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Burnout classified as occupational phenomenon

Burnout classified as occupational phenomenon

06.06.2019
Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) included employee burnout in its 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. Burnout is described in the chapter, "Factors influencing health status or contact with health services" and includes reasons why people contact health services but&n...
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PRODUCTIVITY IS DIRECTLY DEPENDENT ON INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS

PRODUCTIVITY IS DIRECTLY DEPENDENT ON INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS

28.05.2019
The current dominating and outdated paradigm is that mental health problems are caused by external factors and those external things and situations cause stress, burnout, depression, and anxiety, needs serious rethought. We consider it totally natural to blame others and outer situations for our mental health issues and neglect our own personal responsibility, le...
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HOW TO PREVENT STRESS AND BURNOUT IN THE WORKPLACE?

HOW TO PREVENT STRESS AND BURNOUT IN THE WORKPLACE?

07.05.2019
As you are aware April was Stress Awareness Month in UK? What did you change in your life? What did your employees obtain in new skills for preventing stress and burnout? Last year Health and Safety Executive reported1 that "stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 57% of all working days lost due to ill health" in the United Kingdom. Some others studies provide even...
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Strategic Partnership for making proactive mental wellness accessible in New Zealand

Strategic Partnership for making proactive mental wellness accessible in New Zealand

16.04.2019
In New Zealand, every year one in five will be diagnosed with a mental illness and many more will struggle without seeking help. Mental disorders are the third leading cause of health loss for New Zealanders. As recently discussed at the World Economic Forum by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, this problem needs a more preventative approach. Wellness Orbit is pl...
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High profile mental health panel

High profile mental health panel

26.03.2019
Mental health was a hot topic at the 2019 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting held in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. For the first time ever, there was a separate Mental Health Panel featuring very high profile speakers such as the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand. To be honest, such high level discussion surprised ev...
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Intrapersonal skills are the foundation of work-life integration

Intrapersonal skills are the foundation of work-life integration

07.03.2019
“The concept of the work-life balance has always been false and is a long-outdated approach.” In her latest article, 'Balancing act to integrate work and life', published by UK's leading independent HR publication Personnel Today, Dr. Helena Lass explores how intrapersonal skills enable us to stay fully focused on the actual task at han...
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Mental fitness – the source for good life and business

Mental fitness – the source for good life and business

24.01.2019
While physical fitness has been high on the list for people and employers alike, we still fail to see that we need a similar proactive approach also for our own mental fitness. As training, our mind demands a very similar approach like going to gym we have developed the world’s first mental wellness gym for teams. The only difference is that all the trainings in this mental wellness gym a...
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Mental wellness got more attention than ever before

Mental wellness got more attention than ever before

15.01.2019
How was your 2018?  We often measure results of a good or bad year with external factors, based on what we achieved in the physical world: a new car, a new phone, or a new relationship (be it business/work or personal life related), etc. How often do you stop to reflect what you achieved in your inner domain? For example: Are you are more productive and engaged with y...
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Time for self-care

Time for self-care

20.12.2018
Hopefully this holiday season will bring you joy and time for self-care Taking time to be with family and friends is super important. So is keeping yourself well, especially as we all know that the end of the year can be stressful due to work-related deadlines for many of us. Here is what we recommend for self-care: 1) Switch off your mobile device during the holidays. This enables you to...
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International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week

06.11.2018
An endless amount of things around you can trigger stress. Like technology we use (freezing of computer or app when you are most busy), unfriendly remarks (in social media), problems at work ('toxic' workplace or colleague), financial problems, family relations, etc. However, those outer triggers are not the real cause of stress. It is foolish to blame those triggers for our own inner stre...
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EXCELLENT MENTAL WELLNESS BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY

EXCELLENT MENTAL WELLNESS BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY

10.10.2018
Arianna Huffington has said, ‘create a wellbeing culture, a healthy workforce is a productive workforce’. There is profound truth in this sentiment as only healthy minds can work well. When you are a modern tech entrepreneur or an office worker, we can assume that the proportions of work-related tasks placed upon you are approximately 10% physical and 90% mental. It is theref...
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Why Mental Wellness Matters for your team?

Why Mental Wellness Matters for your team?

01.10.2018
Back in 2017, CoFounder Magazine published an article by entrepreneur Marc Dillon entitled, ‘Stress Test’, it raised a question of how to effectively deal with stress as an entrepreneur and employer. Work-related stress clearly is the main obstacle that does not let you get the best results from the company that you lead. This article inspired Dr Helena Lass to...
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Why should your team strive for excellent mental wellness?

Why should your team strive for excellent mental wellness?

06.09.2018
Mental wellness is a proactive approach to mental health – it is the discipline that helps to keep all our inner capabilities in good shape. When people are equipped with effective methods to handle every-day challenges, pressures will not escalate to stress and from there on to burnout and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, etc. Why prevent...
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Personal initiative as the key to success and mental wellness

Personal initiative as the key to success and mental wellness

17.08.2018
All success stems from personal initiative. When people are not engaged with what they do or feel passive they lack intrapersonal skills that enable them to take individual initiative. This means that their life is at a standstill until this changes.  Nature has organized us in an excellent way so that we can survive as physical entities without ever having to use our self-awareness a...
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New Path Towards Mental Wellness - Article in Thrive Global

New Path Towards Mental Wellness - Article in Thrive Global

03.07.2018
Good news! Dr Helena Lass has her second article published on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. It’s her sixth article published in UK, US and New Zealand media. We would be extremely happy if you could share those stories with your colleagues and friends. Dr. Lass’s latest article, 'New Path Towards Mental Wellness', maps out our inner systems and brings into focus ...
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