In an age where the business culture pushes us hard for performance outcomes, creating little mental ‘downtime’ has had its consequences. Long term pressure leads to burnout, loss of productivity and poor efficiency. Ironically studies now show that working harder for longer produces less effective results in teams and individuals.
Now big corporations such as Google and Microsoft are realising the value of mindfulness and creative thinking in improving engagement, productivity and attention. By employing these ‘soft skills’ and allowing space in the working day, the overall effect is a more satisfied workforce and a higher quality of work. Allowing staff to use mindful techniques prompted by NLP, CBT and hypnotherapy, can enable them to access the brains theta waves, or ‘flow state’. Studies have proven when the brain is relaxed and in flow it can receive and process information much more effectively and intuition and creativity is hugely enhanced. In flow state the brain calms the nervous system, the heart and immune system is strengthened through the vagus nerve, so it is also beneficial to health.
Scheduling in ‘down time’ to meditate, achieve flow and relax are skills that can be relearnt and integrated into any workforce. My creative team workshops are perfect to implement this.
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For further information on flow states:
FLOW STATES AND CREATIVITY