Category Archive: Well Being

Mar 31 2016

Workplace Wellbeing Index & Happiness Study

Tweet With organisations increasingly focusing on employee wellbeing this post explores two things: a TED talk by Robert Waldinger in November 2015 about the key findings from the longest study of human happiness spanning over 75 years and the upcoming Workplace Wellbeing Index from Mind. The Harvard study of Adult Development followed two groups of 724 boys …

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Mar 01 2016

Leadership and the importance of getting good sleep

Tweet Today’s post is a summary of an article by McKinsey on the importance of getting good sleep. They argue that sleep deprived brains lose the ability to make accurate judgments because neuroscience has shown that the prefrontal cortex doesn’t do well without sleep. In their leadership research (2015), cited in the article, McKinsey found …

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Jan 19 2016

Immunity to Change (ITC) Model and the X-Ray Map

Tweet In my last post, I explained how to create an Improvement Goal that will provide the focus for over-turning your immunity to change. In this post, I explore the second step of the process and its importance in the overall coaching arc. The coaching arc is a series of exercises that aim to over-turn …

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Jan 07 2016

Immunity to Change Model – working on adaptive change

Tweet The following post is written by one of our Associate Coaches Trevor Cousins and is the first part of a series about adaptive personal change using the Immunity to Change Model.   Happy New Year! As we enter 2016 and the light starts slowly to return, many millions of us will look forward and …

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Nov 04 2015

National Stress Awareness Day and Equal Pay Day

Tweet Today, 4 November is a special day for two reasons: 1. It’s National Stress Awareness Day and here are some great links from a variety of sources to mark the day. Psychologies magazine provide 10 ways to reduce stress Blue light – do something different to improve your wellbeing from MIND An infographic on …

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Oct 26 2015

The psychology of mental health

Tweet Today sees the launch of a new course on the psychology of mental health from FutureLearn  a free online learning portal from the Open University.  The six week course is run by Peter Kinderman the Lead Educator and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and is aimed at “anyone who wishes to understand more …

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Aug 21 2015

Apps to help you practise mindfulness

Tweet Those who read this blog will know I’m a great advocate of mindfulness practice although I don’t do of much of it as I would like.  It allows us to take time out of our busy schedules and appreciate what we have in the here and now, which can have an incredible calming effect …

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Jun 02 2015

The Psychologist interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness

Tweet In May’s online version of ‘The Psychologist’ from the British Psychological Society there is an interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn on the growing popularity of mindfulness.  Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and there are many great YouTube clips of him talking about his approach for those who would like more detail. In …

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May 20 2015

Recommended free online learning for coping with stress

Tweet EdX are starting a course on 2 June for eight weeks with a two to three hour commitment. It is run by the University of Washington and the instructor is Dr Clay Cook who has published numerous articles on promoting social, emotional and behavioural well-being. The course title is ‘Becoming a Resilient Person -The Science …

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Mar 31 2015

Recommended video – Brené Brown ‘Listening to shame’

Tweet Many of us have watched the famous TED talk by Brené Brown on vulnerability.  In this video she explores the theme of shame and how that underlies much of our vulnerability but is difficult to talk about.  There’s a great story of when she was out shopping and a woman shouted ‘Vulnerability TED’ across the store …

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