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Wellbeing at Work

Psychology Based Employee Wellbeing Programs

Employee wellbeing is easy to say but often hard to do.

 

Companies can spend a great deal of money on promoting well being in the hope of gaining increased productivity, loyalty and attendance but they don't always ge the results they want.

That's where the science of psychology can help. It's nice to have roving masseurs and morning yoga classes, but these things don't work for everyone, and often don't fit into the ethos or the lifestyle of employees.

For wellbeing to work there are a range of factors that have to be considered

1. Wellbeing Skills

Everyone knows that stress is the enemy of health, but not everyone has the skills to deal with it well. When stress is properly handled it can increase perfomance and satisfaction.

Similarly, many people don't really know what makes them happy or understand their own needs, and can waste their time trying to fit themselves into the latest fads and fashions. Yet the fundamentals of health and wellbeing are well understood and can be taught to people in a way that empowers them to take charge of their own wellbeing.

2. Individuality

No two people have exactly the same wellbeing needs. Effective wellbeing programs give people the opportunity to tailor their own approaches and arrive at their own program, often by trial and error. It requires an investment of time, but the results for the person and the business can be exceptional. 

3. Mental Health

There has been an explosion of awareness and exposure of the importance of mental health recently, but some of this can be counter productive and produce higher levels of fear, denial, avoidance and suspicion in people. This is particularly true of information and programs that pathologise normal human emotions and experiences. Indeed, if you say "mental health" most people now here "mental illness". 

Having mental health policies and information that is accessible, understandable and reassuring can make a huge difference in how people engage with the issue (and their issues). Newer understandings of mental illness and mental health can provide a mental health framework for your business that is empowering, inclusive and normalising.

Our Wellbeing Programs

Wellbeing at Work - 4 hours

This program is for all employees and introduces them to the understanding of basic physiological and psychological needs. Participants have the opportunity to explore and assess their own strengths and weaknesses, and to arrive at an action plan to increase their wellbeing in life.

Mental Health and Mental Wealth- 4 hours

This program introduces employees to an empowering framework for understanding stress, anxiety, depression, emotions and personal happiness. Drawing on the science of the human brain, participants are given the tools to udnerstand their own experiences and positively intervene in their own mental health needs. Participants leave with new skills and understanding and a personalised action plan for building their mental health and mental wealth.

Empowerment and Resilience - 4 hours

Resilience is more than a buzz word. Modern understandings of trauma and wellbeing have shown us that resilience and empowerment are the result of specific ways of thinking, perceiving and approaching life. This program introduces people to the recipe for resilience and gives them the opportunity to develop their own plan for empowerment.

Resilient Responders - 4 hours

This is a program specifically designed for people who's work exposes them to the sufering and trauma of others. this includes lawyers, medical staff, clinicians, case workers, emergency service workers, financial counsellors, volunteers, call centre staff etc.

Vicarious traumatic exposure can lead to the person who hears about it becoming traumatised or suffering burnout and compassion fatigue. This program teaches people what trauma and vicarious trauma are, how to prevent them from happening, and how to resolve it if it already has.

Empowering Clients - 4 hours

This program teaches people how to have empowering conversations with their clients, including how to deal with low client motivation or resistance and working with distressed clients. This is for anyone who deals with clients who are suffering, traumatised, distressed, angry, avoidant and helpless.

FACILITATOR - ADAM BLANCH

Adam Blanch is a psychologist with degrees in indigenous studies and psychologya and over thirty yrears experience in clinical practice, business and team leadership.