Studies have consistently shown that workplace stress has a negative impact on employee health and productivity.  And while increasing resiliency and decreasing stress are critical first steps in making the workplace a happier, healthier and more productive place, improving communication, collaboration and conflict resolution, especially in fast-evolving environments, are just as critical to the success of an organization. 

Pfizer, Inc., one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, partnered with Heart Based Institute in introducing Heart Based Meditation as a tool for its employees to reduce stress. As shown below, the measured before/after impact among participants was immediate and significant.

How Relaxed do You Feel Right Now?

Very Relaxed: Pre - 10% / Post - 60%
Pre 10%
Post 60%
Somewhat Relaxed: Pre - 27% / Post 36%
Pre 27%
Neither Relaxed Nor Stressed: Pre - 12% / Post 4%
12%
Post 4%
Somewhat Stressed: Pre - 43% / Post 0%
Pre 43%
Post 0%
Very Stressed: Pre 8% / Post 0%
Pre 8%
Post 0%

How Relaxed do You Feel When You Think About Work?

Very Relaxed: Pre - 2% / Post 22%
Pre 2%
Post 22%
Somewhat Relaxed: Pre - 14% / Post 42%
14%
Post 42%
Neither Relaxed Nor Stressed: Pre - 33% / Post 22%
Pre 33%
Post 22%
Somewhat Stressed: Pre - 39% / Post 10%
Pre 39%
Post 10%
Very Stressed: Pre - 12% / Post - 4%
12%
Post 4%

The Beneifts of Learning Heart Based Skills

Our programs also meet the needs of peer support specialists and therapist practitioners in extending the benefits of heart based therapeutic skills to the people they serve.  In these programs, participants were taught specific modalities for building therapeutic alliance with clients, maintaining healthy boundaries, and effectively guiding them to relax, become more grounded and diffuse negative emotional patterns.

Vaya Health, a managed care organization providing North Carolina Medicaid funds to mental health agencies, conducted a Kirkpatrick Model of evaluation of human service providers working at these agencies that were trained in Heart Based Meditation and completed our Support Specialist certification program.  Of those participants that incorporated Heart Based Therapeutics skills with clients, 83% reported at least some level of positive impact of client outcomes.

Positive Impact Levels on Client Outcomes

Much Better - 44%
44%
A Little Better - 39%
39%
About the Same - 17%
17%
A Little Worse - 0%
0%
Much Worse - 0%
0%

BENEFICIAL POST-TRAINING IMPACT AFTER 6+ MONTHS

In addition to having a positive impact on client outcomes, post-training assessment revealed high levels of personal and professional benefit regarding increased positive feelings, more resiliency, enhanced well-being and job/work satisfaction, improved interpersonal relationships, and decreased burnout

6+ MONTH POST-TRAINING IMPACT

Feeling less stressed - 83%
31% - Extreme / 41.4% Moderate / 10.3% Some 83%
Feeling calmer - 90%
31% - Extreme / 41.4% Moderate / 17.2% Some 90%
Experiencing more positive heart feelings - 86%
44.8% - Extreme / 34.5% - Moderate / 6.9% - Some 86%
Feeling Less Burnout - 76%
20.7% - Extreme / 31% - Moderate / 24.1% - Some 76%

6+ MONTH POST-TRAINING IMPACT

Feeling more resilience - 79%
24.1% - Extreme / 27.6% - Moderate / 27.6% - Some 79%
Experiencing better well-being - 72%
24.1% - Extreme / 24.1% - Moderate / 24.1% - Some 72%
Feeling more job/work satisfaction - 83%
10.3% - Extreme / 41.4% - Moderate / 31% - Some 83%
Improved interpersonal relationships - 83%
27.6% - Extreme / 41.4% - Moderate / 13.8% - Some 83%

Program participants learned practical yet powerful skills that directly and effectively improved outcomes with clients and their work environments.  As part of Vaya’s study conducted with participants in our MAHEC-sponsored certification programs, significant increases in the following skill-based competencies were reported.  MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) is the largest continuing health education center in Western North Carolina, and through our partnership, we have conducted over 20 course trainings with hundreds of students from various human service provider professions. 

Knowledge

Patient Care

Practice-Based Learning

Communication Skills

Please contact us for more details on opportunities for remote training for your organization.