Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

What it is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction An 8-week evidence based experiential course based on mindfulness meditation training Why I found it useful Over the last two decades, there has been an expansion and proliferation of mindfulness meditation programmes employed within education, work and healthcare settings.  The aim of these Read more…

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Kindness Balloon

Materials Required Objectives TOK firmly believe that kindness is a key and core value to maintaining a happy, healthy life, relationships and working environment for everyone… …so Team TOK thought we’d give you a little something; from us to you. Following the success of our viral “Balloon Monday” video from earlier this Read more…

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Guidelines for Brainstorming

  Idea generation phase: Limited time session No idea is silly One person’s crazy idea leads to another’s inspiration Listen actively Keep an open mind Don’t judge Build upon other people’s ideas Think about what was just said…look for slightly different positions Think about what was just said…look for opposite Read more…

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Key Questions

Objectives To help your team agree and communicate the following information about any issue that your team faces – what the issue is, why is it important, how are we dealing with it and what are the costs and benefits of addressing the issue. Time 45 minutes  Materials Required Flip Read more…

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All Stressed Out

Objectives To improve the team’s performance by helping team members reduce their stress levels. Time 45 minutes Materials Required The “Understanding Stress” handout. Flip chart and marker pens. Click here to Download Understanding Stress Handout Instructions The activity leader asks the rest of the team members to call out examples Read more…

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Top Twenty Time Traps

Objectives To improve the team’s output – impact by helping the team eliminate time-wasting activities and so be more productive. To learn time management solutions from each other. Time 30 minutes Materials Required The “top twenty time wasters” handout. Flip chart and marker pens. Click here to Download Time Wasters Read more…

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Pass The Problem

Objectives To help the team to focus on process or climate characteristics rather than task characteristics. To help a team to develop a good team climate to underpin their effectiveness at getting tasks done. To practise open discussion on sensitive issues. Time 30 – 45  Minutes Materials Required Notepads and Read more…

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