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How to Audit Stress in the Business | Judy Claughton, Balance Time

  • How can you begin to measure and monitor workplace stress?
  • What indicators are you currently measuring?
  • Are these really giving you a true picture?
  • What else can you be measuring and how can the way you communicate with your team help you to better audit the picture of stress in the workplace.
  • What are indicators of stress and resilience? – and how can you use this to monitor and reward ‘good’ behaviours and give support where appropriate.

A tip sheet/handout will be given to delegates who attend the workshop.

Judy Claughton
BalanceTime
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Accredited communications and wellbeing consultant Judy Claughton from BalanceTime helps businesses change their relationship with stress in the workplace. Judy’s work supports individuals and teams to be happier and more productive. With 20 years’ experience in corporate communications and 10 years’ experience as a meditation teacher, Judy combines the two facets to offer a dynamic way to rethink wellbeing and make it part your organisation’s way of delivering your best results.

 

The Connection between Creativity, Stress & Workplace Wellbeing | Tamalia Reeves, MADE BY Tamalia

  1. Creativity & innovation are different. Creativity fuels innovation so without it innovation can’t happen
  2. A great article: https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/4-reasons-craft-is-good-for-your-mental-health/
  3. Another great article: https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-can-reduce-stress-a-new-bbc-survey-reveals
  4. Being ‘creative’ does not mean you have to be ‘a creative’ person. It is the act of being or thinking creatively that matters
  5. Youtube & Pinterest have loads of very simple creative DIY activities to try

Did you know… in 2016, researchers from Drexel University in Pennsylvania carried out a study on how creating art can impact stress levels. They discovered that there was a whopping 75% decrease in levels of the stress hormone Cortisol after participants had spent 45 minutes crafting. Participants claimed to feel less anxious, calmer and have higher energy levels and enthusiasm.

This is just one of many studies but the outcomes are pretty consistent. Businesses are now starting to understand that in order to remain competitive and forward thinking creativity in the workplace isn’t just a “nice to have” it’s a “must have.”

In this 20 minutes interactive workshop Tamalia Reeves from MADEbyTamalia, will talk about how the act of being creative can improve employee wellbeing and how this in turn can be beneficial for businesses in today’s busy ‘always-on’ world.

 

Tamalia Reeves
MADEbyTamalia Art, Craft & Lifestyle Studio
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Since leaving University to get my Art Degree I have worked as a Graphic Design & Brand Strategist, an Illustrator, plus even retrained as a Primary School Teacher. After years of becoming quite disillusioned and freshly armed with the realisation that I wanted to live a more creative, mindful life, I decided to create MADEbyTamalia – A colourful, warm and welcoming space, where others could escape the rat race and indulge in some well deserved creative ’me time.’

As a practicing Artist I have always been passionate about sharing creativity with others and I have personally seen the positive effects ‘being creative’ can have on a person’s mindset, attitude and overall wellbeing.

The MADEby Studio is very much a creative space, but that doesn’t mean it is just for ‘creative’ types. It is about bringing community together. About reconnecting with people, whilst doing something holistic that’s beneficial to your wellbeing, as well as helping you learn a new skill.

 

Healthy Mind. Healthy Me – Lisa Bedlow – Gabriels Wellbeing & Education

Tip 1. Breathing is one of the most powerful tools we have to help regulate our feelings and emotions. Just two minutes of gently slow careful breathing can lower the heart rate.

Tip 2. Positive thinking really can get your body feeling better - the famous quote 'if you think you can, or if you think you can't you are probably right' is so true. The power of the mind is incredible.

Tip 3. Gratitude, Expressing daily gratitude for all that we have really does help you keep positive and focussed. It brings more to you as well, like a magnet.

Tip 4. Sleep is crucial and something a lot of people struggle with. Regular bed time, relaxation and listening to the radio helps many. Counting your blessings and recalling all the good things that have happened in your day can also really help with a good night's sleep.

Tip 5. Food can affect our body and our mood. Eat a range of natural foods with a variety of colours every day where possible. Drink at least 1 litre of water a day.

In my workshop I will talk about breathing and how it can impact your mood and behaviour. We will practice it and see and feel the benefits.

We will talk about relaxation and keeping the mind healthy and ways that we can achieve this. We will do some simple exercises and a short guided meditation that we leave us feeling calm, relaxed and yet energised with a clear mind. I will share some of the techniques that I teach children to keep a positive mind. Delegates will leave with some tools to use in their daily life that will enhance their mental wellbeing.

Lisa Bedlow
Gabriels Wellbeing and Education
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I have worked in education for over 30 years and led two schools through 5 Outstanding Ofsted Inspections. I noticed a big change in children's mental health and wellbeing. As Mental Health First Aider and an advanced Pranic healer I have skills, techniques and strategies that can support children and adults in managing their feelings and emotions. So I recently gave up my role as an Executive headteacher to take wellbeing out into schools and home education settings. I work with children, staff and parents and have helped many children to improve their mental health. Gabriels is setting up a Charity to support the work we do in the wider community and we are seeking funding to set up a Wellbeing school in the Reading area.

 

What we Eat and How we Sleep – Jenny Tschieshe – Lunch box doctor

5 THINGS TO IMPROVE SLEEP

  1. Drink Green Tea - Green tea contains a brain relaxing chemical called L-Theanine, which encourages the production of alpha waves
  2. Eat Pumpkin seeds contain the sleep inducing, mood enhancing phytochemical L-Tryptophan, and are also rich in zinc, which helps the body use this important nutrient
  3. Eat leafy greens, bananas and avocadoes. Potassium has been linked with improved sleep. Food sources of potassium include leafy greens, avocados and bananas. Including these foods is a good idea to help improve your quality and length of sleep.
  4. Chew on Licorice root sticks. Modern living places a lot of strain on our adrenal glands. Licorice root has been found to help regulate cortisol, the stress hormone produced by adrenal glands.
  5. Drink valerian tea. This pungent smelling herb has a long history of use as a sedative because of its GABA boosting effects on the brain. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter that can dampen and reduce the activity of the brain’s neurons.

Jenny Tschiesche author, nutritionist, recipe developer and presenter will provide an overview of the links nutrition, sleep and health. During this workshop she will cover the following:

  • Nutrition and Sleep – What’s the connection?
  • Sleep and Body Composition – Can sleeping too little make us gain weight?
  • When we Eat to Optimise Sleep.
  • What we Eat and Drink to Optimise Sleep.

Jenny Tschiesche
Lunchbox Doctor
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Jenny Tschiesche is one of the UK's leading nutrition experts and the founder of www.lunchboxdoctor.com, a hugely popular brand. Jenny delivers sought-after workshops to workplaces, sports teams and families. She has worked with leading brands and health campaigns including BBC Sport, Sport England and Cancer Research UK. Jenny regularly contributes to TV and radio shows including Good Morning Britain and BBC Radio and to newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Mail, The Express and Top Santé. She is the author of 4 books, including the bestseller The Modern Multi-cooker Cookbook: 101 Recipes for your Instant Pot (™) which was released in 2018. 

 

Wellbeing Passports – a practical, useable communication tool | Anne-Marie Gawen, Unlock Your Wellbeing

Wellbeing Passports – practical, useable communication tool

If we want to support people’s wellbeing in the workplace, we need a means of doing so in a formalised way

  • For Employers to show that they are taking the Duty of Care regarding the health of their employees seriously
  • It is being documented for everyone’s benefit
  • For employees to have a vehicle to express themselves

A Wellbeing Passport is for everyone – and it can include wellbeing in the broadest sense –

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Bereavement
  • Other life experiences which may impact or affect their performance at work

An example of a Wellbeing Passport will be provided – people can, of course, develop their own from this generic model - there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Practical session with people discovering how they would use a Wellbeing Passport in their workplace, what they would include, and how it would fit/complement with other initiatives around wellbeing they already have in their workplace.

Anne-Marie Gawen
Unlock Your Wellbeing
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We help workplaces improve the mental wellbeing of their employees/colleagues. We do this by empowering people – giving them the knowledge and skills that are often missing. We deliver excellent evidence-based training (MH First Aid, i-act & Lunch’n’Learns) so Manager’s learn how to best support their teams in 3 ways

  1. By being proactive – providing a culture where people feel secure to speak up if they are struggling.
  2. By providing information, signposting and resources when people may begin to struggle – getting help early
  3. By managing people who may become unwell positively - getting them back to work successfully

 

How to Implement a Successful Employee Wellbeing Programme | Matthew Carlton Shine, Workplace Wellbeing

While many companies are starting to embrace employee wellbeing, appreciating the many business and staff benefits they generate, there is still a lack of understanding around how to start and run such initiatives.

This workshop will explore the ways in which businesses of all sizes can establish, maintain and monitor employee wellbeing, as well as create schemes that help employees flourish, gain recognition, win awards, and enhance brands.

We will also explain how such schemes can be cost effective, generating swift return on investment.

Tips

  • Start with an anonymous, short, employee survey
  • Use results and data to shape programme, policies and strategies
  • Ensure any mental health focus isn’t delivered in isolation; make staff aware that we all have mental health and that many factors contribute to this: sleep, diet, physical activity, financial wellbeing, relationships etc.
  • Harness the enthusiasm and passion of staff - involve them where possible and bring their stories and experiences to the fore
  • Continually track and monitor effectiveness and engagement. Adapt and evolve where necessary

Matthew Carlton
Shine Workplace Wellbeing
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Shine Workplace Wellbeing helps companies develop more positive and productive workplaces. We achieve this through our comprehensive range of creative and effective wellbeing services, designed to boost employee health and happiness for the benefit of your business.

Offering an independent perspective and a fresh approach to employee wellbeing – from one-off initiatives to longer term consultancy services – we design and deliver tailored wellbeing programmes that help your people flourish and your business succeed.

How to Sell the Benefits of Wellbeing to your Boss/Director | Judy Claughton, Balance Time

Wellbeing is one of the biggest growth areas in business today. But isn’t this just a ‘nice to do’ ? This talk helps you come up with a strategy to showcase where wellbeing is most relevant to your organisation and sell the benefits to help your boss to act.

This workshop recognizes that there is no ‘one size fts all’ approach to wellbeing and helps give you a framework to sell the benefits to your organisation.

A hand out sheet will be prepared with key questions to ask to help you to sell the benefits to your directors/boss and given to all workshop attendees

BalanceTime
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Accredited communications and wellbeing consultant Judy Claughton from BalanceTime helps businesses change their relationship with stress in the workplace. Judy’s work supports individuals and teams to be happier and more productive. With 20 years’ experience in corporate communications and 10 years’ experience as a meditation teacher, Judy combines the two facets to offer a dynamic way to rethink wellbeing and make it part your organisation’s way of delivering your best results.

 

How to Press PAUSE before life does it for you | Danielle North, Pause Global

An interactive session that begins with a diagnostic quiz to understand energy levels, then explores the signs of burnout and how to spot this in yourself and others. The session finishes with 7 simple but powerful micro pauses – tools that take only a few minutes and can easily be woven into everyday life to support wellbeing and prevent burnout.

We will provide a link to a digital download which contains 7 simple micro pauses.

Danielle North
Pause Global
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Pause is a global retreats company offering bespoke retreats and coaching for business leaders. Pause gives busy leaders the one thing money can’t buy, and HR can’t provide - time. 

The Pause method is based on the best-selling book by Danielle North who set up the business in 2013. Pause retreats have been run in the UK, Italy, Singapore, Bali and Australia and attended by leaders from companies such as HSBC, Mars, BP and the United Nations.

The philosophy of the Pause is simple, if you're going to perform in a world that's speeding up, sometimes you need to slow down... 

 

How Good Posture will Improve your work day | Hazel Dillon, 360 Chiropractic

This workshop will provide information on how to set up your workspace to achieve good posture.

You’ll also receive some tips and tricks to help maintain your energy and focus throughout your work day and understand how good posture affects your whole system

tips

Hazel Dillon
360 Chiropractic
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My name is Hazel and I am the owner and principal Chiropractor at 360 Chiropractic. Based in central Reading, I enjoy being an active part of the local community. I treat people of all ages and actively encourage my patients to participate in their own health journey by creating both a healthy body and lifestyle.

I understand the stresses and strains that are placed on the body from our modern lifestyles and desk jobs and strive to make people more comfortable and mobile so that they can be more focused and enjoy all aspects of life.

 

How to Maintain Energy Levels through-out the day with Good Nutrition | Mina Wood, Metawell Nutritionist

We’ll talk about how to balance energy levels and stay alert throughout the day by balancing blood sugar levels and looking after the gut. We will look at foods that are best to avoid and those to include, and how our lifestyle choices can support steady energy and improved focus all day long.

Minna Wood
MetaWell Personalised Nutrition
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Minna is a degree qualified, BANT registered nutritionist, NLP coach and creative nutritional chef. She uses nutrition and lifestyle medicine in combination with mindset coaching to support her clients on their individual health journeys to discover and address the root causes of their chronic health issues, when doctors can’t, so that they can start enjoying life fully in optimal health.
You can work with Minna on 1-to-1 personalised nutrition programmes, book a healthy cooking session with her or join her healthy cooking demos, fermentation workshops and educational health events. The MetaWell clinic and kitchen are based in Bracknell.

 

Quietening the Mind at Night – some tips & guidance for better sleep | Dr Lindsay Browning, Trouble Sleeping

  1. If your mind is busy at night, there is often a reason for this. Working out what you are worrying about and why can be helpful.
  2. Have a wind down time before bed, so that you don’t move straight from “work & stress” to “sleep & relaxation” mode.
  3. Keep a notepad near the bed to write down anything that is going round your head.
  4. Try practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation, which is a technique of tightening and releasing muscles from your feet up to your head.
  5. If you have something on your mind and you want to stop thinking about it, repeat the word “the” every two seconds in your head. This will help to break up the intrusive thoughts.

In this session we will examine a number of techniques that are useful to help stop those intrusive thoughts that race through your mind at night disrupting sleep. We will discuss why you might have thoughts racing through your head and what you can do about it. You will learn how to improve your sleep and feel more rested when you wake up. 18-24 May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is sleep – so this is a great opportunity to learn more about this. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

 

Dr Lindsay Browning
Trouble Sleeping
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Dr Lindsay Browning, from Trouble Sleeping, is a Chartered Psychologist and sleep expert who offers corporate sleep and wellbeing talks and workshops. Topics include managing sleep and stress, sleep and shift work, minimizing jet lag, and sleep and wellbeing. In addition to corporate consultancy, Dr Browning has worked with many schools, NHS hospitals and the police to advise on sleep issues. Further, Dr Browning helps adults with difficulty sleeping using CBT-i (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia) and also sees children with sleeping problems at her private practice.

 

You have Physical First Aiders – why you Need to have Mental First Aiders in the Workplace | Anne-Marie Gawen, Unlock Your Wellbeing

  • Understand what a Mental Health First Aider is (and isn’t!)
  • Understand the difference having a trained MHFAider can make
  • Understand the value – including the bottom line, having MHFAiders has
  • Mental health and wellbeing is everyone’s business – MHFA is available for First Aiders (2 day course), for Managers (a one day course) and an Awareness course (half day course) for everyone.
  • Other training is also available for Workplace Wellbeing – for example the i-act for Managing Mental Health – very practical course for Managers (One Day) with ongoing online resources
  • Our own Mental Health Awareness training

Examples of the different resources will be available to view, to help you decide the best fit for YOU!

https://mhfaengland.org/organisations/workplace/

Thriving at Work (Stevenson Farmer Review ) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/658145/thriving-at-work-stevenson-farmer-review.pdf

Lengthy report from BITC – Executive Summary is useful https://www.bitc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/bitc-wellbeing-report-mhawmentalhealthworkfullreport2019-sept2019-2.pdf

The i-act training courses - https://www.i-act.co.uk/
https://unlockyourwellbeing.co.uk/wellbeing-at-work/
https://unlockyourwellbeing.co.uk/mental-health-first-aid/

 Anne-Marie Gawen
Unlock Your Wellbeing
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We help workplaces improve the mental wellbeing of their employees/colleagues. We do this by empowering people – giving them the knowledge and skills that are often missing. We deliver excellent evidence-based training (MH First Aid, i-act & Lunch’n’Learns) so Manager’s learn how to best support their teams in 3 ways

  1. By being proactive – providing a culture where people feel secure to speak up if they are struggling.
  2. By providing information, signposting and resources when people may begin to struggle – getting help early
  3. By managing people who may become unwell positively - getting them back to work successfully

Building Better Habits | George Anderson, Wellbeing and Performance speaker

Do you ever find yourself saying “I know what to do… but I just don’t do it!”?

In this workshop you will learn how to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. We will cover 3 habit building techniques that will help you turn the theory into reality.

You will leave with a personalised action plan to start making immediate positive changes.

1) Tip: Ditch the ‘all or nothing’ mentality and adopt more of a ‘progress not perfection’ approach

2) Tip: Fall down less, get up faster. The biggest influence in your long term success is your ability to get back on track again when you slip up

3) Book: ’Tiny Habits’ - BJ Fogg

4) Book: ‘Atomic Habits’ - James Clear

5) Book: ‘The Power of Habit’ - Charles Duhigg

George Anderson Coaching
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George is a wellbeing and performance speaker, coach and author, working with individuals to help them take more action towards improving their physical and mental wellbeing.

He has shared his messages with organisations such as Oxford University, Dell EMC, Experian, British Land, Wickes, Travis Perkins and the NHS.

Over the last 20 years George has run successful personal training and boot camp businesses, and produced a number of online wellbeing programs and books for running, weight loss, confidence and wellbeing.

He has written for many of the major national fitness publications, is a regular contributor to the BBC, and runs a thriving online wellbeing community of over 5000 members.

 

How Pausing Creates Pace and Performance in Teams | Danielle North, Pause Global

Life and work are busy, we all know that, but like our smartphones, people are not designed to be ‘always on’ otherwise eventually their system crashes.

In this experiential workshop I guide the group through 3 key principles of Pause by giving them an experience of them in the moment.

  • Space to breathe which alleviates stress
  • Time to think which generates fresh perspectives
  • White space which enhances creative flow

Using different tools for each principle, this session demonstrates the power of Pause to free people up and to think more strategically, which in turn enhances performance.

We will provide a link to recordings of the tools used in this session.

Danielle North
Pause Global
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Pause is a global retreats company offering bespoke retreats and coaching for business leaders. Pause gives busy leaders the one thing money can’t buy, and HR can’t provide - time. 

The Pause method is based on the best-selling book by Danielle North who set up the business in 2013. Pause retreats have been run in the UK, Italy, Singapore, Bali and Australia and attended by leaders from companies such as HSBC, Mars, BP and the United Nations.

The philosophy of the Pause is simple, if you're going to perform in a world that's speeding up, sometimes you need to slow down... 

 

The Gut-Brain Connection – How the Health of our Gut Affects our Mental Wellbeing | Jenny Tschieshe, Lunch box doctor

Jenny Tschiesche author, nutritionist, recipe developer and presenter will provide an overview of the links between the balance of bacteria in our gut and our mental health status. She will give advice regarding food and lifestyle habits that optimize gut health.

Jen Roach, Fearless in the Kitchen, cook, recipe developer & gardener will provide recipe demonstrations to show just how easy making your own fermented and probiotic-rich foods can be.

  1. Chew properly – ideally 20 times before swallowing
  2. Try some fermented foods such as kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut to boost positive bacteria levels in the gut
  3. Try to minimise sugar and fried foods that tax the immune system and provide fuel to dysbiotic bacteria (the bad guys)
  4. Look out for foods that may be irritating the gut – common culprits are wheat or gluten and dairy
  5. Eat a range of prebiotic foods. These include grains such as oats and quinoa and legumes such as chickpeas and green peas. Also include some resistant starches such as cooked and cooled potatoes, rice and legumes as well as under ripe bananas.

Jenny Tschiesche
Lunchbox Doctor
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Jenny Tschiesche is one of the UK's leading nutrition experts and the founder of www.lunchboxdoctor.com, a hugely popular brand. Jenny delivers sought-after workshops to workplaces, sports teams and families. She has worked with leading brands and health campaigns including BBC Sport, Sport England and Cancer Research UK. Jenny regularly contributes to TV and radio shows including Good Morning Britain and BBC Radio and to newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Mail, The Express and Top Santé. She is the author of 4 books, including the bestseller The Modern Multi-cooker Cookbook: 101 Recipes for your Instant Pot (™) which was released in 2018.

 

Common Children’s Sleep Problems - and how to help | Dr Lindsay Browning, Trouble Sleeping

In this workshop we will look at the many common reasons why children struggle to get to sleep, or do not sleep the recommended amount each night. We will also look at how much sleep different age children need, and what you can do to help them improve their sleep.

  1. A survey by Place2Be showed that children and young people who usually get less than the recommended 9 hours sleep on a school night are more likely to feel that worries get in the way of school work.
  2. Children who do not sleep enough are at a higher risk of obesity. See: https://troublesleeping.co.uk/2018/04/
  3. Just like adults, children worry at night, so help them learn how to deal with worries during the day so that they are not staying awake worrying in bed.
  4. Keep a child’s room cool and dark. Even though they may want to have the light on, light significantly disrupts sleep. Use a very dim nightlight if the child needs a light on – but not other lighting.
  5. Have a regular bedtime and waketime 7 days a week for optimal sleep. Sleeping in later at the weekend can make getting to sleep on a Sunday night much harder.

 

Dr Lindsay Browning
Trouble Sleeping
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Dr Lindsay Browning, from Trouble Sleeping, is a Chartered Psychologist and sleep expert who offers corporate sleep and wellbeing talks and workshops. Topics include managing sleep and stress, sleep and shift work, minimizing jet lag, and sleep and wellbeing. In addition to corporate consultancy, Dr Browning has worked with many schools, NHS hospitals and the police to advise on sleep issues. Further, Dr Browning helps adults with difficulty sleeping using CBT-i (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia) and also sees children with sleeping problems at her private practice.

 

Deskletics – Making Work Environments FUN | Christopher Robertson, Don’t Tone Alone

This workshop will provide an introduction to Deskletics and the growing importance of making work environments fun, while promoting health and productivity at the same time. The workshop will include a sample of Deskletics activities that are specifically thought through for office environments, and will explain what the process entails from set up to finish. Most importantly the workshop will highlight how such a simple initiative can make an impact on business, employee wellness and those less fortunate in the community all at the same time.

Christopher Robertson
Don’t Tone Alone CIC
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Don’t Tone Alone CIC is a community interest company that provides transformational behavior change projects for those who have prevailing emotional, physical, mental and economic barriers to health and well-being. Unlike most organisations we have a personal empathy with our beneficiaries and a unique methodology of innovation, service delivery, monitoring and evaluation of projects, that demonstrate return on investment and lasting impact on beneficiary health. To fund our charitable endeavors we work with various benefactors who wish to make a difference in the community, and have recently launched Deskletics as our latest initiative for workplace wellness and corporate social responsibility.

 

Mindfullness at Work | Purdy Smith

This workshop offers an introduction to Mindfulness and how it can be utilized as a practice whilst at work, exploring present moment awareness, why this is important and how it can benefit us and those around us.

Workplace stress is a leading cause of absenteeism and can have long-term health consequences. Learning and developing mindful practices has been proven to help reduce stress.

You will come away from the workshop, having practiced some mindfulness exercises and have these at your fingertips to apply in your own time.

  • BOOK: ‘A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled’ – By Ruby Wax
  • BOOK: ‘Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ by Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman
  • APP: Headspace
  • APP: Calm
  • BOOK: ‘Full Catastrophe Living, Revised Edition: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation’ by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Yoginah
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Purdy is one of the founders and Directors of Yoginah, the new home of Yoga in central Reading. She also has ten + years’ experience in Human Resources are Corporate wellbeing.
Yoginah provides a warm and friendly space for our visitors to practice yoga and meditation and/or to sit and chill with a smoothie (prana). The philosophical roots and tradition of yoga is important to us and we aim for this to not get lost amongst the various asanas (physical postures).

We operate classes throughout the day, across multiple styles seven days per week and welcome all to join in and learn how to apply this life science of yoga, today.

Retention & Recruitment – The cost benefits of wellbeing in the work place | Matthew Carlton, Shine Workplace Wellbeing

High staff turnover inevitably leads to high recruitment costs. The solution could lie in simply improving employee wellbeing schemes. Many businesses wrongly assume that such programmes are expensive, but they are likely to be vastly more affordable - not to mention more beneficial - than high recruitment agency fees.

In this workshop we investigate how businesses that neglect employee wellbeing are more likely to experience retention problems, while also highlighting companies who have high retention thanks in large part to superb employee wellbeing initiatives.

Such initiatives also have the added advantage of attracting high-calibre employees, particularly younger generations that wish to work for companies that value their health and wellbeing.

Tips

  • Create a robust business case for investing in employee wellbeing
  • How much will it cost versus your current recruitment costs. What is the likely net saving?
  • The investment in a wellbeing scheme will help retain staff but will also attract staff, drawing them from other firms
  • Appreciate what generation Z is looking for in an employer: wellbeing schemes are high on the list of priorities
  • Schemes should be wide-ranging and free of old stereotypes. A monthly yoga class will not appeal to all employees nor does it constitute a wellbeing scheme in 2020

Matthew Carlton
Shine Workplace Wellbeing
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Shine Workplace Wellbeing helps companies develop more positive and productive workplaces. We achieve this through our comprehensive range of creative and effective wellbeing services, designed to boost employee health and happiness for the benefit of your business.

Offering an independent perspective and a fresh approach to employee wellbeing – from one-off initiatives to longer term consultancy services – we design and deliver tailored wellbeing programmes that help your people flourish and your business succeed.

 

Achieving a Better Work-Life Balance – Improving 1 to Improve BOTH | Stephen Wells, Aim to Succeed

In this interactive workshop we will look at the types of struggles and conflicts that people experience between work and life, and how looking at (and approaching) them differently actually helps improve both with less effort and greater impact.

When people talk about balance it is either one or the other.
To work more you have less life, to spend more time with your family, you lose out by working less and therefore have less money and less resources to do what you want to do.

I disagree with this point of view.

To me, work life integration should be the goal.
This is where our life becomes our work, our passion, our skills, our values, and who we are becomes our impact on the world. How we treat people, how we make money (and how we use it) becomes our life.

Stephen Wells
AIM to Succeed Ltd
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I help people gain the clarity and focus that they need to be fulfilled and rewarded in their current pursuits.
Identifying and unpicking the patterns and blocks that hold them back enabling them to implement the strategies for success.

Integrating the logical/practical approaches of my scientific roots with the more sensational aspects gained from my exploration and training in complimentary therapies (Coaching, Energy work, mediation, mindfulness etc) I am able to support and guide people as they apply practical solutions.

 

Healthy Holidays – How to eat well but still have fun on holiday | Mina Wood, Metawell Nutritionist

Holidays and holiday travel can often end up making us unwell, stressed and jetlagged and grabbing the unhealthiest of foods! But it doesn’t have to be like that! Let’s chat how you can make your holidays healthier without compromising on the enjoyment – it’s all about balance! You’ll get tips for preparing for long journeys, foods for internal sun protection (and avoiding the toxic sunscreens), as well as ways of eating that can help your body deal with jetlag better.

  • Keep your body well hydrated during travel
  • Eat and sleep at local times when travelling across time zones
  • Eat local fresh produce rather than beige buffet foods
  • Give yourself some slack
  • https://metawell.co.uk/what-is-health/

Minna Wood
MetaWell Personalised Nutrition
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Minna is a degree qualified, BANT registered nutritionist, NLP coach and creative nutritional chef. She uses nutrition and lifestyle medicine in combination with mindset coaching to support her clients on their individual health journeys to discover and address the root causes of their chronic health issues, when doctors can’t, so that they can start enjoying life fully in optimal health.
You can work with Minna on 1-to-1 personalised nutrition programmes, book a healthy cooking session with her or join her healthy cooking demos, fermentation workshops and educational health events. The MetaWell clinic and kitchen are based in Bracknell.

 

What do to when YOU can’t sleep | Dr Lindsay Browning, Trouble Sleeping

When you find that you can’t fall asleep, it can be a very worrying time. In this workshop we will look at strategies you can use when you find that you can’t fall asleep, and how to reduce the likelihood it will happen in the first place. The 18-24 May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is sleep – so this is a great opportunity to learn more about how a lack of sleep impacts on mental health and what you can do about it. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

  1. Worry about not falling asleep can make you anxious at night, which then makes sleep even harder.
  2. Visual imagery is a great technique to help you relax in your bed if you can’t sleep.
  3. Stop “trying” to sleep. The more you try to sleep the less likely you are to actually fall asleep. Try to actively stay awake in bed for a few minutes to break the cycle.
  4. Check with a sleep specialist to make sure that there is not anything else causing you to wake and struggle to get back to sleep – such as sleep apnea.
  5. CBT-i (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia) can be helpful if you regularly struggle to sleep.

Dr Lindsay Browning
Trouble Sleeping
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Dr Lindsay Browning, from Trouble Sleeping, is a Chartered Psychologist and sleep expert who offers corporate sleep and wellbeing talks and workshops. Topics include managing sleep and stress, sleep and shift work, minimizing jet lag, and sleep and wellbeing. In addition to corporate consultancy, Dr Browning has worked with many schools, NHS hospitals and the police to advise on sleep issues. Further, Dr Browning helps adults with difficulty sleeping using CBT-i (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia) and also sees children with sleeping problems at her private practice.

 

How to Talk to Someone you are Concerned about at Work | Practical Guidance & Tips, Anne-Marie Gowan Unlock your Wellbeing

  1. What to look out for in a colleague
  2. How many ears do you have?
  3. Do you find “difficult conversations” difficult to initiate or continue?
  4. Moving to “Help me understand your situation” – whoever you are.
  5. Helpful conversation starters
  6. Helpful ways to keep someone talking and why – “No decisions about me without me”
  7. Language – so important, the good, the bad, the ugly

Samaritans SHUSH campaign - https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/worried-about-someone-else/difficult-conversations/

Difference between Empathy and Sympathy, Brene Brown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone

Some of BT’s Wellbeing Policies - https://whatworkswellbeing.org/case-study/wellbeing-policy-at-bt/

Anne-Marie Gawen
Unlock Your Wellbeing
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We help workplaces improve the mental wellbeing of their employees/colleagues. We do this by empowering people – giving them the knowledge and skills that are often missing. We deliver excellent evidence-based training (MH First Aid, i-act & Lunch’n’Learns) so Manager’s learn how to best support their teams in 3 ways

  1. By being proactive – providing a culture where people feel secure to speak up if they are struggling.
  2. By providing information, signposting and resources when people may begin to struggle – getting help early
  3. By managing people who may become unwell positively - getting them back to work successfully

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