SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whil, the leader in digital health, wellness, and leadership training for businesses and consumers, today announced the widespread availability of its technology platform. According to data from the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, approximately 90 percent of doctor visits are for stress-related issues. Whil's science-driven approach helps business professionals and consumers effectively reduce stress through more than 1,000 different mindfulness, yoga, and leadership training sessions from world-class industry experts.
Whil recently secured $15 million in angel investment, which has allowed the company to segment its technology into three separate training tracks:
- Now: With more than 550 training sessions, Now is Whil's health and performance training for adults; guided mindfulness and yoga programs to relieve stress and anxiety, and unlock focus, creativity, and performance for a healthier and happier workforce.
- Grow: The Company is also the first in the world to offer digital mindfulness training specifically for teens. According to a study from the American Psychological Association, teens are more stressed than adults in America. Grow offers over 500 training sessions, developed in collaboration with Holistic Life Foundation and iBme, two of the leading non-profits teaching mindfulness to young adults.
- Search Inside Yourself: Whil is exclusively offering the famous Search Inside Yourself leadership and emotional intelligence training program born at Google. The program was first developed for Google by Chade-Meng Tan and continues to gain notoriety from leading companies exploring new ways to build emotional intelligence, teamwork, and leadership skills.
"Stress is the leading cause of illness, costing the U.S. economy $300 billion annually," says Joe Burton, CEO and Founder of Whil. "Whil's technology was created to help reduce stress-related diseases around the world by leveraging the substantial evidence behind proven techniques like mindfulness training to build resilience. It doesn't matter if you're a driven professional looking for new ways to improve your health, focus, and performance or a teenager overwhelmed with the pressures of daily challenges. Whil has a mobile training program to create sustainable habits to get the most out of life, while tracking your progress over time."
More than 300,000 individual consumers are already using Whil's various programs and companies like Microsoft, Havas, Ogilvy, eBay, and Progressive Insurance are tapping Whil to help employees live happier, healthier, more engaged lives. Organizations like the University of North Carolina, University of British Columbia, and Kellogg School of Management are also using Whil to help faculty and students keep pace with the high performance academic cultures. Businesses can easily buy subscriptions for their employees on Whil.com and launch a global program in under 15 minutes.
As part of its GoodWhil program, the Company gives away one product for everyone that it sells. Its first match was to the 45,000 employees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
"Whil's programs are helping our employees to live 'in the moment' and take better care of ourselves as we serve over 4 million at-risk youth every year," says Paul Sansone, CFO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "By helping people who help people, Whil wears its commitment to mindfulness."
All of Whil's offerings are developed for specific health, work, and relationship outcomes. Progress can be monitored through Whil's dashboard on any computer or mobile device. For business programs, the unique data-driven approach to tracking routine practice allows company administrators to analyze the effectiveness of individual and group mindfulness programs in an organization and optimize as necessary to meet goals.
For more information about a corporate partnership with Whil, the science behind the training, and the results it can deliver please visit www.whil.com/companies. To download the free app, please visit www.whil.com, the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Whil is the leader in digital mindfulness, yoga, and leadership training program for businesses and consumers. The Company offers personalized, on-demand mind and body training programs to help individuals live healthier, happier, and more engaged lives.
Using science and partnering with world-class instructors, Whil develops training content that has proven benefits to individual consumers and to teams in the workplace. The company was founded in 2014 by Joe Burton and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information about Whil, please visit www.whil.com or follow the company on Twitter at @WeAreWhil.
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