Training and Workshops

Is your work place challenged with burnout, work pressure, absenteeism, poor performance, work life balance issues, attrition all resulting in overall stress?

We can help!

We offer leading edge evidence based Corporate Training, Workshops and Coaching for Executives and staff:

Workplace Training

Keynote Presentations

Corporate Workshops

We offer Mindfulness Meditation, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Resilience Training based on Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. Our customised Corporate Mindfulness Workshops and Training are designed to improve mental and physical wellbeing encouraging organisations to thrive and achieve their highest potential.

Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness, managing your Energy for Resilience, Sleep Workshops for Peak Performance, Mindful Eating, Laughter Yoga, Mental Health@Work and Mental Health First Aid certification are some of the other training and workshop topics that we offer.

Leadership Training (Mindfulness for Leaders): If you are a manager we can also help you develop the leadership and emotional intelligence skills needed to intensify focus, make better decisions, manage stress, harness creativity and improve your resilience and communication skills amongst your teams. We can teach you how to develop and sustain a more engaged and connected workplace. Learn how to be effective and respected at the same time.

 

Greater wellbeing and happiness mean better business outcomes.

  • Manage Stress
  • Cultivate Calm
  • Improve brain function
  • Reduce employee turnover
  • Become an inspiring Mindful Leader
  • Improve your physical and mental health
  • Improve Emotional wellbeing, creativity and performance
  • Create an Emotionally Intelligent and authentic workplace
  • Enjoy life…

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High Performing Habits

One-hour presentation:

Would you like to learn some effective habits that will help you reach your long-term success, increase your energy and productivity, happiness and confidence?

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to focus develop a growth mindset, thrive through change, recharge your mental health
  • How to manage stress to strengthen and boost your resilience
  • How to maintain focus in a world full of distraction
  • How to reframe negative thinking
  • How to tap into positive energy
  • How to operate at a high-performance level without feeling overwhelmed

 

Bypassing Burnout

Extreme and unrelenting pressures of stress related to work and modern day living, can lead to the debilitating state we call burnout.
Burnout is a serious problem that can affect your performance and well-being. Research has linked burnout to many negative physical and mental health outcomes. It has also been shown to undermine the quality of relationships, decrease productivity and impact our sleep.

In this one-hour workshop we will cover:

  • Burnout -the signs and symptoms and its cause, why it occurs
  • What is stress
  • Powerful strategies for prevention and recovery -improve your health
  • Evidence- based techniques to manage stress and build resilience
  • How to develop a recovery plan to create a more sustainable, happier, and balanced working life.

What is included:

  • 1 hour of tuition via zoom or in person
  • Free Stress Management Bypassing Burnout audio downloads

 

Master Your Sleep

Designed for Corporate Professionals, Leadership Teams, workshops and groups (25-30 people) Included are resources. 90 minute session.

Sleep-deprived employees impact your bottom line

A recent study (by the Sleep Foundation) found that lack of sleep has become a “worldwide epidemic”; costing developed nations, including Australia, billions of dollars in lost productivity, accidents on roads and in the workplace.

Research has found that between 33 and 45 percent of Aussies have poor sleep patterns that lead to fatigue and irritability putting them at risk of low productivity, damage to their mental health and unsafe behaviours.

Tackling it will lower your company’s health care costs, boost productivity and increase profits.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of getting a good night’s sleep
  • How sleep can improve your mood
  • How to use technology mindfully before bed
  • Techniques to help your employees get a good night’s sleep

Understanding Menopause at Work

Let’s Talk Menopause

Designed for Corporate Professional Women, workshops and groups (25-30 people) 50-minute sessions. In person or via Zoom.

Our 2 or 4-week program has been designed to open the conversation around menopause. It provides an understanding of menopause, what is happening in the body and advice on how women can best support themselves. We cover the science, tools, and many helpful resources, so that working women can feel empowered to take control of their health and continue to feel productive and feel confident in the workplace.

WEEK 1

Understanding Perimenopause and Menopause

This session aims to educate you about the biological and physical process of perimenopause and menopause. You will gain knowledge and feel empowered with practical strategies to help you navigate this important time in your life and to come through it feeling healthy and revitalised.

This session will include:

  • An introduction to perimenopause and the sequence of hormonal changes
  • Common symptoms and diagnosis of perimenopause
  • The impact of hormonal changes on the body and brain
  • Treatment protocols for night sweats and hot flushes
  • Essential dietary and lifestyle action plan

WEEK 2

Supporting your Whole Body

In this session you will learn about the potential health risks during menopause and preventative measures to include. In addition, you will gain more knowledge around which foods to eat and why, plus practical lifestyle strategies which you can confidently implement.

This session will provide education on:

  • The difference between Menopause and Post-menopause
  • Risk factors and preventative measures to help prevent chronic diseases
  • The impact of reduced hormones on the body
  • Dietary recommendations to help support a healthy body
  • Ways to take action and ownership of your health for life

WEEK 3

Reframing and Rethinking Menopause

This session aims to educate and empower you to become resourced with self-knowledge, valuable information, practical actions, and behaviours that enable you to transition through this phase of life with confidence.

Learn how to:

  • Create your vision for the experience you most want to have, see what truly needs your attention, where to spend your energy and how to move forward
  • Educate yourself on your options and take responsibility for your health
  • Build your own self-care plan. Access your own inner wisdom and power to support your own health
  • Learn to value yourself and let go of negative beliefs
  • Look forward to your “second spring” and learn to see it as a “celebration”-a natural transitioning stage of life

WEEK 4

Building Your Own Healthy Habits during Menopause

Learn how to develop positive habits and long-term strategies to support your own individual needs, including managing the things that impact or trigger you with deep compassion for yourself and others.

Learn how to:

  • Build clarity and calm, feel happier and more alert
  • Adopt some new positive” mindstyle” and “lifestyle” changes
  • Reduce your stress and support your adrenal glands with effective breathing techniques
  • Support your body for rest and repair with a good night’s sleep
  • Practical tips and tricks to sharpen your focus and manage symptoms-turn down the heat on hot flushes

What is included:

A customised program for women in the workplace

  • 4 x 1 hour hours of tuition via zoom (delivered over 4 weeks) or 2 X 1- hour sessions
  • Ongoing support
  • Support in writing your own policy for Menopause in your own workplace

 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Companies that implement mindfulness into their culture see:

  • 300% more innovation (Harvard Business Review)
  • 125% less burnout (Harvard Business Review)
  • 66% fewer sick days (Forbes)
  • 51% less turnover (Gallup)
  • 3:1 dollar returns on the investment in wellness at the workplace (PWC)

Designed for Corporate Professionals, Leadership Teams, Workshops and groups (25-30 people)

60 minute session covers the following:

  • What is mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can benefit all of us
  • How to integrate mindfulness into our daily lives
  • Neuroscience of Mindfulness including some examples of research that has been done

Corporate Stress Management and Mindfulness

Tailored Mindfulness Workshops

4, 6 or 8 weeks in duration, delivered in your office. Classes run weekly or fortnightly for 60-90 minutes

Designed for Corporate Professionals, Leadership Teams, workshops and groups (25-30 people) Included are pre and post workshop assessments and resources

The corporate stress management and mindfulness workshops allow you to learn powerful new skills to optimise performance, develop resilient teams and make a positive impact on your bottom line.

  • Enhance performance and productivity
  • Reduce stress and burnout
  • Reduce organisational costs
  • Reenergise your corporate culture
  • Increase attention and innovation
  • Educate employees on how to be mindful in this “digital age”
  • Decrease staff absenteeism and sick leave
  • Attract and retain quality staff
  • Enhance the reputation for your organization
  • Increase job satisfaction and morale

Mindfulness for Leaders in Challenging Times

The global pandemic is causing enormous disruption to our professional and personal lives. Now more than ever Leaders need to remain clearheaded,resilient,and compassionate to most effectively help their teams navigate the rapidly emerging new challenges, including the sudden forced shift to working from home. We have some short online Zoom sessions available where we can explore how we can employ simple Mindfulness principles and practises to strengthen our ability to lead during these uncertain times and beyond.

We will cover topics such as:

  • Managing your own stress
  • Deepening your own resilience and focus
  • Leading yourself better so you can better lead others
  • Techniques to stay connected, positive and productive
  • Cultivating passionate leadership
  • Improving your leadership presence-in person or virtually
  • Strengthen your capacity for compassionate listening.

Nurture Your Resilience

This course will assist you to develop key life skills in your home/work life to understand life’s adversity and learn to deal with it particularly in times of stress. Over four weeks this course will teach you to recognise your inner strengths and resources and a variety of life empowering tools to help you increase your resilience.

You will learn:

  • Discover the research on the neuroscience of stress
  • Learn new skills to build deep resilience to deal with the stress of life
  • Learn how to develop a mindset that fosters success
  • Learn how to identify and leverage your strengths
  • Practical strategies and insights for developing resilience in tough times
  • Skills for thinking flexibly and being more creative
  • Learn how to protect your well-being
  • Learn to be a less stressed, more resilient, and happier you

 What is included:

  • 4 x I hour hours of tuition via zoom (delivered over 4 weeks)
  • Guided Audio Mindfulness Meditation downloads
  • Daily Challenge Log
  • 38 Mindfulness Tips eBook
  • Ongoing support
  • FREE 30 min personalised virtual Resilience Coaching session (after course completion)

 

Laughter Yoga

Classes are designed for everyone and they are a fabulous team building workshop. Designed for Corporate Professionals, Leadership Teams, Workshops and groups (25-30 people)

A typical one-hour Laughter Yoga session will include a combination of the following exercises:

  • Gentle breathing and stretching
  • Playful laughter exercises that reduce inhibitions and shyness and convert simulated laughter into natural, spontaneous laughter
  • Clapping exercises
  • Deep breathing exercises that help participants regain breath after hearty laughter
  • The session usually includes 45 mins of laughter followed by 15 minutes of relaxation. (Yoga Nidra iRest)

The Mindful Sales Person

Designed for Corporate Sales Professionals, Workshops and groups (25-30 people) Included are pre and post workshop assessments and resources

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL SALES MANAGERS:

  • Do some members of your sales team struggle with problems and challenges?
  • Do they find it hard to stay motivated?
  • Can they keep up with the pace and consistency of their working environment?
  • Do they sometimes lack confidence after a rejection?
  • Do they need some help understanding different buying styles?
  • Is attrition a concern for the team?
  • Do they struggle to make well informed decisions?
  • Do they find it hard to manage stress?

Try our customised Optimum Sales performance Workshop Package

Participants will learn:

  • How to lower stress
  • How to be more resilient and stay focussed
  • How to get in “the zone” and prepared for an important meeting or presentation
  • How to understand your audience be more “Emotionally Intelligent”
  • How to stay motivated
  • How to maintain work/life balance
  • Improve performance

Being Mindful in Everyday Life - Keynote Presentation

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Alison’s inspiring presentation on “Being Mindful” is the ideal foundation for building resilience, maximising your potential, and taking control of your mental wellbeing. You will learn some simple tools to recharge, be more efficient and much happier in your everyday life. Alison presents her tools and information in an entertaining, highly interactive, and practical way.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Providing mental health first aid early can assist workers in returning to their usual performance quickly and avoid the problem worsening or a crisis emerging.

This course can help:

  • Equip managers and employees to recognise the signs of mental health problems early & respond appropriately.
  • Decrease stress in staff as they have more understanding and know what to do if someone is having mental health problems or a mental health crisis.
  • Create a workplace culture that promotes and understands the importance of mental health.
  • Facilitate a culture that promotes seeking help for mental illness.
  • Teach staff boundaries so they don’t get overly involved in someone’s mental health problems.
  • Give staff the knowledge to recognise if they themselves are starting to experience mental health and knowledge of the interventions available.
  • Decrease the stigma around mental illness.

The results of this are likely to be:

  • Reduce absenteeism and lost productivity.
  • Reduce number of stress leave claims.
  • Increase knowledge about the importance of mental health.
  • Decrease in staff turnover.
  • Prevent discrimination cases.

Duration: 12 hours. Course can either run over two days or four ½ day sessions

 

Mindful Eating 1 Hour Workshop

‘Mindful Eating’ is one mealtime skill that can fit with any healthy eating style. This practice involves applying simple mindfulness techniques to the process of eating. Research has shown that eating mindfully may help you to eat smaller portions and fewer calories and reduce emotional eating. Taking a more “mindful” approach to eating can enhance the enjoyment of your meals, aid good digestion, reduce anxious thoughts surrounding food, and improve your overall relationship with food.

In this one-hour online workshop we will learn what mindfulness is and how Mindfulness can transform our struggles with food and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating food.

In a 1- hour Workshop we will cover:

  • What is Mindful Eating
  • Hungry vs non-hungry eating
  • How to deal with boredom
  • The mindful eating approaches
  • Minimising mealtime distractions
  • Establishing new habits

 

Mental Health Awareness @ Work Workshop (1 hr)

Providing mental health support and awareness early can assist workers in returning to their usual performance quickly and avoid the problem worsening or a crisis emerging.

This workshop can:
Equip managers and employees to recognise the signs of mental health problems early & respond appropriately.
Decrease stress in staff as they have more understanding and know what to do if someone is having mental health problems or a mental health crisis.
Create a workplace culture that promotes and understands the importance of mental health.
Facilitate a culture that promotes seeking help for mental illness.
Teach staff boundaries so they do not get overly involved in someone’s mental health problems.
Give staff the knowledge to recognise if they themselves are starting to experience mental health and knowledge of the interventions available.
Decrease the stigma around mental illness.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – Workplace

Mental ill health costs Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $1.6 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in compensation claims per year. Only 22% of full-time workers with signs of common mental illness receive treatment for their mental health problems Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course which gives your employees the skills and confidence to have supportive conversations with their co-workers and help guide them to professional help if needed. It has been shown to increase knowledge, confidence and helping behaviours, and reduce stigma.

Mental Health First Aid at Work can assist with:

  • Equipping managers & employees about early recognition of the signs of mental health problems and how to respond appropriately.
  • Education staff and decreasing their stress as they will have more of an understanding about mental health and know what to do if someone is having mental health problems or a mental health crisis.
  • Create a workplace culture that promotes and understands the importance of mental health.
  • Encourage employees to seek help for mental illness.
  • Give staff the knowledge to recognise if they themselves are starting to experience mental health and knowledge of the interventions available.
  • Decrease the stigma around mental illness.

Good News: Australian workplaces can expect a return on investment of $2.3 for every $1 invested in mental health first aid training for staff.

Cost: The Mental Health First Aid Course can be run on site at your premises or you can sign up to any of the courses open to the general public.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN THE CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS TO:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Find effective help
  • Respond to early signs
  • Respond to suicidal thoughts
  • Have appropriate boundaries

INCLUDED:

  • 12-hour course
  • 186-page Mental Health First Aid manual
  • Certification for 3 years
  • Morning tea

Note: This course can be scheduled as 2 consecutive days (12 hours) or as four 3-hour sessions over 4 consecutive weeks.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

The Skill of the Future (1-hour workshop)

Why not build a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that high levels of emotional intelligence boost career success, mental health, relationship satisfaction, and overall happiness. It is one of the most in demand skills according to a recent survey completed by LinkedIn.

Emotionally intelligent people know how to:

  • Authentically assess their emotions
  • Think before they act
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be empathetic and assertive
  • Build strong relationships

This means that means people with emotional intelligence are getting hired and promoted at a faster rate than others.

Higher levels of Emotionally Intelligent Workplace Behaviour also help combat work related stress and build your personal resilience. It can help you thrive!

In this one-hour workshop you will learn:

  • What is EQ
  • Why EQ is important
  • What are the scientific benefits
  • Why do we need it for the future

 

Improve Your Focus at Work

This one -hour workshop presents evidence based practical tools and ideas to:

  • Improve the effectiveness and quality of meetings
  • Empower individuals and teams to respect their own and each other’s productive “flow time” – the time when we attend to our tasks and be creative
  • Declutter from data barrage
  • Sharpen attention
  • Handling negative self-talk and developing greater awareness of our mind wandering
  • Move rapidly from the “Stress Response Zone” to the “Relaxation Response Zone” and Refocus and Recalibrate

 

Becoming a Better Leader

Becoming a Better (Mindful) Leader- Coaching Series

Over 4 sessions we teach executives (one- on- one) who struggle with overwhelm and breakdown to claim their leadership and implement structures that free them from being a bottleneck as they empower their team to become an unstoppable force of efficiency, productivity and service.

You will learn how to:

  • Nurture yourself for peak performance
  • Enjoy more fulfilling relationships with the people around you
  • Allow new creativity and innovation to flourish
  • Be less affected by stress and strong emotional states
  • Improve your communication style
  • Learn to tune into your environment for more informed decisions
  • Make better choices in the most critical areas of your life

 

“Meditation is to your mind, what exercise is to your body”

– JIM KWIK

Mindfulness for Kids – Zen Warriors

Mindfulness is about learning to be fully present.

Our private  ‘Zen Warrior’ Mindfulness coaching will help children develop the skills they need to maintain a healthy, happy mind.

The Zen Warrior program will present the basics of mindfulness in an easy to understand and playful way.

Our warriors will learn: ​

  • How to handle big emotions
  • Improve their ability to concentrate
  • Explore their creativity
  • Acts of kindness
  • The power of the mind

Private coaching includes simple meditations, fun activities and chats relevant to their feelings – all aimed at helping each child flourish naturally. Coaching is for 5-8 year and 9-12 year olds.

Read Kylie’s experience with Zen Warrior mindfulness classes

“My seven year old son loved learning to become a Zen Warrior, he now teaches me to count my breathes and the glitter jar sits proudly beside his bed and he shakes the jar whenever he has emotions he cannot name or is feeling anxious. I’m grateful for the simple techniques and sound tracks that I know will support him as he grows and develops. THANK YOU!”Kylie, Birchgrove

Another happy Zen Warrior parent

“Just wanted to share my observations with you. After Zen Warriors these past two weeks Christos has been much more willing to do homework (reading in particular) and has been doing a much better job of it! If only schools would start their day with mindfulness and meditation!“

Mindfulness for Teenagers – Zen Teens

Does your teen…

  • Get stuck in their thoughts?
  • Get caught up in judgments and worry about the future or the past?
  • React emotionally to things happening around them?
  • Want to improve their sleeping patterns?
  • Want to improve their concentration?
  • Want to perform better in exams?

 

Your teenager will:

  • Learn powerful skills to help handle stress and the challenges of daily life- one step at a time.
  • Calm a busy mind
  • Improve your communication and transform difficult relationships.
  • Awaken the wisdom that is already inside them!
  • Sleep better

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