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Corporate Meditation - Training Techniques
 
Corporate Meditation Techniques
There are hundreds of techniques, schools, and styles of meditation. The common inner mechanism underlying the various techniques consists of two simultaneous mental activities:
  • Concentration means attempting to focus your attention through concentration or on an object, rather than your usual stream of thoughts and impressions.
  • Mindfulness involves observing whatever thought, feeling, or sensation in the moment causing stress; altering it's effect on the individual and then letting it go without evaluating, judging, or elaborating on it.
The many techniques of meditation basically use different methods of focus that have been developed over the centuries. The reason there are so many is that every person learns differently. Some people are more visual, while others are more sound or body oriented.
 
For many years, science has documented the far-reaching benefits of meditation from improving health and limiting employee sick days, or unproductive hours. To experiencing less frustration when dealing with an assigned task and lowering or limiting conflict between co-workers which also affect productivity.
 
At Spring's Haven, we teach the following techniques that represent most major types of meditation. In this approach, participants will find at least one that they will want to do on an ongoing basis.
 
Body Awareness Techniques
  • Breath Focus - Eyes Closed Focusing your attention on the experience of your own breath coming in and out of your body. This is the most fundamental of all meditation techniques, and has many variations.
  • Body Scan and Relaxation - Methodically feeling and then relaxing each part of the body in sequence. This comes from yoga and is used in many stress-reduction, healing, and sports clinics.
  • Energy Center Focus - Focusing your attention on the inner energy that flows in your body. These are ancient and powerful techniques that use the same energy (known as Chi or Ki) found in Oriental practices such as acupuncture and the martial arts.
 
Visual Techniques
  • Compassion Meditation - Scientifically proven to relieve stress, this method of meditation focuses on good thoughts about people or situations you do not like. It helps teach people to meditate on why they dislike someone, and how to take a more empathetic view of that person.
  • Eyes Open/Gazing - Breath focus and other techniques can be done with the eyes open and gazing at a specific object. Gazing involves using a physical object of your choice as an object of meditative focus.
  • Visualization Practice - This technique is the most common meditation for addressing any issue in ones life. Used for stress reduction, it can help an individual visualize the release of stress from the body and replace it's focus with relaxation. It can also be used to examine the issue causing stress and reviewing positive solutions for solving the problem in a peaceful productive manner.
  • Guided Visualization - This technique allows for individuals to listen to a calming voice lead them through a visualized practice of meditation. Guided visualizations can address specific problems, or focus on general relaxation techniques.
 
Sound Techniques
  • Mantra - This is a word, syllable, or phrase that you repeat over and over either verbally or silently. It can be a sound of your own creation, or there are hundreds of traditional ones to choose from.
  • Music as a Meditation - Following the sound of a bell or soothing music is an effective relaxation and focus technique.
 
Moving Meditation Techniques
There are many methods of moving meditation from Yoga to Ti-Chi. Not everyone is physically conditioned for these types of techniques. So as not to leave anyone out, we discuss these methods, but provide instruction for the most simple of moving meditation techniques.
  • Walking Meditation - Focusing ones mind on the simple act of walking is an ancient technique that can work for people who have a hard time sitting still for any length of time.
 
Mental Techniques
  • Affirmations - Focusing on positive thoughts of a practical nature that you would like to see manifest in the world, i.e., “I’m going to get that promotion,” or “I can lose weight.” This is a good practice to accompany all daily meditation sessions.
 
Included In This Program
In addition to these various techniques, the program includes:
  • Practical ways to integrate meditational benefits into your daily life.
  • Tips for ongoing meditation success.
  • Questions, answers, and review of techniques and daily practice.