Bring Meditation and Mindfulness
to Your Corporation
Why this is important
A study done by the British Government found that employees who practiced meditation and mindfulness concluded:
The number of days off for stress, anxiety and depression fell by 71% over the ensuing three years.
Employee absences fell by 50% over that time.
80% of participants reported improvements in their relationships.
79% reported improvements in their ability to relax.
64% reported improvement in sleep patterns.
53% reported improvement in general work satisfaction.
* The British Government conducted a study to test the effectiveness of mindfulness and meditation techniques in the corporate environment. The results can be found in the book, “Mindfulness @ Work: Reduce stress, live mindfully and be happier and more productive,” by Anna Black
Employees and the corporate workplace benefit from Meditation and Mindfulness
Mental Discipline is:
The ability to concentrate and focus.
The ability to be aware of one’s thoughts but not be driven by them.
“The mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.” – Robin Sharma
Become fully conscious
-Help nuture Emotional Intelligence
-Help nuture Emotional Regulation
Becoming conscious when your emotions are triggered gives you the ability to pause and act constructively.
What is the most constructive thing I can do in this moment?
Become conscious of your state of mind.
Become an objective observer of yourself in order to ask the right questions:
Are my thoughts helpful?
Are my thoughts True?
Cultivate Confidence and Grit
Cope with stress more effectively
Mistakes and disappointments are part of everyday life. Learn to cope with stress more effectively.
Face these challenges:
Learn to use meditation and mindfulness techniques to relax one’s minds and body and face challenges with well-being, confidence and optimism.
The program consists of two parts
Option 1: Four 1.5 hour classes, or
Option 2: One 4 hour workshop
Classroom Topics and instruction
Understand what drives stress and why and how meditation helps us decrease it.
Gaining Skills in Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation and Mindfulness exercises for beginners.
Letting go: Focus on Solutions
Understand the concept of “Letting go” and how to use this to find solutions that manage daily stress.
Compassion: An Essential Leadership Skill
Understanding one’s motivation and those of team members in order to improve communication strategies, relationships, and enhance effective team building.
HOW DO YOU EAT AN ELEPHANT? ONE BITE AT A TIME.
Additional “Integrate and Embody” Program
5 – 20 minutes per day
To include readings and suggested meditations.
One Paragraph review of a key topic.
Short beginners meditation practices to make meditation accessible, even to people with busy schedules.
Micro practices: Short practices throughout the day for people without the time for daily formal practices.
Aspirational practices: Use positive psychology to become aware of, remember, and savor the good things in life to help one face challenges more effectively.
B.A., M.S. Physics, M.S. Computer Science
Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher
Mr. Merrill’s certification is through the “Awareness Training Institute” of the University of California, Berkeley’s “Greater Good Science Center.” This two-year program is taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, two of the leading “Insight Meditation” teachers in the United States.`
Professional Work Experience:
23-year career with IBM:
Systems Engineer Manager
Application Development Specialist
Professional Mindfulness and Meditation Teaching Experience
Houston Jung Center
West University Senior Center
Houston Area Parkinson’s Society
DeBakey VA center