Under stress, our minds vacillate between clinging to past negative experiences or anxiously anticipating future negative outcomes, inhibiting our sense of happiness and wellbeing, making us feel isolated and uninspired.

This unique and customized workshop  will create frameworks and tools for chefs and employees in the foodservice industry to manage the mental and behavioral tendencies that feed stress, resulting in greater health, happiness and productivity.

The SKY Meditation Practice

The Happy Chef Resilience program uses the SKY meditation technique to combat stress and anxiety which has shown profound benefits for youth and adults from all walks of life. 

The Program is offered In association with the non profit organization IAHV 

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is a 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization, committed to programs of personal development that culture the expression of human values in everyday life. These include such values as a sense of belonging to a common humanity; respect for all people, cultures, and traditions; respect for the natural environment; an attitude of non-violence; and an ethic of social service.IAHV upholds the conviction that the integration of such human values into all aspects of life will ultimately lead to a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

SKY Meditation uses cyclical, rhythmic patterns of breath to easily bring the mind and body into a state of meditation. Its effects have been studied in open and randomized trials, both in healthy populations and in populations with psychopathology.

Research suggests that SKY may reduce depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress 2,5,6,7,11,13 and addictive behaviors 4,12. It significantly increases feelings of well-being, optimism and mental focus 1,3 and improves emotion regulation 8,15. In addition, SKY is associated with enhanced antioxidant status and immune system function 4,8,9,10,16.

SKY has even been shown to positively impact rapid gene expression alterations 14 suggesting that the effects of SKY Meditation span all levels of the physiology from the DNA within our molecules to organ systems. Viewed together, research suggests that SKY meditation may strengthen both mind and body.