Happy summertime!  With Independence Day behind us, we hope you can also celebrate some independence from stress and its unhealthy side-effects through the power of daily meditation.
 


FOUNDER'S FORUM:
Enhance Your Moments In The Sun


Summer is a time of outdoor fun, and the practice of meditation – concentration and mindfulness – can enhance that experience. This may sound surprising, since it runs counter to the stereotype of silent, immobile, eyes-closed meditation

practice. That certainly has its place, no matter what the season, but meditation in action is just as powerful.

Wherever you go this summer, at work and play, please remember to practice some form of meditation daily, even for just a minute or two.  It will definitely improve whatever summer activities you’re doing, transforming them into powerful moments of  “being in the now.”


Richard Geller
Founder and President
 
 

MINUTE MEDITATION

In The Zone

Most people have heard about or experienced the sports metaphor of “being in the zone” – your mind and body are moving at high efficiency, yet in the midst of it, you’re calm inside.  Through absolute focus on the moment-by-moment action, you can lose your

ordinary sense of yourself and experience a liberating high of powerful energy.

This is also known as “meditation in action.”  However, it isn’t just confined to your moments on the basketball court or golf course – it’s a state of mind you can operate in all the time, in all of your actions, from the mundane to the earth-shaking, at work, home, or wherever you are.

It’s done by applying the underlying components of all forms of meditation – concentration and mindfulness – to the momentary task at hand: whether it’s a basketball shot, or juggling tasks in a stressful work project.  As with any style of meditation, you mentally apply all the power of attention you can muster to the current moment’s task, while mindfully noting and letting go of any distracting thought or feeling that may also arise.

Remembering to do this even for a minute, at random times in the ongoing action, can radically transform the intensity and enjoyment of your experience.

Phil Jackson, coach of the world-champion LA Lakers, and the winner of the most world-championships in pro basketball history, said "The best stress reliever that I've found is meditation.  That's what I do to start every day.  I teach the players to clear their minds during the game of their past shots and of what they're going to do next.  They only concentrate on the now; this way they don't get caught up in the emotional ups and downs of their game."

Try this technique now while you are reading this email, and do it as much as possible every day.  It will transform your work, your play, and your life.
 
 

CLIENT CORNER:
MedWorks at Genzyme

MedWorks recently completed two four-week “Stress Management through Meditation” programs at Genzyme Corporation under the auspices of our business partner Fitness Works at Work. Nearly 20 employees in the Cambridge, MA world headquarters and 15 employees at the Waltham, MA campus completed the course.

Some of their feedback included:

“I thoroughly enjoyed this! I thought I knew what meditation was.  Many wonderful surprises.  So easy to do in any situation or timeframe.”
“This has been one of the best classes I have ever had the pleasure to attend. Come back!”

Genzyme Corporation is one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, helping patients in nearly 100 countries with rare inherited disorders, kidney disease, cancer, and other conditions.  Their world headquarters in Cambridge, MA is one of the most visually stunning and environmentally responsible office buildings in the world, using 34% less water and 42% less electricity than conventional buildings.
 
 


MedWorks is a professional stress management training company that focuses exclusively on providing stress reduction meditation programs in the corporate environment.

All of our programs are designed to help employees reduce stress, enhance productivity and effectiveness, and improve overall health and well being.
If you have questions about our services or have feedback on our E-News, please email us at info@meditationprograms.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.