Newsletter 71 : June/July 2013

Newsletter 71 : June/July 2013

Posted by Amanda Furness

Welcome to the June edition of In Equilibrium.

Here’s to 2013 having a warm, dry centre and whether you’re managing to take a summer break or not, we hope you will find some useful tips and resources in this edition which includes:

  • An article entitled “Increasing Resilience within Relationships”
  • A case study following almost 2 years training within a local council
  • A stress tip which appears to offer a win, win solution
  • A link to an article which offers practical tips to help boost your memory at work
  • A few unexpected but none-the-less tempting alternatives to reaching for the biscuit barrel during those “Arggghhh” moments


In Equilibrium News

What is Resilience?
We have recently produced our first animated video which explains the concept of resilience. It lasts less than two minutes and we would be delighted to hear your comments about our first venture into the world of animation.  Please email us with your comments at:

Emotional Resilience Training
An article on our blog entitled “Increasing Resilience within Relationships” offers some helpful advice and a suggested three step process to get a relationship, either at home or at work, back on track.

New Case Study
You may be interested in our latest case study which was written following a training programme lasting almost 2 years and involving over 700 members of Croydon Council staff.

Stress Management Tip

Don’t Sit on the Fence – This edition’s tip looks at why procrastination isn’t good for us

Read our stress management tip here …

Read previous stress management tips here …

Ask The Expert

This section is taking a short summer break but you can view previous questions and answers on our blog here …

If you would like to have a question answered in a future edition, please email it to us at: (all questions are included anonymously).

Amanda’s Column

Amanda’s managed to find a new pastime which isn’t exactly offering her any relaxation.

Read Amanda’s column here …

You can read previous editions to Amanda’s columns here …


In this edition we feature two external resources for the areas of stress in the workplace and employee health and wellbeing


“What is important in life is life, and not the result of life”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German writer, artist and politician (1749 – 1832)

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living”
Gail Sheehy
American author, journalist & lecturer (b. 1937)

News from the Outside

Click here to see a selection of articles which have appeared recently on the following topics:

  • how organisations can benefit from looking after their staff
  • why employers need to look beyond just offering an Employee Assistance Plan
  • thoughts on how to get more free time in your day
  • ten tips to boost your memory at work
  • some surprising foods which may help to reduce stress


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