With increasing levels of stress in the workplace and information overload, more businesses are looking for effective ways to make the work environment more comfortable and relaxed. One of these ways is the Transcendental Meditation technique ® (TM), a practice that has been scientifically proven to have great benefits for both mental and physical health and the workplace in general.
But what is TM? In essence, TM is a very simple technique of meditation that is practised for 20 minutes twice daily, sitting with eyes closed. The great thing about it is that it is pleasant to do and does not involve any concentration or effort. It enhances effectiveness in the individual and improves harmony in the group.
So TM in business is the perfect approach to create a calmer and more collaborative work environment.
People who wish to excel in their field and take on positions of greater responsibility are increasingly under constant pressure to improve their decision-making, planning, judgment and creativity while being innovative. The need for good health and fitness underlies, but having time for everything can be challenging. TM is an effective solution to maintaining balance amidst the often competing demands on our time.
Let’s explore some benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique(R) in business.
Stress relief and reduction of anxiety
One of the main benefits of TM is that it is profoundly relaxing and reduces stress and tension that has built up over time. Studies published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology show that the TM technique is an effective way to reduce anxiety and help with depression. It’s also beneficial for the management of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Improve creativity and confidence.
Research has proven that Transcendental Meditation can increase confidence, creativity and productivity in individuals who practice it daily. This can lead to innovative thinking and better problem-solving skills, an important asset to any business.
Helps with decision-making, memory and leadership
TM can boost performance and improve decision-making, focus and memory. It has also been shown to help with social relations. Neuroscientists have found that the positive cognitive and emotional changes gained from TM correlate with more coherent brain functioning through the regular practice of the TM technique.
Transcendental Meditation for leadership allows you to become a better version of yourself. Improving mental and physical health and well-being in the individual, it is the key to self-development and to culturing ideal leadership qualities.
The practice of TM has a holistic effect on overall health, with the normalisation of hormone levels and blood pressure. There are also measurable improvements in diabetes, cholesterol, cardiovascular health and brain functioning. It can also enhance the clarity of thoughts, increase compassion and gratitude and improve quality of life.
“I’ve taught TM in many companies, and many employees would tell me that with TM what used to take them three hours, now maybe in 15 minutes, they get insight, and they’re able to accomplish it. So we are doing less but accomplishing more through this technique.” Craig Berg, TM teacher.
In an increasingly fast-paced and demanding world, employees must have efficient tools to deal with stress and anxiety in the work environment; adopting the Transcendental Meditation technique will bring a wide variety of benefits.
To establish this technique in your business, here are some tips for transitioning to a better consciousness of themselves.
Tip 1: Install the idea
First, introduce the need for calmness in the workplace and explain how Transcendental Meditation can easily bring this about, Explain what the benefits are and why it is important for the well-being of everyone in the company.
Tip 2: Create spaces where you can meditate
If practical, it’s good to have a dedicated space in the workplace for meditation, a quiet and comfortable place away from the demands of the work environment.
Tip 3: Get a deeper understanding of Transcendental Meditation
It is essential to have the guidance of a certified TM teacher, to gain a deeper understanding and maximum benefit from the practice.
Transcendental Meditation is the most effective technique for self-development, stress reduction and overall well-being that you can add to your life. We invite you to join us in discovering a new path to living your full potential and enjoying more tranquillity, Please visit our centres around all Australia and find out more about our courses.