Corporate Meditation Programs
Job stress is estimated to cost the U.S. industry more than $300 billion a year in absenteeism, turnover, diminished productivity, and medical, legal, and insurance costs. Harvard University and the World Economic Forum recently estimated that mental health-related illnesses may cost $16 trillion in lost output over the next 20 years.
Meditating professionals achieve more with less effort, and experience significant improvements in physical and mental health. Vedic Meditation facilitates supreme levels of stress reduction, increased productivity, a greater capacity for collaboration, and a calmer, more efficient work environment. Sickness, absenteeism, and health care utilization decrease while job satisfaction and employment retention improve. Happier, healthier employees create the foundation of a stronger company.
Ben Turshen has had the privilege of working with companies large and small to make meditation part of the health and wellness benefits available to their employees. Here's what people have been saying about Ben's corporate meditation programs:
Ben Turshen came to my office a year ago to teach Vedic Mediation. Meditation was an intimidating practice for me to begin, but Ben's class provided me with a clear roadmap. He was patient, thorough, and supportive through our learning process; he truly cares. I've struggled with overwhelming stress for the past couple of years, and mediation has been the best way for me to control my fears. By setting aside a short amount of time each day, it brings so much more to my life. It clears my mind and allows me to focus on the present, which leads to less anxiety and less rumination. Now I have more space for self-awareness and satisfaction--both personally and professionally. I'm extremely grateful for the practice and for Ben. - Susanne Wright, Finance Director, International Restaurant Group
Ben came to my office and taught a group intro class for my colleagues and it was a great experience. Working at a large, global communications firm can be stressful and my teammates and I are often in search of something to help mitigate the impact of such a fast-paced environment. Everyone really enjoyed learning more about the benefits of Vedic meditation, while bonding with their coworkers. This ended up being one of our most successful group events and the turnout was fantastic. For those of us who went on to take the full course with Ben, we have all felt the immeasurable benefits of Vedic meditation in a short period of time. I have personally become more productive and efficient at work, and am much calmer in high pressure situations. I have been meditating for over two years and I truly believe that the growth I’ve experienced in my career is largely attributed to my evolving practice. In addition, meditation has helped me become a more compassionate, collaborative and thoughtful manager, something my direct reports, peers and clients alike have all noticed. Outside the office, meditation has positively impacted my personal relationships too, while improving my sleeping patterns and boosting my energy throughout the day. I would highly recommend that companies offer meditation courses to their employees, as it does wonders to boost morale and improve the work environment, and can’t recommend Ben’s course enough! - Lauren Plate, Vice President, NYC-Based Communications & Marketing Agency
We have a number of options for companies to make Vedic Meditation accessible to their employees. All programs may be customized to suit your company's individual needs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in developing a program for your company.
INTRO CLASS PROGRAM
Ben comes on-site to put on a 60-minute Introduction to Vedic Meditation Class, which includes:
- The benefits of a daily meditation practice in the workplace and beyond.
- An overview of Vedic Meditation and the learning process.
- The technique’s origins.
- How Vedic Meditation differs from other forms of relaxation and meditation.
- Summary of the scientifically validated benefits of practicing Vedic Meditation.
- How to learn the technique.
- Instruction in basic breathing and relaxation techniques to get started right away.
- Participants receive a 30% discount on the full four-day course to learn Vedic Meditation at Ben's studio. Participants would cover their own cost of instruction.
Ben comes on site to put on a 60-minute Introduction to Vedic Meditation Class (see above). Following the Intro Class, participants are invited to take the full four-day course to learn Vedic Meditation at Ben's studio at a 30% discounted rate. Participants would be responsible for cost of their instruction, but would also receive a company issued stipend to cover a portion of their Course Fee. The amount of the stipend would be determined by the company. This is a great option for companies with a more limited budget who would like to create an incentive for their employees to learn Vedic Meditation.
Cost: $400 + Stipend Amount
SMALL COMPANY PRIVATE COURSE PROGRAM
Ben comes on-site to put on a 60-minute Introduction to Vedic Meditation Class (see above) and a full Vedic Meditation Course, which consists of four two-hour sessions held over four consecutive days (one session per day).
The Course Fee for small private corporate groups is scaled depending on the number of course participants:
1 student @ $3,000
2 students @ $2,500 each
3 students @ $2,000 each
4 students @ $1,500 each
5 students @ $1,200 each
6 to 9 students @ $1,000 each
The Course Fee for this program covers the initial on-site instruction plus quarterly on-site follow-up sessions for one year. It also includes a lifetime of follow-up and support at Ben's studio, including all refresher sessions (i.e, auditing a group course when offered), attending group meditations, scheduling one-on-one office hours appointments (in person or remotely) and unlimited email correspondence.
MAXIMUM IMPACT PROGRAM
Ben comes on-site for a full week and teaches as many course participants as would like to learn by offering as many sessions per day as needed. This fully subsidized program provides the greatest return on investment and is the best choice for larger companies looking to create and promote a culture of wellness by introducing Vedic Meditation.
Please see the sample schedule below for an example of how this program may be designed.
The Course Fee for this program covers the initial on-site instruction plus quarterly on-site follow-up sessions for two years. It also includes a lifetime of follow-up and support at Ben's studio, including all refresher sessions (i.e, auditing a group course when offered), attending group meditations, scheduling one-on-one office hours appointments (in person or remotely) and unlimited email correspondence. Additional hires and those employees not available during the week of on-site initial instruction (e.g., those traveling or on vacation) may take the full four-day course at Ben's studio at a 50% discounted rate.
Cost: $10,000 for up to 20 participants. $400 for each additional participant.