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The Importance of Employee Wellness

The Importance of Employee Wellness

“The vision at Stillpoint Counseling is to decrease the effects of chronic stress in the lives of people in our community.  This is one way we can work towards that mission.  It is my passion to help people recognize stress in their body and feel empowered to transform it in order to see lasting change in their lives.”

~Jessica King, owner

 

Stress is defined as “the body’s reaction to a challenge or to a demand. This reaction is usually essential to our survival as it is a biological mechanism that allows humans to be more adaptive and able to meet future challenges.” Although stress can be good for us, too much stress or mismanaged stress can become a problem and may create both short and long term issues within our physical, mental and emotional beings. However, everyone is affected by stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, 33% of people report feeling extreme stress, 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health, 73% of people have stress that impacts their mental health and 48% of people have trouble sleeping because of stress. There has also been a correlation between chronic stress and heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.

This is where we come in. Stillpoint Counseling and Wellness offers Employee Wellness Programs that can be specifically tailored to your business and your employee’s needs. Our program is a holistic solution to improving your workplace culture along with helping your employees find the right work/ life balance for long-term success. Here to answer a few questions about our Employee Wellness Programs is Stillpoint owner and therapist Jessica King!

 

Q1: What is an employee wellness program?

A1: Our Employee Wellness Program supports people in managing stress to reduce health related problems, improve productivity at work, improve employee satisfaction, and support overall wellness. We offer customized programs that include counseling, mindfulness, meditation, or yoga to support your staff in managing stress so that they thrive in their work and life.

 

Q2: Why do businesses need an employee wellness program?

A2: Every day, people stay home from work, miss school, go to the doctor or even die because of the effects of stress. It’s estimated that American employers spend $300 billion every year on health care and lost work days linked to stress. Up to 80 percent of workplace accidents come from stress or stress-related problems, like being too distracted or tired.  By investing in supporting your employees’ wellness you are also investing in the productivity and success of your business.

 

Q3: What’s included in Stillpoint’s employee wellness program?

A3: We can really tailor a program to fit the needs and people of the business.  We offer on-site as well as virtual programs that include confidential, one-on-one counseling, small group counseling, educational lectures/programs on managing stress, meditation, yoga, and access to our robust referral network for other wellness needs.  

 

If you’re interested or would like to learn more about our Employee Wellness Program, click here