If you are an employer, have you ever thought of providing Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes as part of your range of initiatives to promote mental and physical health in the workplace? Perhaps you are a member of staff who would love to see Tai Chi and Qi Gong being provided at work. I am currently offering a reduced rate of £400 for a 6 week introductory course if you book before World Mental Health Day on October 10th.
A recent report by mental health charity MIND, found that work is the biggest cause of stress in people’s lives and that poor mental health is now the No.1 reason for staff absence. One of the main reasons why people come to my classes is to get help with stress or mental health problems. This article from Harvard Medical school explains how physical therapies like Tai Chi and Qi Gong can help.
The benefits for your staff will not just be about giving them a break, calming the mind and energising the body. It will be of particular help to those people who feel under stress, but do not feel that they want to discuss this with you as an employer. MIND found that although half of workers had experienced poor mental health in their current job, half of those people did not feel that this was something they wanted to discuss with their employer. Providing classes therefore gives you an opportunity to be proactive in improving the mental and physical health of those people who are struggling unseen.
If you are interested in providing either a one-off introductory session or regular Tai Chi and Qi Gong class for your staff, then please complete the contact form or email me at email@example.com and we can discuss your requirements. I generally work in and around Bristol, the West of England and South East Wales. Alternatively, if you are a member of staff who would like to bring Tai Chi to your workplace, just send me the contact details of your HR or Well-being staff member, and I will follow up with them. I currently have several early morning and lunchtime slots available for corporate clients.
The following options are available, although we can tailor the course to suit your needs. All classes last 1 hour and include a guided meditation / relaxation session.
- One-off calming, stretching and relaxation workshop. (£75)
- 6 week introductory course. An introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises. To include stretching, relaxation and calming exercises to open up the body, improve posture, give the energy system a boost, and help with sleep problems. We will also work on specific areas of the body where there is tension. (£450) (£400 if you book before World Mental Health Day on 10th October)
- Longer term / Ongoing classes. These begin with a 6 week introductory course as above. There is then an option to continue Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises in more depth, or to begin learning a Tai Chi form. (£75 per week)
I have provided a number of one-off workshops and regular classes for a range of organisations including Bristol University, UWE, Women’s Trefoil Guild, 62nd Bristol Guides and Brunel Field Primary School.
“Claire was absolutely amazing we had ladies aged between 24-94 and all could participate. I thoroughly recommend Claire”
– Emma J, Women’s Trefoil Guild, Bristol.