Book Review: Changing Vampires in the Workplace into Angels
Bullying at Work is here to stay…?
I have just been reading this book: Changing Vampires into Angels’ by Maria Paviour. The book talks about the different types of relationships we can have with people. In particular, it talks about how certain people can be energy vampires who drain and manipulate. Maria describes many different types of vampire. There were many ‘a-ha’ […]
New Year, New beginnings at Work – Keeping the holiday spirit alive and using it to your advantage
I reviewed the newspapers: The Metro and The Standard, in November 2015 and came across two particular articles which spoke about workplace bullying and the costs to industry. Sadly, services like mine which help workers rise above work stress are very much needed… The Metro states categorically that bullying at work is very much on […]
Top Ten Ways to avoid Work Stress over the Christmas holidays
This blog will share some ideas of ways to ease yourself back to work (after the Christmas break) and maintain some of the rest and relaxation you enjoyed over Christmas. Coming back to work after the Christmas holidays can be a real chore. If you’re like me, you’ve spent more than a week over the […]
Self-medicating to cope with work pressures within London’s square mile?
This is a blog for those of you who would class yourselves as a ‘workaholic’ and you want to know ways to have a better work-life balance. Perhaps you recognise you work too much and you want this Christmas time to spend away from work, or with family. It may be that you need to work […]
1 to 1 and Team Support for high-pressured workplaces
This blog will discuss the topic of self-medicating to cope with work pressures; by workers in the financial industries. There is a well known and highly competitive working culture within London’s square mile. Workers work hard and long hours. To compensate for pushing themselves so hard, and the related problems this creates, some cope with […]
‘Popping pills’ – does it work for mental health?
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION ! Does it sometimes feel that 24 hours is not enough? Are there workplace conflicts that you would like to work through? If you work in an environment that you find stressful, perhaps it is highly competitive or there are difficult issues at play – get in touch for a professional and confidential […]
The Price of Short Cuts
This blog will explore the extensive and presumed importance of medication in the treatment of people with depression, anxiety and related mental health issues. As an Occupational Therapist, specialising in mental health since 2000, I feel the same way as I used to feel when I was newly qualified; there is an almost ‘magical’ belief […]
Consultant (Doctor) Worship
If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. There is no short cut to competence and this is something that I have learnt firsthand. For example, there have been times in the early days when I did not deliver training of the quality I know that I could (due to poor investment of my […]
Awareness of the self
I raised this on my agenda in supervision once ‘Consultant (doctor) worship’. And the response from my supervisor: ‘I’m intrigued already…’ So what do I mean by this? Well it never ceases to amaze me in particular health services, how the view of Doctor as GOD still lives on. I’ve actually seen a colleague curtsey […]
What do we know of ourselves? And do we take note of what we know? We have established that to succeed in the way we want, requires that we are resolute in our resolutions. This demands of us that we change our habits and thus preceding this requires that we are aware of our habits […]