9.9 million working days lost

imagesHT98SAWPA total of 9.9 million working days were lost due to stress in 2014/15, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Despite this, many businesses often operate a ‘fire-fighting’ approach to the management of stress at work, and only consider the importance of occupational health once stress affects an employee. However, a proactive approach can eliminate stress altogether; improving the wellbeing of employees and also boosting their productivity and efficiency. 



Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day (4 November), Dr Philip McCrea, MD of BHSF Occupational Health, is urging businesses to be more positive in their approach to occupational health and the management of stress. Mindfulness programmes can make a big difference to raising peoples awareness of how to manage stress. Talk to us, take a look at our website for details on how we can support you and your business.

Mindfulness and Productivity

This is a great article if you are looking for benefits of mindfulness at work in order to bring this powerful and important development piece into your organisation. Read it here

April Insight

 

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There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say

Martin Buber

The Power of Silence

This TedX talk is very inspiring. David Green spent 300 days in silence and here he shares some insights through the power of silence

and puts forward thought provoking questions on how to use mindfulness as a leader and in the workplace

Blue Skies above

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Spring has arrived! It's lovely to watch the new shoots break through the earth; to see new life emerge all around us; feel the change in temperature and notice the changes within us as the season changes. Spring is full of mindful opportunity to notice. One thing that I am reminded of in spring and summer is that no matter what the weather has been like in winter there has always been a blue sky above the clouds! We forget that sometimes when we are weathering our own storm. I's a useful metaphor to have in mind; nothing is permanent; what we are searching for is already here; clouds pass and once again we can see the blue sky.

 

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