Our workshops will help to improve the quality of sleep, focus, and alertness of employees in high-pressure environments. The tools and strategies help to enhance cognitive capacity and physical and mental resilience resulting in enhanced productivity and the quality of life of employees.
Stressed and distracted employees are at risk for burnout, obesity, and sleep disorders. Our workshops counter these risks by providing effective strategies and tools that can be applied in day-to-day life. Other health problems that are targeted are cardiovascular diseases and gastrointestinal diseases.
Fewer Errors & Mistakes
Improved quality of sleep will immediately result in better focus and concentration of employees. This reduces human error risks. By improving sleep patterns, employees will be more competent, productive, and accurate.
Brain Training workshops
The Brain Training
During this workshop 'Work Smart and Recover Effectively', you will discover what your brain is (in)capable of and maximize its potential. The lessons learned and assignments will help you to train and recharge your brain more effectively. These are essential skills in our modern workplace where distractions and work pressure are high and inevitable. Anyone who wants to have a better focus and a better work-life balance will benefit from this interactive workshop.
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The following questions will be answered
- What is the impact of nutrition on my brain and focus?
- What is the effect of sleep on my brain performance?
- How do I prime my brain for focus or relaxation?
- How do I sleep deeper and more effectively?
- How do I get into and stay in the flow?
- How do I prevent stress and burnout?
- What can I do about worrying in bed?
- How do I avoid distractions at work?
- How do I better switch off from work?
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Take a look at the feedback from participants
“loved it! super interesting and good practical tips in the end. Yes, I believe this and the extended version of the workshop would be of added value for Accenture. I give workshops in new habit formation within Accenture. We could perfectly combine them.” - Eline HR Partner Accenture
“The workshop was very good. I did appreciate all the little tips and tricks that can make life easier. Also, I like the theoretical knowledge about the brain and the associated activities. I liked the brain teasers. I believe it brings awareness of how to manage your time in the best interest of your own well-being while still being productive for the organization. Understanding how our brains works brings added value.” - Viktoriya Expert Consultant C-Business Learning - ING
“Hi Koos, I should be the one to say thank you! What a great workshop you gave, it resonated a lot with my current struggles! I hope to see you soon in a second session 😉 Best regards.” - AI Scientist Accenture
“Insightful. How things were known, but I learned new things about how the brain works. The online webinar dynamics including the challenges and assignments worked well. It is important to recognize that the workplace and life, in general, are more complex. Only if we recognize that a problem exists we can do something about it as an employer and employee.“ - Senior Compliance and Change Professional ING
“Liked the session very much. It has given me a lot interesting insights that can help me to better organize my daily challenges. Due to our job responsibilities and because we are now working from home we share similar challenges every day.”- Bart Compliance employee – ING
“The workshop was very good! Koos knows how to combine scientific research with practical tips in a fun way. The tips can be put into practice immediately and have already delivered immediate results in the first few days. Recommended! The content and themes are applicable in our industry, especially since everyone in the office faces the same challenges. ” - Casper Lawyer Houthoff
“Interesting useful workshop. In this type of 'Braintraining' workshops the same things are often told, but there were a number of innovative points, with concrete advice (way of switching between tasks, work / switching to home, 'active' recovery and sleep) “- Lawyer Houthoff
“Good energy, loved the Whodunit clip, interesting challenges. Many of the recommendations start small to help you take steps towards better focus; also triggered self-reflection about personal motivation to focus better and generally build healthy habits.” - Consultant Accenture
Video about the training
Are you interested in a workshop for your company?
Click here and plan a short (+/- 15 minutes) introductory meeting. The average duration of the workshop ranges from 2 to 4 hours. The minimum costs per in-company workshop are 950 euros.
Brain training workshop via open registration?
We also offer the Braintraining on the basis of open registration. The training group consists of people who have all registered individually for the training. You can exchange experiences with each other and learn from the insights of others. The group size is 4 to 15 persons allowing enough space for personal feedback and advice. The workshop is provided online via Microsoft Teams and lasts 4 hours. Please take a look at the booking page and sign in on a suitable date. The price of the workshop is 200 euros, excluding VAT. Each participant will receive a pair Somnoblue sleep glasses worth 50 euros.
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Workshops about sleep enhancement
Workshops about sleep enhancement
Besides providing training about the brain, I also help people to enhance their quality of sleep. In the video below I explain what motivated me to develop the ‘Work Hard, Sleep Hard’ method.
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Legal, Finance & Consulting
At these firms, targets are set at high levels and errors can be very costly. Our workshop 'Work Hard, Sleep Hard' apply effective sleep-enhancing strategies which help to increase the efficiency of sleep without the use of medication. Our workshop 'Braintraining - Work Smart and Recover Effectively' will help to improve your focus, energy, and overall wellbeing. One of these strategies employs timed light-exposure using Somnoblue glasses which - when worn just prior to bedtime - help to achieve a more efficient sleep. As high-quality sleep helps our brain to function optimally, our workshops will help employees to be more productive and to make better decisions. Additionally, it will help to improve their mental and physical health.
Maximizing human potential
Improving sleep quality will – after the first night – lead to an increased focus, energy, and concentration. Moreover, it will help the employees to make high quality and split-second decisions. In addition, increasing sleep quality will lead to a healthier appetite, an enhanced physical recovery, lower stress levels, and an improved immune function. Specifically, it will optimize, performance, health, and overall wellbeing.
Brochure - Night Fit Work Hard Sleep Hard
Our latest clients
The healthcare sector demands work to be continued through the night. However, human beings are not built to work during the night. Naturally, our body is programmed to ensure that energy, alertness, concentration, and other aspects relating to mental and physical performance peak during the day. In addition, our brain is 'programmed' to sleep at night. As a result, the inability to sleep and high fatigue levels are common problems in the healthcare sector.
Workshops and sleep glasses
Our sleep-enhancing strategies are taught to the participants in one or two interactive workshops. In addition, at the end of the workshop, each participant will receive their own pair of Somnoblue glasses. This will help healthcare workers to more fully recharge their brain and body between their shifts, and thus increases their overall performance and resilience to fatigue risks.
The following topics are discussed during the workshop(s):
- Sleep, fatigue and our brain
- The biological clock, sleep, health and safety
- The mismatch between our biological clock and the shift work schedule (circadian misalignment)
- Sleep hygiene strategies during the day
- Sleep hygiene strategies for the evening and at night
- Energy boosters during work
- The effect of the timing, duration, color, and intensity of light on the biological clock, melatonin and sleep
- The use of Somnoblue glasses during shift work
- Nutrition during (night) work
- Relaxation / mindfulness strategies
Findings from our previous projects at other ‘high-performance industries’ are used in order to explain the strategies and to motivate the participants. This helps them to keep using the strategies correctly during future shift work.
Our latest clients
Energy, Chemistry and Offshore firms
Next to reducing incidents of personal harm, safety also plays a big role in the oil & gas industry to reduce the risks of large accidents with environmental consequences. In addition, poor sleep is expensive; Lack of sleep costs U.S. about $411 Bilion in lost productivity, study finds. Night Fit is an effective tool to reduce these costs and enhances human performance and safety.
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Koos Meijer presented our Fatigue countermeasures method Night Fit at the following conferences:
IADC Drilling HSE&T (video) Europe Conference on 28 September in (Amsterdam 2017)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (Science paper and presentation) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (San Antonio Texas 2017)
IADC (article) Human Factors Conference in (Galveston, Texas 2016)
Work Hard, Sleep Hard Brochure Offshore
Our latest Night Fit offshore projects
Our Latest Clients
Athletes need to obtain sufficient sleep of a high quality in order to reach maximal physical and mental performance. High quality of sleep is needed for your brain to fully reload and for your muscles to recover. Young athletes who sleep less than 8 hours have a 1.7 higher injury risk than those who sleep 8 hours or more.
Gegard: "I see progress so far, I fall asleep more quickly and I sleep longer. So far, I’m happy with the results. I’m looking forward to the second meeting”
Sleep enhancement benefits
Many things happen to the body of an athlete if the quality of sleep is improved from poor to moderate or from moderate to good. It will result in stronger immune functioning, faster metabolism, more balanced hormones, increased energy and a greater level of focus during training and matches. However, if an athlete does not sleep optimally, it may suffer the opposite of all those benefits.
In order optimize mental and physical recovery, we implemented Night Fit at various sports teams such as AZ Alkmaar, ADO Den Haag, KNVB O16, Bleekemolen and Van Lagen Racing.
“It has helped me to fall asleep faster and thereby wake up more fit.” – Lex Immers (ADO Den Haag)
"What stuck with me the most is that you need to have enough quality sleep in order to function at your full potential and thus be able to perform well. I keep using the glasses because I have the feeling that I feel fitter and I can get more out of myself on training and in competitions. "- Calvin (Ajax)
High quality sleep between (night) shifts is essential for soldiers to ensure effective mental and physical recovery. This due to the fact that many of the major restorative functions in the body occur mostly and, in some cases, only during sleep. Examples of these restorative functions are: tissue repair, muscle growth, growth hormone release, and cleaning of the brain. High quality sleep is essential for soldiers to ensure optimal physical and mental recovery, and to perform safely during training and missions.
In general, fatigue can be defined as a feeling of tiredness and an inability to perform effectively. Although there are individual differences in how fatigue affects alertness and performance, nobody is immune from its effects. Compared to a soldier who is well rested, a highly fatigued soldier will be less alert, less able to mentally process information, will have slower reaction times, and less situation awareness. These factors combined lower job quality and increase the risk of errors, accidents and fatalities.
These reasons stress the need for optimal sleep, alertness and vigilance. Night Fit can help to improve the quality of sleep in stressful environments. Together with the Centre for Man and Aviation we conducted tests of Night Fit at the Air Operations and Control Station (Nieuw Milligen), the Force Protection (Volkel) and at the Royal Netherlands Air Force (Mali Africa).
- Erik – AME (Air Force)
"Interesting workshop, based on good research. There is a great amount of knowledge in the area of sleep and fatigue which has not yet reached the general audience. There is also much to learn about how to get the right information to the "customer i.e. the person that needs it the most". Fatigue Management should be seen as improving performance and not as "sleeping in your own time". Especially in aviation, the tools discussed in the workshop can be used to adjust circadian rhythms. Also, the tips and advice to improve sleeping patterns are of added value.
The latest Night Fit projects
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