Carefully crafted development modules to ensure that your people maintain healthy levels of high performance!


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Our linked series of workshops are designed to help you look after yourself and others.

Each one is based on the latest thinking and is presented in a digestible and practical format and is available both online and face to face.

You can learn one day and apply on the next!

Fun, interactive but above all, impactful, they provide the knowledge and tools for personal change in a fast and efficient way. Our sessions are delivered by leaders in their fields; experts who know how to get information across quickly and effectively and these courses perfectly complement our books – Staying Sane in Business and Mind Body Balance in Business.

If you are looking for a series of Bite size Management Development Modules that can run alongside these sessions, then these can be seen here.

If issues run deeper, you are in safe hands.  Many of our consultants are trained psychotherapists, as well as being business psychologists.  Learn more about therapy in the corporate world here.

Stress Works

This is our foundation course. Stress can motivate you. Stress can make you ill. Stress can even kill you. This bite size session looks into:

  • What stress really is
  • The scale of the stress epidemic
  • The minimum managers need to know
  • How stress impacts on the body
  • The three stages of stress
  • What causes stress at work
  • The signs of anxiety and depression
  • What resilience is
  • The building blocks of resilient living

How to help people who are experiencing stress Then progress to one or more of our wellbeing masterclasses …

Resilience Works

This is our toolkit for resilient living. Build skills in:

  • Understanding stress beliefs
  • Neutralising bad habits
  • Adopting a growth mindset
  • Making stress your friend
  • Watching what you eat and drink
  • Simple but effective ways to ways to relax
  • Getting some balance back into your life

Thinking Works

You don’t think well when you are stressed. Harnessing the power of positive psychology can increase your confidence and control and build your resilience further. In this workshop, we explore thinking in more depth. Learn:

  • Why the stressed mind doesn’t think straight
  • How and why to calm the body before you work with the mind
  • How to avoid common thinking errors
  • How to deal with your moods
  • The ABCD of mind management
  • How to build a Personal Effectiveness Plan

Connection Works

Hell can be other people! It doesn’t have to be this way. We are wired to connect and form relationships but getting on with other people can be a major source of stress. Explore:

  • The different ways in which people relate to each other
  • Useful models – from SCARF to PAC!
  • How to be assertive
  • How to deal with conflict
  • Getting a stuck relationship back on track

Emotion Works

Managing our moods and emotions at work can be stressful for ourselves and others: Feel of the benefits of:

  • Being in the moment
  • Having a positive mindset
  • Avoiding emotional high-jacks
  • Discovering your authentic emotions
  • Picking up others’ real feelings
  • Stating your needs
  • Showing self-compassion

Mindfulness Works

Discover how mindfulness can be used to enhance wellbeing, mood and effectiveness. Calmly focus on:

  • The ABC of mindfulness
  • The impact of mindfulness on thoughts
  • Emotions and behaviour
  • Practicing a mindful approach to work and life
  • Practical steps to get started

Exercise Works

Neglect the body and you neglect the mind! Get moving and stretch yourself to explore:

  • The benefits of exercise
  • The minimum you need to be doing each week
  • Strength training versus cardio
  • Sample exercise programmes for busy people
  • How to get help and avoid injury

Nutrition Works

Eating well can be a challenge with a busy life but it’s an essential foundation for your wellbeing. Learn:

  • How stress impacts on your eating
  • The importance of hydration
  • Optimum nutrition for resilience
  • The importance of managing blood sugar
  • The basics of maintaining gut health
  • Supplements that can help

Sleep Works

One of the first things that suffers when you are not looking after your wellbeing is your sleep. Relax and explore:

  • The structure of sleep
  • How stress impacts on sleep
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Dealing with broken sleep and insomnia
  • The links between diet, exercise and a good night’s sleep

Balance Works

Take control and manage your work-life balance through a seven-step process to help yourself to a better life. Invest the time to:

  • Identify what matters most at work and at home
  • Break behavioural habits that sabotage balance
  • Learn win-win communication skills to negotiate boundaries
  • Develop strategies to achieve fulfilment

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By Chris Welford on 19th October, 2020 in Assessment, Coaching, Self-knowledge

It’s generally accepted in organisations that feedback is a good thing. Training in providing feedback (where it’s given) goes something like this: find some quality time to sit down with a person; be clear about what you want to say; be specific about behaviour and stick to the facts.  All...

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Tell me a story

By Chris Welford on 13th October, 2020 in Assessment, Self-Knowledge

We’ve been telling stories to each other pretty much since the birth of language.  Art, philosophy and religion are replete with tales about human behaviour and interactions. But we don’t just tell stories to each other, we also tell them to ourselves e.g. ‘I’m not good enough,’ ‘I must be...

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Self-knowledge and strengths

By Chris Welford on 6th October, 2020 in Assessment, Development, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Sane Works

“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” William Shakespeare, Hamlet Ask most people about their development goals and they will reel off a list of weaknesses that they want to...

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Results of our ‘new normal’ poll

By Chris Welford on 28th July, 2020 in Assessment, Coaching, Sane Works

To download this as a PDF click HERE Strict lockdown appears to be easing for now but the new normal is not yet with us. We suspected that for many people the transition phase feels quite ambiguous and anxiety-provoking. Therefore, we created a poll to understand how people are feeling....

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Sixth Sense Consulting – 10 years old!

By Chris Welford on 23rd July, 2020 in Assessment, Development, Sane Works

Surely not – but yes! It’s been a decade. To say that it has flown by would be one huge understatement. Here’s a little birthday card that we have designed. We hope you like it. So, whether you are one of our incredible clients, a supplier of the tools and...

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