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Get Off Your Story: Beyond Wellness Duality (with Bonus Flower Gift)

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Get Off Your Story: Beyond Wellness Duality (with Bonus Flower Gift)

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.  -- Alphonse Karr" Health and well-being is a process: a wonderful, organic, ongoing, purpose-oriented process. Yet, wellness folks can sell a story that slices and dices the natural and dynamic process of well-being. Their viewpoint forgets there are...

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Transformational Coaching the Culture: Soulful Time to Conversations (Quantum Nudge # 5)

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Transformational Coaching the Culture: Soulful Time to Conversations (Quantum Nudge # 5)

(Quantum Nudge #5) Note. This is the last in the series of Quantum Nudge (QN). If you would like a PDF file of the entire series, (and our color QN poster) please contact us. See Quantum Nudge 1: HEART See Quantum Nudge 2: STRENGTH See Quantum Nudge 3: INTIMACY See Quantum...

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Which of 7 Mindfulness Types Are You?

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Which of 7 Mindfulness Types Are You?

Quantum Nudge Series #4: Interpersonal Mindfulness “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” -Goethe Previous blogs suggest three consulting practices help nudge a positive culture, even if by changing one person's ideas or attitudes. First,...

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Relationships Are Vital to Success: 7 Tips to Improve Wellness Culture (Quantum Nudge: Part 3)

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Relationships Are Vital to Success:  7 Tips to Improve Wellness Culture (Quantum Nudge: Part 3)

(Quantum Nudge # 3: Intimacy) People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou "It's all about relationships," a common saying among salespeople, greatly applies to wellness, EAP and all human resource services. We...

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Unhealthy Work Culture: Focus on Strength to Turn the Tide (Quantum Nudge Series, Part 2)

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Unhealthy Work Culture: Focus on Strength to Turn the Tide (Quantum Nudge Series, Part 2)

(Quantum Nudge Series, Part 2, Originally Published 2015; Read Part 1 in the Series) Consciousness of our strength increases it. -- Marquis de Vauvenargues In 2014 there were over 5,100 businesses selling corporate wellness solutions. These businesses are increasingly using strengths-based programs with a positive focus, and avoiding health RISK...

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Learn the Quantum Nudge (Part 1)

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Learn the Quantum Nudge (Part 1)

Learn the Quantum Nudge (Quality 1: Heart) This is the first in a series. See the next one here. If you don wings of love, you can ascend without the need of steps -- Shams i Tabriz Tabriz inspires us to find a heart-centered approach. Such inspiration can likely help...

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Cascade of Help-Seeking and Health Behavior

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Cascade of Help-Seeking and Health Behavior

Prevention training can facilitate greater use of health coaching or other services that help employees (e.g., employee assistance). Many wellness/EAP providers who offer coaching often find low utilization rates. But promotional communications and training--like the OWLS' programs highlighted in the article--can adequately address attitudes toward help-seeking. The Research. Dr. Shawn Reynolds (OWLS Research Consultant)...

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Creating a Culture of Responsible Choices

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Creating a Culture of Responsible Choices

Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems worked with the National Guard Bureau providing strategic consulting, training-of-trainers, and evaluation in the development of their Prevention, Treatment & Outreach program. This was a very successful program and incorporated an adapted version of “Team Readiness” from our evidence-based Team Awareness program. Please see how Team...

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Well-Being & Family: A Mindful Thread (Weave) Across the Lifespan

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Well-Being & Family: A Mindful Thread (Weave) Across the Lifespan

This Blog was originally developed for the Designed Wellness program (ACEC Life/Health Trust): Original Blog Our families, and the lifetimes that comprise them, provide a practical framework for both understanding and fostering well-being across the lifespan. This may be helpful during the holiday season, where we may interact with family...

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Let's Help the NFL (and any workplace):

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Let's Help the NFL (and any workplace):

Awareness, Team Resilience, and Raw Coping Power   Increased awareness about domestic violence will hopefully lead to upgraded policy and education efforts in all types of work settings, sports or otherwise. But it is important to make those efforts stick! It helps to use a systematic approach known to avoid costly...

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Competency-Based Wellness Champions

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Competency-Based Wellness Champions

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. --Abigail Adams In the long history of (humanity) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. --Charles Darwin Competency-based wellness champions can benefit from deliberate learning experiences that encourage improvisation and collaboration. My experience (and research)...

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Entrepreneur Stress: Radio Interview on Tips for Raw Coping Power

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Entrepreneur Stress: Radio Interview on Tips for Raw Coping Power
Who said entrepreneurs have no stress? Dr. Bennett was interviewed May 29th by Sarah Zink from Tech Talk radio. Two key ideas discussed.

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The Healthy Workplace Model: Evidence-Based Tools for Resilience

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The Healthy Workplace Model: Evidence-Based Tools for Resilience
The Healthy Workplace Model: Evidence-Based Tools for Teams, Leaders, and a Resilient Climate There are many ideas regarding "A Healthy Workplace"

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Seven Dimensions of a Healthy Climate

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Seven Dimensions of a Healthy Climate

There is growing awareness that a healthy workplace includes a healthy social climate. One where employees and managers work together to intentionally create opportunities for healthy interaction. We believe that a healthy climate is a "nexus" point for a variety of good things to happen:  Productivity and financial return depends...

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Dr. Joel Bennett Interviewed on Manager Stress

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Dr. Joel Bennett Interviewed on Manager Stress

This brief video can be a handy tool for any manager who has stress in their job (someone you know?). Dr. Joel Bennett gave the keynote lunch presentation last year to the Association of Washington Cities on the topic of Manager Stress. This short video captures key ideas from that...

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Getting Serious About Workplace Wellness

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Getting Serious About Workplace Wellness

Evidence-based consultation Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein   Is it possible that the current state of workplace wellness has stalled?  Employers have been sold health promotion as a singular program, an individual commodity, even a SmartPhone "app." But studies show...

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Wellness that Lasts: Nudging the Culture of Your Worksite

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Archive recording available now on HPLive.org Healthy work cultures are not "built" as much as "nudged" over time. Nudge means gradual, intentional, peer-to-peer positive interaction and encouragement, group, leadership, and social health. We will explain how TA works, how to start using quick tools from TA, and three tenets of...

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

Been doing more reading on resilience and neuroplasticity and its seems that resilience, specifically LEARNING how to BOTH overcome and thrive from stress, is an essential part of well-being. Two things seem to be at work. First, while it is difficult to maintain a healthy habit and a positive mood state...

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