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Newsletter 86 – Early Autumn 2016 focuses on Managing Change


Welcome to the early Autumn 2016 edition of In Equilibrium

Few of those you speak to can remember a year when so much change has surrounded us. Many speak of feeling powerless, yet fearful of the uncertainty that they believe has the potential to run into many areas of their lives during the course of the next few years.

We thought it may therefore be helpful to focus on managing change in this edition and we hope to offer some encouragement that we all have the ability to learn how to cope with change and therefore the capability to take back control of how we react to it. One of the regular comments we receive from those who attend our courses, is that they feel their learning will not only benefit their working life but also their personal … we hope this edition of In Equilibrium delivers both too!

The contents include:

  • Open Courses – full details about the series of 3 open courses we are running this autumn
  • Stress Tip – suggesting a practical exercise to help you handle unwanted change
  • Infographic –  alink to an infographic from the CIPD on Employee Views on Working Life
  • Ask the Expert – Dr Chris Johnstone helps a reader who is feeling nervous about their job security by suggesting 2 practices that he uses in his resilience training
  • Short 5-minute Video – which opened the eyes of those who took part and whose positive message we felt was well worth sharing

Details about all our courses and resources are available on our website.

In Equilibrium News

The Map Room

Open Course Series
For those who either have insufficient numbers within their organisation to run an in-house course or would perhaps like to first attend a course before deciding to roll it out inside their organisation, we are offering a series of 3 open courses in central London this autumn.



Resilience Open Course LondonDeveloping Personal Resilience
Tues 4 Oct 2016
Would you like to be more level-headed under pressure and have a more flexible and positive approach to change?




Stress Management Training for Managers

Stress Management Training for Managers
Tues 8 Nov 2016
Do you know the risk implications of stress for both the individual and the organisation or how to create a climate which encourages an open discussion about stress?



Mental Heralth Awareness Training for Managers

Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers

Thurs 24 Nov 2016
Are you aware of the way stress impacts mental health in the workplace and do you have the confidence to deal with clients or colleagues who may be experiencing mental health conditions?


Recent Articles Added To Our Blog

Stress Management BlogDesk stretches
– 4 ways your work could benefit from resilience training
– A Question on Pressure, Approach to Change and Resilience
– The Benefits of Mentoring Skills in the Workplace
– What’s the recipe for a successful Team Away Day?
– Away Days – How Equilibrium workshops can add interest & engagement
– Resilience Training for Head Teachers


We have also added 3 Equality & Diversity posts:
Group of visibly diverse people

New Equality & Diversity Resources Page

What are the 9 Protected Characteristics?
Equality & Diversity – A Glossary of Terms



We have produced a series of posts which highlight both why delegates wanted to attend our workshops and what they will do differently as a result … in their own words following their attendance on the following courses:
Our delegates words

Developing Resilience – Training for Managers
Developing Personal Resilience
Stress Management Training for Managers




Stress Management Tip

everything changes


How do you deal with unwanted change?
Read our Stress Management Tip
Read our tips archive here



Ask the Expert

Cartoon of man rowing in boat and underneath him crashing the boatIn this edition our trainer Dr Chris Johnstone suggests 2 practices that he uses in his resilience training to help a reader who is feeling nervous about their job security.

The Question
“I’m nervous at the moment because another round of redundancies is likely to be announced soon, and I’m worried I could lose my job. How can resilience training really help me here?”


Read Chris Johnstone’s answer here

If you found Chris Johnstone’s answer helpful you may be interested in the following courses:
Developing Personal Resilience
Personal Resilience in an Hour


Amanda’s Column

Amanda Furness

The simple activity of reading a magazine results in an unnerving but helpful experience …
Read Amanda’s Column
The archive of Amanda’s column is available here …





wellbeing kiwi


A guide to Work and Wellbeing from the TUC and an infographic on Employee Views on Working Life from the CIPD are featured.
Click here to see this edition’s resources




Attitude is Everything“After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.”
Nelson Mandela, Statesman, Philanthropist, Former President of South Africa (1994 – 1999)
1918 – 2013

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
Dr Wayne W. Dyer, American Philosopher, Self-help Author and Motivational Speaker
1940 – 2015


Upcoming dates to highlight

10 September – World Suicide Prevention Day 2016
This year’s theme is Connect, Communicate, Care


News from the Outside

Click here to see the following selection of articles:

  • How to change your organisation’s culture
  • 5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work
  • Why you need good distractions in your life
  • Maintaining employee wellbeing and performance at work
  • How Stress Affects Your Heart, Skin, Memory and Fat Deposits
  • Let’s Open Our World

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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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