Wellbeing in the workplace
I provide bespoke training, seminars and 121s for clients who want to help their employees maintain wellbeing in the workplace.
My approach is totally different to what’s considered the ‘normal’ approach to this currently prolific issue, so I wanted to dedicate this article to how I do things differently and why that’s important.
The common approach is to look at the problem of stress as coming from the workplace. Of it being as a result of 21st Century living with fast paced lives and increased drive for productivity. Then with that in mind (having reaffirmed to those undertaking the training that stress comes from here) a load of strategies are taught on how to avoid that stress. Plans to follow. Action to take. Essentially MORE things to do, placed as a burden on the shoulders of someone who believes (and has had it confirmed) that they need to be doing less.
My personal experience showed me that it wasn’t until I gave up on doing all the things that are meant to help me to feel at my best, that I actually felt at my best! It seemed that the harder I was trying to do all the good stuff that’s meant to make us all feel well and happy, the more bogged down I felt. Quite the opposite of the intended purpose! I now teach the Inside Out understanding, that our inherent nature is one of wellbeing and peace, and it’s as though we have a psychological immune system that enables us to feel better, without us needing to tamper with it. All we need to do is look in the right direction. No strategy, no burden.
Human beings are naturally resilient, so rather than teaching them that they are stressed, broken, unwell – I teach them an understanding of where resilience comes from, so they learn that no matter how busy the workload may be, they always know that they are okay. Including times when they feel stressed. This understanding seems to lessen the cycle of stress, and increases awareness from the employee on their resolve and strength.
The Inside Out understanding that I share also assists in creating more compassion within work teams, as they start to identify that they are all the same, all experiencing the ups and downs of life. They see themselves in one another. Fostering and environment of support and understanding, rather than one of urgency and stress. So teams become more resilient, not just individuals.
How I work
My company is just me. I’m not as big or as high profile as some other companies delivering help to organisations, however, what my small size allows me to be is very dynamic. Meaning I can come to you, use your space. Meet at a time that suits your staff. Meet as often or as little as feels useful to you. I can meet you as a team, 121 or a mixture of both. My approach is friendly and professional (you can check my testimonials if you like).
Hopefully, this article has given you a flavour of how different this approach is to other approaches you may have been offered. If you are looking for wellbeing in the workplace, stress reduction and increased resilience, please—before you make any decisions—call me in for a meeting. Hear all your options before committing.
Want to know more about how I can help? Drop me a line or give me a call. A successful coaching relationship depends upon a great rapport, so it’s important to talk. I want to get to know you, see inside your world and we can assess how we’d go from there!