It’s common after a busy or stressful day to need a little bit of help to unwind. This exercise helps us transition into sleep and involves progressive muscle relaxation and a slowing of the breath. You may like to record yourself or someone else speaking these instructions for you to listen to as you drift […]
In moments of stress, it’s not always possible to simply will ourselves to relax but we can take control of our breathing to create the physical conditions that prevent stress from overtaking us.
I lived the business case for employee wellbeing for over a decade. Playing the role of burnt-out employee, deeply committed people manager and commercial head for wellbeing service providers. Sometimes more than one of these at a time. In this time, I’ve consistently grappled with a glaring inconsistency between research and practice. Between what we […]
It’s uncomfortable to admit it’s happening under our roof, but a recent study by Employee Benefits company, Perkbox, revealed that more than one in five UK workers experience moderate to high levels of work-related stress several times per week. The mental health charity, Mind, puts the figure even higher at one in three. When under […]