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Newsletter Issue 54 – April/May 2010

Welcome to the Spring edition of In Equilibrium, I am afraid we couldn’t help ourselves when we learnt that our scheduled day for sending this edition out fell on April Fool’s day.  We’ve dropped a little untruth into the content and will be delighted to send out a £15 voucher (from a choice of 3 retailers) to the first two readers who correctly point out our “error”.  Further details will be apparent when you click the correct link!

In this edition, as well as all our regular features, we have a fascinating response from Andy Mason as he tackles the subject of conflict resolution in the second of our new Ask the Expert spots; have news of how you can apply for some financial assistance to help set up a well-being initiative at your workplace; and  have an interesting article from a business psychologist regarding information overload.

In Equilibrium News

Drama and Active Learning : The Experiential Approach We are now partnering one of the UK’s leading consultancies who specialize in drama-based experiential learning.  There are many reasons why you may consider an experiential rather than a knowledge-based approach.  For example, your managers may know about your organisation’s employment policies and procedures but don’t implement them effectively, or you may find it an effective way to provide training for lone workers to handle violent and aggressive situations.  

Bespoke Training We are often asked if we can run a particular course but with a certain element added or omitted which may pertain to a specific business/industry; or whether we can run a course to fit in with certain time constraints; or even if we can design a unique training course to help reach certain business goals.  Our answer is that none of our courses are set in stone and we are always delighted to work with our customers to help achieve their learning outcomes.  If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding your training needs, please call Alastair Taylor on 0131 476 5027.

Stress Management Tip

Our latest tip is for anyone who suffers from that upsetting and potentially damaging problem of not being able to get to sleep at night.  Read our suggestion here


Information Overload

Ian Price is a Chief Executive turned Business Psychologist who helps organisations reduce the impact of information overload.  This is the sensation that hits us when we receive too many emails or when we are constantly being interrupted by digital alerts or news-feeds.  He has contributed this article to show what can be done about it.

Amanda’s Column

Some landmarks have the ability of illustrating the famous John Lennon quote “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans” than others.  Amanda experienced one, or perhaps two, such landmarks just a couple of weeks ago.

Stress in the News

Is your work making you sick? An interesting article which explains why having a Type A personality may be good for business but may also be damaging your health.  It also explains two terms which are becoming more common in our vocabulary “bruxism” and “hostility-related heart attacks”.

Scientists have found that shape matters A recent study has concluded that the shape of a chocolate is the most important element when it comes to the feel good factor people experience from eating chocolate. 


“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.” Thomas Carlyle Scottish author, essayist & historian (1795 – 1881)

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” SiddhÄrtha Gautama (Buddha) Spiritual Teacher and founder of Buddhism

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter, your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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