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…

Training and Workshops

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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.

Mindful Sleep Clinic

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

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.

Train the Trainer Corporate Mindfulness Program

We can train your team members to deliver Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Training to improve your organization’s focus, collaboration, and leadership. We also focus on how to integrate those skills into your corporate culture.

Meditation Instructor Training

We can train your team members to deliver Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Training to improve your organization’s focus, collaboration, and leadership. We also focus on how to integrate those skills into your corporate culture. The Meditation Teacher training is open to everyone however, it is recommended that attendees have some prior meditation experience.
The course is designed for individuals wishing to lead workplace Mindfulness Meditation sessions.
Duration:
 6 months/ Offered virtually via private coaching sessions.

“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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