CORPORATE WELLBEING SEMINARS

I have provided tailor-made training for many of Ireland’s leading organisations. These wellbeing seminars have been delivered to the corporate/business sector and to health professionals  through their various bodies.

TO DOWNLOAD THE CORPORATE WELLBEING SEMINARS BROCHURE CLICK HERE

This brochure outlines all the options available for staff in detail. For fees please contact Shane directly on 071-9152653 (From NI/UK 00353-71-9152653) or email shanemartin@moodwatchers.com

The following sessions are available. All have a duration of three hours with a short break in between. Shorter-versions of all three can be incorporated into a whole day. Please enquire for more information.

1. MINDING OURSELVES: Uprooting the roots of stress

Methodology: Informal lecture, reflective exercises
Duration: 3 hours (tea/coffee break in between)

At the root to a lot of unhealthy stress is irrational thinking. We are all thinking beings and we have an ‘internal dialogue’ going on in our minds, almost as if we are talking to ourselves. However, we only ever express a fraction of this thinking. These private thoughts directly impact on our feelings and consequently how we interact with others. When emotionally distressed we can make conclusions about ourselves, others and the world without recourse to the ‘voice’ of reason. This is why we do not all make the same sense of the same things. The very best of us are vulnerable to illogical, irrational and unhelpful thinking, particularly when emotional or under pressure. In a climate of increasing stress due to changes within the work environment we need to make the best possible sense of changes and challenges.

How thinking affects how we feel and behave will be demonstrated. Staff will learn about unhelpful thinking and belief systems. They will learn how to become more rational and compassionate in their approach to work and life in general. Evidence-based strategies that are linked to positive mental health and help keep us positive during challenging times will be taught.

Outline of programme content covered:

Types of Stress
: Appropriate stress/Inappropriate stress
How stress helps and how stress hinders

Impact of stress on:

1. Physical Domain
 2. Emotional Domain
3. Behavioural Domain

Stressful thinking
Link between thinking and stress
How thinking affects feelings and behaviour
Core Beliefs linked to unhealthy stress
Core Belief systems linked to stressful thinking and behaviour
Rational thinking
Rational questioning
Protecting ourselves, applying strategies for curbing unhealthy stress

2. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RESILIENCE:How to Build Resilience within Ourselves

Methodology: Informal lectures, a number of reflective written exercises, group discussion
Duration: 3 hours (tea/coffee break in between)

Life is an imperfect journey and crisis is guaranteed. There will always be setbacks and misfortunes. Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of life. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. If you are strong in resilience you have this ‘bouncibility’ and can harness your inner strengths and coping mechanisms. Others need to learn the skills at the heart of resiliency. If life is full of challenges then we need to know how to not only withstand the pressure but to thrive in adversity.

If you are low in resilience, you will focus too much on your problems and deficits and be overwhelmed during challenges. You will be drawn towards unhealthy conclusions and become more vulnerable instead of stronger. Becoming more resilient will not mean that problems disappear. It does not mean that you have to become ‘as hard as nails’. Resilience is more about learning how to cope – tapping into our own resources and fostering inner-strengths in order to stay ‘standing’ during and after crisis.

Science has uncovered specific traits/factors that can be utilised at work and in our lives in general. This seminar outlines ten evidence-based strategies linked to greater outcomes during challenge and change.“More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and its true in the boardroom.”
Dean Becker, Harvard Business Review

Outline of content:

What is resilience?
Origins of research in resilience
Factors underlining high resilience levels
The Seven Learnable Skills of Resilience
Other resilience models
Tips from survivors, strategies for ourselves

3. HEALTH AND HAPPINESS: How to refresh your life and work

Methodology: Informal lecture, reflective exercises
Duration: 3 hours (tea/coffee break in between)

Over many decades science has made a wonderful contribution in helping us understand negative emotion. The emphasis on deficits, disorders and disease has allowed for effective interventions to be developed in order to help and support people who are unwell or unhappy.

But why wait until we are unwell to learn about becoming healthier? Why wait until we are unhappy to explore happiness?

In recent years psychologists have started to examine positive emotion. This research has focused on what makes people happier, what gives them more meaning and purpose in life, and what measures they can take to lead to overall greater health. The seminar will outline ten simple, practical, and most importantly, evidence-based strategies linked to a better quality of life. The hope is that it will uplift and inspire change in the lives of those who attend but even more importantly inspire participants to incorporate it into their homes, workplaces and communities.

Outline of content:

The Science of the Negative
The Science of the Positive
Happiness: genetic, learned or circumstantial?
Health and Happiness: The established link between both
Sowing the seeds of wellness from an evidence-based perspective
Strategies linked to more happiness and better health

 

Department+of+Defence

 

As-PER-Logo

image

INDI-Irish-Nutrition-Dietetic-Institute

Unknown-8

 

sanofi

Abbott-Nutrition

IPPN-Logo

 

 

LTnA-8yY

 

image

 

2c1b810

Unknown-2

 

 

 

Unknown-2logo

 

ACCS_40YEARS_LogoVector

 

Unknown-4NABMSE-logoUnknown-1Unknown-7le-cheile trustUnknown-5Unknown-3Unknown-3Site-Logo

 

 

 

 

 

INDI-Irish-Nutrition-Dietetic-Institute

 

 

 

Unknown-7

Unknown-6

 

 

I have delivered specially-tailored programmes to: Intel, Abbott, Amgen, AOL, VHI, Fás, Rehab Group, Sunbeam Services, Elanco (Pfizer), Sligo, St. John of God, McArdle Skeath Transport, Sligo Institute of Technology, Irish Association of Supported Employment, School of Nursing and Midwifery HSE North West, North West Hospice, Sligo General Hospital, Mental Health Association, Sligo Women in Business Network, Cork Mental Health Association, Monaghan Women in Business Network, Cheeverstown House, Open Training College, MESA Ltd., Tullamore, HSE Donegal,, HSE Sligo, HSE Monaghan/Cavan, Work Access, Limerick, Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Connect Employment, Bray, Disability Action, Northern Ireland, National Learning Network, Association of Principals and Deputy Principals of Ireland, Monaghan Supported Employment Ltd., Employment Response North West, Clare Supported Employment, Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools, Louth Supported Employment Ltd., Kilkenny/Carlow Supported Employment Services, Kerry Mental Health Association. Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment, City of Waterford VEC, City of Dublin VEC, County of Dublin VEC, DELTA, Northern Ireland, Sure Start, Northern Ireland, Donegal VEC, Cavan VEC, South Tipp VEC, Kilkenny VEC, Carlow VEC and many more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have delivered specially-tailored programmes to: Intel, Abbott, Amgen, AOL, VHI, Fás, Rehab Group, Sunbeam Services, Elanco (Pfizer), Sligo, St. John of God, McArdle Skeath Transport, Sligo Institute of Technology, Irish Association of Supported Employment, School of Nursing and Midwifery HSE North West, North West Hospice, Sligo General Hospital, Mental Health Association, Sligo Women in Business Network, Cork Mental Health Association, Monaghan Women in Business Network, Cheeverstown House, Open Training College, MESA Ltd., Tullamore, HSE Donegal,, HSE Sligo, HSE Monaghan/Cavan, Work Access, Limerick, Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Connect Employment, Bray, Disability Action, Northern Ireland, National Learning Network, Association of Principals and Deputy Principals of Ireland, Monaghan Supported Employment Ltd., Employment Response North West, Clare Supported Employment, Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools, Louth Supported Employment Ltd., Kilkenny/Carlow Supported Employment Services, Kerry Mental Health Association. Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment, City of Waterford VEC, City of Dublin VEC, County of Dublin VEC, DELTA, Northern Ireland, Sure Start, Northern Ireland, Donegal VEC, Cavan VEC, South Tipp VEC, Kilkenny VEC, Carlow VEC and many more

MINDING OURSELVES THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES

A seminar for staff

 

Moodwatchers has provided tailor-made training and development to many of Ireland’s leading organisations.

We should never underestimate the stress levels currently being experienced by employees, even within the most positive organisations. Many people are working much harder for less money. Change is often being imposed rather than negotiated. There is a new sense of insecurity and resentment being felt within the workplace. People are losing their confidence and sense of loyalty. Even the more positive employees are finding it difficult to cope. Management cannot take the health and well being of their staff for granted. A direct intervention to promote the management of these very real stresses makes sense and will prove productive by injecting a new positivity and self-belief among the team.

Unhealthy stress festers in a climate of uncertainly. In addition to new challenges within the workplace, higher levels of stress are being felt within homes and communities as the recession bites hard. Never before has it been so important to invest in the health and well being of employees.

‘MINDING OURSELVES’ is a seminar designed as a direct investment in the health and well being of staff. It has been delivered to hundreds of organisations nationwide and the feedback has been emphatically positive. It takes no risks. It comes with no strings attached. Packed with lots of practical no-nonsense advice and good humour, staff will have ‘time-out’ to examine their own approach to stress and learn ways to manage it better.

Although the style of delivery is light-hearted, it lands punches by delivering a real and meaningful message intertwined with the laughter. Our health is all that matters! When we lose it we find ourselves in a very different place. Why wait until we lose our health to talk about it. Healthy employees are more resilient employees and can adapt better to the real changes coming down the line.