CORPORATE PROGRAMS

Our signature Wellness Programs for work places are

  • meditation for the modern day worker

  • Cultivating Healthy Habits to boost performance

Why consider these programs for your work place?

Experience and research tells us that workers are experiencing increasing levels of pressure and stress and this is impacting their health and ability to focus and maintain productivity. This impacts unplanned leave and presenteeism (showing up but not performing), affecting individuals personally and organisation performance. Our Meditation and Mindfulness programs can provide simple, practical and accessible ways to improve engagement, creativity and health, while simultaneously reducing sick leave and work frustrations. Our 'healthy habits' program incorporates mindfulness into each aspect of establishing new habits.

Benefits of meditation in the work place

Engagement – improved job satisfaction and attendance with less unplanned leave1 

Productivity - improved focus and performance along with strengthened immunity and better quality sleep

Relationships – enriched connections, expanded self awareness and a sense of compassion

1 Levett, K., Coughlan, S., Longridge, S., Roumeliotis, V., & Adams, J. (2017). Be well: A systems-based wellness intervention using mindfulness in the workplace – A case study. Journal of Management & Organization, 1-22. doi:10.1017/jmo.2017.41.

 
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SOME KIND WORDS FOR OUR PROGRAMS

I really enjoyed the Healthy Habits program and would highly recommend it.

  • The practical approach and small changes introduced each session has been encouraging and motivated me to keep at it

  • Nicky is a great teacher who genuinely cares about people’s wellbeing, which is reflected in her open and inclusive teaching style

  • There is no judgement or pressure in these sessions and everyone was given an opportunity to share their experience if they felt comfortable

  • Lastly, I love that most of what we learnt is grounded in science!

Joe, Australia Post

continued in 'what people are saying about our programs' below


our approach

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We maintain the right focus on…

  • Keeping it simple + accessible to all

  • Practical applications in work settings

  • Sharing ideas + insights

  • Check ins to support + encourage application

  • Ensuring a safe place to learn + practice

..to see results in…

  • Understanding + retaining the knowledge

  • Confidence to incorporate practices + share experience + insights with others

  • Open conversations + awareness of self + others, leading to improved relationships

  • Less accumulated stress, allowing for increased productivity

  • Potential increase in engagement of attendees


CORPORATE SERVICE OFFERING

  • Introduction to Meditation - 5 sessions

  • Cultivating Healthy Habits Program - 6 sessions over 3 months

  • Team Culture of Wellbeing workshop

  • Lunch + Learn ‘Taste of Meditation’ sessions

  • Gentle stretch + relax classes (combining movement + meditation)

  • Yoga | Meditation | Qigong

  • Surveys to measure benefits along with quantitative + qualitative feedback


what people are saying about our programs

Hi Nicky! I hope you’re well. I was in your Health & Wellbeing program earlier in the year at Australia Post. I wanted to personally say I found the program incredibly rewarding. The program really opened my eyes to mindfulness - an experience I had previously disregarded as being ‘not for me’. I’ve used your training to create a sustainable habit of being mindful for 10 minutes every day - I’ve now completed over 10 hours of meditation over 76 separate sessions. It’s made me feel more present in the moment - I feel I’m better at enjoying the present; without thinking of what’s coming next or rushing off to something. And, more importantly, I think it’s impacted those closest to me who feel like I’m more communicative and engaged with them. I didn’t think I would enjoy meditation as much as I have, it’s really calmed me and helped me with my focus. The other habit I’ve created and sustained is exercising - I’m now exercising regularly and have felt super energised - I’m full of beans! Both of these habits have really helped my daily drive, energy and thoughtfulness. I wanted to thank you so much for sharing this program - it has been so wonderful to be a part of! If you’re back at Australia Post for another program I’d love to be part of that too. Thanks again.
— Jack
This program was really refreshing and an opportunity to have time out to stop and focus on a different aspect of my health each fortnight; reflecting and sharing ideas and committing to making positive changes to my health each session.

My productivity has improved and the first session really boosted this for me as I considered my morning routine and committed to make a change on my way to work. I’m getting some exercise and feel more fresh and I’m more productive at work as a result.

Nicky’s facilitation of the group activities fostered a respect and appreciation of others and our differences but also highlighted that we have the same challenges. I came away each session with a fresh perspective and ideas from the good things others were doing also. Nicky created a safe and comfortable space and work masks came off and we connected as people. I now see familiar faces in meetings and in the lifts and there’s more meaningful conversations. I would highly recommend this program
— Tiffany, Australia Post
I was lucky enough to secure a place in the Cultivating Healthy Habits workshops and was looking forward to getting some ideas on how to make some positive changes to help re-energise me and get me through the colder months. It turns out the program was much more than that, with tips on routines, triggers, stress management, mindful eating and self-awareness. The sessions were really well structured and Nicky was amazing with the way she makes everyone feel so comfortable to share their experiences. We soon learned that many of us face the same challenges and obstacles to change. Personally, my favourite session was the Pro-active Stress Management, learning the various breathing techniques and doing spot meditations. So much so that I was able to share some of this with other colleagues in a recent team meeting by taking them though a minute of focused breathing! The other thing that resonated with me was linking habits to cues and triggers which really helps to imbed them. The other great thing is having follow up emails, which provide a gentle reminder to keep you on track, and session notes to refer back to after the workshops. I highly recommend these workshops and am grateful that our organisation is thinking about ways to improve our health and wellbeing and provided this opportunity
— Monica, Australia Post

My experience with the program has been really positive and it provided great benefits such as a healthier work environment, greater productivity, and improved employee relationships. I can’t recommend it enough.

Nicky’s approach was relaxed and friendly with her empathetic listening connecting her with the group.
Nicky was also really knowledgeable on the topics that were discussed and her passion for wellness was evident in the way she conducted the sessions.
I felt energised after attending the sessions, and was more alert going back to work. I found myself to be more productive for the rest of the day.
Nicky conducted the sessions in such way that the group felt safe and comfortable to share experiences and ask questions.
I loved the session on spot meditation and learning about various breathing techniques. I have incorporated this into my daily routine. I found it to be a good practice to stay focused and energised throughout the day.
Nicky started the sessions with an overview and objectives of what to expect during each session which allowed the participants to be actively engaged in the conversations.
After each session there were follow up emails and materials available online. This helped me to revisit what we learned during the sessions and to incorporate in my routines
— Neomalie, Australia Post
I found Nicky’s sessions to be informative, well-presented and perfectly timed.  I left with renewed energy to make changes after each session. One particular aspect to the course that I found beneficial was the commitment to small changes. Often things get overwhelming and you forget that even a small thing can make a difference. The mini meditation options have come into good use, with a 3 year old too! I would have no hesitation in recommending to others
— Nicole, Australia Post
I was part of ‘Cultivating Healthy Habits Program’ and found it really helped me in my personal development journey. It was nice to be able to take a break from our busy lives and enter into a space where we can be present and focus solely on our health & wellbeing. Nicky, as a facilitator is really gentle and kind in her approach, encourages people to share their experiences in a safe & comfortable space. One thing that helped me the most was to do more stretching & moving meditation, it’s not only beneficial for physical health, but also for mental health – releasing the pressure valve. It was my first time learning Chair Yoga too, how interesting! Thank you Nicky! I am now more aware of myself and will continue improving myself. I will definitely recommend this program.
— Inneke, Australia Post
The 5 week Introduction to Meditation is a well balanced and interactive course. Perfect for beginners
— Sam
I enjoyed learning how simple meditations can be. I have a new appreciation for the mental and physical health benefits and this has broken down the stigma of the word ‘meditation’ for me
— Lisa
I have changed my attitude towards meditation after completing the course. I no longer say to myself ‘stop thinking - you’re doing it wrong’!
— Carly

ABOUT our FACILITATORS

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Nicky is our principal facilitator, with yoga and meditation qualifications recognised by the peak bodies in these fields, Yoga Australia and the Meditation Association of Australia.

Nicky's passion lies in bringing the key aspects of the eastern traditions of yoga and meditation to the modern day worker.

She has a gift for simplifying meditation in a way which makes it easily understood and accessible to anyone. Her vision is for everyone to find simple practices which resonate for them, to meditate anywhere, anytime.

Having spent 25 years in various finance roles across government and private organisations Nicky brings an understanding of corporate culture, and the demands and expectations faced in this arena, to her meditation courses and classes.

Nicky’s qualities of compassion and kindness bring an immediate sense of calm and ease, allowing participants to feel comfortable and supported in their learning and practice.

Nicky has been practicing yoga and meditation regularly since 2005 and teaching since 2015. Along with corporate meditation & yoga courses & classes, Nicky is also available for wellness workshops and presentations.

Nicky also qualified as a CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) and has a degree in Economics.