Workplace stress: What’s happening? According to the 2016 Labour Force Survey, 17.11 million working days were lost during 2015/2016 due to stress, accounting for 45% of sickness absence. These figures are startling enough, but the impact of workplace stress is not restricted to sickness absence alone. Stressed employees may be tired, demotivated, complaining, indecisive, irritable, […]
Mindfulness is a way of bringing awareness to the present moment, gently and without judgment. Being in the present moment means noticing what’s happening right now, both internally in terms of our thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, as well as externally in terms of what’s happening around us. The majority of us spend little time […]
Cognitive behavioural health and wellbeing coaching is a form of coaching which empowers individuals to achieve their health and wellbeing goals through a process of self-examination and self-discovery. Underpinning the approach is an understanding that our individual values, beliefs and resulting thought patterns can influence feelings about change, which in turn affect behaviour and have a knock-on effect on our ability to achieve goals.
Abstract of presentation given at the Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference 14/11/15.
Loneliness has been hitting the headlines recently with the announcement that this potentially chronic problem is as detrimental to our health as obesity or smoking. Research over recent years has revealed that loneliness causes not only emotional and psychological ill effects, but also has a physiological impact that accelerates ageing and shortens life expectancy. And, at least for the foreseeable future, the problem is not going away.