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Welcome to October!

Thrive Academy logoOver recent weeks we have heard from a great deal of people now returning to a new way of working, adjusted patterns, entering their offices for the first time ever perhaps, being in new roles and meeting team members whom they may have never met face to face. This brings with it mixed emotions and together with continued strains of the pandemic many are still feeling exhausted.

A recurring theme from our feedback is that when you do make the time to focus on your wellness you will not only recharge your batteries but also lessen the likelihood of being forced to spend time on your illness or reduced productivity from stress and overwhelm. We invite you to take a moment to book onto one of the sessions this month.

The theme for this month is acceptance, how we can get better at it and why it’s important to practice.

In this short video on our webpage emotional resilience coach Becky Balzano introduces us to the concept and shares insights to get you thinking about your levels of acceptance and how you might start to increase those.

In case you missed our September Shapes Masterclass here is a link to the webpage where you can watch the replay (just scroll to the bottom) until the end of each month.

Most people that have accessed the session are finding them ‘extremely helpful’ so we also encourage you to prompt a colleague, friend or team member to book on too, it might just be the nudge or reminder they need to make time for their well-being.

What’s on in October?

Shapes Masterclass – ‘Staying productive in the new ways of working’

Staying productive in the new ways of working. Do you ever feel disorganised and unproductive at work, having a rather ‘whack a mole’ or ‘spray and pray’ approach?! Does it feel like you’re being inefficient and that you could be making better use of your time? In this Masterclass we cover the best planning, prioritising and productivity hacks specific to you. These effective tools will help you increase productivity, get organised and seamlessly glide through your week feeling accomplished and in control.

Monday 4th October at 7.30pm – BOOK HERE

Mindful Pause

This 45-minute online session is led by an experienced mindfulness teacher and includes guided gentle mindful movement and sitting practice, a short discussion and practical suggestions for building mindfulness into daily life. You are welcome whether you are new to mindfulness or have existing experience. Choose either date or both!

Monday 11th October at 12.30pm AND Monday 25th October at 7.30pm – BOOK HERE

Time to Pause

A safe and confidential online space for you to come together, with your colleagues, to share the highs and lows of working through challenging times, with an experienced facilitator. Sessions are 1.5 hours and space is limited. These sessions are now monthly in response to higher demand for our Shapes Resilience Toolkit interactive training days (see below)

Thursday 14th October at 7.30pm  BOOK HERE

Workplace Wellbeing

October’s session is “Who cares for the carer? ”

We have all been though so much change in the past year – it can leave some of us feeling quite unsettled. In this workshop you will:

  • Explore how we respond to change
  • Discover strategies to manage transitions
  • Leave feeling more settled

Wednesday 13th October at 7.30pm – BOOK HERE

Shapes Toolkit – full course

Our free flagship LIVE and INTERACTIVE Shapes Toolkit Training course introduces you to seven breakthrough coaching and productivity principles. This is ideal for healthcare professionals who want to beat stress, increase their own resilience and support their colleagues too.

This highly sought-after course is delivered live as two half days of training over Zoom

SPRING DATES SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED please contact us to be added to the Waitlist.

And a reminder about …

The Staff Wellbeing Hub in Lincolnshire

It’s great that you’re signed up to the Lincolnshire Thrive Academy and we also wanted to let you know about the NHS Staff Wellbeing Hub in Lincolnshire.

As a response to the pressures NHS and social care staff face, particularly since the COVID pandemic, mental health hubs have been set up nationally to offer staff access to wellbeing resources, rapid clinical assessment and treatment. Information on this can be found on the following website.

If people feel they need more than self-help support, then they contact the hub via the email address, or call the helpline number, 01522 518609, which is manned Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm (messages can be left outside of these times).

Hub Email:

Through this, staff will be offered a comprehensive mental health assessment, be then referred, if necessary, to ongoing support from the relevant mental health service that best fits their needs. All NHS and Social care staff will be prioritised for treatment, and placed at the top of any waiting list, and the services are completely confidential. The support is available for all health and social care staff working in Lincolnshire to access, whether working full-time, part-time, bank and agency, as well as students on placement.

More emails from us here at the Thrive Academy will follow but in the meantime have a look at the website and book onto anything you think would be helpful!

Speak soon,

Rachel and Becky
Hosts of the Thrive Academy Lincolnshire


Dr Rachel Morris

GP, host of the ‘You Are Not A Frog’ podcast and Executive Coach

Becky Balzano

NLP Practitioner, Executive Coach and Shapes Trainer

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