STRESS & WELLBEING TOPICS 

All workshops and training are designed for specific audiences, below are some examples of the topics I cover. The first three provide the scientific foundation for understanding behaviour, stress and wellbeing as well as practical tools employees can use immediately to reduce stress. The additional topics are based on the scientific evidence of what builds positive physical and mental health. 

Brains & Behaviours

Our thoughts, feelings and behaviour change in response to our external and internal environment. Learning to notice and understand these changes enables us to make changes that impact the decisions we make.  You will learn about how stress changes brain function in positive and negative ways and how you can use this to calm or motivate yourself.

​​Stress & Stressors

We live in demanding and stressful times and excessive or chronic stress causes both physical and mental health problems. In this workshop you will  explore the scientific definition of stress and explore stressors from the 5 domains. Once you become aware of your stressors you have the power to change or use them.

Skills & Strategies 

Stress burns a lot of energy, this can leave you feeling tired, anxious or with a low mood. However, stress can also motivate you; boosting learning, creativity, problem solving and collaboration.  During this workshop you will learn tools to calm or stimulate your nervous system and strategies for reducing stressors 

Schedules & Sleep

Discover why we need structure and routines and how sleep is the foundation of wellness. Sleep impacts everything from our cognitive function, to our weight to our mood. During this session you'll be able to identify habits that may be affecting the duration and quality of your sleep and learn how to make changes.

 

Moods & Emotions

Emotions like anger, gear, sadness, anxiety are appropriate and important as emotions like joy and delight. They have their place and they do an important job. However, it might not be healthy to spend too much time experience negative emotions. In this session you will learn some techniques to increase positive emotions, understand negative ones and ways to change your mood.

 

Motivation & Mindset

How we think about things affects us physically and mentally. Many of us have 'thinking traps' that we are not aware of and these impact the way we see things, our motivation and the decisions we make. You will earn some practical strategies and tools to optimise your thinking, mindset and build your psychological resilience.

 

Brain Health: Food

We eat for nourishment, energy, pleasure and mood and what we eat greatly impacts out general health and mental wellbeing but what we eat changes when we are stressed. This session shares techniques to help you make healthy food choices and simple food rules to help you separate fact from fiction.

 

Brain Health: Move

Spending too much time seated reduces muscular and respiratory fitness but also increases appetite and curbs the desire to participate in activities.  We can access a more active lifestyle that makes us feel better inside and out-we just need to add a few ingredients to our daily routine.

 

Brain Health: Digital

The internet, smart phones, laptops are great tools of the modern era. However, overuse can leave us feeling disconnected, anxious and can compromise our wellbeing by keeping us away from activities that can enhance our lives.  Learn how to use the TIME Tool to moderate your digital activity.

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