I’m so thrilled to once again be amongst the group of experts advising ASICS on their wellbeing project, Movement for Mind. I love working with ASICS because of their holistic philosophy of Sound Mind in a Sound Body. As a strong believer in the mind-body connection, I think it’s admirable that ASICS always goes the extra mile to espouse the positive impact that movement has on the mind.
Initially launched in 2019, this year’s Movement for Mind goes more in-depth with a research trial built around a programme designed by ASICS and their chosen pool of experts, with the simple objective of getting people moving.
Research shows that movement can have a huge positive impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. So ASICS developed an 8-week movement-based programme that people might actually enjoy doing. In collaboration with Dr Brendon Stubbs from Kings College London, ASICS will test the impact of this short and accessible audio-based movement programme on 200 workers’ wellbeing and publicise the results for the benefit of all.
This is so important, now more than ever, with stress and anxiety being amplified by the pandemic and so many of us working from home for over a year now. While we have more time to be with family and spend less time commuting, we also spend less time moving. It’s so easy to get carried away working and sitting in the same seat, while staring at the same screen, for hours on end.
The Movement for Mind programme aims to promote regular movement breaks outside and in nature to reconnect with the big wide world away from our screens. Every session is 30 minutes and guided by a wellbeing expert with a specific focus, namely:
- David Lenneman. Global Team Captain of our ASICS FrontRunner community
- Gray Caws. Movement and Breath Coach.
- Roos Tij. Coach and Mindful Movement Expert.
- Dr Claire Renfrew. Chartered Psychologist specialising in music psychology, currently working in the music industry.
- Ian Banyard.Wellbeing author and Nature Connection Guide.
- Dr Danny Penman. Author and Meditation and Mindfulness Expert.
- And of course me, Dominique Antiglio. Sophrology Expert, author, and pioneer of Sophrology in the UK.
Thank you, ASICS for all that you do in the wellness world. I am so honoured to be working with them and to have Sophrology play a role in this progressive programme. There is much in store for you all, so watch this space for updates!
Latest updates from ASICS EMEA:
One of the participants and our head of HR, Katja Meeuwsen-Nass was keen to share her thoughts on the programme saying: “As VP HR of a company that literally stands for healthy minds in healthy bodies, I want to actively encourage our people to move more to recharge body and mind. We need to break the constant work cycle and give ourselves a moment to disconnect from our screens and reconnect with ourselves and the world around us.”
Read Katja’s full blog post here: https://lnkd.in/ed3gZmC