Reflections on Pride Month – embracing my own difference.

On pride month, I’ve been reflecting on what significance it holds for me. What feels important to me at this moment?  Like most values-based organisations at The Wellbeing Collective we’ve been really immersing ourselves into what it means to work well with difference and diversity. For us, the content of our discussions has been mainly … Continue reading Reflections on Pride Month – embracing my own difference.

On Learning Disability Awareness week TWBC’s Carol shares her perspectives on art and creativity.

Each year, during the month of June, we have a chance to celebrate the lives of people with a learning disability throughout a week of awareness activity and promotion. This years theme is on the arts and creativity, and is a great opportunity for us all to stop and think about the things that enrich … Continue reading On Learning Disability Awareness week TWBC’s Carol shares her perspectives on art and creativity.

Coaching – enriching the focus on the person

In coaching and facilitating, the desire to add value, help or say something useful can get in the way of actually doing those things. Without realising it, we can become focussed on ourselves rather than the other person, instantly undermining everything we hope to offer. What we often hear from people coaching and facilitating is … Continue reading Coaching – enriching the focus on the person

Note taking – how coaching helped changed the way I approach my anxiety at work

My ability to recall information, is, quite frankly, laughable. Ever since I was little recalling information has been something I have struggled with. Academically, even during my degree, I scored highly in my essays knowing my exam grade would pull me down. The exam wasn’t reflective of my learning, I knew the content – it … Continue reading Note taking – how coaching helped changed the way I approach my anxiety at work

Discrimination – what conversation do you need to have this week to actively challenge your assumptions – short blog

To help us understand each other, human beings develop the ability to make thousands of micro assumptions about the way people look, sound, behave and live their lives. These assumptions can be incredibly helpful and are perfectly natural in navigating our world, however, they aren’t always accurate, can lead us into stereotyping and unconscious bias. … Continue reading Discrimination – what conversation do you need to have this week to actively challenge your assumptions – short blog

A reflective moment in time…something for the weekend

The following uses walking as a metaphor for understanding how our we use the present moment to evaluate the past and consider the future. It teaches us that self-awareness, which is a fundamental pillar of emotional intelligence, can be developed in all sorts of ways including poetry, art, stories, movement, embodiment and as we see … Continue reading A reflective moment in time…something for the weekend

Consciously engaging with my emotions – latest blog

In these ongoing times of Covid-19 most days do not deviate from the normal pattern of things, some aspects of life really do go on, the day-to-day interactions with all those mini tensions or frustrations still surface. Is it right that I still find some aspects of my relationships with other challenging at times? A year ago I started to develop some ideas about how I could … Continue reading Consciously engaging with my emotions – latest blog