16 08, 2018


2018-08-09T17:18:17+00:00 August 16th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products, Psychosocial Hazards|

Reading as therapy? I now have a solid excuse for spending hours indulging in one of my favourite pastimes! Bibliotherapy is defined as ‘an expressive therapy that uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy’ (Wikipedia). Intrinsically I understand that reading can introduce different insights, increase knowledge, capture imagination and inspire. However reading, whether it be self-help books, philosophical texts, or

19 07, 2018

Towards a Culture of Psychological Safety

2018-05-25T18:27:53+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Coaching and Management Support, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Training and Development, Workplace Investigations|

A concept which is receiving an increasing amount of attention across many occupational areas is "Psychological Safety". This term can be defined as actions taken within an organisation to ensure the mental and emotional well-being of individuals within the work-group. Around Australia and New Zealand, Psychological Safety has great importance from OSH and "duty of care" perspectives. In the workplace there are a number of psychosocial hazards that can affect

11 07, 2018

Mindfulness and the Olive Cure

2018-05-25T18:11:48+00:00 July 11th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Training and Development|

Recently a dear friend gave me a boxful of beautiful olives from her mother’s farm. When you first pick olives, actually tasting them is only for the brave. Being incredibly bitter and inedible at this stage, olives need to be cured. This process involves slitting the olives and soaking them in regularly changed water for around ten days. After all this, marination can begin. I love using red wine