Southampton, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Mental Workout®, a company that brings together the power of mobile technology and the benefits of psychology, today released a group facilitation guide for its Mindfulness Meditation app. This guide enables users to learn and practice mindfulness meditation by following the app in a study group setting with friends and colleagues. The guide is designed to provide what no app can deliver by itself – in-person peer support and community.
Now anyone with an interest in hosting a meditation group and spreading the benefits of mindfulness can easily organize and facilitate a group, using the app, without years of training. Facilitators complete a brief certification process consisting of a 2-hour webinar or in-person course plus a quiz, and follow clear-cut guidelines provided by Mental Workout’s mindfulness expert, Stephan Bodian, based on more than 40 years practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation. This course of instruction is intended to maintain the integrity and quality you expect from Mental Workout’s Mindfulness Meditation app.
The guide is designed for individuals who simply want to form a meditation group with friends and for businesses of all sizes looking for an effective and cost-efficient way to set up groups for their employees. It offers an 8- to 12-week plan with daily or weekly group sessions and includes guidelines for conducting group meetings, an opening statement for each meeting, a FAQ to enable the facilitator to respond to questions, and relevant email templates.
"Meditation groups can be an invaluable support in developing a mindfulness practice,” says Stephan Bodian, Mental Workout’s mindfulness expert. “The group facilitation guide ensures that they’re conducted according to the highest standards, in keeping with the true spirit and intention of mindfulness practice.”
Scientific studies have convincingly proven the benefits of mindfulness meditation in reducing stress and promoting happiness and overall wellbeing. Recent research using the latest imaging technology has found that regular mindfulness practice actually grows more gray matter in regions of the brain associated with positive emotions, attention and memory, cognitive processing, stress management, empathy, and emotional integration.
“As a leading brand in the field of digital psychology, we continue to be excited about our apps’ ability to help millions at any time from anywhere in a personalized way,” says Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Founder and CEO of Mental Workout. “But our ambition does not end with our apps. We are equally excited about designing complementary products and services around our apps to amplify their impact. This guide is a great example of those efforts.”
The facilitator guide and certification cost $499, which includes 10 licenses to the Mindfulness Meditation app (a $170 value). The fee covers certification for 1 year after which a re-certification is offered for a fee of $99. Additional licenses to the Mindfulness Meditation app cost $16.99/employee/year minus applicable volume discounts. The app is required for all group participants for in-between sessions and after the group ends, and can also be used stand-alone by those employees who prefer not to join a group.
Individuals can sign up for the guide and certification at http://www.mentalworkout.com/academy. Businesses can request information about the full range of Mental Workout programs, business implementation tools, and volume discounts at http://www.mentalworkout.com/business.
About Mental Workout
Mental Workout is bringing together the power of mobile technology and the benefits of psychology to improve people’s lives and empower them to reach their highest potential. Inside the Mental Workout iPhone and Android app, and on mentalworkout.com, users can subscribe to a growing range of programs focused on health, well-being, and performance enhancement. Users can choose how they engage and receive personalized content based on their unique profile and situation, and they can access their programs seamlessly on all their devices by using the same account details. Aggregate usage data enables Mental Workout and its experts to improve the experience and effectiveness over time.