Workplace Wellness Workshop

We offer several Corporate Wellness Executive Team Workshop’s customized to your needs and specifications.

We combine the science of applied positive psychology, behavior economics and corporate safety, health, and well-being strategies to facilitate employee and leadership development, resilience, and engagement as well as physical and mental health.

All of the topics below (and many more) can be discussed in 1-2-1 online or offline coaching sessions as well.

Workshop samples:

Energy renewal and its impact on self-regulation and executive functioning?

Energy, not time is the fundamental currency of high performance (Loehr, Loehr & Schwartz 2005).

In this workshop, we will have a look at the connection between physical and mental energy, and how low energy levels do not just impair your performance but also can impair your self-regulation, executive functioning, your social connections, and wellbeing (Baumeister 2002). We will look at ways on how to increase your energy levels on a daily basis and create an individual action plan that fits your lifestyle.

Citations:

Baumeister, R. F. (2002). Ego depletion and self-control failure: An energy model of the self’s executive function. Self and identity, 1(2), 129-136.

Loehr, J., Loehr, J. E., & Schwartz, T. (2005). The power of full engagement: Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal. Simon and Schuster.

What is your diet? A review of the most celebrated diets today

In this workshop, we will have a closer look at the most promoted diets by weight loss, fitness and health “experts” today. We will start with looking at the word “expert” a bit closer and how and where to find credible, evidence-based nutrition and health information, before critically analysing the Mediterranean Diet (Martínez- González 2015), the Keto Diet, the Paleo Diet, and the Vegetarian Diet (Campbell & Campbell 2016).

What are the pro’s and con’s of these diets, are there any long term risks, and are these diets suitable for anyone? What is the right diet for you?

Citations:

Campbell, T. C., & Campbell II, T. M. (2016). The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health. BenBella Books, Inc..

Martínez-González, M. A., Salas-Salvadó, J., Estruch, R., Corella, D., Fitó, M., Ros, E., & Predimed Investigators. (2015). Benefits of the Mediterranean diet: insights from the PREDIMED study. Progress in cardiovascular diseases, 58(1), 50-60.

The Happiness Advantage, fuel your performance and success

What comes first, happiness or success? The common belief is that if you work hard, you will be more successful in life, and if you are successful then you will become happy. But is this really how it works? In this workshop, we look at the definition of happiness (Lyubomirsky, Sheldon & Schkade 2005) and at seven principles that can fuel success and performance at work as well as increase your daily dose of happiness at the same time (Achor 2013). We will look at how you can implement these principles in your days and create an individual action plan.

Citations:

Achor, S. (2013). Before happiness: The 5 hidden keys to achieving success, spreading happiness, and sustaining positive change. Crown Business.

Lyubomirsky, S., Sheldon, K. M., & Schkade, D. (2005). Pursuing happiness: the architecture of sustainable change. Review of general psychology, 9(2), 111.

Increase your Energy and Resilience, gain a greater subjective well-being, and reduce stress

Against the challenging and evolving economic landscape, keeping resilient and therefore physical and mentally healthy continues to be vital, especially with the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), burnouts and depression 9
(Bianchi, Schonfeld & Laurent, 2015) . As an employee and manager, it is in your direct interest to understand and adopt behaviors leading to a greater resilience at work (Wang, Li & Li, 2017) as well as at home. And to know and implement the workplace changes needed that lead to a greater resilience for you and your team. 

Building more Resilience will help you to deal better with the everyday stressors in your life (Sood, Prasad, Schroeder & Varkey 2011) but also increase your ability to survive, thrive, and grow despite adversity.

In this workshop, we will introduce you to the seven skills to build more Resilience, how to avoid thinking traps and how to practice real-time Resilience right when you need it.

Citations:

Bianchi, R., Schonfeld, I. S., & Laurent, E. (2015). Burnout–depression overlap: A review. Clinical psychology review36, 28-41.

Sood, A., Prasad, K., Schroeder, D., & Varkey, P. (2011). Stress management and resilience training among Department of Medicine faculty: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Journal of general internal medicine26(8), 858-861.

Wang, Z., Li, C., & Li, X. (2017). Resilience, leadership and work engagement: The mediating role of positive affect. Social Indicators Research132(2), 699-708.

Education/Diplomas/Certifications:

  • MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching, University of East London (in progress)
  • Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, CHWA
  • Positive Psychology and Resilience, University of Pennsylvania
  • Project Management and Planning, University of California, Irvine
  • Behavior Economics, University of Toronto
  • The Science of Stress Management and promoting Wellbeing, University of Washington
  • Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of California                            
  • Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle Issues, Stanford University
  • Diabetes Prevention, University of California
  • Preventing Chronic Pain, University of Minnesota,
  • Child Nutrition and Cooking, Stanford University
  • Nutrition & Fitness Coach SAFS, Switzerland
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