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February 28, 2018

Over the weekend I went to a fascinating talk at the museum of the mind on compassion focused therapy. Both the clinicians and their client spoke about the approach and therapy and the positive impact it can have for an individual, supporting them to reconnect with the...

December 15, 2017

 There has been so much to celebrate and acknowledge in 2017 in the drive to change the stigma and attitudes to mental health in the workplace. The 2017 BITC report had some good news stories and the Stevenson-Farmer review, Thriving at Work, provides  six ‘mental...

October 18, 2017

Brené Brown's new book explores how our society can move past shame and hate toward empathy and connection.

In "Braving the Wilderness", Brown explores how we can find our sense of belonging in today’s divided political climate. Brown suggests there are four keys to bel...

October 2, 2017

 An interesting article in HBR states "Friendship matters. Everything we do to succeed in our careers is improved when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships." Friends are critical to our health and wellbeing. By cultivating our friendships we ha...

September 14, 2017

A week today, 21st September, is World Alzheimer's Day. 

Dementia is considered 'working age' or 'young onset' when it affects people under 65 years of age.

Some facts about working age dementia:

  • It is estimated that there are 42,325 people in the UK who have bee...

August 14, 2017

The lead author an article in the International Journal of Psychology study states "Managers should be trained to develop supportive leadership skills that are able to function as a protective factor buffering the detrimental association between an overwhelming compuls...

July 28, 2017

Research suggests that being curious might be a social glue that strengthens our relationships. 

Research studies have found that people who are curious can be seen as being as more interesting and engaging, and they are more likely to reach out to a wider variety of pe...

July 18, 2017

 A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nicholas Petrie about pressure not having to turn into stress, was useful and informative, it also provided four very practical steps to dealing with stress before it becomes distress:

Firstly, being present...

July 11, 2017

So when the going gets tough we generally try to work harder hoping that this will give us the competitive edge. Even though we often know that this strategy is counter productive, we can struggle to accept it and employ a different strategy. To make a meaningful impac...

June 29, 2017

 Mindfulness is a tool that can help support individuals when dealing with challenging workplace environments.

This is study by Alison Carter from the Institute of Employment Studies and Jutta Tobais from Cranfield University’s School of Management, on the strategic pot...

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