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Newsletter 39 – January 2008

Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of “In Equilibrium” this year.

As you will see, we thought that the New Year would be a good time to change the layout of our newsletter.  We hope you’ll be pleased with the shorter, clearer version.  All the regular items will still be featured but some will now be via quick links to our website where the full articles will appear.

In Equilibrium News

Managing Stress at Work Conference
Our 2007 conference, which took place on 28th November, was well attended and received excellent feedback.

Coaching Workshops now available
In Equilibrium are working with Dr Nick Baylis, Cambridge University lecturer and Times columnist, to provide corporate talks and workshops.

Stress Management Tip
Hansa Pankhania provides this month’s stress management tip which is entitled “The 60 Second Tranquiliser” – drug-free, painless and very effective!  Read her stress tip here…

If your New Year resolutions mentioned either exercise or healthier eating, you may find these websites of interest:

Cycle to Work Alliance – offers tax efficient ways for employees to get up to 40% off the price of a new bike and essential equipment in order to start cycling to work.
Good Housekeeping Magazine – if inspiration fails you, they have a recipe search on their website which will bring up a recipe at the click of a button.

Stress in the News
Key to mental resilience found – American scientists have discovered that mice’s reaction to stress were linked to chemical mechanisms in the brain.  The findings, published in Cell, could lead to new treatments for a range of stress-related illnesses.
Managing Tomorrow’s People : The Future of Work to 2020 – in this report Price Waterhouse Cooper set out to understand the people challenges expected over the next 13 years which will impact organisations and have a consequential implication for the HR function.
Anti-bullying Project – Unite the Union is heading this initiative which aims to encourage employee representatives and employers to build cultures in which respect for individuals is regarded as an essential part of the conduct of all those working for an organisation.
Mental Health at Work : Developing the Business Case – this downloadable policy paper looks at how mental ill health in the workplace affects employers and details the cost of ignoring this issue.

Amanda’s Column
Read Amanda’s cautionary tale about the new postal charging system …

In Equilibrium Consultant Profile
This month our featured consultant is Dr David Mason Brown.  “…what works for one may not work for another and individuals have to be helped to maximise their own unique skills and talents at work, home and play…”
Read more about David Mason Brown’s work and career…

Thank you for taking the time to read our Newsletter, we would be delighted to hear from you with any feedback you would like to offer – the good, the bad but hopefully not too much of the ugly!


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