Newsletter 96 – includes wellbeing tips & resources for both in & out of the workplace
The early Autumn 2018 edition of In Equilibrium includes:
- In Equilibrium News – we give details of a new course, introduce a trainer, and share a recent testimonial
- A Stress & Wellbeing Tip – our latest wellbeing tip revisits a simple daily exercise which can help improve your mood and, if continued, can lead to greater happiness
- Ask the Expert – looks at how to handle a difficult conversation
- Links to relevant external resources and articles that may be of interest
- And Finally – a bit of good news and positivity to ponder on
In Equilibrium News
NEW COURSE – Tackling Sexual Harassment at Work
We have recently introduced a one-day course, suitable for everyone in the workplace, to create awareness of inappropriate behaviours; their impact on the individual, team and organisation; and to help participants become equipped in challenging such behaviours. A manager’s version of this course is also available.
NEW TRAINER – John Sephton
John is an experienced leader who had a long and impressive career with the Royal Navy. An authority on workplace and employment mediation, he is a hugely knowledgeable trainer with his specialist training area being bullying and harassment. We are delighted to warmly welcome John to the In Equilibrium team.
NEW TESTIMONIAL – ASIST Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training
Christine Clark and Dawn Hardman recently presented a 2-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training course for which we received the fantastic feedback from the participants shown in the image on the left.
NEW BLOG ARTICLES
Stress and Wellbeing Tip
With a lot written about the negativity of creating that perfect image of ourselves and our lives on social media, our latest tip revisits a daily exercise which can help improve your mood and lead to greater happiness.
Ask the Expert
One topic we are regularly asked questions around is how a difficult conversation could have been handled better.
Having difficult conversations is essential in business but it is an area which many feel anxious about and try to avoid due to not having received any formal training and therefore having a lack of confidence in how to approach and handle the conversation.
“How to handle difficult conversations at work” from the Harvard Business Review succinctly offers 7 practical tips, some suggested do’s and don’ts, together with a couple of case studies illustrating how the difficult conversations in 2 different workplace scenarios were handled.
If you are interested in training around this topic, we offer a Dealing with Difficult Behaviours course which is available in 2 formats – either for customers, service users and the general public or for those you work with.
View the resources featured in this edition:
Future Assured – 2018 Cigna 360° Well-being Survey
Report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The what, the why and the how of purpose – a guide for leaders
The role of negative emotions and moral disengagement in understanding the relationship between workplace and misbehaviour
Dates for your diary
World Mental Health Day 2018 – Wednesday 10 October
This year’s theme is young people and mental health in a changing world.
Stress Down Day – Friday 26 October
This initiative by FirstLight Trust aims to promote positive mental health whilst raising funds for veterans.
“We often mistakenly assume that because someone has genuine understanding in one particular area, his mastery necessarily extends to all other areas of life. That may or may not be true.”
Joseph Goldstein, Buddhist Teacher and Writer, born 1944
“The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone. Live with it. Fear and risk are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure.”
Jack Canfield, American Author, born 1944
News from the Outside
A selection of external articles which may be of interest:
- Fewer than half of organisations deal with employee mental health effectively
- How to tackle harassment at work
- Don’t buy into the backlash – the science on meditation is clear
- Why eating at your desk is a health risk
…and finally …
Upbeat Britain: forget what divides us, what could bring us back together
Although this article lightly touches on the ‘B’ word that’s never far from anyone’s lips, its message is an a-political, positive one which seemed a good note to finish on.
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