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In our experience, the words “workplace wellness coach” can cause nervous confusion among corporate employers. For one thing, they’re not sure how a “wellness coach” might work… so will this person start causing disruption in the workplace? For another, how ...
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“It’s OK, you can always adopt”. If you’re unable to have a child, the chances are you’ll have heard these words before.  But although they’re usually meant well, the people saying them often have little understanding of the many complications involved in ad...
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In my previous post, I discussed the importance of respectful, non-judgemental trauma support. This is not just because trauma affects different people in different ways, but because its effects can be long-lasting and life-changing.   A traumatised nervo...
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What does the word “trauma” mean to you? As a trauma therapist who supports different employees from all over the world, I’ve heard countless definitions over the years.  Many of them assume that trauma can only result from a unique event that is recognisably...
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If I had a pound for every time I heard this from an employer, I’d be a millionaire by now. Admittedly, I don’t always hear it first-hand.  It’s often the pregnant employee herself who tells me, that on her last day the boss offered what seemed like “a fina...
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Even before the Covid pandemic hit, the UK was home to a stressed-out workforce.  The Mental Health at Work Report 2018 found that one in three employees had been “formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lives”. Fast-f...
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If you had asked me this question twenty years ago, I wouldn’t have known how to answer. Back then, I didn’t know that my brain was the most energy-expensive organ in my body.  I had no idea that every thought, interaction, and decision I made would ‘spend’...
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Pre-Covid, if you asked an employer for a common reason why a member of staff might take an extended period of leave, they would probably reply “maternity leave” or “sickness”.   Now, as we all know well, the landscape has shifted.  Many companies found tha...
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Beyond EAP: A Year in Review

December 3, 2021
Have you heard of a ‘round-robin letter’? Some people include these in the Christmas cards they send to their friends and family.  In the letters, they describe the year’s key events for them. While it’s easy to think of a round-robin letter as nothing more...
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When you imagine somebody who has recently been bereaved, what kind of person would you picture? Perhaps you thought of a weeping widow clad in black, or a child losing a beloved grandparent.  Almost certainly, the person you imagined was suffering the loss of a lo...
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