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Stress is linked to high blood pressure, chronic migraines, heart disease, depression, and anxiety among other health problems.

The reality of Job Stress:

70 -90% of hospital visits are linked to stress (Harvard University)

85% of serious illnesses are triggered by stress

40% of workers report that their job was very or extremely stressful

$12 Billion – the annual cost of workplace Stress in Canada alone

25% view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives

80% of workers feel stress on the job 50% say they need help in learning how to manage stress, 42% say their coworkers need help

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (Mindfulness Meditation):

Reduces Stress immediately and provides long-term prevention

Reduces Tension and Anxiety

Long-term Insomniacs fall asleep within 20 minutes

Increases Immune System function

Lowers Blood Pressure & Cholesterol better than meditation

Treats Depression better than antidepressants

Develops Memory, Attention and Decision Making Skills

Changes habitually negative behaviours & habits

Increases Self-Awareness and Worker Effectiveness

*Harvard Medical Institute, UCLA, Emory, University of Massachusetts et al

 

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