Old Ways of Thinking Cost Time and Money
Hours of productivity lost to distraction every day
Annual cost of work related stress
MEQ® training Increases Performance
Productive time per employee shown to increase by 38 hours per year
On average employees report a 29% reduction in perceived stress
91% of people believe it positively adds to workplace culture
Sources: Blackrock, Emindful, Perceived Stress Scale, Work Limitations Questionnaire, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
Improvements Reported from MEQ® Training
Amalgamated MEQ® Programme Improvement Data
The chart shows the percentage of people who reported improvements in our four measured areas of: productivity (measured as health at work and absenteeism), emotional intelligence (EQ), sleep and mindful behaviour.
Two years of questionnaire data has shown that over 50% of participants taking our Core MEQ® Programme report improvements in all four areas.
The impact of a mindful workforce means less staff turnover, less absenteeism, better work life separation and more productivity.
Data source: AJ Bicât amalgamated programmes (2015 - 2016)
fMRI scans reveal changes in the brain
Mindfulness thickens areas of the brain that allow us to bring our more contemplative selves to any challenge and thins areas of the brain that interfere with this process.
These four fMRI scans show increased (red) or decreased (blue) blood flow in someone who practices MEQ®
The Novice is represented only on the bar chart and not in the pictures, as you can see novices experience a much smaller median average change and in one case (c) even a negative change
The first scan (a) shows the part of the brain responsible for our internal narrative sometimes referred to as our 'monkey mind'. This is the constant babble in our heads that distracts us all day long. As you can see the mindfulness practitioner experiences a decrease in activity in this section of the brain. Over time this is referred to as a 'thinning' of the brain.
The second, third and fourth pairs (b, c and d) show the parts of the brain responsible for high use memory function, emotional stability and semantic processing respectively. As you can see these areas of the brain see a marked increase in blood flow and will 'thicken' over time
AJ Bicât uses mindfulness and neuroplasticity (i.e. the human brain's almost unlimited capacity to adapt and learn) to revolutionize the way we work, think and think about work.
Mindful Nation UK
The Mindful Nation UK Report by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group is the first policy document of its kind. The report seeks to address mental health concerns in the areas of education, health, the workplace and the criminal justice system through the application of mindfulness interventions.
The recommendations in this report are evidence-based, sourced directly from experienced implementers, who report notable success in their respective fields and urge policy makers to invest resources in further pilot studies and increase public access to qualified teacher trainers.
Read the document in full here.
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