Would you like to get more enjoyment out of life, more love more happiness, clarity, confidence? Alison is a skilled Executive Life Coach (UK Coaching Academy) and Positive Psychology Mentor who can coach you using a range of different techniques. Coaching is available in person, via Skype or in groups.
We offer Private and Group Leading-Edge evidence -based Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Coaching.
Just as we train our bodies for fitness, our minds also need some coaching to function properly. Mindfulness Meditation is the coaching that supports our mind to be more focused, clear and effective. It is best described by Jon Kabat-Zinn:
“Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”.
Why Consider Coaching?
One in seven Australians admits to experiencing “severe to extremely severe” depressive symptoms, with “job-related issues” cited as their primary source. (Australian Psychological Society, 2013)
Stress is costing companies and the economy a lot of money. In Australia alone Workplace Stress is costing the Australian economy AU 14.81 billion per year. (Source: Safe Work Australia 2013) Stress related absenteeism and presenteeism are directly costing Australian employers AU 10.11 billion per year. 3.2 days per worker are lost each year through workplace stress. (Source: Medibank Private 2008)
According to the Medibank study employees that are happy and healthy are three times more productive than unhealthy employees while unhealthy employees take nine times more sick leave than healthy employees.
In the United Kingdom stress affects one in five of the working population and is the single biggest cause of sickness with more than 105 million days lost each year and a cost to business of £1.24 billion (AU$2.33 billion) annually. (UK Health & Safety Executive)
Stress is blamed for 80% of all disease and illness, and 60% to 90% of all medical office visits in the US.
The average total cost of a mental stress claim is AU$140,000. Source: Aust. Govt. Compendium of OHS and Workers’ Compensation Statistics, 2009.
Workplace-related stress manifests itself in a wide array of commercial outcomes. Absenteeism and presenteeism as mentioned above, but it also has a major role in low levels of employee engagement and job satisfaction, poor retention rates, high recruitment costs, sub-optimal performance across individuals and teams, and a range of often-severe social and behavioural problems.
Clearly minimising and managing stress is the key to corporate wellness and success in today’s competitive business world.