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JUNE: Employee Wellness Month

Most employers are great at setting deadlines and delegating tasks which can cause even the most dutiful and organized employee stress. But what if your company also offered a convenient way to reduce stress during the workday?

Work-related stress is a growing problem that affects not only the health and well-being of employees, but also their productivity and the company's bottom line.

What one person may perceive as a challenge another may perceive as a stressful event. It’s good to be aware of the signs/symptoms of work-related stress.

Physical symptoms:

  • Fatigue

  • Muscular tension

  • Headaches

  • Heart palpitations

  • Insomnia

  • Gastrointestinal issues

Psychological symptoms:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Reduced ability to concentrate or make decisions

  • Irritability

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Increase in sick day usage

  • Aggression

  • Diminished initiative & work performance

  • Not working well with others

  • Mood swings

  • Lower tolerance of frustration and impatience

A wellness program focused on stress management can take place at the workplace or virtually, and can take place before, during or after work hours.

A stress management focused wellness program can include any or all of the following:

  • Self-Care Challenges

  • Workplace Chair/Table Massage

  • Yomassage classes

  • Yoga sessions

  • Self-massage class

  • Sound Bath

  • Movement Challenges

  • Guided Meditations

  • Group and 1-on-1 coaching sessions

The benefits of having a wellness program include:

  • Reduced sick day usage

  • Increased productivity

  • Greater job satisfaction

  • Increased work engagement

  • Higher employee morale

  • Improved recruitment and retention of employees

  • Building camaraderie among staff

Sacred Space is proud to be able to offer a place for support staff, management and entrepreneurs a place to de-stress, create team bonding and provide classes that promote mindful education for self-care and wellness. Classes can be done in the workplace, in the studio or virtually.

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