Nationwide Healthcare System Support with Naam Mindfulness Practices
There is growing evidence that interventions for health care professionals designed to enhance mindfulness may improve their well-being and thus the quality of care they can provide. High work related stress leads to lower job performance, lower morale, higher absenteeism, and tendencies to make frequent medication errors and poor judgment calls. Frontline health care workers are exposed to stressors that make them vulnerable to significant psychological harms such as burnout and compassion fatigue. These issues, if not addressed, lead to low job satisfaction and high staff turnover that not only increases recruitment and training costs but also can indirectly pose risk to the patient. Compassion fatigue is the precursor to burnout and has been correlated with poor patient outcomes such as increased mortality, increased infections, and decreased patient satisfaction.
Building on the success of the pilot findings in our New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University study, we have developed succinct, highly effective Naam mindfulness sessions (NMS) adapted for every major health care demographic, including registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), attending physicians, oncologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, rapid response teams and social workers. Each Naam mindfulness sessions takes approximately 5-7 minutes to complete and consists of breath and sound vibration techniques specifically tailored to the demands of health care professionals in their unique setting.
As part of the initiative, an online portal will be created to provide video instruction and printable handouts for each health care demographic. On-site training from expert teachers will be allocated upon request for larger hospitals. A mobile app will further increase adoption through convenient access to meditation sessions and mindfulness techniques, along with healthy check-ins.
When we think about the high stress high stakes environments of the emergency departments (ER) or intensive care units (ICU), in our nation’s hospitals, and the far reaching benefits of Naam mindfulness practices on health care workers, patients and their families the vital importance of this initiative becomes aptly clear. It recognizes the importance of prioritizing the mental, emotional and physical health of the essential health care workers on the front lines serving our communities. Now, more than ever, it is necessary to have convenient, practical tools that can quickly, effectively and efficiently release stress, beneficially impact your nervous and circulatory systems, oxygenate your brain and build Nitric Oxide. Funding is currently being appropriated. For details, please call 310.751.7550.
National RESET (Respiratory Exercises for Social Emotional Teaching) in the Classroom Program
Lauded by parents and teachers for the tangible difference it has on children’s lives, the RESET program uses breathing, movement and vocal exercises to help young students maximize their capacity to learn, be creative, and achieve a state of calm attentiveness. After the success of RESETs piloted research in two Ventura County elementary schools and one Philadelphia school, this innovative, seven-minute per day Naam meditation program is in development to be rolled out across elementary schools nationwide. Funding is currently being appropriated. For details, please call 310.751.7550.
Creating a Living Blueprint for Sustainability and Nature Preservation
Giving Naam is developing natural healing environments in wildlife habitats for people to come to and find solace, peace of mind and joy through a meaningful connection with nature. The first development is currently being built in California.
Measuring Effects of Harmonyum Healing on Perceived Emotional Reactivity
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the impact of Harmonyum on one’s physiological and emotional state by measuring Heart Rate Variability and Emotional Reactivity. Assessment of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) provides objective measure of autonomic nervous system function related to the balance of the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches. The Perth Emotional Reactivity Scale (PERS) provides a subjective assessment of an individual’s positive and negative emotional reactivity. To learn more about this study, please call 310.751.7550.