Being alone and socialising with others each contributes differently to personal growth

November 23, 2020Leadership , Mental health

How do people experience time alone and time with others? Findings from a new study reveal the complexities of people’s experiences in these fundamental social situations. The study analyzed self-generated text from more than 1,700 participants who performed a sentence-completion task regarding their experience alone and their social experience when in the company of others. The results of the study, published in the journal Social Psychology, reported that when people think about themselves with others, they …

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Mindfulness Practice – Touchpoints

November 23, 2020Mental health , Wellbeing

This exercise is designed to make us appreciate our lives by slowing the pace down, coming into purer awareness and resting at the moment for a while.  Think of something that happens every day more than once, something you take for granted, like opening a door, for example. At the very moment, you touch the doorknob to open the door, allow yourself to be completely mindful of where you are, how you feel and what …

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The Elephant in the Room: Reducing stigma through sharing.

October 28, 2020Mental health

Experiencing mental health problems can be a very isolating experience. Sometimes people need to see something physical that shows them they are not alone in their experiences. One of the popular activities we do as part of the Thriving Minds program is Elephant in the Room. In this activity we invite people to share on the Active & Thriving feed what stops them talking about their mental health or what they believe is stopping people …

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Practical ways to build psychological safety

October 28, 2020Leadership , Mental health, ,

There are few places where people spend as much time as the workplace; therefore it is understandable when employees do not only ask for better salaries but also request healthier environments. As a field, organisational psychology is focused on accomplishing improving the health and wellbeing within the workplace setting; it studies the workplace and focuses on providing the tools and techniques to improve its conditions. Organisational psychologists have proposed many strategies to tackle this issue, …

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