promoting ease, stability and vitality
Well-being is at the root of your effectiveness
This Well-being and Resilience Training enables you to explore themes which are of fundamental importance. First and foremost an individual’s well-being is inherently valuable. Additionally, it has a huge impact on a person’s ability to carry out their role effectively. ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup,’ as the saying goes. Promoting well-being and resilience among employees is common sense. It enables smart and sustainable working. It enhances health, emotional stability and cognitive capacities, such as clear-thinking. It feeds into a positive, people-centred, workplace culture. It benefits attendance, productivity, motivation and retention.
Tall Spaghetti is based in Sheffield, so is particularly well-placed to deliver Resilience Training in Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and other nearby locations. However, Tall Spaghetti works on a national basis too.
How long is this course?
This Well-being & Resilience Training can be delivered as a 1 day, stand alone, course. However, there is a ‘Well-being & Resilience Day 2’ if you want to offer further valuable input on these themes – more information below. This ‘day 2’ could be on a consecutive day or as a follow-on some months later.
Multiple training sessions over time, on well-being and related themes, feed into positive shifts in the workplace culture.
Other Tall Spaghetti courses enhance this training day further, namely ‘Mindfulness Training’, ‘Confidence Training’, & ‘Personal Empowerment Training’.
Why address the themes of ‘Well-being & Resilience’?
Sickness or ill-health due to stress is a massive cost to businesses. Work-related stress, anxiety and depression caused workers in Great Britain to lose 12.8 million working days in 2018/19, according to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive. And stress accounted for 44% of all working days lost due to ill health. Presenteeism (being at work but not fully functioning) is also damaging to business.
We live in a fast-paced world of greater demands, connectivity and complexity. Well-being can be compromised and overlooked in this context. If we are stressed the chance of getting ill is increased, our vitality decreases and our mental functioning is affected. Many of the attempts for ‘more and faster’ are counter-productive if we don’t also take care of well-being.
Self-care is the enabler for healthy effectiveness. We need to prioritise looking after ourselves. And a business needs to prioritise supporting employee well-being in various ways – this can include arming employees with useful ideas and tools via Well-being and Resilience Training days.
What we explore in Well-being & Resilience Training
We explore the rationale for self-care; signs of stress and signs of wellness; ‘good stress’ and ‘bad stress’. But this is not a theoretical exercise, you get to reflect on your own current levels of well-being in a safe and comfortable environment. Taking time to ‘check in’ with how you are doing is an essential ingredient in being able to tend to your well-being. Once you’ve acknowledged your ‘starting point’ in terms of wellness, you can consider if anything is required right now to increase your wellness. Making such ‘check-ins’ become a ‘way of being’ will be discussed in the training day.
If you find that your wellness has really dipped you may need to employ coping strategies. We’ll look at these together, so that you will be pre-prepared for times when you need to employ these. And you will take away an effective tool for checking in with yourself ongoing.
Taking a mindful pause, is a really helpful step in being able to access your coping strategies. Without this step we can unconsciously act out automatic stress reactivity. Taking a pause enables us to gather ourselves and make a considered choice regarding ‘what next?’
Also, pauses are important generally, as opposed to a constant rushing on. When you pause, you may choose to do a relaxation exercise. You’ll learn some simple relaxation exercises as part of this course.
It’s important to generally be making deposits into our ‘well-being bank account’ and to keep withdrawals to a minimum. What constitutes a deposit or a withdrawal? Being proactive about investing in ourselves and creating high levels of well-being helps us to be more resilient. We are less likely to be knocked too far down by a difficulty, if our reserves are high in the first place. What are you currently doing that is helpful for your well-being? What is unhelpful? What can you do differently?
We’ll take a look at a couple of key mechanisms of mind that help you in terms of wellness and resilience. The awareness itself can liberate us from being unconsciously caught up in unhelpful ‘thinking habits’ – seeing is freeing!
We will clarify the important distinction between a ‘stressor’ and stress. It’s not just about the external potential stressor, but more about what we do with that, how we react to it. What meaning do we give to situations? What impact does this have? Reactions to challenges often happen very quickly and below the level of conscious awareness, leaving us powerless to do anything different. The course will support you in increasing your conscious awareness, giving you access to new choices. You’ll see how you can exercise more flexible thinking – reframing situations in order to feel calmer, more balanced or more empowered.
We’ll take time to consider what is under your control and what isn’t. You’ll find how making good use of your attention in this way feels good and is really effective and empowering. It’s about taking personal responsibility for what is under your control and letting go of what isn’t. This makes great use of your energy and contributes to the preservation of your well-being.
All of the above supports a positive and resilient mindset. Additionally, we will explore how we can learn from ‘setbacks’ and ‘difficult emotions’, how such experiences can provide us with information that enables us to be more effective in the future. It’s about having a growth mindset.
The training content will be accessible to attendees; providing practical, easy to remember, straight-forward to apply methods for increasing wellness and resilience. It’s an enjoyable and hugely worthwhile exploration.
“There’s been a huge amount of tragedy in my life and some of it actually happened.”Mark Twain
A practical, tailored and relaxed training style
In Tall Spaghetti training the emphasis is on pragmatism and impact – this resilience training contains practical tools, ideas and reflections to support your inner wellness, stability and strength. Care and attention is given to how people can truly incorporate key learnings from this training into their lives.
The training is not generic and allows each individual to reflect and discover possibilities that resonate for them specifically. The style is informal and organic, which helps people to feel comfortable to explore the theme at hand and to join in exercises and discussions.
A concluding thought
People are a business’ greatest resource and most valuable asset and this training day is a real investment in your people.
Well-being & Resilience Day 2
There is a huge amount of valuable content on the themes of well-being & resilience and, so, you may like to dive in further in my ‘Day 2’ training! This also keeps the theme alive in your business and feeds into positive cultural shifts.
In Day 2, we use a ‘Wheel of Life’ to reflect on your life balance. Thus enabling you to decide upon tweaks that are of the most value to you right now. I share more resilience tools, such as the equanimity-enhancing ‘mountain meditation’. We look at how journaling can help you increase your self-awareness and relate to your experience in the most resourceful way.
We also take a good look at how to cultivate a healthy mindset. This includes meta-cognition; being aware of the impact of your thoughts; knowing where you are putting your attention; inquiry processes for looking into what is serving you and what is not; and generating empowering thinking.
Positive neuroplasticity is a significant aspect of well-being. We can strengthen neural connections that incline us to joy, equanimity and ease. This feeds into a vibrant, healthy you – great for you, great for your workplace!
“Every thought you have has an energy that will either strengthen you or weaken you.”Wayne Dyer
Another way of increasing resilience and wellness is via Mindfulness Training – read more about Tall Spaghetti Mindfulness Training here.
Tall Spaghetti also delivers training in Confidence and in Personal Empowerment – read more here.
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To discuss the above and find out how this could work in your organisation, please get in touch with me, Rachael, either by filling in the form below or calling 07876 495 968.
Tall Spaghetti is Sheffield-based, but can deliver training nationally.