Not only does an improvement in wellbeing improve performance, workplace wellness services also have a positive return on investment.
I've often been struck by how depressed and worn out people look coming home from work. Given that we spend such a significant amount of time at work, just so we can pay the bills and have food on the table, this doesn't seem right.
I’ve known the joys of being in positive work environments where people are supported, get along and have fun. I've seen that the effectiveness of the teams were because these qualities were present.
I’ve also experienced a toxic work environment where the turnover rate was at a minimum weekly, and very often daily, where the threat of being fired or reprimanded at the drop of a hat was always present, where seemingly good intentions (such as encouraging people to be optimistic or offering free food) became twisted manipulations to try to squeeze more productivity out of people.
While I could see the stress that the leaders were under, the latter approach was not only detrimental to staff, it also had severely negative consequences for the company and the customers. In the long term, everybody lost. But it didn't have to be this way.
I believe (and there is scientific evidence to support this) that wellbeing is the base of high performance.
However, many of the methods we use aren't well suited to the complex, intense and chaotic conditions we live in today. Many approaches require you to be at your best (eg: motivated), in the very moment you're at your worst (eg: feeling tired and facing a tough challenge). This is a poor set up that often leads to failure. Fortunately there are more intelligent ways.
There are deeper causes that create and compound the problems we face. If you’ve ever seen someone freak out over a tiny mistake, it’s likely that they weren’t just reacting to the current situation.
When we work with these deeper root causes of our stress and our mindset, we get lasting change. We also open the door to extraordinary transformations.
This is because rather than trying to temporarily sooth our stress (as is often done in meditation, mindfulness, yoga etc), we process that stress out of our system at a root level and make a fundamental shift in our subconscious so that we are far less likely to react and experience that stress again in the future.
This is what we need in the workplace today. We need methods that can address the intensely visceral situations we experience, that aren't just about calming us down, but can be used to problem solve, to improve our communication and teamwork, to not just manage problems but resolve them, to break free from old limits and do so in a way that doesn't require huge amounts of willpower or effort, given that our plate is often already full.
Qualifications and training
The methods I use are scientifically validated.
Emotional freedom techniques
Tapas acupressure technique
Heart math techniques
Qualifications and training:
Certified clinical EFT practitioner
Certified energy psychology practitioner*
*Note: while there is the word "psychology" in one of my qualifications, I am not a psychologist.