CREATING MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES
Whilst we often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health issues, thou decreasing, is still prevalent. Knowledge and training can be provided to workplaces across all levels, from work shop floor staff to supervisors, increasing their awareness of mental health issues as well as assisting individuals how to initiate conversations with others that they suspect may have a mental health issue.
FITNESS FOR WORK
FFW involves more than just random drug and alcohol testing. It can involve, fatigue, stress management, employee and employer’s duty of care, performance and impairment, physical, emotional and mental stress. Assistance can be provided in one or all of these areas, in addition to developing or reviewing FFW policies.
MIND YOUR MEMORY
How depression and anxiety can impact on the functioning of your brain. Information will be presented on the latest research and evidence based practical skills to reduce the impact of mood disorders on your cognitive functioning.
Gratitude is a readiness to show appreciation and return kindness. It is about showing appreciation for what one has, as opposed to what one wants. Research is beginning to show we can consciously cultivate gratitude, and that when we do, it has a positive effect on our physical & emotional wellbeing, enhance the quality of our relationships, enhance empathy, reduce aggression, improve self-esteem and increase mental strength. A work environment with higher levels of gratitude can impact company morale, enhance team and inter personal relationships, reduce employee turnover and reduce the risk of bullying behaviours.
Whilst mindfulness has been a hot topic in the last few years it has been known and taught by Psychologists for a while as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings. The benefits of practicing mindfulness also include being fully present, becoming aware of what you are avoiding and being more connected with those around you and what you are doing – whether this be home or work tasks.
Mindfulness, though relatively new in today’s vocabulary has been a skill taught by Psychologists for quite a while. In our Mindful Leadership sessions, we focus on enhancing Self Awareness, Authenticity and Compassion encouraging leaders to practice this skill to enhance personal and professional effectiveness and overall organisational productivity.
LEADING WITH RESILIENCE
Today’s workplaces remain challenging, with expectations to do more, with less. Time lines seem to be shorter while meetings seem to have increased and the need to sustain performance for longer is more apparent. Even though most of us adapt well over time to life’s challenges, why do some people react better than others. What enables them to do so? It involves resilience. We will identify your usual coping strategies, reviewing their effectiveness, identify symptoms of sustained pressure and develop strategies that enhance your resilience.
COLOURS OF COMMUNICATION
The Colours of Communication is about how we communicate, and learning to communicate more effectively. We use the metaphor of four colours, two of which are predominant and we believe knowing these colours, and understanding them will allow you to communicate more effectively in the team you work in.