Lunch ‘n Learns


Lunch 'n' Learns

Keep wellbeing on the Agenda Regular Workshops & Talks (Lunch 'n Learns)​

Reducing Stress
Keeping your stress levels in the “positive zone” and not putting you at risk of burn out or mental illness. Find out what stress is and what YOU can do to stay in control of IT rather than IT being in control of YOU. Practical, evidence-based advice and suggestions which will benefit you – and because we have a terrific, but simple model, you will be able to share it with everybody you care about!
Increasing Resilience
What are the secrets to bouncing back well from adversity? Come and spend an hour with us to find out. We will give you so many ideas and bricks to start building your resilience NOW so that if/when life throws you a bunch of lemons – well you will know how to make lemonade (figuratively speaking!)
Unhelpful Thinking Traps
Our brains can be tricky at times and deeply unhelpful to us. They can trap us in ways of thinking which can be really damaging and hold us back in our lives and/or make us very unhappy and miserable. Come and find out what they are – you will recognise them all! And, just as importantly what you can do about them
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Restorative sleep is so closely correlated with wellbeing and happiness, yet so many people struggle with achieving It on a regular basis. We strip back to the basics and come up with practical, evidence-based ways of ensuring your sleep is improved. Please don’t put up with poor quality sleep – it is the bedrock of good self-care.
Secrets to Happiness
Did you know “Happiness” is studied at many Universities across the world? There now exists a Science of Happiness and that is what this session is all about. Who doesn’t want to be happier? Yet many of the things we think will make us happy actually have no effect – come and be surprised! Happiness in the workplace is so important – what can you do to achieve it? You will leave with the secrets to happiness that science has discovered!
5 Ways to Wellbeing
The 5 evidence-based activities which will improve your wellbeing. Come and find out what they are, how you can incorporate them in your personal life as well as in the workplace. Achieving a balance in these 5 activities is key – if you are out of balance in one area it could help explain why your wellbeing is not as good as it could be.
We are often quite mean and cruel to ourselves – our negative self-talk would shock people heard it. And we wouldn’t dream of talking to others like that. But we can turn this around and learn to be compassionate to ourselves. A word of warning, self-compassion is not self-indulgence and is often the Hard thing to do rather than the Easy thing. Everyone deserves to hear about self-compassion and what it means
Emotional First Aid
Learn how to deal with the inevitable emotional injuries that can harm us. Just like physical first aid – you can learn what to do and what not to do.
Dealing with the Festive Season.
It isn’t a season of Joy for everyone – how can you negotiate this tricky time?
Listening Skills
It sounds easy right? Just listen! In fact, the majority of people are poor listeners, distracted, thinking about what they are going to say rather than listening, or getting competitive if you mentions something you are finding tricky. “You call THAT stress? You should see what I am coping with!” Our relationships can be greatly improved by improvements in everybody’s listening skills.
Reducing Conflict
Conflict steals our joy, it hurts, feels negative, ruins our peace of mind as well as damaging our relationships. We will consider our responses to conflict and find ways of helping ourselves to navigate tricky relationships more successfully with the help of validated models of conflict reduction.
“Check-up from the Neck Up”
Have you ever felt that you needed a wellbeing check-up? You may be used to checking your physical wellbeing - taking your temperature, checking your blood pressure, your BMI etc. But what about your emotional wellbeing - your mental fitness? how can we measure and check up on factors associated with our mental health and wellbeing. This session, like all our sessions, is suitable for anyone who is HUMAN!
Regaining Control
This is a workshop all about Empowerment. You may have had a significant experience in your life – perhaps a physical or mental health diagnosis? A bereavement? Another loss of some kind? Something difficult and challenging. Now is the time for you to step up and take back some of the control. But How? Your confidence and self-esteem may have taken a big knock, and you aren’t sure anymore. This session will give you the tools to start creating that bright future where you are able to make the choices that will make it happen.
Real Self-Care and the 8 C’s of an Effective Self
Do you think self-care is having a bubble bath? Eating a packet of biscuits? Getting drunk with the guys? All in a bid to “cheer myself up a bit”? Well, the news is that this is not what we mean by REAL self-care at all. We will dispel some myths but also leave you with HEAPS of things you CAN do. We will provide you with the 8 C’s to guide you to using your “wise heart” when deciding what will truly help. You’re WORTH it!
Understand your THREAT system
Yes, it’s trying to keep you safe, but it may have got “out of control”. Are you fearful, anxious and worried a lot of the time? Do you find it hard to relax? At the same time find it hard to motivate yourself to make changes? This workshop will cover the different “systems” which need to be in balance. Based on the theory behind Compassion Focussed Therapy, it will help you understand your responses and how you can get some balance back.
Do you delay doing something you want or need to do, with excuses galore? (I’m too tired, haven’t got the right tool I need, I’ll do it better when I am in the right mood) Or distractions galore? (Just one more episode of whatever TV show you are hooked on, I’ll just have a cup of tea and a little rest). We all do it, but don’t let it get out of hand – we will look at recognising with, know how it can really be damaging and how to challenge that excuse making and discover what “rules and assumptions” keep it going.
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"Excellent. Everyone was 100% engaged for the 2 full days. I feel I have learnt so much"
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