Why WellSpace TX
We all know that we face a lot of demands inside and outside the workplace. Work is only getting more competitive. When employees feel overwhelmed, it’s not just the brain that responds; the whole body reacts. Physiologically, stress hormones flood our system to wreak havoc on the body and the brain. When we can’t handle stress, we become more anxious, less productive and more prone to illness.
A 2012 Gallup poll revealed that 40% of US workers “were so stressed out they felt burnt out.” A five year study found that the mental health of 20% of the top performers is affected by corporate burnout.
Increasingly in the last five to ten years, companies have adopted innovative programming to treat symptoms of burnout. Companies with well and supported employees have lower rates of attrition, burnout, absenteeism. Increasingly, we are seeing that wellness programming has strong effects in the following areas:
• Increasing Employee Productivity
• Building Resiliency and Decrease Anxiety
• Improving Focus and Concentration
• Boosting Emotional Intelligence and Contentment
• Reducing Healthcare Cost
• Improving Communication Skills
We also know that bringing individuals together and engaging them with play and intellectual activities can create more cohesive teams, leading to greater cooperation, trust and stronger lines of communication.
Custom designed comprehensive corporate wellness programs have proven to be beneficial and cost effective to the employer as well as the employee in the long run.
WellSpace TX creates wellness programming based on workplace needs with a mind-body focus. Since 2011, Jess Geevarghese, WellSpace TX’s founder and chief wellness officer, has been bringing wellness into the workplace. In Texas, she has grown her team to include wellness experts from various fields from team building, nutrition, meditation and movement.
Founder & Chief wellness officer
Jess Geevarghese, MBA, MSW, ERYT
After experiencing the benefits of meditation, Jess didn’t understand why everyone wasn’t meditating, so she began teaching the practice in 2011, after years working with a teacher. Before moving to Texas in October 2017, she lived in New York City where she regularly taught meditation and chair yoga in corporate settings as well as to private clients. Her corporate clients included Tiffany & Co., JP Morgan Chase, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Penguin Random House. Prior to this, she served as Senior Director of Business Development at a healthcare organization in Manhattan. Jess has taught well over a 1000 vinyasa, chair and restorative yoga classes and meditation sessions. She did her 500hr yoga and restorative training at ISHTA Yoga in Manhattan and sound meditation training in Kerala, India. To find her place of calm, she practices yoga and meditation and enjoys hiking and forest bathing, particularly in the mountains.
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Movement & Meditation
Food, Body Image & Mindfulness
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