Mindful workThousand-year old techniquesEfficacy
Meditation for companies is a modern breakthrough. Many companies, especially in the USA, but also in Italy, now opt to invest part of their budget in schemes where employees are given time and space for physical and psychological relaxation. These tend to focus on yoga and meditation, as numerous scientific studies have shown them to be particularly effective. The most notable research on these matters has been conducted by the American scientist Herbert Benson in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School and his own Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.
The reasons are mainly cultural. David Gelles, the New York Times journalist and author of the book “Mindful Work” points out that in the past our society has been influenced by the beat culture, the hippy phenomenon and oriental mysticism.
Over the years the eastern and western worlds have begun to interact and share their knowledge. So, today, we can benefit from techniques that are thousands of years old and which offer new, effective and alternative ways to solve our problems.