An article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that a stock portfolio comprised of companies with a strong commitment to the health of their workers outperformed the S&P 500 by between 3% and 5% over 14 years. It seems safe to conclude that those health conscious companies that were committed to the health and safety of their workers experienced a greater commitment in employee productivity.
Illness, the cost of disability and workers’ compensation, and poor health cost the U.S. economy more than a half a trillion dollars a year, according to a new study by a nonprofit research organization. The Integrated Benefits Institute, which represents major U.S. employers and business coalitions, says poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion a year, according to new research. Of that amount, 39 percent, or $227 billion is from “lost productivity” from employee absenteeism due to illness or what researchers called “presenteeism,” when employees report to work but illness keeps them from performing at their best. The Institute represents some of the nation’s biggest employers, including Caterpillar (CAT), Chevron (CVX), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), and Wells Fargo (WFC). The Institute also represents municipalities, unions, and universities.
Chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or depression, can all lead to prolonged illness. Such conditions can trigger absenteeism, disability, and workers compensation claims. Being overweight, smoking cigarettes, not sleeping well, and stress all contribute to poor health in today’s workforce.
In that overweight conditions, smoking, poor sleep, and stress are conditions that can readily be addressed through hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and self-hypnosis, I offer4 hour, 6 hour, and all day corporate environment workshops to educate, motivate, and empower employees to lead healthier lives.
My workshops are a cost effective way of introducing your employees to the benefits of learning and using self-hypnosis to address their personal needs. Teaching self-hypnosis to those in attendance is central to each workshop. In addition, central to each workshop, is educating those in attendance about hypnosis. Each workshop is unique in that each looks at the benefits associated with using self-hypnosis to tackle the separate issues of sleep improvement, stress management, weight loss, and smoking cessation. Those in attendance each receive a spiral bound workbook designed for use during the workshop as well as for reference use in the future.
Below is a list of the specific workshops I currently offer:
- Learn Self-Hypnosis: A Skill Set That Keeps Giving Back
- Improving Sleep through the Use of Self-Hypnosis
- Understanding Stress and Using Self-Hypnosis for Stress Management
- Using Self-Hypnosis to Achieve and Maintain Successful Weight Loss
- Using Self-Hypnosis to Stop Smoking