16 08, 2018

Bibliotherapy

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

5 06, 2018

Are You Lonely?

2018-05-25T17:43:49+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Peer Support Products|

When we think of being lonely we often conjure the image of someone who lives alone and doesn’t work. Yet this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many people are lonely despite going to work, having friends and family, and being connected on social media. A recent national Lifeline survey found that 60% of Australians reported they ‘often felt lonely’ and nearly 34% of people said they did not have

29 09, 2017

Seven Ways to Practice Gratitude at Work

2018-01-18T18:07:25+00:00 September 29th, 2017|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products|

grat-i-tude: The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. We don't always have control over what happens at work but we do have control over how we react. We can choose to respond to difficult or challenging situations in a way that is uplifting rather than disheartening, constructive instead of destructive. That's where gratitude comes in. When we practice gratitude we are more