- Preparing For Change
If the only constant thing in life is change why do we so often resist it?
People often feel overwhelmed or powerless facing major change over which they feel they have little or no control. While some enthusiastically embrace change, many more have experienced ‘bad change’, which has left them feeling pessimistic, deflated or change-fatigued.
Preparing for Change will empower you and your people to achieve sustainable change they need to better manage themselves and situations in the workplace and in their everyday lives. Golden Door’s highly skilled team will guide them towards closing the gap between what they want to change and what they can achieve, helping them improve their mental, physical and emotional wellness. This will bring about a fundamental shift in their thinking, an improvement in workplace culture and improved productivity within the business.
This empowering seminar will prepare an individual for change by realising the following:
- Work life balance - recognise the demands of everyday life and the obstacles that get in the way and provide a structure and the inspiration to enable an individual to gain clarity and set goals
- Develop a framework for successful change by identifying the barriers and implementing a plan to change
- Equip individuals with the tools to navigate through change and engage with it more positively
- Indentify the importance of Wellbeing including fitness, nutrition, weight control, stress management and relationship issues
- Building Resilience
In 2013, working Australian’s had significantly lower levels of wellbeing and significantly higher levels of stress and distress, and higher depressive and anxiety symptoms than in previous years.1 According to Safe Work Australia’s report on work-related mental stress and its associated costs, the loss of productivity and absence of workers is costing Australian businesses more than $10 billion per year. Typically, mental stress claims result in workers being absent from the workplace for long periods of time.
The Building Resilience seminar provides is a discussion on self-management and how stress can impact on physical and mental wellbeing. It also provides the tools, knowledge and insights on how to develop a resilience to stress that work at an individual level. You and your team will:
- discover how to cultivate resiliency tools to help cope and thrive through challenges in everyday life and in the workplace
- identify what stress is, how it affects us mentally and physically and learn how to cultivate the tools of resilience to deal with it
- discuss relaxation techniques such as conscious breathing, flow state activity, meditation and cognitive behaviour therapy
- promote resilience through discovering a clear and positive sense of self, and build confidence in developing your abilities and strengths
1 Stress and wellbeing in Australia Survey 2013, Lynne Casey PhD MAPS
- Movement That Matters
We often find the list of priorities we place before our own self-care is long and daunting. It is well documented that the impact of physical inactivity to the performance and productivity of employees in terms of loss of productivity is estimated at $9.3 billion a year in Australia. By incorporating a healthy, active lifestyle we can reduce a number of health risks and feel more energetic. However, evidence shows that the physical activity levels of many people, both in Australia and around the world, are less than the optimal level recommended to gain a health benefit.
The Australian Health Survey 2011-12 indicates that:
- 60% of Australian adults did less than the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per day.
- Nearly 70% of Australian adults (i.e. almost 12 million adults) are either sedentary or have low levels of physical activity.
Globally, physical inactivity (low levels of physical activity) is the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable disease worldwide (heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers) – contributing to over three million preventable deaths annually (6% of deaths globally).
Source: Global Health Risks: mortality ad burden of disease attributable to selected major risks. World Health Organization, 2009.
Further, a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found 96 per cent of working Australians had at least one chronic disease risk factor (chronic diseases are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices). The economic cost of physical inactivity in terms of lost productivity is estimated at $9.3 billion a year.
Golden Door’s Movement That Matters seminar looks at body composition and how it responds to different forms of exercise. Regular physical activity is an important contributor to good overall health, including promoting healthy weight and reducing chronic disease risk. By completing this seminar you will be armed with information on:
- How you can best change your body composition
- How to improve flexibility
- The principles of training and how to achieve the best outcomes
- Women's Health
Most of the time women are good at sourcing information regarding symptoms they may be suffering. What women sometimes miss is the importance of nurturing themselves on a daily basis because women have a tendency to prioritise everyone and everything else first. Golden Door’s Women’s Health seminar will help you discover simple lifestyle changes and foods to incorporate into your diet to sail through life feeling balanced, healthy and happy.
This seminar covers topics on:
- heart health
- emotional wellness
- pelvic floor
Research tells us that one in every three women will suffer a heart attack between the ages of 40 and 70. In fact, Menopause increases the risk of heart attack as a result of reduced levels of oestrogen. This seminar will give you the tools to learn how to maintain a healthy heart and age gracefully.
- Personal Action Plan
In a forum of open discussion, personal reflection, and goal setting this facilitated seminar will provide participants of the Corporate Wellness Program a plan of action to assist them in putting into practice those aspects of their stay at Golden Door that they have found to be of greatest benefit.
Forming the bridge between intent and action, participants will create firm ideas and strategies for aspects of their experience during their Corporate Wellness program that they see as being of greatest benefit to them in order to live a more balanced and healthy life.
In this session participants will also revise content from all the seminar series sessions, confirming and reinforcing those elements of personal interest.
Acknowledging the realities of modern lifestyles while planning for a healthy future this session will leave participants motivated for a positive integrated healthy lifestyle change.
- Finding Lifestyle Balance
- Creating boundaries with Technology
- Personal Priorities
- Neuroplasticity - Creating new habits to replace old habits
- Embracing change
- Creating positive Connections
- Food as Medicine
What we eat influences how we look and feel, how much energy and vitality we have, how well we sleep and may predispose us to chronic illness. Food as Medicine will give you information on eating well to fuel the body and how it can be used to function at optimum levels. The seminar also includes a sample list of foods to stock in your pantry and suggestions on meals to easily reproduce at home from fresh and whole ingredients. This seminar looks at the myths of what is sometimes conflicting information and gives you simple tools to apply to everyday life.
Corporate Bodies International has just released the Employee Health – a snapshot of Australia’s working bodies industry report that looked at 12,500 employee health assessments across a spectrum of businesses. The report found 80% of Australian workers perform inadequate physical activity with 64% of workers to be overweight or obese.
The study found the healthiest workers are almost 3 times more effective that the least healthy, with the healthiest employees working approximately 143 effectives hours per month compared to just 49 effective hours from the least healthy.
A stay at Golden Door gives your body a rest from red meat, alcohol, caffeine, sugar and saturated fat. Nutrition, exercise and relaxation are the cornerstones of the Golden Door philosophy and these combined, deliver a holistic approach to health and nutrition.