This series of training courses aims to draw attention to the importance of mental health in the personal context and at work, and provides continuing education around ways to improve mental health.
– Understanding boundaries, respect and responsibility.
– Where does guilt come from
– Fighting guilt and fear
– Using self-care
– Applied examples and contexts
– EAP support
– Definition of loneliness and loneliness in relation to mental health
– What does research tell us about being lonely and isolated
– Understanding our innate need for connection and belonging
– Causes, risk factors and consequences of loneliness
– How to tackle loneliness in the interests of mental health and well-being
– EAP support
Working on guilt as a parent
– What is work parent debt?
– Where do these feelings come from?
– The harmful effects of excessive guilt
– Strategies to tackle guilt:
• Good Enough Parenting
– Tips to improve quality of parenting life through healthier use of time
Building personal agility: readiness for constant change in the future world of work and life
In this session, we aim to highlight the need for improved personal agility for those who want to survive and thrive in the future world of work and life, and provide meaningful insights into what attitudes, skills and habits need to be cultivated to grow and develop in this area.
– Change: where are we? And where are we going?
– Impact on mental health
– What is Personal Agility?
– Attitudes and beliefs
– Building agile habits
– Perfection obsession: The enemy of Agility
– Accepting human limitations: using psychosocial tools that help us
Imposter syndrome and performance anxiety
This lecture is about recognising Imposter Syndrome and Performance Anxiety in yourself and others, and how best to deal with it or even avoid getting sucked into its social traps.
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– What is Imposter syndrome?
– Imposter syndrome and performance anxiety
– *Group sharing on experiences with Imposter Syndrome and Performance Anxiety
– How does Imposter Syndrome manifest itself at work?
– Risk factors of Imposter syndrome
– *How Imposter Syndrome affects your mental health
– How to recognise Imposter syndrome
– Types of Imposter syndrome
– You are not alone – Famous people with Imposter Syndrome
– Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
– *Turning Imposter Syndrome into a superpower
– Celebrating you
– *The 30-day self-love challenge
– ICAS support
Self-care: The key to work-life integration
In this session, ICAS will put forward ideas that link the adoption of a mindset that values self-care to a key element for successful work-life integration. We cannot sustain what we give ourselves to if we do not also take care of ourselves. We will also look at some practical tools for building habits that support this way of life, for greater peace of mind and less guilt.
– What is work-life integration and what do we aim for?
– What is self-care (and what is it not!)?
– Why is self-care “the key” to sustainable work-life integration?
– Addressing guilt and paying attention to self-talk
– Rethinking values, priorities and active time management for self-care
– Habits that support healthy self-care
– ICAS support
Growth mindset and learned optimism: Approaches that encourage development
This lecture aims to highlight the huge impact people’s attitudes and beliefs have on personal and professional development. Concepts like Growth Mindset and Learned Optimism are explained and contrasted with their more obstructive opposites – Fixed Mindset and Learned Helplessness – to highlight the vast differences these approaches can have on our future well-being, mental health and even success.
– Fire together, wire together – The neuroscience of how we learn
– Negative thinking as a survival instinct
– Learned helplessness versus learned optimism
– A mindset for optimism
• Growth mindset versus fixed mindset
– The benefits of the growth mindset
– Pathways to optimism – Strategies for learning and mastery
– The link between growth mindset, optimism and resilience
Courageous conversations in the workplace
In every workplace, there are topics we feel we cannot approach, often because we fear they will lead to conflict. However, we can take the fear out of these conversations by learning how to have Courageous Conversations. This training is designed to give participants tools on how to have these much-needed conversations in an appropriate way and make them understand why we need to have such conversations.
– “Hot” hangers-on
– Being brave
– Psychological safety
– Impression control
– Trial area
– ICAS support