Workplace stress management workshops

29 Aug 2015 | Workplace stress management workshops |

Does stress in your workplace result in sickness and lower productivity?

Did you know that stress can cost your business up to £1000 per year per absentee?

Are you concerned with your staff’s well-being?

Have you thought about enabling your staff to manage stress by learning meditation and Tai Chi?

Tai_Chi_Sep_09The aim of this course is to enable your employees to manage stress by learning meditation and Tai Chi movements so that they can practice these techniques regularly on their own.

In this workshop, attendees will learn the following techniques:

  • abdominal breathing meditation
  • Chi Kung meditation
  • stretching for Tai Chi
  • a basic Tai Chi form

Additional benefits: not only will they learn to relax and de-stress but they will:

  • improve their confidence
  • improve their self-esteem
  • achieve an overall sense of well-being
  • improve their concentration levels
  • burn hundreds of calories
  • improve their balance
  • strengthen their legs

Suitability: this course is beneficial to everyone regardless of age or fitness level!

Schedule: the workshop can be customised to suit your requirements. Please see below for an example schedule.

Location: the workshop can be held in your offices if there is a large meeting room. Alternatively, a suitable venue can be arranged.

Call now to discuss your requirements on 07977 135506 or fill in the following form:

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Example Schedule

The following schedule is an example of a 2 hour workshop that covers Chi Kung, the practice Tai Chi form and selected movements from the main form.

2pm: Introduction: what is tai chi and chi kung? How can it help you to manage stress and achieve wellness?
2.10pm: Warm up and stretching.
2.30pm: Basic Chi Kung routine.
3pm: Water break.
3.10pm: Tai Chi Practice form.
3.30pm: Introduction to the main form.
3.50pm: Final questions and close.


Darren Yap has over 25 years of Tai Chi, martial arts and holistic therapy experience, including Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques (energy psychology), meditation and Chi Kung, and has worked extensively with both the elderly and cancer patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chi/Qi/Internal Energy?

According to Chinese Medicine, chi or internal energy is said to flow through the body. The concept of chi or internal energy may be mentioned during the class. This is to give you an understanding of why you are encouraged to move in a particular fashion and to give you a little background to how the movements were developed.

What is Chi Kung?

Chi Kung is a system of relaxing Chi exercises that are easy to learn yet give similar benefits to practising Tai Chi. This means that you can immediately exercise daily on your own to benefit further from the movements.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is traditionally a martial art but many people use it for its relaxation and de-stressing effects. Comprising slow flowing movements that strengthen the legs, improving flexibility and balance, by practising tai chi you will also improve your mobility, reduce blood pressure, increase bone density, increase strength and range of motion of joints, improve knee strength, reduce levels of stress and improve your immunity. Tai chi is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.

How healthy/fit do I need to be?

Tai chi is suitable for people at all levels of fitness. If you have any injuries or ailments, you are advised to be careful with stretching, touching or putting any sort of load on sensitive areas while participating in the class. Additionally, you know your own range of movement and while you may become more flexible through attending the classes, please do not feel that you have to carry out the movements to the same degree that the teacher or other students may achieve.

In terms of physical activity levels, if you can walk with a bag of shopping, then you should be able to practice the exercises. Of course, if there are any exercises that you feel you cannot perform, you are welcome to sit out for a while.

For more information, contact Darren Yap on 07977 135506.

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