What is MEQ®?
MEQ® is simply a concatination of mindfulness (M) and emotional intelligence (EQ).
Our MEQ® Leadership programmes apply mindfulness and emotional intelligence to reduce staff turnover, decrease absenteeism, increase productivity and employee engagement. The courses fit seamlessly into your company’s pre-existing learning and development (L&D) framework to allow for increased take up and to subvert the common perception of mindfulness as a purely wellbeing benefit.
Improvements Reported from MEQ® Leadership
MEQ® Leadership Programme Improvement Data
The chart shows the percentage of people who reported improvements in our four measured areas of: productivity (measured as health at work and absenteeism), emotional intelligence (EQ), sleep and mindful behaviour.
Two years of questionnaire data has shown that over 50% of participants taking our Core MEQ® Programme report improvements in all four areas.
The impact of a mindful workforce means less staff turnover, less absenteeism, better work life separation and more productivity.
Data source: AJ Bicât amalgamated programmes (2015 - 2016)
Mindfulness Changes your Brain (Neuroplasticity)
fMRI scans reveal changes in the brain
Mindfulness thickens areas of the brain that allow us to bring our more contemplative selves to any challenge and thins areas of the brain that interfere with this process.
These four fMRI scans show increased (red) or decreased (blue) blood flow in someone who practices MEQ®
The Novice is represented only on the bar chart and not in the pictures, as you can see novices experience a much smaller median average change and in one case (c) even a negative change
The first scan (a) shows the part of the brain responsible for our internal narrative sometimes referred to as our 'monkey mind'. This is the constant babble in our heads that distracts us all day long. As you can see the mindfulness practitioner experiences a decrease in activity in this section of the brain. Over time this is referred to as a 'thinning' of the brain.
The second, third and fourth pairs (b, c and d) show the parts of the brain responsible for high use memory function, emotional stability and semantic processing respectively. As you can see these areas of the brain see a marked increase in blood flow and will 'thicken' over time
AJ Bicât uses mindfulness and neuroplasticity (i.e. the human brain's almost unlimited capacity to adapt and learn) to revolutionize the way we work, think and think about work.