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Newsletter Issue 49 – March/April 2009

Welcome to the spring edition of “In Equilibrium”.

We hope you’re enjoying the longer daylight hours and the first signs of spring as much as we are.

Please feel free to leap into our spring edition where we are delighted to bring you our first podcast in the form of a 7-minute relaxation exercise; provide a helpful stress tip; bring you several topical stress in the news stories; and give details of the new site launched by the Health and Safety Executive to help businesses prevent work-related stress.

Finally, a wee reminder to change your clocks this Sunday in order to save you any embarrassment by turning up an hour late on Monday morning!

And while we’re on the subject of time, we hope you’ll find a few minutes to read on …

In Equilibrium News

Relaxation Exercise now available as a Podcast

We are delighted to be able to offer you a 7-minute relaxation exercise which can be done either in the office or at home.  It is written and features the wonderfully therapeutic voice of Dr David Mason Brown.  When we tested it in the office, everyone stopped what they were doing and listened intently.  Dr David Mason Brown delivers our Lifestyle Management, How to Increase your Energy Levels, and Personal Well-being training courses.

CIPD HRD Conference and Exhibition : 21 – 23 April 2009 If you are attending the conference and exhibition this year, you will find us at Stand 114.  We would be delighted to meet you and assist with any questions you may have or further information you may require.

Contract awarded by ASCO Group We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver stress management courses to management staff of ASCO, the oil and gas supply chain logistics business.  The stress management training will eventually be rolled out to all ASCO managers on a global level.  

Stress Management  Tip

This month’s tip suggests that although we can’t necessarily change the situation we find ourselves in, accepting what we already have makes our lot easier to bear. 

Amanda’s Column

Amanda discovers that the old advice of saying “no” and meaning “no” can save a lot of soul-searching later!


“If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German dramatist, novelist, poet & scientist (1749 – 1832)

“Ideas are like rabbits.  You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” John Steinbeck, US Novelist (1902 – 1968)

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