Workshops for Schools and Universities

Equipping individuals with tools to manage the state of their mental and physical health.

I run workshops for schools and universities focussed on improving both the mental and physical health of students.  Each workshop is tailored to the needs of the institution and the goal of the workshops is to equip students with the tools that they need to manage stressors more effectively as well as to optimise their mental and physical health. 

“Growing up today seems to be harder than ever. Children and young people face a host of novel stressors that I cannot even purport to understand. In a confusing, addictive, 24-hour online world, young people need new tools and more support.” - Alexia Adrianopoulos 

 

How Institutions Can Benefit from This Well-being Training

Happier, healthier individuals

This training allows individuals to boost both their mental and physical health and equips them with tools to manage their health over the long-term.  From tips on how to manage stress, optimise sleep and nutrition, train their brain and many more - students are equipped with a broad range of tools that will ensure that they can stay healthy and happy throughout their lifetimes. 

 

Managing Stress
Students have to manage many pressures throughout their student life, with very little training on how they can best manage stressors.  This training equips them with strategies to manage stressors so that they can perform at their best at school and in exams.

 

Developing an Understanding of Thoughts and Feelings

Students are very rarely taught about how their brains work or about how they can observe and then train their thoughts in order to change the way that they feel day-to-day.  Through this training, students are equipped with skills which will allow them to manage their mental health over their lifetime.

 

Preventing Mental Illness 
Research shows that the majority of mental illness begins before the age of 18.  Schools across the UK are also reporting rises in the rates of poor mental health.  This is despite the fact that most mental illnesses are preventable.  By equipping individuals with tools to manage the state of their mental health, students can take proactive steps to ensure that they prevent mental illness from arising.

Boosting Self-Esteem and Confidence

Many children and young adults report low self-esteem and low levels of confidence.  This training enables individuals to feel better about themselves; stop comparing themselves to others; and to embrace who they are as a unique individual.  Through boosting their confidence and self-esteem students are also empowered to manage their mental and physical health too.

Promoting Innovation and Productivity 

When students are stressed or tired - their brains operate in a similar way to when they are drunk.  The most evolved part of the brain, the pre-frontal cortex, shuts down and does not work as effectively when an individual is stressed or tired.  So many institutions have worked hard to recruit exceptional students - but if they are not ensuring those students know how to manage their mental and physical health - they could have a school/university that is not operating at its full potential.  This training equips students with tools to better manage stress and tiredness and therefore to optimise productivity. 

Resilience Training

Sleep

Training

Nutrition

Training

Mindfulness and CBT

Training

Eating Disorder Awareness Training

Stress Management Training

TESTIMONIALS

“I felt this training was really valuable. I came to it thinking mostly that it might help me support others but it was actually really beneficial on a personal level too. Thanks to the people team for arranging this”

— Participant at a corporate workshop on resilience 

Workshop Topics

Each workshop is tailored to the needs of your organisation

All of of the talks and workshops are focused on equipping your staff with the practical tools that they need to manage both their mental and physical health.  Each session is designed to be entertaining, engaging and interactive - I aim to leave your staff feeling uplifted and inspired after the session and equipped with a tool-kit to help them to manage their own mental and physical health for the years to come. 

Resilience Building 

  • We explore practical tools that you can use to change the way you think; to break away from unhelpful habits; and to help you to feel better day in and day out;

  • You will learn tools that you can use to have the courage to finally pursue your dreams, to boost your confidence and self-esteem and to improve your performance and productivity;

  • We will cover techniques from CBT, mindfulness, NLP as well as several other psychological disciplines. that will enable you to bounce back from stressors and set-backs more effectively;

  • We look at how resilience building can boost both mental and physical health and prevent illness;

  • We cover how to achieve behaviour change: most people know that they need to eat better and sleep more - we explore how you can actually bring about changes to your lifestyle; and

  • We suggest how best to manage stressors and cover practical tools that you can use to feel more in control and better able to cope.

The Science of Sleep

  • We cover why everyone needs sleep and the science demonstrating the benefits of sleep both for our mental and physical health;

  • We explore practical tools that you can use to optimise your sleep quality, drawing on the scientifically-validated techniques from CBT-I;

  • We look at what may be getting in the way of you getting a good night’s sleep; and

  • We make the connection between sleep quality, nutrition, stress, mental health and overall life-quality helping you to understand how you can improve your sleep to change your diet, lower your stress levels and ensure that you are happier day-to-day.

SIGNATURE WORKSHOP ON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

Nutrition and Eating Psychology

  • ​We look at some of the myths on nutrition and explore why there is so much conflicting nutrition information out there, helping you to make sense of the conflicting advice on nutrition; 

  • We cover what components make up a nutritious diet - also exploring how our genetic make-up and the state of our micro-biome plays a role in what diet is best for our unique body; 

  • We cover why, despite knowing what food is healthy, most people are unable to make the dietary choices that they know are best for their health and help you to understand why you may be eating foods that you don't really want to be eating; 

  • We cover the practical steps that you can take to make sustainable changes to their lifestyles and food-related behaviours - quick-fixes and diets rarely work long-term and you will learn exactly what to do to build habits that will last a lifetime; 

  • We explore the connection between food, mood and our thinking patterns and cover psychological tools that can be used to change your individual’s diet; and

  • We look at why stress, boredom, sadness and low mood can often lead you to eat and look at how you can develop new coping mechanisms.

Beat Binge Eating

  • We cover what typically causes binge eating and bulimia and help you to understand what is happening in your brain when you binge eat;

  • We equip you with practical tools that you can use to stop binge eating for good;

  • We explore what factors may get in the way of your recovery and cover how you can manage these;

  • We help you to develop a new relationship with food that means you can feel free around food and start to find pleasure in food again too; and

  • You will also learn how to prevent obsessive thoughts about food and your body - freeing you to just get on with enjoying your life.

Mindfulness and CBT

  • We cover how these two psychological techniques can help you to manage your mental health and boost your well-being;

  • We explore positive psychology and what you can be doing to boost the state of your mental health;

  • We cover the science demonstrating that mindfulness and CBT are both proven to have beneficial impacts on everything from immune function to anxiety; and

  • We equip you with practical tools to implement mindfulness and CBT into your daily lives - both in the workplace and in your personal life to enhance relationships and day-to-day happiness.

 

Eating Disorder Awareness

  • We raise awareness and understanding of common eating disorders including anorexia, orthorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, bigorexia and dibulimia;

  • We explore how perfectionism and an individual’s self-perception/confidence is often connected with the development of eating disorders; and

  • We explore practical tools you can use if you have an eating disorder or to help those around you if they may be dealing with an eating disorder.

Manage stress effectively 

  • We explore what stress actually is from both a psychological and physiological perspective;

  • We equip you with tools from a range of psychological disciplines to better enable you to manage stressors;

  • We discuss how optimising sleep and diet can help to manage stress; and

  • We help you to support those around you that may be feeling overwhelmed or out of control .

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