We’re delighted to be working with the V&A to deliver an introduction to mindful meditation. The evening course is delivered in the new Globe at the V&A, a truly unique and special environment in which to practice mindfulness. [Read more…]
Running shoes at the ready
We’re super excited to have entered the Great North Run 2017 – the largest half marathon in the world! We’ve already begun our training schedule and you can follow our progress on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
We’re using positive psychology to get us across the finish line
Natural born runners? If you know us personally, you’ll know that we’re not super athletes, although we’ve both completed a number of marathons and half-marathons in the past, it’s been a while (!) so we’re excited to have this event to inspire our efforts. Week by week you can see which tools and techniques we’re using from positive psychology to help us cross that finish line.
Sharing the love
Positive psychology tip no. 1: Maximise motivation by linking your goal to your values. We know, from a huge body of research, that integrating your values with goals has a powerful impact on motivation. So, we’ll be running for two great causes that really make a difference. Viv is running for the charity Guide Dogs and Gill is running for Koru Trust. If you’re also taking part let’s hook up, join us along the way or after to celebrate!
Where will we be training?
A lot of our training will take place in the UK but PCG will be working around the world in the months leading up to the Great North Run, which takes place on 10th September 2017. We’ll be grabbing every opportunity to run in each country we visit, see if you can spot which countries we’re in as we post our pavement pounding pics.
We’re incredibly excited to be attending the Mindfulness in Society Conference in Scotland 15 – 18 June, 2017. Our mindfulness expert Gill will be presenting her MSc research into the impact of mindfulness training on leadership, ‘Bullet Proof 9 to 5 ers’ at the conference. There are some great speakers over the three days including Sharon Salzburg, Rick Hanson and Prof Paul Gilbert. See the full line up here http://www.samyeling.org/courses/mindfulness/display/916
If you’re there come and say hello, we’d love to meet you! To find out more about introducing mindfulness into the workplace check out our Introducing Mindfulness Into Your Wellbeing Strategy article here http://positivechangeguru.com/introducing-mindllbeing-strategy/
Party hats on
Congratulations to Gill Thackray on receiving a first in her MSc in Mindfulness from Aberdeen University! Gill is PCG’s resident mindfulness expert and we’re all excited to celebrate her success.
You can contact Gill to discuss PCG’s range of mindfulness at work courses here.
National wellbeing tour
PCG is delighted to be working with IProvision to provide a national series of wellbeing workshops. The sessions will use techniques and tools from positive psychology to increase resilience and performance.
Sponsored by the CIPR benevolent fund iprovision, this is a national tour of a stimulating interactive workshop that was piloted in Russell Square earlier this year. The first stop of the tour will be Newcastle on 1st September.
Aimed at helping employees and bosses manage stress in the workplace and achieve a better work-life balance, it will revolutionise the way you get to grips with stress, performance and resilience.
Iprovision has joined forces with business psychologists and trainers Viv and Gill Thackray, from the leading consultancy Positive Change Guru, to offer this two-hour fun, and potentially life-changing, session.
Positive Change Guru has worked with organisations as diverse as the BBC, the United Nations, the Football Association, the Financial Times and Deloitte.
For the last 50 years, the benevolent fund has helped CIPR members who have fallen on hard times and have had their lives devastated through illness or unemployment.
But in a radical new departure, the charity is now looking to give CIPR members the tools to handle some of the stresses and strains of what for most of us is an exciting, fast-paced career.
As well as being suitable for individual employees, company bosses can learn how reducing stress levels for what is the key resource of their business makes for a happier, healthier and more productive office environment.
Helping colleagues to achieve a better work-life balance is also an essential part of leadership development for businesses and organisations and a key tool for the development of team roles.
Registration and continental breakfast is from 8.30am with the event starting at 9am. Any surplus made from ticket sales will be donated to iprovision.
It was great fun to spend the evening with such a fantastic group at the IProvision Positive Psychology and Resilience event in London.
Positive Change Guru is delighted to be working with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations IProvision to provide a Positive Psychology and Resilience workshop in London, on the 1st June. We look forward to seeing you there!
Positive Change Guru supports Koru Trust, which provides support to a group of Karen Hill Tribe refugees living in Mae La Refugee Camp on the Thai – Burmese border. We love photos of Koru Trust parcels reaching refugees on the Burma border. Thanks to everyone who supports this great cause!