Workplace Stress:
Working alongside one of our Occupational Therapists participants gain an understanding of stressors, how they impact on function at work and how it is possible to thrive when things are tough.  They will take away a practical toolbox of skills designed to assist in maintaining performance and productivity during times of stress, whether it is due to wide-scale organisational change, bullying or burnout.
Work-Life Balance:
This one on one programme aims to examine the relationship between our health and our occupations (what we do).  By being able to examine and measure our daily routines - what we currently do, what we used to do and what we might want to do in the future the participant gains insight into the way they spend time now.  This assists in recognising what balance or imbalance looks like and provides an understanding of where the sense of imbalance may be coming from.  The Occupational Therapist will help with a redesign of routines – aiming to add in the parts that are missing (uplifts) and taking away the hassles or parts that contribute to imbalance.
Working with Pain:
The aim of managing chronic pain is to learn how to continue being active and successful at work or play, despite feeling pain.  Participants will learn to understand the effects of chronic pain on activity levels, the principles of pacing and gain skills in stress reduction and relaxation.  With the support of an Occupational Therapist, they will also gain the confidence and skills to communicate about pain appropriately, manage flare-ups and setbacks and begin to understand biomechanics and ergonomic principles as it applies to their pain experience.

Return to Work:
Working with an Occupational Therapist can increase the chances of a successful return to work following injury or illness.  Increases in fatigue and discomfort are common when returning to work.  Having a plan which is based on a gradual and systematic increase in hours and duties, improving posture and work habits will facilitate a sustained successful return to work.
Individuals can be triggered into an ineffective breathing pattern by many things… poor posture, working at the computer for too long, having a busy brain or feeling anxious, mouth breathing, experiencing pain - emotional or physical, suffering from trauma or grief, or from having asthma.  When this happens they are often unaware a new breathing pattern has formed until some of the physical or emotional symptoms of not breathing well appear and stay for a while. These symptoms include:
  • sighing or yawning often
  • clammy hands
  • cold feet or hands
  • irritability
  • hyper-vigilance
  • achy muscles and joints
  • feeling tired all the time
  • stomach upsets
  • pins and needles
  • anxiety or panic
  • dizzy spells
  • disturbed sleep
  • feeling uptight or tense
  • erratic heartbeat or chest pain 
  • (please contact your local GP if you experiencing any kind of chest pain)
If you have these symptoms and they are caused by poor breathing, our one on one coaching programme will help get rid of them by re-educating the body about how to breathe effectively.


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