Are you facing performance issues with your staff due to emotional charge and stress?
In today's demanding, fast-pace working environment, employees multitask, are always connected and expected to answer calls and e-mails very fast. They have tight deadlines, attend back-to-back meetings, work with multicultural, virtual teams and travel around the world. They have to be creative, proactive, collaborative and at their top performance. Without forgetting that they also have a social life, family responsibilities and personal needs.
According to a report published in 2010 by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco - Sécretariat d'état à l' économie), in Switzerland up to 34.4% of Swiss workers say they often/very often face stress linking to health issues and burnout, comparing to 26.6% in 2000. Chronic stress and its effects on health such as depression, burnout, cardio-vascular and muscular-skeletal problems have led to higher absenteeism and lower productivity.
What is reiki and what are the benefits at work?
Traditional Reiki or Usui Reiki Ryoho is a Japanese technique for relaxation and revitalization.
Reiki as a complementary therapy and a nursing intervention is progressively being developed in different health services around the world in order to improve the patients' condition. Recent scientific research (in hospitals and universities in the US, UK, Spain, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and Canada) shows that Reiki is an effective approach in:
- reducing stress, anxiety, depression and burnout
- relieving physical tensions and pain (such as back
pain, thus improving posture).