Why Random Acts of Kindness Are Good for Us
“We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken. (Despite) all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether.”
It’s been hundreds of years since Ralph Waldo Emerson painted such
As we approach the two-year mark of the global pandemic and the new Omicron variant continues to sweep the country, many of us are experiencing more burnout than ever. Never mind that it’s also wintertime in January, when the bitter temperatures and lack of sunshine inevitably cast a veil of doom and gloom.
We’re burnt out
We spend the majority of our days either at work or thinking about it.
So, when our job becomes stressful, it’s pretty hard to escape – and these worries and anxieties can even filter out into other aspects of our lives.
Stress affects one in five of the working population, and recent reports have found it’s
Managing the mental wellbeing of employees is a matter of growing concern for many business owners, as the stress of the last 18 months has taken its toll on the workforce.
A 2020 Perkbox survey called The 2020 UK workplace stress survey suggests that an astonishing 79% of British adults commonly experience work-related stress to some
This Wednesday 3rd November is National Stress Awareness Day. International Stress Management Association (ISMA) has instituted the first Wednesday of every November as National Stress Awareness to highlight the importance of becoming aware about stress and its ill-effects on living harmoniously with one’s natural rhythm and in turn health, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Every year the first Wednesday of November is known as National Stress Awareness Day. We sometimes hear people saying they thrive on stress, whilst other people say they feel stressed out often. Stress is individual and as part of wellbeing, it can affect us differently as a whole and one day to the
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our commitment is to implement and maintain the highest possible level of hygiene standards and mitigation measures should you wish to book a session.
The well-being of our clients and therapists is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that your health and safety has our complete attention.
The way we work has changed dramatically in the past few months — and for some, the shift will be permanent.
Twitter recently gave its employees the option to work from home for good, while Facebook and Google have extended the option through the end of 2020. If these changes are a sign of a
Whether you’re new to it or a seasoned pro, here are the tools to help you relax.
At the moment, we’re welcoming anything that will help us feel calm and alleviate stress. And as today, 21 May, marks World Meditation Day there’s no better time to start this ancient Indian practice.
As previously reported by The Independent,
Over the past few months, the detrimental impact the coronavirus pandemic has been having on people’s mental health has been widely discussed.
According to recent research conducted by mental health charity YoungMinds, more than half of parents and carers are concerned about the long-lasting effects the pandemic is having on their children’s mental wellbeing.
Furthermore, an investigation
Companies are finding creative ways to offer wellness classes, services and products during lockdown.
Trish Whelan, who normally runs five-day, £1,250 yoga retreats out of her villa in Ibiza, has launched a 40-day online programme that people can do at home for £70 (free to NHS and other front-line workers).
“For years I hated the idea of
Our working lives have been changing for a while now – but the emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a massive change, more uncertainty, and new challenges for many of us.
Tips for home and remote working:
IT and technology
For many of us IT and technology will be a lifeline during a period when our working
Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with employee wellbeing and for good reason.
A recent study by workplace solutions retailer, AJ Products, revealed that over 40% of people think that their current work environment has a negative impact on their physical and emotional wellbeing – as well as being detrimental to their productivity.
Why should businesses care?
There is no other time quite like
Christmas and New Year for truly switching off from work and giving ourselves
permission to relax wholeheartedly. It is the one time of year that, because
everybody is in it together, we aren’t worried that we will return from our
holiday with hundreds of emails to go through; we don’t have that
I’m fine, you say, despite running on four hours of sleep, having a never-ending to-do list, and having a running monologue running through your mind about the world burning to a crisp.
As a nation, we’re really not great at knowing when our stress levels have passed the point of acceptable. We think as long
Ahead of National Stress Awareness Week (Monday 4th November – Friday 8th November 2019), TalkOut has pulled together these handy tips to help you feel calmer, less stressed and more mindful in the workplace.
Heavy workloads, pressing deadlines, poor management and busy commutes can all make for a stressful day at the office. In fact, a
Getting out in nature really does help to improve mental wellbeing, according to a new report published on World Mental Health Day. Research by The Wildlife Trusts has found that prescribing contact with nature to people with poor mental health improves their mood and could ease the burden on the NHS.
People experiencing anxiety, stress,
From therapy chat apps to stress monitors, London offices are making wellness part of the 9-to-5
Anxiety is a growing issue in the UK. According to AnxietyUK, one in six adults experience some form of “neurotic health problem”, with anxiety and depression being the most common. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2030, mental health
Where there is work, there’s workplace stress. Heavy workloads, looming deadlines, constant interruptions and delicate interpersonal relationships can challenge even the healthiest psyche, but some simple techniques can help keep you calm and collected while on the job.
Here are 5 strategies to quickly reduce your stress at work:
Reject The Multitasking Myth
The term “multitasking” was first
Nobody can fail to notice that mental health is high on the agenda for companies, employers have increasing expectations of their employers as well as increasing momentum from organisations such as the Health & Safety Executive to treat mental health risks in the same way as physical health risks. There are many excellent solutions available
Right now, the business world is in the middle of a sea change—a transformation in how organisations look after their employees. Until recent years, it would be fair to say that relatively few businesses gave a second thought to support services for employee mental or physical health. Nor did many think about poor wellbeing’s effects
The new, free training is aimed at organisations of less than 250 people to promote wellbeing in the workplace and is available online at the Mental Health at Work website
Mental Health for Small Workplaces will build staff confidence in thinking and talking about mental health. It includes three quick training modules consisting of: building your
Vitality has published the results of its annual Britain’s Healthiest Workplace study, developed in partnership with RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge. The report claims that many businesses are failing their employees, with three-quarters of ill-health related absence and presenteeism last year, equating to £61bn, arising from factors such as depression, poor lifestyle choices,
National Stress Awareness Month (April) is a good opportunity for organisations and people professionals to stand back and think about what action could make the most difference to reducing people’s stress at work.
The increasing prevalence of work-related stress has been widely recognised for some time. According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),
March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day, and the science is clear: appreciation works. Especially in the workplace. Research shows that feeling appreciated leads to better health, lower stress, and fewer sick days. It can also lead to increased productivity. One study by Glassdoor found that 81% of employees surveyed felt motivated to work harder
Many employers have unwisely put themselves in a double bind by buying quite so enthusiastically into the wellbeing agenda of recent years,” says occupational health physician Dr Adrian Massey in his book Sick-Note Britain: How Social Problems Became Medical Issues. It’s a view that will find plenty of sympathy among the multitude of commentators who
Self-care has moved from somewhat taboo and self-indulgent to necessary for success in our fast-paced, hard-driving world because it’s become central to our creativity, our passion and our sanity at work.
A 2018 Gallup poll of 7,500 respondents suggests that young people are “more likely than workers in older generations to say that they always or
The third Monday in January is known as Blue Monday – allegedly the most miserable day of the year. With Christmas cheer fading from our memories, staff can start to experience negative feelings from financial pressures or the persistent darkness and gloomy weather. Helping employees beat the January blues encourages staff, and your business, to
A little more sleep and exercise with a little more fruits and vegetables is a very good start to better health.
A new year brings new promise. It brings hope and, inevitably, a desire to better ourselves. In many ways, each new year is a fresh start and a chance to break old patterns and change
It’s pretty rare these days to find employers that don’t profess to have their employees’ well-being at heart. Most will offer a range of policies and interventions designed to support workers, whether regarding their career, their physical and mental health, or various other factors that underpin their general well-being.
The cynic might regard such policies as
With Autumn in full swing, it’s a good time to take a rain check on your own health and vitality. Are you skipping through the falling leaves with a spring in your step – or are you already dragging yourself out of bed and fighting off the first of the lurgies? Autumn is traditionally a
Stress is something that affects us all on a day-to-day basis and it can take many forms, ranging from missing a flight to discovering your favourite supermarket sandwich has sold out.
In severe cases, it can provoke a number of psychological and physical symptoms, such as headaches, chest pain, nausea and anxiety.
With research claiming that 85
This week marks National Stress Awareness Week (Monday 5th to Friday 9th November 2018).
This is the perfect opportunity to talk about stress and stress prevention, as well as promoting the importance of wellbeing for individuals and organisations.
Although stress can occur at any point, with Christmas coming up, and deadlines approaching, it’s a good opportunity
It’s official – we’re a generation with more on our plates than ever before.
In the workplace alone, around 526,000 of us are suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, according to the Health and Safety Executive.
As our lives becoming increasingly busy, it’s important to take a step back and assess our outlook on life.
Traditional employee benefits like flexi-time and sabbaticals are declining in popularity, giving way to a growing demand for social and learning-based perks.
A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, employees are increasingly keen for companies to offer them clubs and
Mind’s The Mental Health at Work gateway, funded by The Royal Foundation and shaped by charity Heads Together, is a web portal designed to help managers support struggling staff.
The new site, which was unveiled by Prince William yesterday, will provide an online gateway to resources, training and information regarding workplace wellbeing and mental health support.
Frustrated by the eight hours you spend in a cubicle every day? Wishing you could find more ways to be active and healthy at work? Fortunately, the way we work is changing and your boss may be more receptive than ever to your ideas for promoting wellness in the workplace. Here are some suggestions to
For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an integrated occupational health and wellbeing strategy, says Carl Laidler.
“Wellbeing” is a word often bandied around organisations by HR professionals and senior management. It is done with the best intentions: finding ways to focus on employee
Contrary to enlightened practice, attempting to eliminate all stress from the workplace may not be best for the individual or the organisation
People in the UK seem to be increasingly unhappy at work, with surveys suggesting workplace stress and burnout are on the rise. Meanwhile, companies complain of the economic costs, through higher rates of illness,
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, so what better time to evaluate your organisation’s approach to supporting employees with mental health issues?
Before I describe my insights on how mindfulness can positively impact mental health at work, I wanted to share my own personal experience…
I arrive 15 minutes early, as per usual. Taking a seat in the
Is yours a healthy workplace?
Businesses are always looking for ways to improve their business performance. A lot of the focus can be placed on things such as: profit, turnover, time management etc. All of which are important of course, however sometimes the general health of employees isn’t as high on the agenda as it should
A quarter (25%) of respondents believe that helpful employee benefits and perks would have the biggest positive impact on their productivity at work, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.
Its survey of 1,000 employees also found that 39% of respondents feel a higher salary would positively impact their productivity at work, while 34% cite
Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?
When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a brush of the fingers when you took your parcel
Almost six in 10 employees (59%) feel stressed because of their work, with those in finance, Government and healthcare under the most strain.
A survey of 3,000 workers conducted by employee benefits platform Perkbox found that work was the biggest cause of employee stress, followed by family pressures (45%) and money worries (45%).
Workers in the finance
For many, after a Christmas period of TV and overeating, 1 January will have ushered in a predictable list of new year’s resolutions: ‘This year I really will get fit/lose weight/eat healthily/give up smoking/drink less/spend less money, etc.’ While a degree of cynicism may be appropriate, this time of year presents an opportunity for employers
Does your answer to “What do you do?” match with your answer to “What do you enjoy doing?” Think about that for a second.
With our careers so intrinsically linked to our identity, it’s no wonder we give so much to them. We are boxed, labelled and sent on our way by “what we do.”
The New Year will bring in some exciting corporate wellness trends for 2018. For employers that want to lead the pack in employee health and well-being, some of the newest trends might help you take your employee wellness program up a notch. If you’re wondering what’s next for the ever-evolving wellness industry, take a look
Keeping employees engaged and healthy is particularly difficult during the holiday season. The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year offer a lot of challenges when it comes to productivity, illness and work performance. Healthy, engaged employees are vital to a company. When employees are over-stressed or dealing with hectic schedules, they tend to drop
A new report from the British Psychological Society, Psychology at Work: Improving Wellbeing and Productivity in the Workplace examines issues around work, health, and disability and recommends ways that policy makers and employers can tackle poor employment practices using interventions that work with human behaviour, not against it. The report has been launched today, Tuesday
Three in five employees have experienced mental health issues in the past year because of work, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by charity Business in the Community. So what steps can be taken to improve wellbeing in the workplace?
Identify your triggers
Working out what triggers stress or poor mental health can help you anticipate problems
International Stress Awareness Day bills itself as an opportunity to “speak up and speak out about stress”. It’s a timely issue: this year, Prince Harry made startling admissions about the stress he suffered following the tragic loss of his mother Princess Diana.
Meanwhile, a new study of 5,000 UK adults has found that Britain is losing
Once again, we are delighted to be partnering with Employee Benefits Live 2017. Please visit us in the Relaxation Room at EB Live, London Olympia on Tuesday 10th or Wednesday 11th October 2017 to relax and recharge with a complimentary 10minute massage!
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It’s not just corporate giants like Google that run impressive wellbeing schemes. Smaller businesses are coming up with innovative ways to keep staff happy.
When it comes to looking after people’s health and wellbeing in the workplace a complimentary bowl of fruit no longer cuts it. The corporate wellness industry is worth over $40bn (£31m) worldwide
We’re all just chasing happiness, and since work is such a big part of our lives it’s often one of the first places we look for it. But what does it take to be happy?
No matter what anyone tells you, money does make us happy to a certain degree, which is why feeling underpaid is
According to The British Heart Foundation, healthy eating habits in the workplace can have a big impact. What we eat and drink is important for maintaining healthy weight, blood pressure and cholesterol and for preventing type 2 diabetes.
Diet can affect work performance too. Without regular well-balanced meals or enough water, employees may suffer from headaches,
When you think about cubicles, the words calmness and clarity aren’t necessarily the first that come to mind. But it is possible to de-stress at your desk, says Kate Hanley, yoga teacher and author of the new guide book Stress Less: Stop Stressing, Start Living, which features more than 100 quick ways to chill out
Work is usually not like a day at the beach, but when you offer your employees opportunities for improved wellness, you increase the chance of having a productive company. The CDC recently identified health programs as a vital piece of a healthy lifestyle due to the increase in people who spend most of their day
Employees should be allowed ‘breathing breaks’ throughout the day to increase their productivity and happiness, a leading expert has said.
Author and happiness guru Max Strom, who offers lunchtime breathing workshops for office workers in central London, claims that calming the breath can have a huge impact on well-being.
Ahead of the United Nations International Day of
After minor illness, stress is the second most common cause of short-term absence from work. Paul Tooth, CEO of BrightHR, looks at how to go about combating stress in the workplace.
According to the latest figures from the CIPD, 47 per cent of short-term absences and 53 per cent of long-term absences are due to stress.
If wellness isn’t a priority for your small business, you may want to re-evaluate. A healthy team can mean more productivity, lower costs and less employee turnover. So if you’re looking to improve your wellness initiative, here are 20 tips you can use.
Ways to Improve Wellness at Work:
Change Up Your Vending Machine Options
If you want
Chances are you know a few co-workers, family members or friends who have made their New Year’s resolution all about their health and wellness. It turns out, your company’s goal for 2017 may be the same.
Corporate wellness programs have come a long way in the recent years. With growing popularity, it’s safe to say that
Today, Britons are experiencing the bleakest day of the year: Blue Monday, so named for its potent combination of cold nights and post-Christmas melancholy.
It’s tempting to indulge ourselves in this nationally recognised downward spiral, but it’s more important to focus on how to make the day – or, indeed, any day – better.
Having a good
Want to find contentment in the New Year? Look for ways to acknowledge what’s already working and pair it with intentions for the year ahead.
The concept of a new year can bring promise and sometimes a sense of not being content with what we have. Our mind is naturally inclined toward the negative and as
You should always love what you do.
If you’re passionate about your job and you have fun while you’re there, then it’s not actually work. But there are days where you roll out of bed and automatically think about things like bills, or your nosy neighbour and their dog and you just don’t feel like being
National Stress Awareness Day is a great time for us to ‘self check’ and acknowledge the stress levels we experience on a day to day basis in the workplace.
For some it’s none at all. For others it could be extreme, stopping them from doing their job effectively. Sadly, many just accept it as normal ‘state’.
Did you know that today is National Stress Awareness Day? This year’s theme is ‘Workforce Wellness – Your Prime Investment’ so it’s the perfect opportunity for introducing onsite massage into your workplace! As such, we are offering 20% off to all new clients for the whole month of November. Get in touch with us today
Workplaces need a “transformation” in how mental health issues are tackled as stress reaches record levels, according to research.
The TUC said stress is now the top health and safety concern, especially among public sector workers.
A survey of 1,000 union health and safety reps across the UK found seven out of 10 said stress is a
We are delighted to be partnering with Employee Benefits Live at Olympia for the second year running. Europe’s largest dedicated reward & benefits event is taking place on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th October 2016 and we would love to see you there!
Please visit Xhilarate in the Retreat Room to relax and recharge with a
Workplace happiness and wellbeing is a hot topic right now – as seventeen million search results in Google will testify – and there are 1000s of wellbeing ‘solutions’ being offered to companies, from yoga sessions to paintball days.
More sensibly, conferences like Wellbeing at Work are putting mental health right at the top of the agenda and giving
Even on your best, most organized days, it’s often difficult to handle stress and stay calm at work. With looming deadlines, a record-breakingly full inbox, and your boss popping up out of nowhere, it can feel like stressing out is the only option. Same goes for that terrible, exhausted, burnt out feeling, which has totally become the
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of UK respondents say managing employee stress and mental health issues is their top priority, according to research by Aon Employee Benefits.
Its 2016 EMEA health survey, which surveyed 500 HR directors and risk managers across 22 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), also found that 93% of UK respondents say that they are
“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,” Confucius declared. Admittedly, even the great Chinese philosopher might have found some modern jobs hard to love; increasingly, however, employers across the UK are discovering that there is sound business sense behind fostering a culture of joy in every
Mental health is one of the last remaining taboos in the workplace. Yet one in six workers in the U.K. experience depression, anxiety or stress which is a significant portion of the workforce. It also appears as if attitudes towards mental health in the workplace remain in the dark ages: 56% of employers say they
Summertime and the living’s easy … and for many businesses that means a productivity drop. Here are five ways to beat the summer slump.
Summer means vacations, cookouts, the beach, the pool, high temperatures and, for many organizations, plummeting productivity. How can you take advantage of the season while still maintaining your workload? Chris Battles, vice
Ask most managers what their top priorities are for their direct reports and I would be hugely surprised if the word ‘happiness’ appeared anywhere on a list littered with words like ‘productivity’, ‘creativity’ ‘target-orientated’, ‘efficient’ etc.
But we are now interested in the idea of happiness at work (and in society) and there is a whole
Just under half (47%) of UK respondents would prefer to have a better benefits package which included income protection than accept higher wages, according to research by Zurich and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
The 2016 Income protection gaps: challenge and opportunity report, which surveyed 11,000 people from 11 different countries, also found that only 19% of UK respondents
“Stress is the trash of modern life–we all generate it, but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” Danzae Pace, author
If you consider a 50-year career, working an average of 39.2 hours a week, an average person will spend 92,120 hours of their life working.
As the proverbial
Happy employees are more productive at work, according to a new study by health and performance experts Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). The GCC Insights report found the link after surveying employees from 500 organizations in 70 countries.
The findings confirm the role emotions play in business, and that happiness is critical for productivity and
Google “How to be happier” and, before you’re even finished typing, “How to be happier at work” is the first suggestion to pop up. Happiness at work is evidently on a lot of people’s minds, considering that search term’s popularity on Google, a company that just so happens to employ a chief happiness officer.
(Check out his business
We all have busy periods at work—the times when work is piling up and you can’t avoid it. However, there are techniques you can use to combat the stress of a busy workload. Below, we take a look at how to manage stress during busy periods to help you lead a more balanced work
The impact of workplace stress should not be underestimated, it accounts for 50-60% of lost working days according to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, resulting in poor performance, difficulties retaining staff, and an increased risk of accident and injury.
Can Workplace Stress Be Good?
Of course, some of us say
In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term “happy hour” as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings “Work hard, play hard,”
If you often feel like you’re working hard but not getting anything done, or overwhelmed by the challenge of fitting everything into one day, it may be time to rethink how you work.
Though they sound small, tweaking your approach to things like what you do for lunch or how to deal with a relentless inbox,
Between 2014 and 2015, Britain lost 9.9 million working days to work-related stress, depression or anxiety.
It’s fair to say that stress is a huge issue for many people and it’s on the increase, according to Health and Safety Executive statistics.
To coincide with Wellbeing Wednesday, an awareness day launched by The Stress Management Society and Rescue
Previously I looked at how mindfulness in the workplace can have benefits for the productivity of our businesses, as well as the mental wellbeing of employers and employees alike. In the past week, for instance, have you found yourself listening to conversations but being unable to recall what was being said? Have you eaten meals
We all get the Monday blues from time to time, but there are ways to improve your working life and be happy at work. If you’re going through a rough patch at work or are lacking job satisfaction, check out these ways to boost your mood and have a happier work day.
Organise your working life
It’s the first week of January and all we really feel like doing is submersing ourselves in a king-size duvet to sleep off that lingering Stilton hangover.
Instead, we are forced to roll our Quality Street-suffused bellies out of bed, dust off our shoes flaked with leftover tinsel and make it in for Another Day and
The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is an independent body set up by the Government to build an evidence base on good practice in wellbeing interventions. Nic Paton looks at what the centre does and why it is important.
Cast your mind back to November 2010: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was undoubtedly still feeling pretty
Even if you tap dance all the way to your office building, we can all stand to have a few tips in our back pockets on how to be happier at work. And even more so if you’re one of the ones that count their hours till Friday. But whether you can’t wait till the
The topic of wellbeing and happiness in the workplace is high on the agenda, as a happy workforce is a productive workforce. Here is how to get the most out of your employees using insights from neuroscience.
According to Nic Marks of the New Economics Foundation, who has spent 15 years studying the topic, difference in
Wednesday 4 November marks National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD), an annual event organised by International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) to promote awareness of the impact of stress in the workplace.
Stress has forced one in five workers (19%) to call in sick, and 93% of these people say they have lied to their boss about the
Businesses wishing to boost motivation and productivity while reducing absenteeism should consider injecting more playtime into the workplace.
A new study from BrightHR and leading psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper revealed young employees that have fun in the workplace, from belly laughs and birthday celebrations to Xboxes and massages, take less sick leave, work harder and
Employers are starting to take the issue of workplace wellbeing more seriously. Smart businesses know that they are only as strong as their people – their success depends on having a healthy and productive workforce.
By positively managing and supporting employees’ mental wellbeing, employers can ensure that staff perform to their potential – and this allows
Alice doesn’t feel the same way about work anymore. Something’s changed. She used to approach it with a vocational spirit. She’d happily do extra hours because she believed in what they were doing as an organisation. They were in this together.
But now things are different. A new management structure has made her voiceless and depressed.
Who has time for mindfulness when deadlines are looming and our managers are breathing down our necks? Mindfulness might be good for monks living in the forest or folks who have retired from corporate life but unrealistic for busy, working individuals. Learning to pause, focusing on your thoughts and getting in touch with your emotions
More and more UK businesses are offering their staff activities that will help to reduce their stress levels and so improve efficiency.
And breathe. How many times in an average working day do you have to remind yourself of this basic existential necessity? And how many office kitchens have "humorous" signs with slogans such as "Keep
We are hugely excited to be supporting Employee Benefits Live as a show partner on 21st & 22nd September at Olympia London!
Employee Benefits Live is Europe’s largest dedicated reward and benefits event offering expert insight, information and inspiration to the thousands of compensation, benefits and HR professionals who visit each year. Brought to
Reflexology is a holistic treatment that is mainly practised on the feet and helps to balance mind and body. Reflexology therapeutically reduces stress and tension throughout the body’s systems to improve blood and lymph circulation, increase nerve supply to the cells and release toxins from the body’s tissues. It is believed to encourage
We are delighted to announce that Xhilarate has teamed up with the highly acclaimed Calmworks to provide you with discounted access to their phenomenal Mindfulness Meditation courses.
Businesses are finally realising that addressing their staff’s wellbeing will not only make them happy but give them greater job satisfaction, increase productivity, creativity and, ultimately boost the organisation’s
When you think of job burnout, the state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, you probably think of someone in the mid-to-late stage of their career.
This isn’t typically the case, however, according to burnout specialist Ben Fanning.
“With the demands of the global economy, conference calls with co-workers around the globe, and the endless stream
Close your eyes and imagine your perfect workplace. Your boss expects you to take a proper lunch break and you can make use of a meditation pod whenever you’re feeling stressed. Team meetings begin with a quiet group breathing exercise and your desk has a great view of trees and plants with lots
The modern, technology driven world often seems to make people feel distracted and stressed. In my field, child development research bluntly shows under-monitored technology influences children for the worse. But technology is simply a tool, and how it impacts our lives depends entirely on how we use it.
As with any part of our life, we
There are thousands of articles out there on stress reduction that mention the many ways we can manage/reduce/eliminate the stresses in our lives. They provide great value and help many people. Unfortunately, what we don’t see enough of are articles focused on the most important part of dealing with stress — the part that works
Stress is a problem that can affect anyone, in any industry, at any time. It can creep up unexpectedly or it can build up over time. Stress can manifest itself in different ways with different people and, if left unchecked, can lead to significant psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and burnout.
You may think that
You tell yourself it’s OK and that it happens to everyone, particularly in the City. There’s nothing unusual about feeling stressed, particularly when things have been difficult in the office.
But it isn’t OK, and work shouldn’t be making you feel down. Ideally, it should be psychologically stimulating and rewarding. Too often it is neither, but
Promoting a culture that improves the health and wellbeing of employees is good management and leads to healthy and productive workplaces, says NICE.
The advice comes from latest public health guidance from NICE which calls for employers and managers to do more to address the effect that poor working environments on people’s lives.
Workplace health is a
Questions of work-life balance are particularly important to ask ourselves in the digital world, because it’s easy to slip in to the pattern of always being on call via smartphones, email and messaging. Work can cross the boundary into free time very easily. Sometimes this is a curse.
Are you happy with your current work-life balance,
It seems every time we turn around there is a buzz about “corporate wellness.” I have heard it so many times that I wonder if people are becoming skeptical and leery of it being a marketing ploy. However, I know the importance of health in business as I practice a healthy lifestyle and know the
‘Stress and mental health issues affect one in four people on average in any given year and one in six at any given time. With this rate of occurrence, we need to work harder to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental ill health’. Dr Mark Winwood, director of clinical psychology at Axa PPP Healthcare
Managing stress in
More than two-thirds (69%) of senior business managers do not believe stress, anxiety or depression is a serious enough reason for employees to take time off work, according to research by Axa PPP Healthcare.
Its survey of 1,000 employees and 1,000 senior business managers, such as chief executives and managing directors, found that one in four
In 2015, you may have heard this phrase “Sitting Is The New Smoking” more than once. Recent studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time does not have a positive impact on your health. However, with most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there are other ways to increase activity at
The old paradigm of leadership viewing employees as objects to maximize, with long, gruelling schedules and few breaks is shifting. Now, effective leadership recognizes that employees, as human capital, are the company’s most valuable asset and deserve the treatment associated with that title. There is a new movement afoot to improve employee well-being, and for
Most business owners or company directors would instinctively agree that having healthy staff is likely to lead to greater productivity and engagement as well as reduced absence. The problem, though, has traditionally been that not enough think sufficiently about it to undertake genuine attempts to improve the wellbeing of their employees.
Nor do enough bosses even
Research suggests that incentivising a workforce, for example rewarding healthy behaviour, is key to promoting wellbeing at work and boosting staff productivity.
What someone has for lunch at work or whether they make it to their Wednesday yoga class might not seem like the concerns of an employer.
But the results of last year’s Britain’s Healthiest
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This year’s focus is all about reaching out and connecting with others. After years of happiness research, one thing has proved fundamental – the importance of our connections with other people. But modern societies are built as if the
They don’t call it a power nap for nothing… Something as simple as a 30-minute snooze could help alleviate stress and boost the immune system, according to a new study.
Scientists hope that napping could help to improve the health of those who suffer from a serious lack of sleep, which is now recognised as a
If you’re out for dinner with a close friend, and you get an email marked ‘URGENT’, should you set aside the conversation you’re having and deal with it right away? What about if you’re just getting to grips with a piece of work and your phone rings showing your partner’s number, should you stop what
About 10 years ago, I made the decision to simplify my life. Initially this was driven by logistics, as my husband and I had moved from London to Sydney, and into a tiny apartment with absolutely no storage. But soon keeping my life simple and as stress free as possible became a way of life.
What makes a perfect working space? Does being a neat freak really make you more productive? Last month Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich argued the case for office desks free from coffee stains, scribbled notes and all other traces of human presence. Meanwhile, the Guardian’s Steven Poole advocated the profitable benefits of messiness. So who is
So many people I’ve spoken to over the past few weeks are busy or stressed. That’s their default, busy and/or stressed. Instead of talking about achievements or good things or focusing on themselves, it seems like we’re all perpetuating this idea that busy = normal, busy = working hard, busy = being a good person.
“Being mindful is not a matter of thinking more clearly about experience; it is the act of experiencing more clearly”
— Sam Harris
Have you ever grabbed a snack from the office counter and looked in wonder at the empty wrapper by the time you reached your desk?
Have you ever looked at the clock and been
Monday 19th January 2015 is ‘Blue Monday’ – apparently the most depressing day of the year for workers in the UK and so called because, according to various “experts” it’s the day in the year we are most likely to feel utterly miserable. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Embrace positive change and
As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the case, in this meditative excerpt from his new TED Book, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere
The idea of going nowhere is as universal as the law of gravity;
Picture This: Your alarm clock didn’t go off so you jump out of bed to get ready for work in 5 minutes. You spill your coffee while sitting in a traffic jam and, once you get to the office, you find out your co-worker has called in sick so you have double the workload. To
Britons find their jobs more stressful, precarious and demanding than ever before, according to an extensive poll of experiences of the workplace published exclusively by The Independent on Sunday.
Two thirds of employed people say that the amount of work they are expected to do has grown over the past few years, and more than a
The Priory in Roehampton has been called Britain’s Betty Ford Clinic. It became a crucial part of every celebrity’s “journey” through fame, hosting Kate Moss (treated for “exhaustion” after splitting up from actor Johnny Depp), Susan Boyle, Antonio Carluccio (admitted after accidentally stabbing himself in the chest), Robbie Williams and Amy Winehouse.
But while the famous
There are many varied definitions of well-being. However the CIPD sums it up nicely in its belief that well-being at work initiatives need to balance the needs of the employee with those of the organisation. They define it as:
‘Creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve
What are you supposed to do if you think you are stressed? It’s a question relevant to thousands of Londoners, perhaps hundreds of thousands, especially at this time of year when holidays are behind us and we’re heading into winter – the season regarded by two-thirds of people in a recent survey as the most
2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines.
Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should come as no surprise. Because, though it would be nice if this change were
Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower engagement, are less productive and have higher absenteeism levels than those not working under excessive pressure, according to research from professional services firm Towers Watson.
The Global Benefits Attitudes survey found that levels of workplace disengagement significantly increase when employees experience high levels of stress. The study
More than 70 million working days were lost to mental health illnesses in 2013, according to a report by chief medical officer professor Dame Sally Davies.
The Employment is good for mental health report found that the number of working days lost to stress, depression and anxiety has increased by 24% since 2009.
The number of days
By establishing regular office massage sessions, you will reap the financial rewards of a happier, healthier and more productive workforce, resulting in a more profitable business.
Onsite massage helps to improve employee wellbeing by reducing levels of stress in the workplace.
Primarily, massage helps to reduce stress levels because it stimulates the release of oxytocin in the
More than three-quarters (78%) of respondents are strongly committed to creating a workplace culture of health to boost employee engagement and organisational performance, according to research by Buck Consultants at Xerox.
Its Working well: a global survey of health promotion and workplace wellness strategies research, which surveyed more than 1,000 employers in 37 countries, found that
As staff wellbeing rises up the agenda for UK employers, there has been a particular focus on raising awareness about mental health in the workplace.
Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at charity Mind, said: ‘Employers have a vital role in raising awareness of mental health among staff. After all, we all have mental health, just
Stress is a growing epidemic, with eight in 10 workers in the Capita Employee Benefits May 2014 employee insight report admitting to feeling stressed in the past 12 months. Longer working hours are a likely contributing factor – our report noted that just over one in three employees work beyond their contracted hours. A tough
There are clear business benefits for organisations that support staff health and wellbeing, including lower absence rates, higher productivity and better employee engagement, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in a report published in May.
Delegates at the Employee Benefits Summit, held on 14 and 15 May in Alicante, Spain, agreed that staff health
Xhilarate is extremely excited to announce our partnership with Vinopolis this summer! If football’s really not your thing, we have the perfect package for you this World Cup season, in the form of wine, cocktails and a bit of pampering …. Introducing, London’s Ultimate World Cup Escape!
On select Fridays and Saturdays between 13th June-12th July,
Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that can help you change the way you think about experiences and reduce stress and anxiety.
Many people find it hard to cope with the pressures of modern living. Every day, a quarter of a million people miss work because of stress, with 75 per cent of all illnesses
Barclays, British Land Company, BT, GlaxoSmithKline and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group have been identified as the leading FTSE 100 organisations that publicly report on employee wellbeing and engagement, according to research by Business in the Community (BITC).
Its second Workwell FTSE 100 benchmark, which analyses information made available by FTSE 100 organisations, aims to
A third of workers would consider leaving their job due to poor workplace wellbeing.
Employees who feel cared for are 27% more likely to stay with their current employer for over five years compared to employees who feel only adequately or poorly looked after, according to new research.
The research from ICM, commissioned by Unum, found that
One in five (20%) respondents have taken time off work due to a stress-related illness in the past 12 months, according to research by MetLife Employee Benefits.
Its research, which surveyed 2,134 respondents aged 18 and above, found that one in 10 respondents have taken more than six days off work due to stress. The
Got the Monday morning blues every morning? According to a report by leading UK recruitment firm, Randstad, a third (33%) of UK workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. But while the statistic warrants concern, it’s not exactly surprising. After all, when was the last time you saw a packed commuter train in the morning rush
Best: Get Some Fresh Air
Research indicates that the vitamin D boost from sunlight may elevate your levels of feel-good serotonin. And, taking in the sights, sounds and smells around you redirects your focus from your worries, says Kathleen Hall, a health educator and the founder and CEO of the Stress Institute, an Atlanta-based facility
Balancing our work and home lives is proving increasingly difficult, a survey has found, with 54% of us saying our stress and anxiety levels are increasing.
Many of us attribute this to an inability to get the balance right; four in ten women find themselves unable to describe themselves as happy while others say that poor
Is stress as much a permanent fixture at your job as the office coffee machine? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to the American Psychological Association, workplace stress costs American companies an estimated $300 billion annually.
There’s been workplace stress as long as there have been workplaces, but if you think you’re more stressed
Hopefully we all have jobs we love—jobs that inspire us, pay well, and fulfil our dreams. But let’s be honest, that’s not always reality. Whatever your current complaint is about your work situation, you can make some internal shifts right now that will improve your outlook, your workday, and maybe even move you forward in
Evidence suggests practicing ‘mindfulness’ can help companies diminish stress-related costs.
A few years ago, when Miami attorney Paul Singerman received a hostile email from opposing counsel, he would react with an immediate terse response. Not anymore. “The first thing I do is nothing,” he explains. Then, he says, he takes a deep breath, processes both his
We all know having a job is about much more than earning a salary. We spend a huge proportion of our lives at work – it work defines who we are, provides opportunities to develop new skills and aspirations and can provide a great feeling of self worth. This is as good for businesses as
Jonathon Trott’s decision to leave the Ashes this week due to stress-related illness has come as a shock to many England fans, shrouded in an air of weakness as some commentators have suggested. Earlier this month Sir Hector Sants, former Head of the Financial Services Authority, and more recently Head of Barclays, also resigned after
In the current economic climate, it is even more important for employers to fully embrace and take action to address the issues surrounding employee wellbeing.
Healthy, resilient and high-performing organisations are typically supported by healthy, resilient and high-performing employees, and all tend to take a long-term, strategic approach to employee wellbeing.
They also embrace employee wellbeing within
Five million British workers have taken a day of work because of stress, reveals research timed to co-incide with National Stress Awareness Day.
Stress caused almost five million people to call in sick and take a day off work over the past year – ringing up a £460m bill in wasted wages per day for employers.
Stress is everywhere. It is one of the most common conditions experienced by people in the UK today. It is known to contribute to the more serious physical illnesses, as well as being a cause for obesity, itself rapidly growing in numbers. People going to work whilst suffering stress contribute to poor performance of businesses
Average absence level back up to 7.6 days per employee
The number of employers making changes to working patterns in a positive move to try and reduce long-term absence levels has increased by 20% in the last year alone, according to figures released today by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.
Yoga classes, enforced holidays and in-house counselling – are banks softening their approach? As another City boss takes time out for exhaustion, Joshi Herrmann finds a more caring Square Mile.
Mention stress to a City banker a few years ago and “stress testing” would have come to mind – the unpopular method of balance-sheet testing used
It’s been called The Big Slump. That 3pm energy dip some of us suffer every day. But there is help out there – forget sugary treats and cups of coffee, it’s all about creating good energy to see you through the day.
Nine out of ten office workers admit to suffering with an energy slump, according
Launching at the Office Show at London’s Olympia on 8th October, the PA Life Club will offer an abundance of membership benefits designed to provide you with both lifestyle and professional offers, helping you to be more productive both within and outside of your role as a PA Members of this exclusive club will
Don’t just sit there
Whether you are a gym bunny or a couch potato in your spare time, a job that has you glued to your seat most of the day is bad news for health. A 14-year-long prospective study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that the number of hours spent sitting was
As an employee, you’re often tied to your desk, squinting at a screen for most of the day and counting down the minutes until you can leave. After this you have to force yourself into a strip-lit gym, to burn off the sandwich that you ate for lunch, probably at your desk.
As an employer it
The astounding cost of work related stress to the economy reached a massive £6.5bn last year, demonstrating how prevalent an issue stress in the workplace has become in the UK.
Last year there were 10.4 million days lost to stress, with the cost of ‘sick’ days being £618 meaning workplace stress totalled £6,427,200,000. With presenteeism also
Could a 15 minute chair massage whilst working at the office save employers 24 days off sick/year?
The latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that in the UK stress is the second most commonly reported condition in self-reported work-related illnesses. An estimated 428,000 workers (40%) in 2011/12 suffered from stress due to their current
Most people get a massage in order to relax, perhaps a pleasurable way to unwind after a long work week. Others go to address some physical discomfort or injury. Maybe your lower back aches from sitting too much in front of a computer. Massage can be a sumptuous delight that treats your body’s aches and
Levels of workplace stress at UK companies have been highlighted by a new report.
Research conducted by mental health charity Mind found work is the most stressful factor in people‘s lives. It found more than one in three (34 per cent) members of the public would describe their work life as being either very or quite
If the winter months have zapped your energy levels then follow these top tips for restoring optimal health!
As the seasons change so too does the choice of foods we can add to our diet. Eating in season, when fruit and vegetables are at their best, also means your body gets the nutrients it needs to
Happy New Year! January is ‘International Quality of Life Month’ so what better time to kick-start the new you with this list of 10 sure-fire stress busters, as identified by Michelle Doetsch (massage therapist, reiki master and aromatherapist).
1. Get enough sleep. This is the amount of sleep you thrive on, not just get by
Treat your team to an alternative Christmas present this year!
The perfect gift to boost morale and performance, the Xhilarate Office Massage team will visit your office to de-stress and re-energise your employees or clients throughout the festive season.
Rejuvenating massages available as 15 minute (£10) or 30 minute (£20) sessions.
In need of some Christmas sparkle at
Wear your desired evening eye look toned down and let our artists perfect, correct and add that Christmas glamour to create your perfect party eyes – soft and classic, full on lashes and glitter to anything in between.
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As this is an express ‘eyes only’ make up session, your everyday
Usually we think that, to be happier at work, there is something we should gain. Could we be happier by giving some things up?
What makes us happy at work? When we think of making ourselves happier at work, we think of getting more skills, more confidence, more aptitude. Here are five suggestions for things we
Are you heading for burn-out?
A study from OnePoll and Good Technology has revealed just how close we all are to burn out – according to their figures the average white collar employee will work three weeks of overtime every year just through reading and responding to emails and calls while at home.
And that figure doesn’t
1-on-1 with Susan Fletcher as published on success.com:
Susan Fletcher is a practicing psychologist, speaker, consultant and author of Working in the Smart Zone and Parenting in the Smart Zone. She’s the CEO of Fletcher & Associates Psychological Services and Smart Zone Solutions. A stress-management and productivity expert, Fletcher is also a wife and mother of
Stress: most of us wouldn’t recognise life without it. But how is your anxiety affecting your health and how can you stop it?
Too much stress heightens emotions, so you may find yourself crying or screaming at someone over nothing. Libido levels plummet, your temper frays and the smallest things ‘set you off’.
Everyone looks forward to summer outdoor fun, and you may even feel your energy pick up when you head outside, but it’s not just a summer state of mind. It has been proven that the sun can improve your mood, increase your energy, and provide measurable health benefits.According to Dr. Casey Adams, board-certified alternative health
BuyMyWardrobe came to the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill as the luxe recycling revolution stopped in a new part of town. To celebrate the launch of their new CittyKitty Privilege Card, London’s first premier members lifestyle club MissCittyKitty hosted their first CittyKitty Sanctuary at this luxury shopping event. Featuring complimenary massages from
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published the results of its 2nd European Opinion Poll on Occupational Safety and Health, which concludes that job-related stress is a concern for the large majority of the European workforce and that 80% of the working population think that stress in the workplace will
In honour of London’s office heroes, MWB Buisness exchange hosted a girly charity fundrasier for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Aimed at PA’s the charity event reaised money for a great cause and got all the ladies looking their best. With massages, manicures and hair stylists on one of London’d most beautiful office buildings,
Touch screen use, such as repeated tapping, may lead to health problems, according to health experts, as developers look for new interfaces to prevent injury.
Most touch screen-induced injuries are minor computer-related ailments, such as repeated stress injuries, eye strain and bad posture. Touch screen laptops and mobile devices allow users room to move, but
A soothing massage does more than relax aching muscles, scientists have discovered. It reduces inflammation at the molecular level, mimicking the action of pain killing drugs, research suggests. Massage also promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the energy-generating ‘powerplants’ in cells.
Scientists conducted a genetic analysis of muscle tissue samples taken from volunteers who had exhausted
How much human contact do you have every day? In her book Seize the Day, the french psychologist Marie de Hennezel says: “Certainly we touch other people, but that’s when the intention is erotic. At other times, the context is impersonal, as in the medical sphere”. We rarely dare to engage in
Workplace stress is at a four-year high, according to a report that reveals 35 per cent of UK employees are experiencing unreasonable levels of stress at work.
A four-year study of 60,000 workers in six countries by management group Kenexa High Performance Institute, shows that the UK’s stress level has risen by 10 per cent since
Connecting you with a world of inspiration. International Confex connects event organizers with an exciting range of venues, destinations and support services. Providing the perfect forum to do business and source all the essentials for any kind of event.
Take the load off and visit the Executive PA stand P632 to revive and rejuvenate with a
To meditate means to enter into a different state of mind than our “every-day-reality consciousness”, or simply said: to be able to change the focus of our thoughts whenever we choose to.
For most us, the majority of our days are spent at the office and the terms ‘stress’ and ‘burnout’ have become synonymous with everyday
Around the first of the year, most of us begin turning our attention to ways we can improve our lives. While resolutions often centre on developing new habits that will get us into better physical shape, reducing stress and getting into better mental and emotional shape can provide huge rewards. Eating right and getting exercise
5 tips for enjoying more and stressing less!
1. Don’t “Should” On Yourself (or Let Others “Should” On You): Deciding upfront to let go of the idea that your holiday will ever be postcard-perfect will free you up to enjoy it for all that it is, and for all that it isn’t! Drop all the “shoulds”
Daily stress is leading to a rise in the potential nightmare of ‘sleep texting’ expert claims.
Warning to leave mobile phones outside the bedroom
People are doing so much during a normal day that it can mean that they fell like they’re ‘on call’ even at night
The stress of daily life has sparked a new phenomenon –
As far as Don is concerned, all he has ever suffered from was a “worry about the likely banking crisis”.”I don’t use words like stress and depression… I’d never in my life had any illness or problem,” he explains. “It was simply a nagging anxiety that the bubble was going to burst.”
But for a senior
Last week, a group of leading therapists warned of a shocking 20% rise in the number of workers in their twenties suffering from the type of burnout normally seen in the middle-aged. They say insomnia, anxiety and depression are being seen much more often in younger people – with stress now the leading cause
Xhilarate were proud to donate three of our fantastic therapists to provide massages in return for donations to both the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the donor awareness charity, Live Life then Give Life. This glamorous event was a huge success and raised over £10,000 for these well deserving charities.
‘We would like to thank
Xhilarate Office Massage were delighted to help de-stress head office staff as part of Addsion Lee’s Health & Wellbeing Week for the second year running.
‘I have never had a massage before and thought it was ‘out of this world, SO RELAXING!!!!’ Could have easily sat there all day. I would definitely pay for this and
As job insecurity “weighs heavy on the workplace”, stress is, for the first time, the most common cause of long-term sickness absence for both manual and non-manual employees, according to this year’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/Simplyhealth Absence Management survey.
A link between job security and mental health problems is also revealed in the
Office is the must attend show for any career focused PA, EA, Office Manager or Office Professional. The event takes place on 15th & 16th September in Earls Court and is set up to unite upto 5000 ‘Office Professionals’ with over 175 world leading exhibiting brands to network, inspire and ultimately do business.
Xhilarate Office Massage are proud to have played an integral part in Goodman Massons fantastic achievement in being ranked as no 2 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For awards. Our fortnightly massage sessions also helped them to win the ‘Wellbeing Award’ which is presented to the organisation which provides
Guoman Hotels exclusive partnership with Xhilarate Office Massage offers a unique way to motivate and rejuvenate your delegates at conferences, seminars and events.
Ideal for reviving tired bodies and minds, Xhilarate Office Massage improves focus and concentration which is essential for intense conferencing events. Guaranteed to generate the wow factor, Xhilarate Office Massage will not
In 2009/10 an estimated 9.8 million working days were lost through work-related stress. On average, each person suffering from work-related stress took an estimated 22.6 days off in 2009/10. This equates to an annual loss of 0.42 days per worker. The number of days lost per worker in 2009/10 was statistically significantly
With 1 in 5 of organisations having increased their well-being investment this year, organisations are finding that prevention is better than cure when it comes to employee health and well-being. Did you know ….
1. Almost 40% of employers have experienced an increase in reported mental health problems in the last 12 months
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recognizes that stress is a major contributor to work-related ill health and sickness absence. It estimates that 13.5 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2007/8. This represents an average of 30.6 working days for each person suffering from the condition, making it
Start Living – Stop Stressing!
Start to get the best from your team! Stop trying to combat stress by yourself!
Celebrate National Stress Awareness Day by booking a complimentary trial with Xhilarate Office Massage. Delivering professional back, neck and shoulder massages that incorporate a highly rated blend of eastern massage techniques, the Xhilarate Office Massage team
Much debate is taking place as to why so many in the Obama administration are leaving their jobs. If reports of 15 to 16 hour working days, seven days a week, are to be believed, then stress must be playing a large part.
It is virtually impossible to live without some stress but that isn’t
The Little Purple Book Event is an exclusive career and networking event for Secretaries, Office Managers & PA’s hosted by Secsinthecity and Huntress Group. Guests will be given the fabulous opportunity to hone their networking skills, access the lastest career advice, receive CV writing tips and of course benefit from an Xhilarate Office Massage
Does a good massage do more than just relax your muscles? To find out, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recruited 53 healthy adults and randomly assigned 29 of them to a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage.
All of the subjects were fitted
Book the Xhilarate Office Massage team to visit your office and start the new year as you mean to go on …. destressed and re-energised. Free trial consists of 1 Xhilarate Practitioner for 2 hours which will cater for 10 lucky employees. Valid until 31st January 2010.
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To demonstrate our commitiment to your health and well being, Xhilarate offered 4 readers of Executive PA Magazine the opportunity to win a rejuvenating office massage expereince for their team. The lucky winners were:
Beate Herrmann – Muller Professional Services Limited (June 2009)
Liz Baker – Ambac Assurance UK Limited (June 2009)
Burdy Murray – Inmarsat Global
Us poor Londoners apparently work the longest hours in Europe, so to celebrate the launch of our new Xhilarate Office Massage website, we are offering 2 lucky winners the opportunity to enjoy a heavenly massage experience. Each winner will receive 2 Xhilarate Practitioners for 2 hours which will allow you to treat up to 20