I am so grateful that I spoke to you, because the training was exactly what we needed. We have been working daily on our self-care and positive mental health and wellbeing both in and out of the workplace –this training has allowed us to strengthen what we already had in place whilst giving us new daily and as needed coping strategies to work on and practice.
The scientific side of the training, was hugely beneficial to us as it allowed us to understand what was happening to our stress levels/bodies during our very stressful period. We continue to be highly connected and impacted by grief and loss, however we now have strong strategies, boundaries and coping tools in place. Additionally, we have a clear understanding of why it is so important to continue to shift our mindset and behaviours, which only motivates us more to stay healthy and well in all aspects – from the food we eat, to moving our bodies and to making time for ourselves to continue to do the work we do.
Even the other day, I was in a terrible mood, my colleague shifted it by doing the laughing exercise!! I have also completed the work booklet, with the different exercise sheets and will utilise the ones that resonate with me on an ongoing basis. I have put into practice the cancellation visualisation which helps me to walk away from potential frustrating/conflictual conversations that don’t need to happen (although having said that, it is still a work in practice lol).
All in all, a very practical and positive experience, completely relating to what we needed support with which is interconnected to not only our work practices but our personal lives as well.
Thank you – it was lovely meeting you and I enjoyed your presence also.
E. – Mental Health Association of Australia