Nature Space Yoga is pleased to offer several programs for corporate wellness initiatives for the veterinary industry, other private sector workplaces, government and non-profit organizations. Offerings include:
Meditation and the Stress Response:
This 3 hour interactive workshop is an introduction to mindfulness and meditation, with a chance to practice several different meditation styles.
Adopting a daily mindfulness meditation practice can offer much needed respite from the busyness of an over scheduled life, but many people feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable with meditation. Like anything, meditation is a learned skill that takes time and practice. This interactive workshop is an introduction to the concepts and practices of mindfulness & meditation. It introduces participants to the benefits of a regular meditation practice and explains how meditation reduces the stress response. We will take a good look at stress and how it impacts our bodies and minds, both negatively and positively. Participants will have an opportunity to practice a variety of styles of meditation, and will leave with tips and tricks for helping to adopt meditation as part of a regular daily practice. Mindfulness is a major focus of this workshop and participants will have a chance to experience several mindfulness exercises including mindful eating, mindful walking, body scan and the mindful minute. Handouts and 3 recorded meditations to assist with your practice will be provided.
A 1 1/2 hour intro to mindfulness course.
This is a shorter version of the 3 hour stress and meditation workshop with the focus solely on mindfulness and not other styles of meditation. We will not go into as much detail about the stress response, but the benefits of mindfulness are explored and participants have an opportunity to practice mindfulness exercises. Handouts and 1 recorded mindfulness meditation to assist with your practice will be provided.
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue with Mindfulness (for veterinary professionals):
This 2.5-3 hour interactive presentation looks at stress in veterinary medicine and how it relates to the wellness crisis being experienced by veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals. The beginning of this session is an introduction to the wellness issues facing veterinarians. In addition to presenting the topic and defining the problem, we will brainstorm common challenges that the audience is facing. The presentation then leads into a discussion on the science of stress, and covers compassion fatigue, decision fatigue, and burnout. We will talk about the the differences between these forms of stress, and the common signs and symptoms associated. We will then explore the science and philosophy behind mindfulness and meditation as a way to combat stress and promote wellness. We will discuss the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, try various mindfulness exercises (with lots of time to practice), and finish with easy ways to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into our lives. This is a hands-on, session focused on adding tools to a veterinarian’s wellness toolkit to help veterinary professionals and veterinary team members thrive in today’s challenging practice environment.
Nature space yoga is also pleased to put together custom workshops, retreats or presentations for organizations around a variety of wellness topics (incorporating yoga, movement or breathing exercises if desired). Pricing for the above workshops and offerings varies depending on the requirements of the organization and the number of participant. Please contact Nature Space for pricing information.