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Newsletter 95 – includes a tip to increase productivity & reduce stress


The summer 2018 edition of In Equilibrium includes:

  • In Equilibrium News – we introduce a new trainer, give details of an updated course and provide a reminder of what we share on our social media channels
  • A Stress and Wellbeing Tip – which offers 3 suggestions to help increase productivity and reduce stress
  • Ask the Expert – a summary of the topics this popular feature has covered so far
  • External Resources and Articles – covering a range of relevant topics that may be of interest
  • And Finally – find out about a new wellness trend which should improve your moood!



In Equilibrium News


Snéha Khaley - Expert Trainer
NEW TRAINER – Snéha Khilay
With a focus to change and improve interactions between people in the business world, Snéha offers expertise, developed over 20 years, in diversity, inclusion and management/leadership development. A customer recently commented, “… we are really impressed with Snéha and her commitment to getting it right”, we echo that sentiment and are delighted to welcome Snéha to the team.


Mental Health First Aid
UPDATED COURSE – Workplace Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Half Day
MHFA have recently replaced their MHFA LITE training course with Workplace MHFA Half Day. The course offers a basic mental health awareness session and is suitable for anyone in the workplace from your newest employee to your most senior leader. Our trainers are already delivering it and you can find further details in our blog by clicking either the title or the MHFA England logo.


Social Media In -Equilibrium
If you enjoy this bi-monthly newsletter, we also make regular postings of similar material, that we think may be of interest, on our social media channels. We use Twitter and LinkedIn as our workplace wellbeing feeds, whilst our Facebook offering tends to include articles relating to general wellbeing with some lighter-hearted reading and comments. We’re always delighted to welcome new followers!


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Stress and Wellbeing Tip

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Our latest stress tip may explain why we’re not at our most productive on days when we’re running from one meeting to another, and offers 3 suggestions which may help.

Read our Stress and Wellbeing Tip

Read our tips archive


Ask the Expert

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This section is taking a break for the summer but, for those not familiar with our newsletter, it covers a wide range of topics. In each edition one of our trainers provides a practical answer to a question or scenario regarding wellbeing in the workplace. By clicking on the image you will see the questions that have been answered since we started this popular section of the newsletter. If you have a question you would like answered, please drop us an email, you will see that we make all questions anonymous.



Amanda’s Column

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Following a week she’d rather forget, Amanda finds that there’s an unexpected benefit to be gained from getting rid of a botched DIY job. …

Read Amanda’s Column

The archive of Amanda’s column is available here …



Long rows of lever arch folders on a four shelvesView this edition’s featured resources which are:

A report from the Mental Health Foundation entitled, “Stress: are we coping?”
The CIPD Absence Management report, now entitled the Health & Wellbeing at Work survey.
A 3-part guide covering how to understand, identify & overcome barriers to change.
Paul Graham’s disagreement hierarchy which can be used to help us disagree with others without provoking anger or bad feeling.


Date for your diary

World Mental Health Day 2018 – Wednesday 10 October
The World Federation for Mental Health have announced that the focus for this year’s World Mental Health Day will be young people and mental health in a changing world. They aim to bring attention to the issues faced by young people and to start the conversation about what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient. You can find out more by visiting the World Federation for Mental Health’s website, a link is provided in the title above.



Person typing on laptop on a table with their mobile phone resting on open books in front of them.
We’ve lost our Sundays, our weekends, and our nights off – our holy days, as some would have it; our bosses, our email, our parents can find us wherever we are, at any time of day or night. More and more of us feel like emergency-room physicians, permanently on call, required to heal ourselves but unable to find the prescription for all the clutter on our desk.”

Pico Iyer, Travel Writer, born 1957


News from the Outside

A selection of external articles which may be of interest:


…and finally …

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Cow cuddling – the new wellness trend coming to a field near you
Invented on a farm in the Netherlands 15 years ago, cow cuddling is said to offer various wellbeing benefits including relaxation and confidence building, Apparently spending time with these lovable animals will leave you wanting more!



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: training@in-equilibrium.co.uk.

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