Corporate Wellness Programs

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One Day Calming Stress Workshop for Employees

“Meet others, share your stories and learn how to attend to stress differently.”

Workplace change and demands, problems with colleagues and difficult life circumstances can be stressful. It can make us wish there was a magic wand to take it all away. The truth is managing stress when we are in situations we have little control over is complex. It requires a tool box.

There are an abundance of quality resources available in the world to help people manage their stress and yet the support to explain why, what, when and how to use them is not integrated.

This one day workshop will help you to:

  1. Understand stress
  2. Gain greater awareness of the impact stress is having on you
  3. Change your perception of current circumstances
  4. Identify new ways to calm yourself down.
  5. Find resources that support you

Workshop Cost: $395 per employee (food and refreshments provided)

Next Workshop Dates Location
Tuesday 24th April 2018 Bamboo Buddha

-221 Wattle Tree Rd Holgate NSW 2250

(CENTRAL COAST)

Wednesday 16th May 2018  Kim’s Beachside Resort

– 16 Charlton St Toowoon Bay NSW 2261

(CENTRAL COAST)

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Corporate Wellness Programs

It is estimated that stress related absenteeism costs Australian business $10.11 billion per year.

Stress is known to be a trigger for mental illness and leaves us vulnerable to physical illness. In the workplace this results in increased absenteeism, presenteeism, interpersonal conflict, decreased job satisfaction, physical/psychological injury and loss of productivity.

So why is stress and workplace mental health not addressed?

The two main reasons are mental health illiteracy and stigma. I mean what is easier calling your boss to inform them you won’t be in due to a stomach virus or you have just had a panic attack?

MYTH- A mentally healthy workplace is Stress Free

This is unrealistic thinking -stress can’t be 100% eradicated. Business needs to change to remain financially viable further as humans we need to adapt to live a fulfilling life. However there are ways a workplace can reduce unnecessary psychological harm. In addition educating and supporting individual employees about stress and how to calm it is imperative.

Harnessing Group Dynamics

The way people interact in a one to one situation can vary enormously to how they present when they are in a group environment.

The psychology behind group dynamics explores what is occurring within a group and its impact- ranging from synergy to toxicity.

Sometimes for whatever reason in a group relationship something is occurring that is not ok with us- But for whatever reason we are reluctant to speak up about it.

When we choose to do this individually or collectively it creates an unhealthy tension between us and the organization; as a result we experience moral distress.

This tension does not magically disappear instead it builds up and eats away at the heart of the employee and organization- this can lead to poor decision making, corruption and mental health problems.

This program provides the insight and skills to identify healthy and unhealthy individual and group dynamics- Further how to restore wellness.

Harnessing Group Dynamics
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Better Communication, Better Relationships

When we are unable to communicate honestly with each other we are unable to trust. When we are unable to listen to the honesty of another we dismiss information that could be valuable to immediate outcomes and future business.

Healthy dialogue requires self-awareness, courage, reflective practice and an openness/ curiosity for the opinion of others. Unhealthy or lack of dialogue contributes to stress and anxiety – a common treatment for anxiety related disorders is assertiveness training.

This program:

  • Works with individual defenses
  • Provides you with a greater reflective capacity
  • Gives you a new language to help you express your needs, boundaries and provide feedback
  • Improves your ability to listen to and appreciate the honesty of another
  • Assists you with Conflict Resolution
  • Provides the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills

Debriefing Grief

It is an unfortunate and sad reality when a valued member in our workplace experiences misfortune. This can take the form of an unexpected or expected death for example when someone has cancer or an accident that changes the way life was once lived. When this occurs the workplace is often left uncertain – not knowing what to do or how to attend to the emotional shock and loss.

This debrief/ workshop provides an opportunity to better understand grief and its impact. It provides a framework to make sense of what has occurred and acknowledge workplace upset. It assists attendees to find better ways to take care of themselves and each other.

Available in Newcastle, Central Coast & Sydney. Minimum group number of 6 employees.

Standard session $660.00 per group. Please note time and cost is dependent on the scale of the assignment (it is important for attendees to have the opportunity to speak and this can take time). For more details please email or phone A Higher Self – details provided on website

Facilitator

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Kim Elkovich – MD /Principal Consultant
Masters in Counselling, MBA, Post GradDip Psychology, BAppSc (Nursing).

Kim’s corporate career began at 22 years of age working as a sales representative within the pharmaceutical industry. Across 15 years Kim climbed the corporate ladder to hold both National sales and marketing roles. Whilst consulting for the N.S.W. Department of Health in 2004 Kim commenced her study in the field of psychology.

Now at 48 years of age Kim has combined both her corporate and clinical experience – running niche wellness programs for organisations. Kim also works (eight years) as a sessional academic within the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle.

Kim’s area of academic interest and PhD focus is employee moral distress and what constitutes an ethical environment. Further how can we create one to provide equity for all?