Training your mind to be more focused, calmer and kinder to yourself is a worthwhile practice that leads to more happiness and less stress.
All of the training options described below introduce participants to the neuroscience and behavioural research behind mindfulness and its associated mental habits, and offer practical suggestions on how to practice and integrate mindfulness into their company culture and personal work day. Participants leave with a handful of tools, including first-hand experience meditating, that they can practice to increase mental clarity, calmness and focus in the midst of our increasingly demanding and complex work environments.
Please reach out for more details about how these offerings can be customized for your office needs.
Weekly Mental Health Breaks
To see real, lasting improvements in your team
Structure: 2 weekly 15-minute guided meditations, spaced half an hour apart for flexibility
(Example: One meditation at 2-2:15pm and one at 2:30-2:45pm every Wednesday).
Benefits: Weekly guided meditations encourage employees to meditate regularly, which is when the majority of benefits to mental and physical health appear.
With guidance and motivation provided by an experienced meditation coach, each week a new meditation or breathing technique is introduced. The variety allows attendees to find out which techniques work best for them. The weekly structure helps attendees stick with the practice long enough to see real, life-changing results.
Weekly sessions encourage a culture of well-being within your company or team, making people feel valued while increasing their focus and productivity. As the well-being of your colleagues improves, everyone is happier and business improves.
Month of Mindfulness Training
To really integrate mindfulness into the fabric of your office culture
Structure: Four weekly 45-min webinars that include a learning component, guided meditation practice and a Q+A.
Benefits: Learn the science behind how relaxation techniques, like meditation and structured breathing, can have a significant positive impact on the health of your brain, body, and mental health. This knowledge will help to motivate attendees to sustain a personal meditation practice with innumerable benefits for both employees and employers.
1. Foundations Mindfulness and Meditation
2. Rewiring Your Brain to Your Benefit
3. Skillfully Managing Emotions
4. A Topic Customized for Your Team, such as:
To introduce mental health maintenance to your team
Structure: Individual workshops on a variety of topics you can choose from to best suit your office environment.
Benefits: Help your employees manage their mental health through a topic that will resonant with them depending on the type of work you do. Every workshop covers what mindfulness is and how to start a meditation practice, as well as a guided meditation for practice.
Sample topics include:
Ask about how other topics and how each workshop is customized for your team's unique strengths and weaknesses.
Sample recorded Corporate Mental Health Break
Some of Our Clients
“As a former practicing lawyer, Lara understands the demands of legal practice and brings her personal experience and unique perspective to the table. She tailors her programming to the particular audience, explains the process and benefits of meditation and frames her content in scientific research findings. Lara has a gentle and patient manner, and her soothing voice has a calming effect that is sure to relax anyone who participates in one of her guided meditations. After Lara’s introductory sessions with our staff and lawyers, the feedback was so positive that we asked Lara to return on a weekly basis.”
– Lisa Cunningham, Lawyer and Director of Knowledge Management and Professional Development at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
“Lara is an outstanding teacher. Her calm, soothing teaching method resonates with all those participating in her sessions. Lara has a natural talent for relating to people by talking about her personal experiences and by giving examples of how the mind works participants can relate these to their own feelings and experiences.In addition, as a former lawyer, Lara can relate to the stresses experienced in high stress work environments.
On a personal level, Lara re-introduced me to meditation in early 2016 (after some prior failed attempts on my own) and has been my personal meditation teacher since that time. As a relative novice (and somewhat skeptic) to the world of meditation, Lara has been instrumental in my learning’s. Prior to having Lara as my coach, I had participated in many guided meditations and meditation workshops and can attest that Lara’s teaching style surpasses what I have experienced from others and has turned me into a daily meditator. The results personally have been amazing.”
– Rob Wortzman, Partner at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
“I am pleased to recommend Lara as a corporate meditation teacher. She recently presented an introduction to meditation workshop to our employees and led us in a guided meditation, and it was very well received.
Both the staff and myself found the workshop to be informative and interesting. Lara’s workshop was engaging and everyone left with a deep understanding of the many valuable benefits of meditation for productivity and overall health. After her presentation, she led us through a very impressive guided meditation. She left such a positive impression on our staff that several of them have already signed up for her 30-day meditation program.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lara as a meditation teacher as her workshop was valuable and helpful for our organization. In addition to being an expert in her field, Lara is calm, friendly and a extremely easy to work with.”
– Kristen Milad, P. Eng and Co-President at Improtech Ltd.
"I work for a company that has brought Lara in to the office once a week for two 15 minute guided meditation sessions and I couldn't be happier with that decision.
Not only are these a welcome sanity break in the middle of the week but they came at a time I was really struggling with some increased anxiety in my life and being introduced to guided meditations has made a world of difference for me. I was so happy when our company recently decided to continue with these sessions indefinitely!
Just wanted to say a big thank you Lara for what you do."
- Participant at Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
“Thanks for introducing us to so many easy and mindful ways to meditate. Your classes have really helped me incorporate meditation into my day-to-day activities more easily. I think the biggest misperception about meditation is that you need to make time for it and find a quiet room to do it in, etc. Lara’s sessions are really very eye opening in helping clear those misperceptions. For me personally, it has made all the difference.”
– Akshata Kalyanpur, Senior Manager, Internal & Employee Communications at HOOPP
“These office meditation sessions are great and so helpful for relieving stress and bringing gratitude and focus to our busy days.”
– Participant at HOOPP
“Very much enjoy these sessions. There was one occasion when I felt overwhelmed by a swirling cloud of competing priorities and urgent to-do items. I took 15 minutes to attend a meditation and returned to my desk with a settled mind, able to calmly and dispassionately look at everything on my list and prioritize sensibly. It made a huge difference to my ability to do my job that day.”
– Participant at HOOPP
“Thank you Lara for helping me at a time I really needed to find something the most! Forever grateful! Know that what you do matters and makes a difference in my life and I’m sure in others’ too.”
– Participant at HOOPP
“Thanks for bringing this learning and development opportunity into the workplace. I appreciate the value of learning to meditate, but must admit that I am still not very good at it – but know that I will get better with practice.”
– Participant at HOOPP
“I'm not sure if you remember me but I used to attend your meditation sessions when I was at HOOPP in 2017. Ever since then, I've been using Insight Timer religiously and I only just discovered your last name to find you here. It is so great to connect again. I just want you to know that your sessions inspired me to meditate and it has changed my life. I never thought someone with a type A personality like myself could benefit from it and I still have a long way to go but I've definitely come far from where I was at."
– Message received on Insight Timer April 2020
Some of these programs contain 30 minutes
of accredited Professionalism content by the Law Society of Ontario.
Contact us for more details.