Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you bring mental health and emotional wellness into a work environment?
One important and effective technique is to create a context for professionally-appropriate conversations about some of the following topics.
- What is the overlap between physical health and mental health?
- What is the overlap between self-compassion and self-care?
- What are the appropriate professional boundaries for emotions in an open, honest, and inclusive workplace?
- How does mental and emotional health benefit our work both individually and as a team?
- How will this benefit other areas of the organization?
- How does this impact our top and bottom lines?
Techniques and Tools:
- What techniques can you practice in the workplace? At your desk?
- What policies and SOP’s support mental and emotional health and wellness?
2. What is mental and emotional health and why is it important at work?
Mental and emotional health and fitness applies to everyone.
From aspirin to bandaids to vitamins to eating your veggies, there are ordinary, everyday mental health equivalents. In the future, mental and emotional health and fitness will be broadly accepted as just as important (if not more!) as our physical health and fitness.
Many people are prioritizing their mental and emotional fitness as much (or more!) as their physical health and fitness.
It’s important because in addition to serving your other important organizational goals with a happier and more focused team, the experience of working on your team is one of your “products” or “services.” The employee experience is part of your bottom line.
3. Is this therapy or counseling?
No. Many of the practices and approaches are things that can be done in an ordinary day in a professional environment, as a team or individually.
4. How does it work?
See more about workshops, coaching, and programs here.