One Hour “Lunch & Learn”
The One Hour "Lunch & Learn" consists of:
Hunting the Good Stuff
We live in a deficit oriented society, that is, a society saturated with negative news and images. Research shows that focusing on what is positive, what is working, and what makes us feel good, allows us to think more creatively and to cultivate a sense of inner well-being. You will learn to use positive questions to increase focus on the positive.
We tend to be more aware of our weakness than those positive traits we all possess that allow us to do things really well. Most people are not aware of their strengths. Knowing your strengths and using them increases well-being, productivity and job satisfaction. You will learn what strengths are, how to identify your personal strengths and how to use them effectively.
Practicing Savoring and Gratitude
Most of us are aware of the importance of attending to and appreciating the good in our lives, in other words practicing savoring and gratitude. Research shows that practicing savoring and gratitude considerably increases personal well-being. You will learn tools that will enable you to express more gratitude and increase savoring, be more present and experience less anxiety and greater happiness.
The research is very clear, social support is key to well-being. We tend to have an easy time empathizing with and encouraging others during bad times. But fostering relationships during good times is just as important. You will learn tools that will enable you to enhance your social support by responding effectively when good things happen to others.
Research shows that success follows more from perseverance than intelligence. Gritty people are more successful than their less gritty counter parts, especially during challenging times. You will learn the latest research on grit and a growth mindset, how to be gritty and develop a growth mindset in order to help you accomplish your goals.
How our Thoughts Impact our Resilience
To become more resilient, we have to understand how our thoughts impact our feelings and behavior. Contrary to what most people believe our emotions and behavior are not triggered by events, they are triggered by our interpretation of events. You will learn how your thoughts impact your feelings and subsequent reactions and how to think more flexibly to become more resilient.
Research tells us that goal setting is correlated to happiness. Accomplishing our goals feels good, but it isn’t always easy. Setting goals helps us focus our energy on doing what we have to do to achieve what we want to achieve. Properly set goals are extremely motivating. You will learn effective goal setting skills.
Employees build community while sharing experiences.
Employees learn new tools that can be used immediately to enhance their well-being/happiness.
Employees become more productive, healthier and miss fewer days of work.