• A series of 12 (15-20 minute) recorded webinars each aimed at explaining a theory which has relevance to maintaining mental health and improving resilience in today’s difficult circumstances (included). We suggest you release one a week.
• Downloadable PDFs for reference, and a personal action plan from each webinar (included).
• Optional 90-minute coaching sessions after every two sessions to look at personal action plans and current challenges.
These webinars are aimed at people who are employed, furloughed or about to undergo redundancy. We are also happy to tailor or create webinars for your organisation.
This course comprises of ten 10-15 minute pre-recorded webinars covering the following topics:
The webinars aim to be positive and inspiring, whilst accepting we are all human and human experience is made up of light and dark. We present new ways to think about and understand our situation, thereby empowering and enabling us with new tools.
Through vast experience and much research, we understand the diverse nature of our audiences. We, therefore, use inclusive language during our webinars to ensure everyone can relate to the content.
Our webinars are aimed at people with normal bad habits that many of us have. We talk about small habit changes, with environmental behavioural nudges, that are sustainable, instead of presenting an idealised image of what an individual can achieve with wholesale change.
Scientific terminology is used sparingly to ensure relatability; however, there is science behind assertions. Every webinar is backed up by a reference list and an action plan.
1. INTRODUCTION TO HAPPINESS THEORY
An outline of the programme and an introduction to the concepts behind the series.
2. UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE STRESS PLAYS IN THE
CHEMISTRY OF OUR BRAIN, WAYS TO CURB STRESS
Stress, controlling it, and our tricky brains.
3. THE BASICS OF WELLBEING
What is wellbeing/the interaction between our physical and mental health.
4. MANAGING OUR ANXIOUS THOUGHTS
Our thoughts are not the truth but how do we stop thinking negative ones?
5. COURAGE IN ADVERSITY (RESILIENCE)
How can we improve our ability to deal with adversity?
6. GET BETTER OR GET BITTER? HOW WE CAN GROW
RATHER THAN SHRINK THROUGH TRAUMA
Dealing with traumatic events such as the recent pandemic, understanding the grief process and possibility of post-traumatic growth.
7. PERFECTIONISM & CUTTING OURSELVES SOME SLACK
The role perfectionism plays in anxiety, consider self-compassion, vulnerability.
8. LEADERSHIP & MANAGER ROLES IN TIMES OF CRISIS
A closer look at psychological safety and macro rather than micromanagement.
9. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON IMPROVING HAPPINESS
A look at positive psychology interventions such as giving, learning, gratitude, positive emotion, hope, humour, spirituality.
10. BRAIN TRAINING AKA MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is viewed by some as new-age hippy stuff, but there is lots of research showing how it improves cognition as well as mental health. It can enable us to deal with the stresses and strains of life much more effectively.
11. TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WITH SOMEONE
WHO IS STRUGGLING
A structure to talk to someone struggling with mental distress, which enables us to support them without trying to solve their problem.
12. GOING FORWARD – HABIT CHANGE
Our thoughts and behaviours are habits! Taking responsibility for ourselves and our lives involves thinking about how we can tweak those that don’t serve us – we look at the latest research into how.