Corporate services

I offer a variety of teambuilding and wellbeing sessions to support your hardworking staff.

This seems an essential service throughout the ongoing health crises. Especially as - after such a challenging year - most people's energy and motivation seems to be flagging. Burnout, chronic stress, anxiety and depression are becoming more prevalent (MHA anxiety screenings have increased by 93%, depression 62%).

 

Building resilience is key to maintaining people's personal mental and physical health, which in turn is vital for productivity in the workplace, mitigating the risk of burnout and sick leave.
 

"For every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions they get £5 back in reduced absence, presenteeism and staff turnover" (Deloitte)

 

I offer a tailored service, adapting to your organisational structre, ethos and staff needs.

 

Some examples:

  • Stand-alone 2 hour introductory sessions for up to 10 people per session
    (Could be a pilot before the other options below).

  • A regular weekly drop-in group, which could facilitate and encourage teambuilding and peer support within your organisational structure
    (Could be more than 10 particpants per session using Zoom breakout rooms).

  • Series of in-depth sessions tailored to specific mental health issues that often impact on the workplace
    i.e. one managing anxiety, one for depression, one for self-care etc. (See bottom of page for example self care session outline)
     

Example rates:

£12-15 per participant with a maximum of 10 people per 2 hour session for the more in-depth groups.
Groups of 5 or less £24-40 per participant depending on session length.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements for a tailored quote.

I offer a substantial discount on a sliding scale for charities and not for profits depending on turnover.

Packs of art materials can be posted out to participants for an additonal fee, starting from £20 per person excluding postage and packaging.
(Postage costs could be lower if packs can be posted in bulk to the same location)

 

I constantly adapt my services and would be delighted to discuss your requirements.

I am available by phone (0784 505 1452) or email oneheartnatureconnection@protonmail.com for discussion.

 

General aims:

  • Offering take-away self-care tools/exercises that people can practice regularly at home or in nature.

  • General relaxation and enhancing wellbeing.

  • Easing stress, anxiety, depression (not in a single session, but if participants continue to implement the tools in their own time).

  • Community/peer support.

About me:
I am a HCPC registered Art Therapist, nature-based mindfulness guide and usually practice outdoors. Over the first lockdown I developed online wellbeing sessions incorporating nature, creative activities, and guided mindfulness practices.

The powerful combination of art and nature:

Many people discovered the physical and mental benefits of time in nature this year. My hope is to facilitate a deepening of this experience, offer self-care tips to build resilience, and to encourage people to keep it up (especially in winter).

There are significant correlations between nature connectedness, creativity, psychological and social well-being. Connecting to the natural world on a deeper level can bring both a sense of calm and of uplifting joy.

 

Over time, regular practice can help to:
-regulate emotions,
-process difficult experiences,
-increase mental and physical resilience, focus, and clarity.

 

Time in nature, and natural creativity are free resources that only cost us time. Lack of time is not usually a barrier, as brief 5-10 minute immersions outdoors are beneficial, and mindfulness can easily be incorporated into everyday activities



Example self-care session:
Empowering people to optimise their own wellbeing.
 

  • Encouraging participants to spend more time outdoors outside of the sessions.

  • Engaging participants in playful creative activities.

  • Equipping participants with a variety of self-care tools they can practice in their own time to enhance wellbeing, decrease stress, depression and anxiety.


Focus:
Creatively exploring what connects and uplifts us, versus what disconnects and depletes us (unique to each individual). This essential element of deeper self-awareness can enable people to find balance and enhance their  wellbeing, within the limits of what is within their control.
Tools:
I use nature-based guided visualisations, followed by art activities to process and explore what emerges - first individually and then as a group. Depending on participants' needs I add in other tools as they arise, such as calming/energising breathwork or core nature-connection practices (such as guidance on how to do a 'sit spot' in nature).
An empowering mitigation strategy:

With the current pandemic and many employees on the road to burnout, I see optimising self-care routines as an essential mitigation strategy to help people and businesses weather this storm. What we do in our own home-life to relax, energise, and uplift ourselves, and to decompress, is one of the few things that is within our control at present, which makes self-care an empowering and powerful act.

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