We offer a range of support and experiences for Workplaces that are tailored to suit the needs of your business
Claire is experienced and knowledgeable about well-being in the workplace. With over a decade senior management experience in the environmental sector Claire has developed and implemented well-being training and policies which have enhanced morale and had a positive impact on how staff feel about the organisation which has then boosted the businesses reputation as a employer that cares for its staff.
She is a qualified Mindfulness and Resilience Trainer and also brings with her experience in mindful leadership, mindful compassion, cognitive therapy, stress management and nature. Claire is uniquely positioned to bring about not only strategic changes within your organisation but also direct positive changes to individuals that enhance their experience of work and their life outside of work. Creating happier, healthier, more emotionally resilient and less stressed individuals.
'We were already doing well in regards to well-being and staff seemed happy. However it was great to review this with Claire and what we found was there were areas where staff felt we could be doing better, its these small details, these underlying attitudes that Claire was able to bring to the surface. Through this process we have created a stronger culture of transparency and trust and staff are happy and motivated by the changes we have implemented'. Kath Rosen, CEO, The Orchard Project
For a more detailed background of Claire's work history and experience please go to the LinkedIn Profile
Workplace Well-being; from tasters to 8 week Mindfulness for Stress Courses
Research shows that having a regular meditation practice increases your ability to be mindful which can be applied in the workplace, meaning you will experience more sustained awareness and better concentration, you are likely to sleep better, it will help you to manage stress more effectively, increases your immune system and gives you more balanced emotions with the reduction of anxiety and low mood. Mindfulness significantly reduces the risk of workplace burnout which is now recognised by the World Health Organisation as an 'occupational disease'.
* Full or half day stress management and resilience training. Learn how to incorporate stress management techniques and mindfulness into your daily life.
* The award winning Breathworks mindfulness model. An eight week Mindfulness for Stress Course; 2 hours per week. The gold standard for mindfulness training, a fully immersive experience.. Research shows that it takes only 8 weeks to embed mindfulness principles into everyday life and for the benefits to be realised. The course includes; teaching and led meditations, group discussion, peer learning, access to a course workbook 'The Little Mindfulness Workbook', access to mp3 led meditations and weekly emails including extra material. The majority of participants who have attended these courses have found them to be life changing.
* Taster sessions from 1 to 1.5 hours; an introduction to mindfulness including group interaction and led meditations
* Guest speaker; an introduction to mindfulness
Prices on request.
Well-being in the Workplace; Strategy, Training and Implementation
We all know that a happy and healthy workplace makes for a happy and healthy workforce which leads to greater productivity, less employee absences, more creativity, greater experiences of positive emotion, overall job satisfaction and employees who feel valued and will communicate this to others boosting your credibility as a business who cares about their staff.
All good, yes? But what makes for a happy and healthy workplace and how can you create one?
We will work with you to identify 4 key areas as described in The Wellbeing at Work report 2014 issued by the New Economics Foundation (NEF). these are:
1.Personal resources; Health and vitality and work-life balance
2.Organisational systems; Fair Pay, Job Security, Management, Work Environment & Social Value
3.Functioning at work; Use of Strengths, Sense of Progress and Control & Working Relationships
4.Experience of work; Positive and Negative Feelings
Each area is then looked at and reviewed under actions that are being taken to promote well-being, these will range from physical and practical initiatives such as providing opportunities for regular physical activity at work, an employee health-plan and introducing well-being days for mind and body, to managerial processes such as effective communication; two-way feedback between staff and managers, recognise and praise the strengths of employees.
We see this as a holistic process that will review many aspects of the business to ensure that every touch point that has an impact on your staff will be reviewed and recommendations made as to how you can bring in a more balanced way of working. We will do this by facilitating team sessions with staff and managers, reviewing current best practices and celebrating what you already do, and supporting you to identify areas of improvement. We can also develop policies and action plans to ensure that your new implementations are reviewed annually.