October 9, 2016


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“Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect” – Kri...

April 10, 2016

Do you ever worry about how effectively you’re coping with your life demands?

 

For the vast majority of the population, the answer is yes. Typically, how a person is coping with the demands of their life and work defines the amount of stress they have. For most people,...

April 10, 2016

It’s straight out of a cartoon about hypnosis: A black-cloaked charlatan swings a pendulum in front of a patient, who dutifully watches and ping-pongs his eyes in turn. (This might be chased with the intonation, “You are getting sleeeeeepy...”)

Unlike most stereotypical...

April 10, 2016

 

What is good emotional health?

People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have health...

April 10, 2016

Trauma is a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, such as a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one,...

April 10, 2016

 

As an employee you have a responsbility to be a productive worker. When you are experiencing a mental disability, you may also have the right to accommodation under certain circumstances. By approaching your conversation with the employer as a way to find the balance...

April 10, 2016

 

By Mandi Luis-Buckner
 

Seven years ago I was a successful employee at a large financial organization, and if depression hadn’t hit me, I would now be retired with benefits and a 32-year unblemished record of outstanding achievement.
 

But depression did hit me, and it...

April 10, 2016

 

Stress is a normal part of any life, and any job. Stress can be positive or negative, and how people react to various stressors is highly individual. But excessive negative stress (or distress) can contribute to or even cause serious health problems for employees.
 

Ex...

April 10, 2016

 

  • The Fundamentals

  • Ask your employee what they need

  • Set benchmarks

  • Lead by example

The fundamentals

Three fundamentals must be in place for an employee’s return to work to be successful:

  1. The work itself, and the employee’s presence in the workplac...

April 10, 2016

 

A strong link can be drawn between an unhealthy workplace, work-related stress, and unhealthy lifestyles (The Business Case for a Healthy Workplace, IAPA 2008). The cost of doing nothing can be higher than you imagine. Over time, unhealthy workers and workplace practi...

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