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<br>Is meditation good for business?Corporations, such as Apple, Google, Nike, Time Warner, Yahoo!, Procter & Gamble and HBO, are allegedly encouraging their employees to meditate. What I have found is stunning. Stress reportedly costs the U.S. market around 300 billion annually due to injuries, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, direct medical, legal, and insurance expenses and workers' compensation awards as well as tort and FELA judgments. That is not a minor <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLyUIGzeh0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLyUIGzeh0</a>; number.In addition, a Gallup Poll revealed that four out of five employees in this country feel stressed at work and nearly half say they need help in figuring out how to take care of anxiety. A quarter of employees have felt like crying or crying because of anxiety and about ten percent are concerned about a person at work that they believe may become violent. All these numbers should ring loud warning bells.While meditation might not completely eradicate anxiety, but studies show encouraging signs that affirm what meditation practitioners have known for ages. In one of the most comprehensive studies this far, researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore sifted through nearly 19,000 meditation research and found 47 trials that met their standards for well-designed research studies. Their findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that meditation helps ease psychological pressures like anxiety, depression, and pain.The PositivesRecent research also have proven that meditation may increase creativity and focus, which may be why the above mentioned companies--that rely upon a measure of imagination and development--are encouraging their employees to meditate.With all the available data, another question needs to be increased. "Why not all businesses and businesses encourage their employees to meditate?" The answer might not be as simple as you might imagine. "Corporations Don't Care"The easiest response is that corporations don't care. That is accurate. They employ affectionate individuals, many of whom would like to integrate stress reduction policies--some already have. But as everybody knows, in order to get a corporate wide policy to change you have to convince the chief financial officer. Luckily CFO's can be persuaded with a simple web search (meditation study, cost of stress) combined with a basic mathematical formula which takes into account a number of the things mentioned in this article.I wouldn't be shocked if more corporations followed in the footsteps of these previously mentioned and began encouraging their workers to meditate--they could even decide to offer some training.A quotation comes to mind that I first heard from Brian Tracy:"The question isn't if you train your employees and they leave--the question is, what if you don't train them and they stay?" Gudjon Bergmann, Copyright 2014newsletter sign upquick linksGet the bookEasy to read and easy to follow. That's the perfect way to explain Baby Steps to Meditation.<br><br>What Meditation Can Do For You at the sixties, seventies, and eighties, some groups and associations hyped meditation by telling people they could"be in 2 places at the exact same time" and"learn how to fly".