At Attuned Programmes, we take care of our team. We provide regular retreats to help ensure a focus on our wellbeing.
The World Health Organisation defines wellbeing in its broadest sense as "An optimal state of health". It concerns our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being. We must aim to look after our health so that we have a balanced approach to our overall wellbeing.
Why is this so relevant in the Caring Profession?
Fostering employee wellbeing is essential for people and organisations. Promoting wellbeing helps reduce stress and creates positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Good health and wellbeing can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance. In the context of work with young people, the wellbeing of staff is of utmost importance.
The Aim of the Programme
The programme aims to give staff time to reflect, to take stock of where they are at in their life and to connect with themselves and others, with the hope of feeling refreshed and renewed, so they feel supported in their work environment. It is also important for us all to consider and work on how we manage ourselves at home and work, alongside the choices we make.
Dimensions of Well-Being
Various strands of our life need balance to allow us to feel well. The aim is to deliver a programme that enables your staff to take time and reflect on various areas of their life. The idea of a wellness wheel is that when individuals take the time reflect on their life experience it gives participants a chance to see if they feel balanced in each area.
The aim is not for everyone to share intimate details of the different strands highlighted in the wellness wheel but to simply give space to recognise what is working well and where change and support is needed. The idea is if one or more areas are out of balance, we can make choices to amend it.
Often, we may press on and do not take time to reflect. It can be a bit like driving with a puncture, you can still do it, but it is not comfortable. It is not group therapy but an introduction to a model of reflective practice that aims to equip each person with time and space for themselves. The aim is to support people, allow people to discover for themselves where there at, at a pace that suits them, and simply enjoy the time and space in the beautiful surroundings of the retreat centre.
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