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Newsletter 70 : April/May 2013

Welcome to the April/May edition of In Equilibrium

Maybe the advantage of an early Easter (or even a wicked Winter) is that we can look forward optimistically to the spring and summer months and are grateful for each positive sign that any better weather brings.

We hope you will also find a fair amount of optimism in the latest edition of In Equilibrium which includes :

  • A practical stress tip for a more organised life
  • An Ask the Expert Question and Answer which helps a reader who is looking to reduce their blood pressure
  • Some useful resources for the areas of Mental Health Awareness and Bullying at Work
  • News of a pleasant way to boost your concentration at work and even finish that lingering task

In Equilibrium News

Equality & Diversity Training
A recent article on our blog considered the question “Online Training or Face to Face?” for this important area. Read about the debate here …

Refresher Courses
A quick reminder that we can offer refresher courses in any of the areas in which we offer training.  This short blog entry lists some of the reasons why organisations find refresher courses valuable.

Stress Management Tip

Spring Cleaning – Try using these two tips in tandem to improve your stress levels this Spring

Read our stress management tip here …

You can read previous stress tips here …

Ask The Expert

We answer a question from a reader who has requested some lifestyle tips to help reduce their blood pressure.

There’s a poster from the World Health Organisation in my staffroom which states “Under Pressure? Cut your risk of heart attack and stroke – control your blood pressure”. I know my blood pressure errs on the high side, although not at a level where I have to take medication, but the poster’s made me think and I wondered if you could offer any lifestyle tips which may help me reduce it myself without any medical intervention?

In Equilibrium trainer Dr David Mason Brown, who has helped many people reduce their stress levels and boost their health and wellbeing, suggests some practical steps you can take to reduce your blood pressure. Read his answer here …

If you found David’s answer helpful, you may be interested in the following courses:

Lifestyle Management 
Energy at Work 
Personal Wellbeing 

Dr David Mason Brown’s profile can be viewed here

You can read past Ask the Expert Questions & Answers here

Amanda’s Column

See if you share the bugbear (or two) Amanda encounters on a weekly basis!

Read Amanda’s column here …

You can read previous copies of Amanda’s column here


In this edition we feature three external resources for the areas of Mental Health Awareness and Harassment and Bullying at Work


“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
Henry David Thoreau, American Author, Poet and Philosopher, (1817 – 1862)

“That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.”
William J.H. Boetcker, American Religious Leader and influential Public Speaker, (1873 – 1962)

News from the Outside

Click here to see a selection of articles which have appeared recently relating to the dangers of sitting too long at work, the uplifting benefits of transferring positive self-esteem, his versus hers regarding office stress and a pleasant tip for Stress Awareness Month

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter.  We are always delighted to hear from our readers, so if you would like to share your comments or suggestions with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected].

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