Director of Healthy Mind Services is Andrew Dyke who is a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, trainer, researcher and supervisor. This training has been developed after the experience of working with thousands of clients both within the NHS and in the private sector since 2004. The clients he has worked with have had a range of different problems in relation to stress, anxiety, trauma, worry, low mood, low confidence and low self-esteem. The large majority of these clients have had problems linked with their work and have been either struggling at work or off work due to stress. Undertaking training in CBT Self-Management skills has enabled them to Understand, Manage & Overcome the stress that and the impacts of stress they have been experiencing.
Andrew has spoken about his own experience, "As well as my professional experience I also have personal experience of anxiety, as a teenager I developed my own problems such as chronic anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood and social anxiety. This is why I made it my life’s goal to learn more about these issues and help others develop their ability to understand mental health issues, manage and overcome the impacts of stress".
Andrew is constantly focused on providing training which is user-friendly and effective. To do this we uses a range of approaches such based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness & Compassion Focused Therapy.
Andrew is a keen researcher and has undertaken research which he delivered at the Institute of Work Psychology conference in 2008 and was published in several journals including the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. (Please see link below)
[What is Healthy Mind at Work Training?]
This is proactive training to help an individual learn skills to deal with workplace stress, to then enable them to be better at managing their wellbeing and to help them to perform at their best.
[What approach does it use?]
Healthy Mind at Work uses a Cognitive Behavioural Training approach which can provide well researched, evidence-based methods to give an individual the tools to proactively monitor, manage and overcome problems linked to their wellbeing.
[How does it do this?]
This training focusses on 8 of the most common factors which can link with a person’s ability to deal with stress. These are;
[1. How to Manage Stress & Feel Calmer]
Looking at how to understand, monitor and manage our stress levels to enable us to be more aware of our own personal warning signs. To also learn how we can feel calmer, by learning quick and effective strategies to help us trigger off the bodies calming system when necessary.
[2. How to Manage Worry]
By looking at 4 steps to manage any worry – learning effective strategies to deal with “what if that happens?” worries and any uncertainty that we encounter?
[3. How to Review Expectations & Manage Pressure]
Sometimes putting ourselves under too much pressure can be counter-productive and mean that we don’t achieve what we set out to achieve. This section looks at how to review expectations of ourselves to enable us to manage pressure and perform at our best.
[4. Effective Communication & Managing Frustration]
Learning how we can become more effective in our communication, looking at different communication styles and the common traps that we can fall into when trying to get our message across. Also, to enable us to manage the frustration that can sometimes arise when interacting with others.
[5. Understanding & Managing Anxiety]
Learning the science behind anxiety to help explain why common responses to anxiety e.g. to fight it, suppress it, or control it don’t always work. Learning about the importance of accepting the way that the body works to manage our response to anxiety and how we can face any fears that we have.
[6. How to deal with Self Critical Thoughts]
Learning how to manage self-critical thoughts which can sometimes impact our self- worth. Looking at the difference between destructive and constructive self-criticism to enable us to have a more balanced view of ourselves.
[7. How to deal with Negative and Difficult thoughts]
Learning about different thinking patterns that can impact the way we interpret situations. Looking at ways to help double check our thinking patterns to enable us to deal with any difficult or negative thoughts.
[8. How to manage Low Energy, Low Mood & Low Motivation]
Learning Effective Strategies to help with Low Mood & Low Motivation to enable us to feel more motivated, happier, satisfied and more connected to others.
[Who delivers the training?]
Andrew Dyke is a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Trainer, Researcher and Supervisor. This training has been developed after experiences of working with clients, both within the NHS and in the private sector, since 2004. The large majority of these clients have had problems linked with their work and have been either struggling at work or off work due to stress. He recognised that proactive training in some key elements could help an individual prevent the buildup of stress and help them to manage their wellbeing before it got to the point where things were unmanageable. He then started to deliver the Healthy Mind at work training to different companies and organisations across the UK to enable their staff to be better able to manage their own wellbeing and mental health.
[Feedback from previous attendees]
-"Outstanding, this is very useful, thankyou"
-"Very Useful training, I can see how I can apply this in practice."
-"Fantastic resources, I found it all really helpful. I liked how you delivered using different methods and how interactive it was."
-"The strategies and self-help material were really useful and helpful. Great training, the only way it could be improved would be if it was for longer”.
-"Good mix of delivery and inclusion of attendees covering relevant points without overdoing it, Thankyou I’m off to use this.
[How can this training be accessed?]
This training can be accessed through an online course, for more details please see www.healthymindservices.com. It can also be accessed through face to face workshops which can be half day 3.5 hours or full day 6-7 hours.
[How much does it cost?]
Cost Example for In House Training
Introductory Session (1-1.5hrs) for up to 20 participants £450
Half Day Workshop (3.5 hrs) for up to 20 participants - £595
Full Day Workshop (6-7 hrs) for up to 20 participants - £895
(Please note, we can be flexible on length/focus of workshop & number of attendees)
[What is included in workshop?]
- Workshop materials
- Certificate of attendance
- Access to online course, worth £35 per person (which gives an individual access to resources for whenever they need them)