Facilitator

Matthew Peppercorn

Description

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the skills needed to support your own (or your organisation’s) wellbeing through simple skills and the application of one of two optional wellbeing models (we will discuss which of the models is appropriate for you when we customise the workshop for you): 

Te Whare Tapa Whā - a Māori model of wellbeing with four domains - Tinana/physical health, Wairua/spirituality, Hinengaro/mental health and Whānau/social family 

The Five Ways to Wellbeing - Connect, Give, Take Notice, Keep Learning, and Be Active 

We will look at our own stress by firstly normalising stress and worries, then looking at the biology of stress and the stress bell curve. We will look at stress by revealing the physical, behavioural and psychological early warning signs of which we must be mindful. Common triggers such as financial worries, work deadlines and relationships will be examined, how we can learn skills to identify when we can see them occurring, and ways to help to unstress, including sensory modulation, mindfulness and breathing. 

Learning Outcomes

Participation in this workshop will enable you to:

  • recognise your own stress, identify early warning signs and triggers, and explore ways to reduce these anxieties
  • apply Te Whare Tapa Whā to yourself or your organisation, or
  • apply The Five Ways to Wellbeing to yourself or your organisation.

Content

  • What is stress?
  • Self-reflection on stress and ways to manage this
  • Te Whare Tapa Whā, or
  • The Five Ways to Wellbeing

The consistently positive feedback I received from my teams all mention the appropriate subject material, the practical way you presented the training, and for including your first-hand experience of real-life examples.

I found it super beneficial to be in a space where mental health was being openly discussed in a normal everyday way with people from different walks of life than what I experience in my own social circle.