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Fostering a Culture of Mental Health Dialogue in the Workplace: Why It Matters and How to Make It Happen

In the hustle and bustle of the modern workplace, conversations about mental health often take a backseat to pressing deadlines and bottom lines. Yet, the importance of maintaining an open line of communication about mental health cannot be overstated. In this article, we'll delve into why these conversations are crucial, and explore strategies for embedding…

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threat based drive

The Pitfalls of Relying on Threat Based Drive: Finding Balance for Sustainable Success

In today's fast-paced and competitive world, the drive system is often celebrated as a key factor in achieving success. The relentless pursuit of goals, the constant push for improvement, and the unwavering determination to succeed are all characteristics of the drive system. However, whilst drive and ambition are essential for progress, relying solely on the…

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Stoicism-An Outdated Hero?

Stoicism’ is an ancient philosophy emphasising self-control and resilience and has gained popularity as a celebrated way to navigate the challenges of everyday life.  However, when it comes to the workplace, a reliance on stoicism is outdated and ineffective, driving invalidating and harmful attitudes within today's fast-paced and pressured work environments. While the principles of…

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Workplace wellbeing paradox

Workplace Wellbeing Paradox

What’s behind the workplace wellbeing paradox? The workplace wellbeing paradox highlights the contradiction between the increasing focus on employee wellbeing in the workplace and the persistent high levels of stress and burnout experienced by many workers. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of money being invested in workplace wellbeing…

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Wired to survive not thrive

Wired to Survive Not Thrive

Despite what social media might want us to believe, our brains are designed for survival not happiness. That means that we have evolved to become highly sensitive to spotting danger or threat in order to keep us alive. This is the primary concern of the human brain because, put bluntly, nothing matters if you're dead.…

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tricky brain at work

The Tricky Brain at Work

In our previous blog ‘The Tricky Brain’, we spoke about how our old and new brain capabilities can keep us stuck at times and unintentionally maintain our distress. Let's think about how the tricky brain might play out at work with an example to consider how the old brain and new brain might interact to…

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The Tricky Brain

The key to understanding and relieving our distress is becoming aware of the nature of our ‘tricky’ human brain and how it has evolved to keep us safe, but can also keep us stuck and in turn prolong our suffering. The human brain has evolved over literally millions of years, and contains what we can…

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