Workplace stress is taking a toll on employee health and productivity. According to the UK Health and Safety Executive, stress is responsible for the loss of 11.7 million working days a year.
Stress on the job is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Studies and surveys have shown that employees who report high stress levels also report lower engagement, lower productivity and higher absenteeism than those who report low stress.
The Cost of work-related stress
In 2015/16 stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health. The total estimated economic cost to Britain’s economy for employee illness due to be caused or made worse by work for between 2013 – 2016 was £9.3 billion. At an organisational level, it is estimated that the average amount of stress-caused sick days to a company with 500 employees would cost the company £134,865 annually.
Many companies are looking at innovative employee stress management programs, this is where we can help you. Here at Floating Point Float Centre we offer Floatation Therapy sessions and Neurofeedback sessions, both treatments have a proven track record and scientific research that shows both treatments greatly reduce stress levels and maximises mental & physical wellbeing.
How Floating & Neurofeedback can reduce workplace stress
Floating is uniquely suited to reducing stress for a few reasons. First, it makes it impossible not to unplug, because smartphones don’t work well in salt water! Especially for employees used to being constantly available, spending some timeout in the Float Pod will be a much-needed break from email and online activities. Secondly, Floating shuts down the amygdala (The amygdala is responsible for emotions, moods, and other functions related to depression and anxiety) during a Float session, reduces cortisol levels, lowers blood pressure and releases the body’s natural endorphins.
Finally, Floating can promote better sleep, enhance meditation practice, reduce chronic pain and improve creativity & learning…..All of which lead to lower levels of stress.
NeurOptimal Neurofeedback has been developed by Clinical Psychologists, NeurOptimal® is the world’s first and only Dynamical Neurofeedback™ brain training system. Neurofeedback can dramatically reduce the symptoms associated with stress management, anxiety, memory, attention, focus and so much more.
Unobtrusive sensors are placed on your scalp and ear that read signals coming from your brain. When the NeurOptimal system detects turbulence in your brain activity, it uses music to gently signal your brain to alter its course. In this way, your brain learns to retrain itself to become more effective, more calm and more balanced.
Imagine a work environment where employees are productive, healthy, happy and in sync!
If you’re looking to initiate or improve and employee stress management programme using cutting edge technology and techniques, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about Floating & Neurofeedback for workplace wellness.
Please contact us for pricing and availability.