Work/Life Integration

We live in a world where we define and divide our time between work and life. If something comes up or life happens, these compartments get intruded on, we get off balance and everything seems to crumble. By learning how to integrate life and work, we are able to increase energy, health, happiness and productivity.

INTEGRATE’s offerings allow for employees to integrate mindfulness and wellness into the workplace without disrupting the productivity in the office and enhance the quality of work and life. By incorporating an experience like INTEGRATE, companies will enhance employees overall well-being, increase insurance saving and in addition, have a significant impact on recruitments, retention and productivity and lower costs over time.

There are three types of INTEGRATE options to fit any companies needs. Workshops, Experiences and Practices.


INTEGRATE Workshops

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1-2 hr workshops led by Sarah Buchanan are meant to educate on mindfulness practices that will enhance the well-being of employees and allow them to check in on their progress regularly. This is a great kick of point for any company. Workshops can happen once or be reoccurring for employees.

Mindful Workshop

Introduce mindfulness + wellness practices into the workplace. Sarah works with companies to adopt wellness/mindful practices to help employees increase energy, health, happiness and productivity.

  • Mindful practices to relieve stress: educate on ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life to decrease stress and increase productivity.

  • What is meditation: build an understanding of meditation not as a practice of not thinking but instead a way to release stress. This increases the use of meditation to decrease stress and increase productivity.

  • How to practice meditation: It's not so tough! Meditation can be intimidating. Early practitioners set unnecessarily high expectations for themselves. This will help eliminate the intimidation and make meditation accessible to all.

  • Guided meditation: Practice of breathing and stillness. We will focus on a mantra or word and the breath to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance self-compassion and personal growth.

Integrated Goal Workshop

Work with employees to create integrated goals and pathways to achieving those goals. We often create goals for work, family, wellness, etc. When we create these separately the priorities fight one another and that is where we become stressed.

  • Integrate goals: create goals that consider all aspects of life rather than compartmentalize work from life so that they can work together rather than against each other.

  • Strategies to manage goals: It is important to have a plan to implement goals. In this mindful goal workshop we will discuss strategies that allow fluidity in your strategies so that you are able to face adversity and allows continue progress.

  • Priorities and focus: we are easily distracted by new client requests, internal communication and what others are doing. It is important to adopt practice that allows us to keep personal priorities in place and therefore steer focus for high productivity.

  • Progress management: equip employees with plan, practices and reminders for checking in and assessing and adjusting on goals quarterly


INTEGRATE Experience

INTEGRATE offers education, workshops and experiences that meet the new social capital expectations of employees. These experiences result in enhanced well-being by empowering employees with practices that decrease stress, build stronger relationships and aid in healthier life both in and outside the office.

Meant for companies looking to dive into enhancing their employees well-being. These curated events give a broader spectrum of education, insight and tools that can then be adopted into the workspace. 2-4 hours experience that are great once but even more impactful when adopted 2-4 times a year.

4 Quarterly workshops:

  • 3-5 speakers, workshops and/or mindful movements led by expert practitioners

  • Curation, creation and production of INTEGRATE program

  • Local, nutritious snacks and drinks

  • Walk away with tools to help carry out mindfulness practices

  • Free classes at local fitness boutique

  • Follow up content to encourage continued practice of INTEGRATE learnings

  • Ongoing article and tips to help maintain and introduce new mindfulness practices

Single Workshop Includes:

  • 3-5 speakers, workshops and/or mindful movements led by expert practitioners

  • Curation, creation and production of INTEGRATE program

  • Local, nutritious snacks and drinks

  • Walk away with tools to help carry out mindfulness practices

  • Follow up content to encourage continued practice of INTEGRATE learnings

  • Free classes at local fitness boutique


INTEGRATE Practices

To support employees in adopting and practicing mindfulness regularly and or to maintain mindset of INTEGRATE workshops or experiences. Practices are recommended weekly or monthly to encourage decreased stress and increased happiness.

Meditation

Practice of breathing and stillness

This guided meditation will focus on a mantra or word and the breath to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance self-compassion and personal growth.

Yoga

Power Yoga - Vinyasa yoga style, linking breath and movement. It is a dynamic, flowing practice which cultivates strength, flexibility, focus and decreases stress.

Restorative Yoga - It is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching and meditation.


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What They Are Saying

“What a wonderful day. I am grateful for Sarah’s courage and drive to bring so many wonderful women together, lifting each other to new heights! INDULGE is a great space, with a wonderful vibe and inspiring culture. Sarah creates an experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and empowered, inspiring the thought that life is not always a linear path. ”

— Beth Wade // VMLY&R Global Chief Marketing Officr

This was my favorite "health" event that I've ever been to! I loved the combination of speakers, movement, food. The topics were great, it helped build community, it was fun! I would go to something like this monthly (or more) if it was offered. It was an incredible event and you could tell how much passion and love was put into it.

- INDULGE attendee