Developing Resilience: Managing pressure and stress
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed. Being under pressure is a normal part of life. This workshop is looking at the impact of stress, what it is and how we acknowledge it and what we should do about it if we find we are becoming overwhelmed too much of the time. We will look at some very effective habit changes and techniques that help not only to alleviate its negative impact but also prevent us triggering our stress response in the first place.
Developing Resilience: Emotional health
Emotional health is concerned with how people think and feel, how they engage with their emotions, their ability to cope with life events and how they communicate with others. Emotional Health focuses on the positive aspects of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and in this session, we will learn the important role emotions play, how to recognise them, why experiencing different emotions is essential, how to respond more mindfully to them and how to express yourself in the most constructive way.
Developing Resilience: Sleep, relaxation and energy
This workshop addresses why sleep and relaxation play such a vital role in good health, cognitively, emotionally and in people’s general day-to-day ability to function. As sleep ‘problems’ are fast becoming an epidemic, we offer tips and tools to enhance the quality and duration of sleep and importantly, look at the effects of daytime routines and habits in affecting people’s sleep patterns. We also focus on the healthy ways to conserve and boost our energy levels throughout the day, improving our sleep-wake cycle.
Developing Resilience: Food and mood
People who are feeling below par, exhausted, anxious or unrefreshed no longer need to take a passive approach. There is much compelling evidence about the links between food and our nerves, brain and digestion and thus our mood. In this session, we explore some useful biology about the essential relationship between good digestion and our natural energy levels and emotions. We also look at particular food groups and offer some great tools to help people take back the control of how they feel.
Developing Resilience: The importance of good posture
When I go through the most essential tools we have at our disposal to influence our health and wellbeing, posture is always forgotten, and yet it is so very critical for the optimal functioning of our bodies. Good posture is ‘the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity’ so in this very practical workshop, we consider both aspects; the alignment and the muscle tension, with easy exercises to do at your desk. We also look at the negative effects of bad posture, especially with so many people now sedentary for much of the day.
Developing Resilience: Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a simple, effective and enjoyable way of being more present and aware. It allows us to pause and focus on what is important. Whether it is carrying out routine day-to-day tasks or taking a break, this session is designed to illuminate the pragmatic nature of mindfulness and how it can be applied at work so that we feel calmer and more in control.
Developing Resilience: Mental health
This session intends to broaden people’s view of what mental health is, what it means to have a mental health condition and how we can talk more freely about it so everyone feels included, supported and able to live and work well. We will also look at the factors that promote recovery and wellbeing.