Everyone wants to bring their best/full selves to work. And building better work teams means supporting mental health and resilience skills training.
Comfort Consulting builds physical, mental, and team resilience skills:
TRAINING/SPEAKING 101s: Well-Being Basics
-- Well-being @Work: Self-care & team-care needs assessment for any work-team
-- "Seven Social Stress Solutions: practices for mentally-resilient workteams"
-- "Take Five: building 5-minute brain breaks that bring productivity & joy"
-- Wellness for Fundraisers: cultivating gratitude, abundance and purpose
-- Building a Wellness Committee: How to form or re-spark your internal culture team
TRAINING 201s: Building Culture
- Conference / Meeting / Retreat design: Enhance org & conference goals with thematic icebreakers, team builders, healthy tools and/or wellness breaks throughout the day.
- Building Distributed Cultures and Travel Warriors: Focusing on dispersed teams, conference calls, & open offices. How to stay well and retain culture when everyone is traveling.
- Specific Resiliency Skills: Customized per resiliency skills group would like to build (see colorful circles below). Experts are procured and/or curriculum is designed to meet team needs.
Your office culture improves with increased attention to personal and team health.
Have a consultation call with Susan to think through culture tune-ups for your team.
But of course how we treat our body matters
Talking about physical and mental health makes for great teams
Practice the positives to beat back the negatives
Yes. I love getting people upside down (or otherwise outside of their "comfort zone").
However, when I teach nervous system management these days, I call the "Safe & Social" parasympathetic mode the "Comfort Zone." And our health is related to how much time we spend there, versus Fight/Flight or Freeze.
Two reasons: 1) We must bring out best selves to this world-changing work, the corporate world gets it, why don't nonprofits? 2) Supporting physical and mental health at work builds better teams.
Semi-monthly jolt of actionable info & humor.
It's important for folx to take care of their physical and mental health, hence the rallying cry of "Self-Care!" But we say it's more like, "Team-Care!"
None of us can do Self-Care alone anyway. It's important that we build systems, policies and practices to support each other (most of us spend, at MINIMUM, 1/3 of our waking hours at work).
How do we do that? By using physical and mental health discussions and tools to address the stickiness of team health (red and blue combine for purple). Comfort Consulting customizes interactive sessions to improve your work culture immediately.
WARNING: These practices might lead to stronger health, greater empathy, irrepressible joy, effective teamwork and raucous laughter. They might also bring up deeper issues in your organization (such as, if we take more breaks and vacations, how do we hold each other accountable for the work getting done?). These problems are solve-able, and worth addressing.
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. ... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
― Edward Abbey
Or some inspiring quotes would be great. Good jokes, original artwork, free services. Bring it.
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