What problems are we seeing?
Health, our greatest asset, is persistently threatened. Modern living and a 24/7 culture can be increasingly unhealthy, both physically and mentally. This can have huge implications for people personally, by increasing the risk of developing a wide number of physical and mental diseases and disorders, which in turn is a progressive burden on our health care system.
We are more sedentary than ever and combined with poor food choices we are becoming a population in ill health. This is manifest in a variety of ways. Physically: diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks and an increased incidence of cancer are linked to lifestyle choices. Mentally: high levels of stress, burnout, anxiety, low energy and a reliance on stimulants or alcohol are increasingly seen.
Reductions in financial budgets coupled with ever increasing workloads within both the NHS and private sectors is leading to escalating pressures on both individuals and teams within these organisations. The challenges facing these individuals and teams are continuing to grow as more people are living with complex conditions whilst funding and budgets are being cut, yet there continues to be a rising expectation of the quality of care.
These pressures can lead to staff being over stretched, feeling unsupported and ineffective, causing a very low staff morale, increasing sickness absence and early retirement. This compounds the issue of staff shortages even further, thereby increasing the strain on remaining staff and a vicious cycle of unhappiness can ensue.
What groups of people do we work with?
We can cater for any speciality or field of expertise. Our experienced mentors within the health directorate have developed programmes for:
The general public: Full day workshops, which we are adding to constantly, include “Managing your eating habits” and “Dealing with stress”.
What are the aims and objectives of our programmes?
- To bring insight and awareness of the current thinking around the neuroscience of how the mind works
- To be able to relate this understanding to practical ways in which the mind can be managed to optimise quality of life and successful outcomes
- To help bring insight into the way in which YOUR mind is working and relate this to thoughts, behaviours and emotions
- To develop an emotional skills base to work with
- To prevent, remove or manage stress from perceived difficult situations both personally and professionally
- To build confidence and self-esteem
- To approach life and your health concern or your healthcare organisation (whether it is the NHS or the private sector) in a constructive and realistic way and improve morale
- To aid understanding of the way in which the mind of the others works and to use this to better human interaction
- To address burn out prevention and management with practical strategies
- To help individuals and teams work towards achieving success both personally and professionally
What programmes do we offer?
We can cater for and tailor an individual plan and programme for you, to suit your and /or your organisations needs. Examples of the most common type of programmes we create are:
Full day conferences for large audiences.
Small workshops running for groups of 20 – 30 people for either a full or half day to target specific issues and/or challenges.
A weekly programme running for several weeks, which cover several crucial areas of ‘The Chimp Paradox’ in greater detail.
Short introductory presentations (1-2 hours) as part of your departmental teaching/study day.