The Breathing Space
Support employee wellness with virtual breathing exercises training
Corporate mindfulness training is rapidly growing in popularity as organizations work to retain employees and build mindful cultures. Virtual reality (VR) is an incredibly effective tool to deliver safe, immersive experiences that can help employees learn virtual breathing exercises. Employees can regularly practice these breathing exercises online for reduced stress and improved focus.
What You'll Learn
Mindfulness programs including VR breathing exercises have been shown to have a wide variety of positive impacts on individuals and the corporate culture they work in. Here are some of the results experienced when regularly using VR for corporate mindfulness training.
- Open-mindedness – Mindfulness practices, such as breathing exercises, are associated with decreased gray-matter density in the amygdala, the region of the brain that initiates a response to stress. This reduces the inclination to interpret an uncertain environment as a threat and thus react defensively. In this way, mindfulness improves mental agility.
- Boost productivity – According to scientific research from the Journal of Organizational Behavior, a walk in the park is the most effective micro-break—far more refreshing that caffeine or chatting at the water cooler. And a study in Cognition proved that micro-breaks boost productivity as they prepare the mind to move from one task to another. Training breathing exercises are a simple way to fit an effective micro-break into the work day.
- Improve retention – Studies have shown that the more relaxed we are, the better we listen and retain information. Breathing exercises are a quick way for stressed employees to relax themselves so they can better address what needs to get done.
The VR Experience
Breathing space is a collection of breathing exercises online delivered through a VR headset. The VR experience includes breathing exercises for all levels of experience. In these modules users are guided through a range of specific breathing exercises for relaxation, focus, and re-energizing. Virtual guides work with the user to guide them through the exercises , practice with them and then allow time for further practice.