feelbettereveryday.co.uk ~ self-care for your mind, body, heart and soul. Integrative clinical supervision, counselling, therapeutic coaching, yoga and more. In Witham and Colchester, Essex (and worldwide via telephone and Vsee or Skype)

Workplace training

While all workshops are bespoke for your specific group, some popular themes include: stress management, motivation, time management, confidence, assertiveness, work-life balance, digital detox, resilience and many more.

While some involve sitting and talking, others incorporate yoga, meditation, relaxation and other tools. 

I've facilitated workshops, given talks, taught yoga and run courses for organisations including Bank of New York - Mellon, AgeUK, Harris City Academy, Crystal Palace, PCP, Hoxton Health at St Leonard's Hospital, the Guild of Health Writers, Athena Network, the Department for Work and Pensions, Essex Reflexologists, Wellbeing Breaks, Phoenix Aid and the Women Writer’s Network.



In addition to facilitating larger groups mostly across Essex and London, I've run workshops and courses in other locations including Manchester, Leeds, Sarajevo and Spain.

Consultancy

I also offer one to one work, face to face (in Essex and London) and via Vsee and Skype worldwide and for follow up sessions if appropriate.

My therapeutic background means that while helping individuals focus on results, I can also support depth work when necessary.

Why does wellbeing matter?

While the idea of holistic health and wellbeing at work can sound fluffy, stress accounts for up to 90% of visits to GPs, exacerbates many other health issues and impacts performance at work. Hiring freezes and people doing two (or more) people's jobs while fearing for their own job security can increase the negative elements of stress and lead to anxiety, burnout and a host of other issues.

Wherever you're based, get in touch today to find out how I can help.

Case study - AgeUK Lewisham

AgeUK Lewisham got in touch wanting me to help some of their staff better manage the stress involved with looking after a vulnerable population. I put a proposal together outlining potential workshops lasting a day, half a day or 90 minutes.

They opted for the half day workshop and I went to south London to work with the small team. As well as some psychoeducation around what happens to the body and brain when we're stressed, I shared several self-care tools, also facilitating a space for them to share with each other. They were already a cohesive team and were willing to experiment with a wide range of tools including some NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), yoga and mindfulness.

'A big thank you from the team for your session,' said their manager, Camilla Biggs, afterwards. 'There was a lot of really positive feedback and people wanted me to pass on how useful and very personalised to their individual roles and feelings on techniques for self-care you were.'

It was a pleasure working with them.

 


Case study – Becoming an embodied practitioner workshop for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Practitioner Conference in Leeds, April, 2015 

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is one of the best respected professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. As a psychosynthesis counsellor and coach-therapist, I’m a registered member myself. Since March 2014, I’ve served on BACP’s Coaching Executive as their Specialist for Communications. 

I was asked to share some ways to help therapists and coach-therapists better support themselves (and, as a knock on, their clients) so put together a proposal. Drawing on my various holistic therapies (including psychosynthesis, life coaching, NLP, EFT, coach-therapy, yoga therapy for mental health and even, for those who wanted to at the end, crystals), I outlined a bespoke workshop to support professionals who spend their working lives being there for others. It was chosen as one of the conference’s Self Care Strand workshops. 

Initially expecting about 25 people, I was later asked if more would be acceptable so I adapted the workshop a little. I wanted to share as many self-help tools as possible while holding the space for a larger number. On the day of the main conference, 48 people attended my self-care workshop. 

They were a lovely, open group, happy to experiment with different mind, body, heart and soul techniques. As with so many caring professionals, understanding the benefits of their self-care for others seemed to help motivate many to prioritise their own wellbeing that bit more. 

My 90 minute workshop came at the end of the first day and some of the relaxation offered a way for participants to wind down a little before the majority headed home (some stayed on for BACP Coaching’s Day the next day). 

‘I would once again like to thank you for being part of our BACP Practitioner Conference,’ said BACP’s Events Organiser, Jade Ingham-Mulliner. ‘I really appreciate you taking the time to come and present to our members. 

'On the evaluation form, we asked delegates to rate the presentations they attended out of 10, 10 being the highest score. After this, I collated the scores and calculated an average. Your presentation scored a very pleasing 8.6. We are really pleased with the feedback we have received regarding your presentation so thank you.’