How To Design A Meditation Room On Your Business Premises
Suppose you are an employer who takes a proactive stance in aiding your workforce’s mental health. In that case, you may have encountered scenarios where employees have been dealing with depression, family trauma, anxiety, and also those who have gone through a drug rehab program. That you support your employees in these and other situations is laudable, and you might wonder what more you can do to promote all your employees’ mental health.
People are becoming increasingly aware that not all mental health issues require prescriptive medicine and that their mental well-being can be maintained and improved using other methods. There are many of these methods around, and meditation is often cited as highly effective.
Meditation is a means of quieting the mind and focusing on the present moment to the exclusion of anything else. People benefit in lots of ways from meditation, and the most commonly mentioned is clarity of thinking, a feeling of relaxation, and one that all is well. With regards to those who might be going through drug rehabilitation, these are indeed three excellent states of mind to be in.
Whatever the reason you believe medication might benefit your employees, you can encourage it further by creating somewhere within your business premises that they go to and meditate. Whether you call it a meditation room or meditation space does not matter. The fact that it will exist and be available for use by employees is an important point.
Choosing The Room
The most likely question on your mind right now is ‘How do I create a meditation room for my employees?’, and that is why we are going to explain how it can easily be done. Obviously, each business will have different premises with regard to space and usage, so we can only give generic explanations. As such, you will need to plan and create your mediation room based on the premises you have.
The first step is to decide where within your premises your meditation room is going to be. Ideally, if you can spare a room specifically for that purpose, it would work best. When meditating the ideal scenario is silence and therefore having in an area where there are likely to be noisy interruptions is not going to be conducive to your employees being able to meditate. The more isolated the room is from passers-by, the better.
Choosing The Interior
For the perfect meditating environment, you want a space with natural light, and it is better if any window provides a view of nature, such as some trees or shrubs. If a window is not possible, then ideally, you want a means for those using the room to set the light at their preferred level. For this, a dimmer switch is ideal or if not possible, the means to have a choice of how many lights are on in the room
The room should be clutter-free and be as minimalistic as possible so as not to provide too many distractions. A single comfortable chair or a mat should be provided so that there is a choice. You might also want to include some cushions in the room.
Promote Its Use To Your Employees
There might a bit of reluctance to use the room, especially from those employees who do not know anything about meditation. As such, it would be great if you provide some training on meditation either via books or, better still, by funding online courses or videos that teach meditation for beginners.