What is self-care?
Something that many of us dismiss.
Yet, it’s critical to build ‘mind muscle’. Mind what?
Read on – to decide if it makes critical business sense – for your people and brand.
The human mind has an automatic blueprint to amplify negative emotions to keep us safe. If we don’t intercept that negative spiral as it starts, we can quickly become unwell impacting those around us, at home and work.
How do we make that interception?
By scheduling, daily, timed 2 minute windows of fun throughout our day connected to routine activities – we will build that mind muscle so a new blueprint is developed one that considers alternatives to the automatic negative thoughts.
Wellbeing windows are easier to schedule in to the most cluttered diary and will be achieved. After three weeks, these windows become an automatic habit. Then we can focus on increasing the time – strengthening the mind muscle we have built.
This is my definition of self-care.
Our minds do not think clearly nor innovatively when they are overwhelmed. It’s logical for businesses to ensure they are doing all they can to make their environments mentally healthy. But, it’s down to us individually to practise self-care as much as we practise brushing our teeth.
The article image shows the awesome delegates from a leading UK University, the first to gain ISO45003 who are focussed on ensuring the students, academic and operational teams all have the tools to flourish.
@i-acttraining is unique in the following core aspects:
- A global course – no need for country licences – delivering a uniform company experience even when that company is international
- It has a preventative focus
- Covers reactive measures and tools to use when supporting others
- Explores how to connect with those who may be struggling – sentence construction
- Enables participants to focus on how to keep themselves psychologically safe if they do decide to start a conversation – boundary statements
- Aligns very closely with elements of ISO45003
- Has over 50 tools which can be adapted for self and others
- Accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Enables evaluation of any intervention
So, what did some of the delegates think after doing the course?
“I knew how to prioritise my mental health but not the importance of it. The course has helped to explain its importance and why I MUST prioritise it.” J
“Really insightful course, with focus on improving both your own resilience and helping others. A multitude of accredited resources, many of which I did not know about prior to the course. Jane was extremely interactive and guided us through both the manual and additional resources in a clear and succinct manner.” M
“Daily wellbeing activities to build my resilience (I’ll definitely be dancing while I brush my teeth!)” S
“The course gives a good general overview to metal wellbeing and it has given me the confidence to know how to approach these situations.” B
What does the commissioning client think?
“Jane has delivered mental health and wellbeing training to both staff and students. These are very sensitive audiences. I only entrust them to trainers I have faith in. The feedback I have received from Jane’s sessions has justified my faith. It is always very positive. It’s clear that Jane delivers training in an engaging and effective way. This ensures the content is both remembered and applied – a crucial outcome. I intend to book Jane as a trainer again and I have no hesitation in recommending her work to others.“
So, what do you think of self-care for yourself and your teams now?