraged and modeled from the top down. A day of mindfulness and wellness can cultivate deeper personal and professional satisfaction for associates, executives, and/or leaders. During a half-day or full-day retreat, participants will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on self-care, stress management, mindfulness, and mindful leadership. Retreats are informational but also heavily experiential with sustained periods of practice and relaxation techniques. Participants can expect the same scientific rigor and explanations provided in our weekly courses along with additional relaxation practices, light mindful movement, and mindful eating practices over shared healthy meals.
What separates us from other companies is our team. Combined with over 50 years of experience, we bring doctoral-level education and research methods to elevate our programs.
Co-led by Meriden McGraw and Dr. Sian Cotton, our team collectively has years of experience working with a breadth of individuals including hospital executives, corporate leaders, military Colonels, medical
students, veterans, lawyers and their clients, and athletic organizations, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, to teach evidence-based techniques proven to enhance cognitive capacity, improve stress management, increase productivity
and focus, decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and increase resiliency and overall well-being.
Certified MSBR Teacher | Wholebeing Institute Positive Psychology Coach
Meriden combines her master's level education in mental and public health with her training in mind-body modalities to teach individuals and groups techniques for optimal wellbeing. To date, Meriden has completed twenty-seven different teacher trainings both nationally and internationally and holds various certifications in prayanma (breath techniques), positive psychology, mindfulness, and yoga. Meriden has worked with a variety of populations such as professional athletic teams including both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, corporate lawyers and their clients, human resource departments, veterans, mental health professionals, families, and adolescent girls. Meriden’s mission is to make these techniques simple and applicable for life in the 21st century so she can help her clients be their best selves personally and professionally, thus enhancing overall organizational performance, and societal wellbeing
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Health | Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UC College of Medicine
Dr. Cotton is a licensed clinical psychologist and founding director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and UC Health Integrative Medicine. A Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Cotton has an active research lab with ongoing clinical studies focusing primarily on mindfulness-based interventions and integrative medicine practice-based research. In 2007, Dr. Cotton was awarded a K23 career development award by the National Institutes of Health to examine the role of spiritual coping and health-related quality of life in adolescents with a chronic illness. A former Board member for the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health, she is often invited to speak with community organizations and businesses, healthcare audiences, and academics about mind-body medicine for stress reduction, and preventive and wellness-based approaches to healthcare.
“I focus on my breath when I am nervous. This helped me prepare for a number of presentations.”
“Breathing exercises are used several times daily when unexpected changes (stressful events) happen. I now recognize how my body is reacting and then change my reaction accordingly.”
“I have started using beginners mind when going into a meeting I believe will be difficult. I also use mindful breathing when switching to a difficult task to help settle in and focus.”
“I have used the relaxation practice at my desk to reduce anxiety and also shared with a co-worker and it worked great!”
“Enjoyed the opportunity of talking with others and trying out new ways of dealing with difficult situations and used it at work and at home. Competitive Advantage!”
“I was wary at first of a Monday AM class because there is typically so much to do. However, I left the class each time more ready to take on the day, relaxed yet focused.”
“I feel more resilient and able to tackle my workday.”
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