Work is the leading cause of stress among our population. High stress levels lead to decreased effectiveness, arguments and disputes between staff, an increase in complaints and grievances, employee absenteeism, greater staff turnover and burnout.
27% of Canadian workers claim to have high to extreme levels of stress on a daily basis. Over 1 and 4 workers report being highly stressed. In addition 46% of Canadian workers reported that they felt "a bit" of stress on a day-to-day basis. Prolonged stress increases the risk of depression, heart disease and substance abuse.
As we are struggling through the hardships of a global pandemic; new stressors, fears and anxieties are developing. Perhaps you are facing a layoff, financial issues, struggling with isolation and social distancing, family issues, work or school deadlines, substance abuse, anxieties disorders, etc. Studies have shown that burnout and depression symptoms are nearly the same. The World Health Organization is saying that by the year 2030, the leading cause of disability will be depression. And a lot of that will be brought on by burnout.
We work with individuals, organizations and schools seeking to gain control of their mental wellness. Our online workshops or in-person conferences are designed for those struggling at home, inside organizations or within educational facilities to introduce the power of mindfulness. Strengthen your stress management skills, develop emotional intelligence, explore the foundations of success while enhancing your energy and building resilience and confidence. These are just some of the captivating topics that we gain a better understanding of through engaging and educational training, mindful meditation, movement and breathing exercises. We provide the tools and key components to unleash your best self. Once you realize what you are capable of; not only will it boost your performance at work, it will have a positive impact in all areas of your life. You cannot be of service to others unless you are taking care of yourself first. Our approach is not only unique but practical and proven effective.
IMPORTANT: Please note due to COVID-19, our trainings and classes are also offered online. In addition to our online trainings, as of July 25th we will be offering our in-person conferences, workshops & classes with a strict 20 participant maximum to allow us to properly social distance. Our team takes stopping the spread extremely seriously and we take all of the proper precautions and recommendations given by the Canadian government.
We have a vast range of who we offer our services to. For years we've been working with corporations and organizations both big and small that desire more productive work environments.
Mercado Inc. has also taught among students in a wide range of educational facilities. Children & teens are at extremely high risk of developing stressful thoughts and habits that will carry with them throughout the years to come. We have offered workshops and classes to children in pre-school all the way up to the university level.
We also offer classes/workshops for individuals NOT within an organization. Some of the greatest stress comes from struggling at home in your personal life. In these difficult times where so many things are uncertain, we value the importance that no one should be left behind or suffer in silence.
We've catered to Administrative Professionals, Executive Assistants, HR Personnel, Nurses, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Social Workers, those in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industry, Laborers, First Responders, Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, Students, Teachers, Managers, Leaders in every field or ANYONE looking to strengthen themselves both personally and/or professionally. See what you and and/or your organization is capable of today!
Can't make it to one of our conferences? Let us come to you! We understand that each company faces their own unique challenges. Our instructors can tailor to your organization's specific needs. We offer everything from a one hour "introductory" session, to a full day workshop. Alternatively, try our flagship 8-week training program (1-hr once a week for 8 weeks) within your organization. ***Upon completion of the 8-week training program or by attending The Mindful Management for Professionals Conference, you will receive 1 Continuing Education Unit***
See what other companies are raving about. We have worked with countless companies across canada including the Government of Canada, Department of National Defense, RCMP, Public Safety Canada, the University of Alberta, Lethbridge College, Norquest College, the Government of Alberta and many more!
Never underestimate the power of movement. Research shows that practicing regular stretching routines will not only lead to blood pressure regulation and pain relief, but it can also reduce stress and have a profoundly positive impact on your mental health. No need to be intimidated as we are not trying to burn calories or perform any kin
Never underestimate the power of movement. Research shows that practicing regular stretching routines will not only lead to blood pressure regulation and pain relief, but it can also reduce stress and have a profoundly positive impact on your mental health. No need to be intimidated as we are not trying to burn calories or perform any kind of advanced routines. We are simply practicing a form of movements in a particular way and in the present moment. This is designed for anyone, at any level and at any age. No work out clothes necessary! We arrange our movements so that it can be practiced at the office, at home or on the go.
Breathing is the most important thing that we do however we don't seem to pay much attention to it. If we are overwhelmed, especially at work, our natural reaction is to take short shallow breaths. This dramatically increases your body's stress response, which will lead to overall poor well being. Learn how to gain control over your breath, and in turn, any situation!
Although meditation began as a spiritual practice, it has evolved so much over the past 40 years. Especially when we talk about Mindful Meditation. You do not need to be spiritual or religious to practice Mindful Meditation; the only thing that is required is a mind. Our modern culture is so hectic that sometimes the most challenging thin
Although meditation began as a spiritual practice, it has evolved so much over the past 40 years. Especially when we talk about Mindful Meditation. You do not need to be spiritual or religious to practice Mindful Meditation; the only thing that is required is a mind. Our modern culture is so hectic that sometimes the most challenging thing that we can do is to sit still. But amazing things happen when we train our minds to regulate, accept and effectively react to any emotions that come our way. Let us bring some peace in today's digital age. Mindful Meditation is simply about connecting with yourself, others and the world around you.
At our educational and unique conferences (which are strictly limited to no more than 15 participants during these times of social distancing), you will increase your resilience to stress and anxiety. You will greatly develop your emotional intelligence thereby improving workplace and personal relationships, reduce conflict, increase self-confidence and feelings of self-worth. Join us today to evolve both personally and professionally.
Join us for a first class experience on incorporating Mindfulness into the workplace and our everyday lives. This program is where employees and leaders come to reduce stress, improve emotional intelligence while creating a better work environment for both yourself and others. Discover self-awareness and become more confident in yourself and your work. Explore the foundations of success that will make you thrive in every aspect of your life.
Held in one of our beautiful venues across Canada, this experience is truly unique. There is never a dull moment as our training seminars are delivered in a variety of settings through lecture, mediation, breathing exercises and mindful movement. Optimize the performance of the mind to keep up with the demands of our increasingly complex world. Improve your mental health today!
Meet our highly qualified staff. Feel confident knowing that your organization is being taught by experts in the field. Allow these two women to educate from knowledge and experience. In doing so, you will be giving your company the choice to connect with two different approaches (but with the same value in mind).
Whether you would like to attend one of our conferences or have us come onsite; find out if Mercado Inc. is right for your organization. We can cater to your company's every need. Come into contact with us today; you won't regret it!
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