Workplace Services & Programmes

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are a great way of introducing our ideas to your organisation. They’re fun and interactive whilst designed to raise group awareness and provide top-notch health and wellbeing education. Our masterclasses cover a broad range of topics in a sensitive, accessible and inspiring way, from physical and mental to spiritual stimulation.

1. Eat, Move, Recover

Eat, Move, Recover focuses on building healthier lifestyles. Many of us lead increasingly sedentary and stressful lives – this masterclass provides you with the self-care tools to help manage a busy lifestyle and build resilience, taking small steps that can lead to profound changes.

Eat, Move, Recover is our flagship seminar and has been delivered worldwide within FTSE organisations, such as Standard Life Investments. Designed as an accessible and engaging 60-90 minute session, Eat Move Recover builds awareness of health and lifestyle and inspires staff to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Benefits:

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Eat, Move, Recover provides the first steps to living a healthier lifestyle

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It can help you lose weight, reducing pressure on the joints and organs

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It can also help improve mobility for people sitting behind desks all day, improving mental as well as physical wellbeing…

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It helps us all regain a better work-life balance, improving both our wellbeing and productivity

After attending Eat, Move, Recover I was able to plan my approach to lose weight and went on to lose a stone over the next couple of months using the strategies suggested by Total Health. I was also able to sustain the weight loss and build on it further.

Grant, Standard Life Investments employee

2. Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the new word for an age-old mantra, and is sweeping the business world as entrepreneurs and professionals become more aware of research demonstrating that this practice will make them more effective and happy. Research shows that mindfulness can help reduce major causes of workplace sickness, including stress, depression and anxiety, and improve cognitive function, building resilience and happiness.

In our introduction, we look at both the research behind the theory of mindfulness, and – most importantly – introduce you to the practice itself.

We’ll guide you through some of the most simple and effective ways of practising mindfulness and meditation, teaching you how to implement the practices into your routines to become more effective, productive and happy.

We also include a guided audio mindfulness routine as part of this masterclass, which you can come back to in your own time…

Benefits:

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Mindfulness is an effective way of improving concentration and attention, memory, creativity and reaction speeds

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It has an impact on your happiness; increasing feelings of contentment and wellbeing

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Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, tiredness and irritability

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Mindfulness can also improve the immune system

Total Health mindfulness and movement classes helped me recover from a serious accident where my neck was broken and I had serious brain trauma. I couldn’t concentrate for longer than ten minutes at a time, was majorly fatigued and my balance hugely affected. Now after working with Total Health I know how to manage my mind and body with intensive periods of concentrating and writing and – best of all – I can do ten full pushups now too!

Dr Julie Marney, writer and researcher

3. Posture and Back Care

Back pain is the most frequent reason for sickness and absenteeism at work – most of us spend most of our time at work sitting, leaning or bending. Our posture and back care masterclass shows you how to look after the health of your back and spine. We’ll educate you on posture and basic anatomy, giving you a deeper understanding of your body and how to care of it.

We’ll also provide effective exercises for your everyday routine to take control of your health and back strength. They’re easy to follow, take very little time and are designed to fit round everyday life, but will have a profound effect on aches, pains and injuries.

Benefits:

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Posture and Back Care teaches participants how to manage and improve back pain and can have an instant impact on personal pain

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Posture also has a dramatic effect on concentration and focus in the workplace: thinking about your posture has a proven effect on productivity

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We’ll also improve the strength and posture of your workforce and inspire them to move more, which has a positive effect on aches, pains and weight gain

Mobility exercises have made a huge impact. I was struggling with a bad knee and taking painkillers – but I’m now pain and meds free’

Ian, Standard Life Investments Employee

4. An introduction to mental health awareness

Our introduction raises awareness of the impact of stigma surrounding mental health, and resilience strategies. In this hour-and-a-half workshop, we give an introduction to the data, legislation and characteristics of mental health, and allow time to break into groups for activities to encourage reflection and responsibility.

Each of the groups is asked to detail their understanding of mental health. We then discuss the Equalities Act 2010, its purpose and definition of mental health, and how this relates to the workplace. We initiate discussion around the common myths and prevalence of mental health illness through a group quiz. The second part of the session is used to uncover the characteristics of depression and anxiety-related mental health illness, alongside strategies for self-management and resilience, and incorporated into a final, personalised activity.

Benefits:

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Studies show that employees struggling with mental health issues take ten more days of sick leave than their healthy coworkers

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Workshop participants will have identified the central characteristics of good mental health and self-management

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This workshop is also an excellent introduction to the Equality Act’s implications for mental health, and help your workforce support each other and recognise potential difficulties

If you’d like to arrange employee health checks for your team, or just have more questions, you can email us by clicking here, or call on 0131 258 2952.

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