Resilient mental health = building better work teams

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. 

Let's Talk

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. 


susan@nonprofitcomfort.com

202.246.5336 


Red + Blue = Purple

Wellness isn't just physical

three circle that list elements of Physical Health, Mental Health and Team Health

But of course how we treat our body matters

Red + Blue = purple (teams)

Talking about physical and mental health makes for great teams

Mental health is critical

Practice the positives to beat back the negatives

Icebreakers Don't Have To Suck

Many of you hate icebreakers. But they don't have to suck! Click here for more ideas.

icebreaker ideas

FAQs

image65

Is your name really Comfort?

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. 

Why do you focus on wellness?

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. 

Where and how does this all happen?

  • Trainings: In-person or Zoom w/ breakout rooms (under 20), highly interactive
  • Coaching: One-on-one, via in-person, phone, or Hangout/Skype/Zoom
  • Webinar: one-way comms, can be customized, is only somewhat interactive 
  • Consulting: Customized organizational development or expert pair of hands 
  • Speaking & conferences: Lunchtime or keynote addresses

Get The Comfort Zone

Semi-monthly jolt of actionable info & humor.

A man points at a "team" chart with lots of group-generated ideas to improve culture.

Using Well-Being to Develop Culture

Means to an End: better Wellness leads to better Culture

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. 




Get Comfortable

You can improve your work culture today. 


Schedule Susan for the TAKE FIVE talk ("Building 5-minute Brain Breaks for Productivity & Joy") or, the new "Tend & Befriend: Positive Practices for Resilient Mental health"  or, go a little deeper...

sample consulting menu

10 No-Cost To-Dos for Team Culture

Top ten (free) best practices that build your culture of well-being at work.

Comfort10Things (pdf)

Download

Outlive the Bastards

“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

Contact ComCon (Susan)

What are your team culture and wellness needs?

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We love comments and feedback, so don't be shy!

Or some inspiring quotes would be great. Good jokes, original artwork, free services. Bring it.

Nonprofit Comfort Consulting

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

202-246-5336