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Mindfulness is steadily gaining popularity as a stress reducing technique among employees and employers alike. It has been shown to significantly reduce workplace stress, frustration and burnout, so you can see why huge corporations such as Apple, Google and Aetna have implemented mindfulness as part of their staff wellbeing programmes. Even some primary schools have started […]

As we work to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in the workplace, it’s about time to draw attention to a related but lesser known topic: the effects of stress on menopausal women. Menopause can be a stressful experience for many women, and considering stress reactivity is heightened during this time, can have major impacts on those already struggling to cope in a high-pressure work environment.

Can you remember the last time you really benefited from being stressed? If not, you’re not alone. The current dialogue around stress is based almost solely on the idea of a fight-or-flight response to perceived problems, which over time can lead to decreased physical and mental stamina. But when recognised and utilised, the right amount of stress can lead to improved memory, attention, and physiological resilience.

Carrying out a thorough employee wellbeing evaluation is vital to understanding your current situation and the areas that most need improvement. From here you can create a workplace wellbeing programme that is tailored to your business and the needs of your employees. When it comes to health and wellbeing, one size does not fit all.

The holiday period can be very overwhelming. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people most experience a rise in depression. There are a range of situations that can trigger this response – unrealistic expectations, excessive consumerism and forced cheer are just a few reasons cited […]

Most of us spend our lives on autopilot. We go through the motions at work, at home, while we eat and even when we interact with those around us. Often, although we are physically present, our minds are elsewhere – ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. In this state, decisions are made, […]

The effects of having an unhealthy relationship with food and body image distress aren’t restricted to individuals’ personal life – like any other cause of stress, they spill over into all other areas of life, including work. Mindful Eating is a new scientific technique that allows us to observe, understand and gain awareness of our eating behaviour. This systemic approach to eating works on several levels, tackling family and societal influences, individual’s emotions and habitual pattern of responding to stress, as well as misconceptions and lack of education on nutrition.