60%

of employees say that in the last year they have experienced stress, which later led to a struggle in their everyday life

10%

percent of people deal with depression at the moment

30%

percent will go through life without any major difficulties

Step one - awareness

The solution to any problem starts with noticing it. It seems to be rather obvious, however many of us cannot identify the first signs of stress, psychological crisis and other disorders. We pay great attention to psychoeducation. We raise awareness among employees in an interesting and substantive way. We know from our clients that thanks to our lectures conducted in organizations, it is easier for the employees to initiate conversation of various difficulty and to stay motivated in seeking professional help.

Mental resilience – flexible response to difficult events

In the face of difficulties, everyday stress, and even traumatic events, it is important not to be mentally tough, but flexible. What does mental resilience mean, how do resistant people react to difficult events, which is the most important factor contributing to a quick exit from a crisis?

Mental resilience is a skill, not a trait. What coping styles, thinking styles and attitudes can help you overcome stressful situations. Why social support is so crucial in overcoming the crisis?

  • differences between resistance and toughness
  • skill or trait
  • benefits from optimistic point of view
  • tips for regulating emotions

 

Stress dynamics in pandemic – chronic fatigue, anxiety, blurred boundaries, loneliness – how do we suffer, how do we cope?

A catastrophe of uncertainty – this is what we call events which last for a very long period of time, we do not know what course they will take and how many people will be affected by them. The pandemic has exacerbated many problems, presenting our needs but also our strength. Long-term stressors are on the one hand a threat to our well-being, and on the other an opportunity to build psychological resilience. Many of you will give your best and become stronger. What else can you do to be in better shape after the pandemic? How do we cope when we feel that reality is becoming overwhelming? 

During this lecture you will learn about the psychological dynamics of a pandemic. Which mechanisms can protect you? How can we protect ourselves from fatigue and build a healthy work-life balance? What is the relationship between loneliness and the lack of an authentic relationship?

  • chronic fatigue – how to deal with it
  • social distance – how it affects relationships
  • loneliness and health
  • emotional dynamics of a pandemic

Overthrowing myths about depression

Depression is body disease and defence mechanism.  It may be the result of difficult events, increased stress, but it may also have biological causes. What is depression? How to recognize it in yourself? How to distinguish it from a temporary drop in mood? What can lead to depression? How do men experience and hide depression? Research shows that the male pattern of depression may be different from the female one.

How to ask for help? The vast majority of people with depression and other mood disorders do not receive professional help. Either they do not see depression in themselves, they ignore the symptoms, or they are ashamed to admit their condition even to their loved ones. How to support a depressed person? We’re sometimes may seem ignorant because we don’t know what the different symptoms are and words might mean. Many people function properly despite sadness, depression and chronic fatigue, so those around them do not believe in their ailments.

Is it possible to help yourself? When it’s time for professional help?

 

Mental health in numbers. How to give short and long term support without crossing borders

In the current situation 25% of employees struggle with some long or short term mental difficulties. Workshop will be a opportunity to get acquainted with the statistics.  We will talk about signals of crisis which manager can recognise. Life difficulties, disorders, diseases or employee fears often have an impact on the results, relationships and self-esteem of the employees.  What does it mean to support an employee in the long term? Where are the borders? How helpful one conversation can be? In some cases we don’t know how to start the conversation, how not to cross the borders. During webinar you will get know how to support employee in small problems and long term psychological crisis. 

  • frequency of mental health problems
  • sign of mental crisis that you can see in work
  • how to support employee
  • borders of support

Perfectionism – to good and bad side of pressure of perfection

Many of us identify with the perfectionist. Up to what point is perfectionism a healthy attitude that favor? When does it become a neurotic compulsion that reduces the quality of life? Can you deal with the unhealthy pursuit of perfection yourself? What is the difference between healthy perfectionism and neurotic? How does perfectionism affect our relationships? What do procrastination and perfectionism have in common? Is she always bad? How to help yourself, when to seek specialist help.

  • Perfectionism with the pursuit of perfection
  • Dimensions of suffering
  • What you gain by being a perfectionist
  • When you should better go to therapy

Regulating emotions – how to not burnout emotionally

How we react to emotions depends largely on what we think about our emotions. Knowledge of emotions, attitudes and techniques increase how quickly we can manage. Emotions are not only what we want to avoid. Regulation is also inducing desired states in oneself.

  • Emotion as a motor for action
  • Wanted and unwanted emotions – does everyone avoid anger, what to do with unwanted happiness
  • The sort path to regulation – how to start, how to better deal with emotions

Peer support

Each of us differs in the need for autonomy. When dealing with difficulties, stress and crises, the key element of our balance is the use of support. But we often hear – don’t worry, it’s simple, others have it worse, get a grip. Such words, although they have intentions to console, often discourage a person in a crisis from being open and asking for help.

How to be a good supporter? What does a good conversation mean? How to support relatives, friends and colleagues who have problem, are chronically ill or have some other crisis. A bit about empathy plus a short good conversation algorithm.

 

The human life cycle – milestones, conflicts, development challenges

Although we like to think of ourselves as individuals, everyone’s lives follow similar cycle – birth, kindergarten, school, college, engagement, marriage, divorce, kids, sick parents, midlife crisis, facing one’s own mortality.

The eye-opener lecture shows that we all are in the same box, but on the other hand it will help you understand other generations better – from your teenage kids to aging parents. For most of you it might be an opportunity to gain insight into your inner crisis. The life cycle is about challenges, growth and ongoing process of creating your own identity.

  • stages of human development cycle 
  • challenges we face at key moments of change
  • an increased empathy towards people of different age
  • an increased sense of belonging

The diversity of gender identity among youth

During the lecture we will discussed the topic of diversity in terms of gender identity of children and youth. The neurological determinants of transgender nature, individual differences in the experience of their own gender by adolescents and the emotional, legal and social situation of transgender people will be presented. We will show several strategies to help and support transgender teenagers.

How I identify my gender, how I feel it, how I express it – this is what constitutes gender identity. The system used to dictate the choice between being a woman and a man. However, we know that self-esteem is related both to the roles people play in society, to body structure, and to the psychological sense of oneself. If the way in which a given person identifies their gender is inconsistent with their physical conditions and expectations resulting from cultural norms, we speak of a transgender person.

Alkohol addiction – What does it mean to drink healthy? Worrying sights of risky drinking

Officially, 4% of Poles are addicted to alcohol – these are those who ask for help. Alcohol addiction is one of the most difficult to cure. The faster we react, the greater the chance of mastering bad habits.

It is strongly related to domestic violence – both physical and emotional. About 20% of us are at risk of addiction – what does this mean? What does healthy drinking mean? What does codependency mean? Why are we more likely to become addicted when drinking under stress?

An important topic in relation to the increase in alcohol consumption during a pandemic – we are coping counter-productively. People who rarely leave their home during a pandemic have started drinking more often. In Poland, we boast about drinking and we laugh at what is sober. We stigmatize people who are treating themselves, instead of giving them support and admiration for undertaking treatment. Where is it coming from? Where does our national urge to drink come from?

During the meeting, we will answer questions such as:

  • Under what circumstances are we more prone to addiction, and why are various substances or habitual behaviors so attractive to us?
  • What may be the first signs of addiction?
  • How does the typical mechanism of the so-called ADDICTIVE REGULATION OF EMOTIONS on the example of alcohol dependence and how is it different from HEALTHY REGULATION OF EMOTIONS? Stress and addiction.
  • When and where to get help? How to support someone who has harbingers of addiction?