Is stress in the workplace a big problem for you and your business?
Stress at work is an increasingly costly epidemic for business and individuals.
Stress related absence costs the UK economy billions each year in lost revenue, increased business costs and healthcare. It takes a toll on productivity, focus, morale, retention and absence rates, creativity, customer service and staff relationships. For the individuals concerned the impact can be even more devastating. Long term stress can have a destructive impact on mental and physical health, relationships, work, and quality of life.
What can be done about work related stress?
There are many causes of stress at work, many of which are beyond your control as an employer. You can, however, take action to support your staff. By supporting them to develop ways to manage stress at work, you will reduce the effects of stress in the workplace for them and for your business.
Improve well being at work, improve the wellbeing of your business
While there are many ways you can reduce the impact of stress in the workplace, providing a staff wellbeing program from Balance and Breathe will
- considerably reduce the levels of stress your staff experience
- give them powerful strategies to deal with the stress that arises
- empower them to manage their wellbeing
- improve focus and concentration, increasing performance at work
- promote better sleep and rest, allowing staff to be at their best
- reduce absence rates and the impact of long term stress on your staff and your business
Are employee wellbeing initiatives worth the investment?
Research from Deloitte found that staff wellbeing programs can result in a Return On Investment of up to €13.26 for every € spent.
How much would your business benefit from that sort of ROI?
Find out more about the employee well being programs offered by Balance and Breathe
We recently worked with Esther on a Leadership programme we developed for emerging leaders from across the globe, for our client, Menzies Aviation. Recognising that stress, depression and mental health are key business challenges in every industry, we asked Esther to deliver a wellbeing session, to help our participants see how they can effectively lead themselves and others in a more holistic way.
Esther’s session was planned in accordance with the brief we gave her, but she was able to expertly adapt to suit the needs of the participants on the day. The session provided much food for thought for the participants, gave them valuable tools that they can take back to their teams and their own lives, and enabled everyone to relax and let go of tension and stress. Esther was professional while being warm, engaging and approachable and made all the participants feel at ease and safe in the space she created.
As a leadership coach and mentor, I saw an immediate change in peoples’ perceptions of wellbeing as a business priority and was impressed to hear our participants continuing discussions about wellbeing days after Esther’s session. I would never have imagined the impact that a half day session on wellbeing could have on a group of senior leaders, and I am actively seeking ways to engage Esther with other clients.Mok O'Keefe
Wellbeing is a holistic issue, that requires care of the mind, body, emotions and spirit. Yoga offers the tools to achieve this.
Yoga is not just about the body. It includes lifestyle, relaxation, mindfulness, care of the body exercise, mindset and much more. In short, Yoga based wellbeing is a powerful way to achieve mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
In a workplace wellness program from Balance and Breathe, you and your staff will learn a range of strategies to
- manage and reduce stress
- improve sleep and relaxation
- improve concentration and focus
- develop a more positive mindset
- improve physical wellbeing
- ….and much more
The programs are delivered by Esther Nagle, a qualified Yoga teacher, international public speaker, author and wellness coach, and recovered stress-head!
The tools and practices she can teach you are based on those that helped her beat stress, depression and addiction.
Hi, I’m Esther Nagle. In 2013, I was the woman on the left of this picture. The stressed out, angry, depressed version of me had very few coping strategies to deal with stress, and many major causes of stress.
My “coping strategies” were primarily drinking (which I did a lot), smoking, crying, shouting, driving too fast and listening to music far too loud. The breakdown I experienced in 2013 was painful. There were major causes of stress in my life. , It was partially caused by work, and the stress I was experiencing certainly impacted on my performance at work.
I was forced to leave my job, and in my desperation, I decided to train to be a Yoga teacher. This was the best decision I could have ever made, as it changed my life completely, bringing me to sobriety, peace, resilience and happiness. The person on the right is who I am now.
I know that the tools that got me to this better place can do the same for you and your staff. Whatever the causes of stress, they will be impacting on performance at work.
Yoga practices and concepts can help you and your staff learn how to manage stress and be well at work. It will help you improve company absence rates help you develop the resilience that brought this stressed, alcoholic single Mamma peace, happiness and wellness.
Couch Potato Transformed
Esther came into our workplace for a series of classes. I was completely new to Yoga, and whilst my workload doesn’t allow me to be a total daily convert, she inspired me to listen to my body and my breathing and get off the couch more often. Thanks Esther for your endearing qualities.
A Wise and Comforting Debut
Esther’s first book is a must read for anybody looking to gain a new perspective on their place in the world, and renew their purchase on their life. She seamlessly interweaves her own story with information on how the reader can use yogic principles to change perspective and improve their life.
5 Star Amazon Review for Bent Back into Shape
I have gained a new perspective
Through working with Esther, I was finally able to gain a new perspective on issues affecting my life. Recovery is not always about rapid progress, but having patience with the process, and this was something I had apparently overlooked before making time to talk with Esther. As a result, I now know that peace is possible.
Wisdom and guidance
I have always heard that one moment can change your life. Now I am living it. Thank you, Esther, for sharing your wisdom and your guidance. I am now a Yogi girl and it is the basis of my recovery. Breathe is what Esther told me and BREATHE is what I am learning to do. I am so grateful to have you as part of my journey.
Are you ready for change and a life of balance?
Esther is the business! She has overcome huge obstacles and challenges in her own life and now shares her skills to help others. If you truly want to transform your life through the art of yoga, then look no further. Esther helps you to stay in the moment and to simply be! She receives my utmost respect for her achievements and I’m sure she will earn yours too. So if you’re ready for change and to bring balance into your life, Esther is your lady. I can highly recommend her.