Newsletter 87 – Final edition of 2016 includes stress & anxiety reducing tips
Welcome to the Winter 2016 edition of In Equilibrium
This year has certainly been an eventful one, it began with the death of the legendary David Bowie and ends with a shock American election result. With 24-hour news and the rise of social media, it’s hard to get away from everyone else’s views of such events. Many of us find this unsettling and it increases our feelings of anxiety. We hope that spending a short time reading this edition of In Equilibrium will allow you to forget the outside world for a while as we provide you with some tips, resources and articles to help restore your equilibrium, suggesting ways to reduce your stress and anxiety and build your resilience.
- In Equilibrium News – feedback from our October “Developing Personal Resilience” open course together with early 2017 open course dates, details of our post course email service, and a summary of our director, Jan Lawrence’s highlights from this year’s CIPD Conference
- Stress Tip – a tip which suggests some ‘pick and mix’ strategies to counterbalance the stresses and anxieties in your life
- Ask the Expert – training consultant and corporate coach Martin Faiers, offers advice to an employee who is struggling with negative feelings and high levels of anxiety in a changing workplace
- Resources – links to both a series of short videos on mental health at work and the Eisenhower Matrix time management tool
Details about all our courses and resources are available on our website.
In Equilibrium News
Open Course Feedback
You can view the positive feedback we received from our October “Developing Personal Resilience” open course by clicking on either the image or the title above.
Post Course Service
In addition to offering refresher courses, we can also provide a follow-up email service to help embed the knowledge learned by managers or employees during their training day.
Resources from the CIPD Conference 2016
Our director, Jan Lawrence, recently had a great couple of day’s at this year’s CIPD Conference in Manchester. The image below will make sense when you read her post-conference summary of useful resources she has found on the web!
Recent Articles Added To Our Blog
• 10 Ways Managers can Reduce Stress in their Teams
• Infographic version of the above article
• Why Mental Health and Mental Illness are interrelated
• Using VUCA to Hold our Own in Today’s World
• Statistics Relating to Bullying Illustrate Why it Can’t be Ignored in the Workplace
We have also added a few blog posts about our services:
We recently published a couple of posts which highlight the importance of offering training in the workplace in the following areas:
Stress Management Tip
We suggest a ‘Pick and Mix’ approach to our short selection of strategies to help counterbalance feelings of stress and anxiety …
Ask the Expert
In this edition, our Training Consultant and Corporate Coach, Martin Faiers, provides some advice to an employee who asked the following question:
“I have recently returned to work after a period of maternity leave. Before I left I was a very confident person and happy with my work. Since my return, however, I have been feeling very negative and worried about my level of anxiety which is keeping me awake at night. Things are not helped by the fact that during my absence there have been a lot of changes and I have to take on new responsibilities which really worry me. I have discussed this with my line manager who is being very supportive and helpful, as is my husband on the home front.” How can I feel more positive and reduce my anxiety levels?
Her recent holiday may have been relaxing, but why was sleep so difficult to come by? It wasn’t until her return that the reason became apparent …
Read Amanda’s Column
The archive of Amanda’s column is available here …
Links to a time management tool and a series of mental health at work videos are featured
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
William James, American Philosopher and Psychologist
1842 – 1910
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
World Health Organization
News from the Outside
- Treating employees like people makes them work like machines
- 7 things resilient employees do differently
- Stress Resilience : The elephant in the boardroom
- De-stressing the workplace: Employers focus on health and wellbeing
- How supervisors can help – or hurt – your recovery from work related stress
- Do you need a green prescription?
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].