How Accessible is Inner Wellness?

How Accessible is Inner Wellness?Dr Helena Lass in front of 550 HR's, HRPRORiga, Latvia
21.11.2017

Are you a mere body?

In the modern era we tend to see humans more or less as material entities, prioritizing the physical body, ignoring the mental and discarding the spiritual aspects. However, if a human being is considered to be just a physical body it equals to being a bio-robot. With the change in aspirations (from mere survival to being happy) alongside with the shift in the nature of work (from physical labor to relying on mobilizing own inner resources), the whole society is on the verge of a global change in paradigm on what it means to be human and to be alive. This might well turn out to be the biggest disruption of the entire millennium, an innovation even a revolution, if you will. With you and I alive to see it unfold, even be part of it.

Being a human you somehow already know, that you are more than a mere physical body. Nevertheless, you lack a good understanding of what exactly exists besides this physical form? Who are you? What inner resources and functions do you have? How do your inner functions manifest as behavior and decisions? How do I execute?

In a society where the biological form has been paramount, there has been little to no education on your internal functioning. As a result we are utterly in the dark about the potentials, challenges and regimes of our inner domain.

The intrapersonal domain

The term “mind” is too general, confusing and difficult to grasp. It will only become understandable when you start to study it function by function. Layer by layer. Then you will notice that the myriad of functions, far more inter-twined than the physical ones, can be grouped together based on common characteristics. One will find out that these inner functions cannot be managed or directed by using physical muscles or movements, that each set of functions requires its own skill-set. Skills that bring an end to just hoping to get it right or having a good day and allow you to mobilize your own inner resources deliberately, with precision and efficiency. Everyone needs to learn to manage both – their inner potentials and challenges, become free from limitations that have accumulated for generations and fully functional.

This is the importance of obtaining intrapersonal skills - the very foundation of total wellness, success and happiness. Until then, internal wellness will not be accessible. How can anyone be mentally well, when there is not practical understanding about who you are (who is the boss?), what are the inner functions (to be directed) and how to direct them so that all systems function in the most optimal manner? Impossible. And this is exactly what we see happening all around the world.

However, you probably want to work with individuals who are smart, engaged and willing to take responsibility? People who are creative, insightful and take initiative?

If you lead a team or a company, how can you ensure the maximum return of investment (ROI)? The answer is finding smart people and innovative solutions. Great words!

In reality, the journey from great idea to actual product or service is often not a straight line. People get tired, stressed and overworked.

Immense lack of intrapersonal skills allows for the daily routine to set in, people succumb to micro-managing and merely going through the motions, over time losing access to creativity, intuition and gaining insights.

Need to boost the internal productivity?

Routine is the autopilot mode. Doing whatever you do automatically, without understanding the bigger picture or losing track of the initial insights and ideas. When your people run on autopilot, innovation becomes impossible.

Solution: enable your team to have a restart. We’re not talking about another emotional motivational training or a rise in salary. The effect of those widespread interventions is short-term, soon the autopilot mode sets in again and nothing changes.

True restart is the renewal of inner software - a totally new skill-set and an operating system.

Staff training as investment

Did you know that mental wellness trainings provide excellent ROI and make sound business sense?

 

FACTS ABOUT ROI

 

The ROI of workplace mental health interventions is overwhelmingly positive. The average return per £1 spent was £4.20.

 Source: Thriving at Work: the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers (2017)

Through the successful implementation of an effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace, organizations, on average, can expect a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2,3.

 ► Source: Creating a mentally healthy workplace. Return on investment analysis - A study performed by PwC (2014)

LaMontagne et al. (2007) reviewed 90 studies of the effectiveness of stress management intervention, of which 8 included a cost–benefit analysis. All 8 demonstrated a financial benefit from the intervention (measures including sickness absence costs, sales revenue and productivity). Among workers exposed to the interventions, sales revenue increased by 23% (compared with 17 % in the control group) and absenteeism decreased by 24% (compared with 7 % in the control group).

► Source: A Systematic Review of the Job-stress Intervention Evaluation Literature, 1990–2005 (2007)

The findings based on figures obtained in selected European countries show that every 1€ of expenditure in mental health promotion and prevention programme generates net economic benefits over a one-year period of up to 13,62€.

► Source: Economic analysis of workplace mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention programmes and of their potential contribution to EU health, social and economic policy objectives (2013)

The 2016 meta-analysis, which included more than 82,000 business units in 73 countries across 49 industries, found that units in the top one-fourth of engagement scores were 17% more productive and 21% more profitable than those in the bottom one-fourth.

► Source: Weak Workplace Cultures Help Explain UK's Productivity Woes, Gallup Blog (2017)

 

 

When you realize that company profitability goes up only by empowering employees to manage their inner functions more skillfully, the attitude towards mental wellness trainings shifts – these are no longer seen as an expense and become a smart investment instead. This view totally disrupts the understanding about the company’s untapped growth potential – no longer being only about what the employees know (the professional skills) and being even more about how they use that knowledge (the intrapersonal skills).

The myth of staff trainings being expensive

It is no secret that the training of staff often competes with budgetary allocation concerns in favor of other traditional expenditures. Like buying new hardware or updating external software or having a bigger advertising budget. It is alarming that from one angle our businesses totally relay on the ability of it’s employees to mobilize their inner resources, yet most companies have not realized the immense benefits of updating this very crucial component – the inner software of their people. Intrapersonal skills that address attention, awareness, thinking and emotional states.

The Internet is also shaping the way we learn, with new online learning experiences being far more personal, flexible and affordable than the traditional methods. Being the only one in the world to specialize in pro-active mental wellness and intrapersonal skills, with Wellness Orbit a company / group / organization can simultaneously enjoy the benefits of online learning and access skills that are unique and unknown even to psychologists and psychiatrists. Would you make an expense or rather invest into updating your employee’s inner software to empower better mobilization of their inner competencies? Imagine that with 570 USD you could choose to either train 20 staff members for 3 months using our online trainings or:

  1. Send one staff member to a 1-day business conference;
  2. Provide a year’s gym membership for 1 employee;
  3. Buy 1 employee a cup of coffee every day for a year from a branded coffee house (like Starbucks);
  4. Buy 1 economy class airline ticket;
  5. Buy 1 table-tennis table.
  6. Subscribe to one copy of ‘The Economist’ for 2 years.

Larger companies can enjoy the trainings at an even more attractive price, with the investment starting from 3 USD/training per employee.

Time to cut limitations

Our founder Dr. Helena Lass (a psychiatrist by education and awareness teacher by passion) sees it as her mission to change attitudes towards how we approach the inner functions of humans, mental wellness and work-life integration. She aims to provide entrepreneurs and top experts with the right inner tools (intrapersonal skills) to boost their professional excellence as well as fulfillment in life. Her mission is to make learning and application of intrapersonal skills viral.

Where traditional methods have failed, we use technology to serve hundreds of thousands people at the same time, enabling pro-active education about mental wellness and awareness-based intrapersonal skills to become accessible to all. Only this can break the global trend of rising mental illnesses (stress, burnout, anxiety, depression etc. occur mostly due to lack of intrapersonal skills).

Despite the sometimes impersonal digital format, Dr. Lass and her team maintain a unique 1-on-1 feel even in an online setting. This special feature turns the trainings into much more than a mere source of information and creates a space for direct empirical experience – a key to really understanding awareness, our most potent inner resource incomprehensible to the regular thinking mind.

Two keys - Self-awareness and mental wellness

Self-awareness is not narrowly about meditation or relaxation, it is a practical ability to notice what is going on, to take responsibility for choices and actions, have access to creativity, intuition and initiative. You can even say that mental wellness and mental illness are polar opposites (see our previous blog post). If the inner domain is well and functions in the best optimal way, everyone can excel at the work they do. This is what we at Wellness Orbit are passionate about – empowering your people to excel every day at what they do.

As you probably already know – the optimal functioning of your staff has a direct impact on your business, mobilization of the innate inner resources being the key to innovation, further growth and fulfillment. So the question isn’t can you afford Wellness Orbit online trainings? Rather, it’s how much longer are you going to entertain low employee engagement, lack of initiative and costs related to stress and burnout (including sick leaves and productivity loss of your top level experts)?
 

 

Show me the e-trainings available today

If you would like to discuss a tailored package to train a small part of your team first, please get in touch with us: wellnessorbit@consciousinitiative.com.