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How Movement Therapy Can Improve Employee Wellness?

Last Updated on 01 March, 2023

Movement is a powerful metaphor for life.

From waking up in the morning and going to the office and individuals wishing to reconstruct their lives, movement is a much wider concept. Today movement therapy is ushering into corporate health and wellness programs. It is helping employees understand and recoursing their life by improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

In this podcast, Myah Payel Mitra talks about Movement therapy, considering it as a solution to the 21st-century workplace challenges. She further discusses about the challenges HRs face in respect to corporate setting thereby giving the following stats as per a latest report,

  • 15%* of employees in Banglore resigned as they were asked to report back to office during the time of Covid-19.
  • 40% of people globally want to resign post-increment.
  • 86% of Indians will resign in the next 6 months.
  • 48% of employees have reported extreme burnout.

Also, she mentions the impact on employee's overall wellness due to the Great resignation.

About the Speaker

Myah is an award-winning Employee Engagement and Career Transition Coach, with 15+ years of work experience. She was named by Encubay in 2021 as one of the pioneering leaders working with movement therapy and recognized by SheThePeople.TV in 2018 as one of the Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs working on mental health. Myah is an expert on somatic leadership & well-being and has empowered 4500+ lives across India, U.S and Europe region. She enables teams & organizations to build a highly motivated & engaged workforce.

Myah is India's first and only certified dance movement therapy practitioner (CDMTP) with an engineering & management background and Big 4 experience. She brings in her rich & diverse corporate experience of having worked for some of the largest IT & Big 4 consulting firms including TCS, KPMG & HCL. In her corporate stint, Myah has successfully led enterprise-wide transformational projects and managed cross-functional teams.

Myah is a Guinness Book World Record participant and winner of 'Outlook India Responsible Tourism Award 2020'. She loves traveling & has solo backpacked to 30+ countries and lived in 10+ cities already. As a fitness enthusiast, she loves running & CrossFit.

Her motto is living life by design and NOT by default.

To know more about Myah, connect with her on LinkedIn.

Show notes

(01.50) Tell us about your journey of becoming a dance movement therapy practitioner.

(05.57) What is Movement Therapy? Can you give us a brief on Movement therapy.

(08.28) How can movement therapy help in a corporate setting?

(11.16) Given the current context of the Great Resignation and the future of work, how does movement therapy fit into the scheme of things?

(13.40) In a diverse workplace considering the mental and physical health of employees can leaders have a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness?

(15.13) Do you see any shift in the way organizations today are approaching employee engagement & well-being?

(25.24) Can we include movement therapy in our corporate wellness programs?

(26.48) If organizations/teams/individuals want to work with you, how do they find you?

  • Not 50% as mentioned in the podcast

This podcast is hosted by Parismita Goswami who is also a content marketer and podcast host at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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