Το μασάζ εδώ και χιλιετίες βελτιώνει τόσο τη σωματική όσο και την ψυχική υγεία. Είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένο με την ευεξία μας.
Για την ομάδα σας
Το εταιρικό μασάζ μπορεί να ενισχύσει την αποδοτικότητα της ομάδας σας και παράλληλα την αίσθηση του ανήκειν.
640 Εργαζόμενοι / 11 Σημεία 4 Ημέρες / Αθήνα-Λάρισα- Θεσσαλονίκη
‘’Προσέφεραν 12’ λεπτές αναζωογονητικές συνεδρίες στεγνού μασάζ χωρίς λάδι, σε κάθε έναν από εμάς, στις αίθουσες συνεδριάσεων που τους παρείχαμε. Σε συνδυασμό με τα τονωτικά ροφήματα και ειδικά διατροφικά μείγματα που μας προσέφεραν στο τέλος, άφησαν τον κάθε δέκτη απόλυτα ευχαριστημένο, αναζωογονημένο και σε πραγματικά καλή διάθεση.’’
‘’Η μεθοδολογία υλοποίησης είχε εκπληκτική ροή, προέβλεπε κάθε πιθανή λεπτομέρεια ενώ ταυτόχρονα ήταν αρκετά ευέλικτη για να απορροφήσει και τις δικές μας ιδιαιτερότητες και κανόνες. Ήταν συνεπείς, οργανωμένοι και χειριστικαν με επαγγελματισμό το project που τους αναθέσαμε. Τα επίπεδα υγιεινής ήταν υψηλά και η συνολική οργάνωση δέσμευσε μκρό απο τον δικό μας χρόνο.’
OTE – Cosmote Group
1200 Εργαζόμενοι / 6 Σημεία 4 Ημέρες / Αθήνα
‘’Ανταποκρίθηκαν σε κάθε αίτημά μας με μεγάλη προθυμία και ευελιξία στο εντατικό πρόγραμμα έδειξαν απόλυτη προσαρμοστικότητα στα διαφορετικά κοινά και νοοτροπίες, και χάρη στα communication skills που διαθέτουν κέρδισαν όλους τους εργαζόμενους.’’
‘’Στα λίγα λεπτά που διαρκεί το διάλειμμα των εργαζόμενων στα Call Centers ο Mark και ο Γιάννης εργαζόντουσαν τόσο εντατικά αλλά και ποιοτικά με αποτέλεσμα να χαρίζουν πραγματικά πολύτιμες στιγμές ευεξίας στους εργαζόμενούς μας, γεγονός που καταγράφηκε στη φόρμα αξιολόγησης που συμπλήρωσαν.’’
‘’Πιστεύουμε ότι θα μας δοθεί η ευκαιρία για νέα συνεργασία – ειδικότερα στο πλαίσιο των προγραμμάτων Εσωτερικής Επικοινωνίας – για τους εργαζόμενους του Ομίλου ΟΤΕ, καθώς έχει ήδη διατυπωθεί το αίτημα για επανάληψη του προγράμματος ευεξίας με τους συνεργάτες μας Mark και Γιάννη.’’
Έχουμε μια σειρά γευστικών και ευεργετικών προτάσεων που θα συνοδεύσουν και θα ολοκληρώσουν την εμπειρία των ανθρώπων σας. Εστιάζουμε αποκλειστικά σε υπέρ – τροφές και αντιοξειδωτικά μείγματα που βελτιώνουν την διάθεση και αυξάνουν τα επίπεδα ενέργειας.
Σκοπός μας είναι να ενημερωθείτε για μεθόδους που προάγουν τη σωματική και ψυχική ευεξία καθώς και για νέους τρόπους διατροφής. Αν επηρεάσουμε τις διατροφικές σας συνήθειες προς το καλύτερο, θα αλλάξουμε ταυτόχρονα και την καθημερινότητα σας. Επηρεάζοντας την καθημερινότητα σας βελτιώνουμε τα αποθέματα σωματικής ενέργειας, την ψυχική σας δύναμη και κατά συνέπεια την παραγωγικότητα σας.
What is Meditation as a practise of Mindfulness?
Meditation is a practice that requires mindfulness. Contrary to what some people believe, its goal is not to empty the mind of thoughts, but to experience them objectively. That is to say, you experience your thoughts, feelings, and memories as if they were leaves floating down a stream. You watch them all come and go, holding on to nothing. You pay attention only to the moment you’re living in, but it’s a deep attention, which accepts both the painful and the pleasant experiences. Source In practice, some people try guided meditations, in which a 3rd party helps them to direct their focus on different aspects of the moment they’re experiencing. Others prefer to meditate with music or only silence. How Does Meditation Make You Feel? Many people begin practicing meditation to help with anxiety and stress. This is a wonderful motivation, but it’s certainly not the only way that meditating changes you. Here’s how 5-20 minutes of daily meditation changes the way you experience life: After 1 Week Reduces stress and anxious feelings Gives you a feeling of relaxation After 2 Weeks Meditation feels natural, and a part of your daily routine After 40 Days Better clarity of mind Better dream recall Easier to recognize symbols in your life More positive attitude After 1 Year More productive Better success in meeting goals More self-discipline Less affected by ups and downs Higher value of yourself and your time More compassionate More grateful Overall less anxiety Some of the many health benefits of Meditation Studies have shown that meditation positively affects one’s life in the following ways: Stress reduction: Centering the mind on positive thoughts and breathing deeply can improve one’s mood and reduce feelings of stress. Reduces blood pressure: Meditation relaxes the body, which in turn lowers blood pressure. Fights heart disease: Because stress leads to inflammation, by relaxing the mind and reducing the effects of stress, meditation offers an anti-antiflammatory effect on the body. This helps to prevent health conditions like heart disease, asthma and arthritis. Many of us suffer from one or more of the above. Full-time workers especially find themselves in need of a stress reliever to take their minds off the day’s activities. If you are looking for a natural way to calm your mind, meditation is a great option.
Back Pain Implications and Benefits of Massage
‘Sitting is the new smoking’ is the phrase on the lips of a generation of worried office employees Barely a week seems to pass without a warning that our sedentary lifestyles are causing potential dangers to our physical health. Whether you spend your day sat at a computer screen or a TV screen (or both), the chances are that you are raising your risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Part of the problem is that today’s lifestyles are not as consistently active as those of generations gone by. Link Research A randomized between-groups design was used to evaluate massage therapy versus relaxation therapy effects on chronic low back pain. Treatment effects were evaluated for reducing pain, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, for improving trunk range of motion (ROM) and for reducing job absenteeism and increasing job productivity. Thirty adults (M age=41 years) with low back pain with a duration of at least 6 months participated in the study. The groups did not differ on age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity or gender. Sessions were 30min long twice a week for 5 weeks. On the first and last day of the 5-week study participants completed questionnaires and were assessed for ROM. By the end of the study, the massage therapy group reported experiencing: less pain, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance improved trunk and pain flexion performance (Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Diego, M., & Fraser, M. (2007). Lower back pain and sleep disturbance are reduced following massage therapy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy, 11, 141-145.) Massage therapy was compared to relaxation for chronic low back pain. By the end of the study, the massage therapy group reported: less pain, depression and anxiety and improved sleep improved trunk and pain flexion performance, and their serotonin and dopamine levels were higher (Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T., Krasnegor, J., & Theakston, H. (2001). Lower back pain is reduced and range of motion increased after massage therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 106, 131-145.) According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States.” Research has shown that massage can: decrease low back pain decrease disability associated with low back pain demonstrates decreased pain and disability over time decrease anxiety/depression associated with low back pain National Institutes of Health. (2011). «Low Back Pain Fact Sheet» NINDS. NIH Publication No. 03-5161. Retrieved on August 5, 2011, from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Web site.
20 Easy Tips to Increase Productivity at Work (+4 you can start tomorrow)
It seems like more and more companies are adopting the motto “do more with less”. So where does that leave you? Scrambling to complete deadlines, wearing 18 different hats, answering a river of emails and phone calls… you get the point. The goal of this post is to help you find ways for you and your team to increase productivity at work. Instead of trying to do a bunch of these at once, find a couple that you can implement within your organization or department and practice them for at least 21 days. (the time it typically takes to form a new habit) Source List your «crucial results» for the day Create a spreadsheet listing your top 3 most important (i.e. crucial) for each day. This will help you plan each day and make sure you’re maintaining focus on the most important tasks each day. Use tools to make your life easier and more efficient Boomerang – Schedules the exact date and time you want to send an email or bring it to the top of your inbox if you don’t get a response within a certain time. RescueTime – Helps you monitor and analyze where you’re spending your time online. Evernote – A digital notepad stored in the cloud. You can also save pictures and voice-recorded messages as notes. Prioritize your most important tasks first Your ability to make decisions and think critically diminishes throughout the day, so tackle your most important projects earlier in the day. Complete tasks in batches It takes time for you to get into a rhythm with whatever you’re working on. If you constantly start and stop that process, you’re wasting time getting back into your rhythm or catching up to where you left off. Here are some practical applications: Set a block of time to knock out data entry and reporting tasks at once Set meetings with colleagues back to back in the afternoon Answer voicemails and emails for a chunk of time in the afternoon Exercise Exercise is not only important for the body, it is almost as important for your mental wellbeing. Exercising has been shown to reduce stress hormones while increasing growth factors in the brain necessary for new neuronal connections. Morning gatherings with your team Each morning, huddle together with your team for about 15 minutes and go over each person’s main crucial results for the day. This helps everyone get on the same page and lets people know where their assistance is needed. Eat healthy foods throughout the day to avoid energy crashes and keep your brain properly fueled The food we eat is extremely important in how productive we are at work. Junk food not only affects your weight. It also causes to decreased productivity and energy crashes. Turn off the gadgets for crunch time Remove the distractions by silencing your phone, exiting out of chat applications and closing the inbox before you start any important task where complete focus is necessary. Set an agenda and goal for each meeting Make sure there is a set agenda and goal for each meeting. No agenda and goal, no meeting. Also respect participants’ time! Work remotely Working remotely can help you increase your productivity by getting more done in less time. While the office is an environment that can foster collective energy and resources, it can also hinder our productivity. De-clutter and organize your work environment There’s a lot to be said about how much organization and less “stuff” can decrease your anxiety, thereby increasing productivity. Having less clutter will help you think more clearly and waste less time searching for that misplaced document. Love your job It turns out that the best way to become more productive at work is to have a job you love. No tool, no system, no bonus scheme and no amount of pressure can match the productivity boost you get simply from being happy at work. Complete the “2-Hour Solution” at the end of your work week Spend 2 hours each week for the purpose of mentally creating the next week of your life. Use this time each week to reconnect with your goals, assess what has been working and what has not, and schedule your calendar for the upcoming week. Wake up early Look at every top CEO, executive or leader and you’ll find they all have 1 major thing in common – they wake up early. Stand Up more There is a productivity method called the Pomodoro Technique – it forces you to stop and take a break every 30 minutes, so you can use that time to get up and walk around. Also take phone calls standing up and do stand-up meetings. Learn to say no Throughout your day, people will inevitably disrupt you to get your help or input on something. It’s so easy to say yes and take on more things, but this is counterproductive. Learn to say no more often to guard your time for your highest leverage activities. Stop checking email Unless your clients could have true emergencies where time is of the essence, there is no reason to check your email more than a couple of times a day. Try only checking email twice a day max (or once, if you can get away with it). This approach will help you stay on track with your work by limiting distractions. Focus on one thing at a time Multitasking lowers IQ and reduces the performance with which you can complete any task. Find simple tasks to outsource so you can focus on high-leverage activities Check out Taskrabbit, oDesk, Fiverr and Elance to see if there’s something you could be outsourcing. Give yourself less time than you think you’ll need However long you think it will take you to complete a project or task, give yourself less time to complete it. You’ll find that giving yourself a deadline will keep you more focused to get the job done. As of tomorrow…pick one Replicate the body’s natural cycle Replicating the body’s natural cycle in office environments is a fundamental, but often ignored, part of improving wellbeing. Keep blinds and windows open to ensure there’s natural light and air circulating. Plants are another well- researched way to improve air quality and mood to help you get more done. Sync all your calendars There’s no point in having a desk calendar, a work calendar, a personal calendar, etc. Get them all in one place digitally that you can access on your computer or on mobile. Google calendars is our preferred tool. Organize your thoughts on paper Writing things down on paper can help you sort through the feeling of being stuck. You can write, cross out, and brainstorm until you better organize your thoughts. Turn off the popup notifications Those immediate popup notifications set to every app on your phone are really distracting. Turn off the ones you don’t really need. And set your email fetch to hourly instead of every 15 minutes. We truly believe you will manage to adopt some of these practises and remember to give them a decent try for at least 21 days…and then re-asses!