Welcome to our first edition of 2017 and belated New Year wishes to you all. Although we’ve given up trying to work out what’s going on with the temperature control button this winter, we are feeling more energised by the extra daylight that our progression from the shortest day has brought.
So, on that optimistic note, please read on for:
- In Equilibrium News – including details of our new “Dealing with Difficult Behaviours” training course
- Stress Tip – a tip which may quickly help dispel your negative thoughts about a stressful problem
- Ask the Expert – our trainer, Karen Barr, explains why you should choose an accredited mindfulness teacher
- Resources – links to two helpful mental health in the workplace resources
- And finally – an article title which you wouldn’t expect us to feature … read it to see why we have!
In Equilibrium News
NEW Training Course
Dealing with Difficult Behaviours
This one-day course explores the reasons behind challenging behaviour in the workplace and equips delegates with the skills to respond appropriately and manage situations which could lead to aggression or conflict.
NEW – Case Study
We have recently added a new case study to our website following our delivery of a 6-month training programme for a social enterprise.
Our next open courses is:
Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers
Location: Belgravia, Central London
Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017
Recent Articles Added To Our Blog
- How resilience training can help managers develop key competencies
- Resilience training outcomes: putting the theory into practise
- Recommendations from an evaluation of mental health awareness training
- Find us on Pinterest
- Courses to help employees manage personal stress
- Motivation for Equality and Diversity Training
We have also added some blog posts illustrating feedback from recent courses:
• Mental health awareness training for managers – open course review
• Resilience training for a conservation charity
• District Council resilience feedback
• Use an in-service day for stress management training
• Preventing bullying & harassment in the workplace – training feedback
• Mental health awareness training for a recruitment agency
Stress Management Tip
A quick exercise which can help change your thinking about a problem or situation that is causing you to feel stressed …
Ask the Expert
In this edition, Certified Trainer and Executive Coach, Karen Barr answers the following question:
“I am looking to receive some mindfulness training. Why is it important to choose an accredited mindfulness teacher?”
Amanda begins the New Year with a new challenge to tackle and, in doing so, discovers a personal stressor that is missing from those top 10 lists of stressful life events …
Include links to 2 mental health in the workplace resources:
- a practical toolkit of materials
- an enlightening report which found that the value added by those with mental health problems in the workplace may be up to nine time the estimated costs which arise.
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
Joseph Chiltern Pearce, American Author, 1926 – 2016
“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Writer and Historian, 1918 – 2008
News from the Outside
- Employee Satisfaction: Corporate Restructuring can negatively affect employee wellbeing, even if no jobs are lost
- Turn stress into success
- Managing the hidden stress of emotional labour
- Tips for a good night’s sleep: Wear bed socks and avoid arguments
- Workplace absence study proves we’re not as selfish as we think
- And finally … Who needs stress? We all do. Here’s why
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent articles on our blog....
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