Improve Workplace Wellness With The Power Of Neurofeedback
Workplace burnout is at an all-time high. 52% of people say they feel burnt out because of their working conditions, their scope of work, or their work expectations increasing.1
Workplace burnout increased dramatically over the last few years with people adjusting to the consequences of living in a pandemic – people leaving the workforce, difficult work-life balance, finding childcare, and workplaces re-organizing to cut costs. This ripple effect on the workforce is not going to end any time soon.
So how do you handle a more stressed-out workforce with increasing demands?
Today we’re going to talk about one essential tool you can use in your workplace wellness program to significantly reduce stress and increase overall employee satisfaction and productivity.
Workplace Wellness is Essential For Employee Satisfaction and Productivity
For years, workplace wellness programs have been very popular. Some people argue that employee health and wellness programs are essential for an employee’s mental and physical health, and a healthy workplace overall.2
In fact, a 3-year study showed the positive impact workplace wellness programs can have on employees. This study found people who participate in wellness programs were more likely to:
- Report a decrease in stress
- Stop smoking
- Make healthier food choices
- Increase their physical activity
- Have a positive perception of their job and workplace3
Right now companies and organizations are looking to reduce costs but is reducing access to workplace wellness really a good idea?
If you’re interested in employee retention, a positive work experience, and a productive workplace, investing in your employees’ wellness is essential. Burnout isn’t just a fleeting thought or feeling. It has a real, long-term, negative impact on the workforce.
Here are some ways burnout presents in people:
- Depression and irritability
- Mental exhaustion
- Minor tasks are hard to accomplish
- Poor job performance
- Decrease immune system (more sick days)
- Poor sleep
- Lack of motivation
- Feeling like they’re simply in survival mode 4
All of this has a negative impact on morale, productivity, and workplace performance.
Neurofeedback is just one tool you can implement as part of workplace wellness. The results can happen quickly and they’re long-lasting.
What Is Neurofeedback?
If you’re not exactly sure what neurofeedback is, let’s quickly talk about what it is. It’s a brain training system that monitors electrical activity from the brain. When the training system detects a change, it signals the brain to self-correct.
Think of this like defragmenting your computer.5 When you defrag your computer, you’re reorganizing the hard drive so your computer can run faster, more efficiently, and so you can have better access to the data.
That’s very similar to what neurofeedback does for the brain. It allows the brain to self-correct when it encounters a sudden change in electrical activity. When the brain self-corrects, it’s actually bringing your attention to the present moment, and over time, your brain will learn to use the more efficient path.
How Neurofeedback Improves Workplace Performance and Productivity
If you’re going to use neurofeedback in your workplace wellness program, Neuroptimal® is an easy-to-use, dynamic neurofeedback system that provides personalized results to whoever is using it.
It’s ideal to use because it doesn’t require a medical diagnosis or a professional trainer. In fact, most people do this in their own homes. It’s safe, effective, non-invasive, and natural.
Here are some of the ways NeurOptimal® neurofeedback helps improve workplace performance and productivity.
NeurOptimal® helps with resilience and flexibility
Neuroptimal® helps people become more resilient and flexible. Resilience is how your brain is able to bounce back from a negative experience.
Flexibility is how easily your brain can make adjustments, and shift from one state to another.
Increased flexibility helps you change, adapt and respond to situations better.
A study done at Duke University shows that after an interruption, it takes employees about 23 minutes to get back on track with their work!
Not only does neurofeedback literally help the pathways of your brain work more efficiently, but that efficiency is experienced in day-to-day life. People who use neurofeedback find more efficient ways of completing tasks, they can stay on track, and they can quickly return to their job when interrupted.
Helps with problems solving skills and multitasking
Neurofeedback can help:
- Improve instruction following concentration
- Resource management
- Enhance learning capacity
Even Tony Robbins has famously credited neurofeedback for his ability to multitask and be a more efficient businessman. Think of neurofeedback as physical fitness for your brain. You run for heart health, you lift weights for muscle mass and tone and you can use neurofeedback to exercise your brain and help it run more efficiently.
Helps Improves mental acuity and focus
Neurofeedback can help when people feel dysregulated, unfocused, and have a hard time paying attention. NeurOptimal® detects when a person feels this way and taps into their brain’s ability to self-correct. Over time, the brain will be trained to use the more efficient path, and focusing and paying attention becomes easier and easier.
Promotes relaxation and sleep
Many people use neurofeedback to promote relaxation and healthier sleep habits. After using neurofeedback, people wake up feeling more refreshed than they have in years. When employees feel rested, they’re less stressed. This has a cascade effect where it impacts the rest of their lives. Their bodies and mind have a greater ability to focus, concentrate and be more productive.
Helps manage stress and anxiety
No doubt, the 52% of people who reported feeling burnout in their job are facing chronic stress or anxiety. Like many people who experience this, it impacts every aspect of their lives.
Neurofeedback can help manage chronic conditions and even help people perceive challenges better. People report feeling calmer and more relaxed after using NeurOptimal® which always trickles down into the workplace by helping people feel better, adequately problem solve and feel good about themselves and their job.
Why NeurOptimal® For Workplace Wellness
NeurOptimal® is great to use in your workplace wellness program. It uses cutting-edge technology to detect differences in the brain and help alleviate discomfort. It also teaches the brain self-control when it shifts in an unpleasant way.
NeurOptimal® is so easy to use, anybody can use it. What people love about NeurOptimal® is that it doesn’t tell your brain what it needs to do, and it doesn’t compare your brain waves to anybody else. It personalizes the experience by detecting what is undesirable for you and helps the brain self-correct.
In 2016, a study was done using NeurOptimal® to study stress and burnout in the workplace. The findings were significant. The study showed that the employees who had a high perception of stress and workplace burnout had significant reductions in these feelings after using NeurOptimal® and improvements were maintained 6 months after their training stopped.7
NeurOptimal® can be easily integrated into any employee wellness program.
If you’re ready to:
- Promote a positive work environment
- Increase employee retention
- Increase productivity
- Reduce sick days
- Help your employees manage their physical, mental, and emotional wellness
Then contact us today. We’ll help you get started bringing wellness into your workplace.
Disclaimer: This site contains information on general health and wellness topics. Please note that Neuroptimal® has been designated a general wellness product by the FDA. The information on this site or in any linked materials should not be construed as medical advice. The information in this article is not intended to replace any recommendations by your physician.
- Stressed Out? Make The Most of Your Employer’s Resources. FNE Health. May 2022.
- 7 Best Reasons To Have A Workplace Wellness Program. Brainz Magazine. June 2022.
- The Impact of Worksite Wellness Programs by Size of Business. Sept. 2018. NIH.
- Occupational Burnout and Neurofeedback. Beaverton Neurofeedback.
- Discover NeurOptimal.
- 3 Ways To Bounce Back After A Work Interruption. Duke University. November 2021.
- Neurofeedback Training For Stress and Burnout in the Workplace: A Double Blind Study. Nikki Sopchak, Serenity Neurofeedback.