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Helen will be giving a talk with her co-author Dr David Beales on 'Recovery Strategies: From Hyperarousal to Resilience' in London on 9 May. You can book up on www.isma.org.uk/london-regional-event/. For further information see this PDF. This talk is based on their book EMOTIONAL HEALING FOR DUMMIES and provides strategies combining David's experience as a medical doctor specialising in the health implications of stress with Helen's experience as a Cognitive-Behavioural Coach helping people learn to manage themselves and their lives whilst under pressure.
Helen has just had her poem 'Tsunami Forces' accepted for publication in Acumen Poetry Journal http://www.acumen-poetry.co.uk. It will be published in the May edition, issue 76. It is based on her observations of a visit to Japan and reflections on the 2011 tsunami
Helen has contributed a coaching programme to a new app called MyAppMentor. This is a unique app that combines life and career coaching with fitness, health and nutrition.
The topics Helen covers on the app coaching programme – which can support you through change over a period of weeks – are:
Helen has contributed coaching tips on several subjects to the Askimo website.
Helen gave a talk to students at Nottingham Trent University on successful teamworking. Students following courses in marketing, communication and fashion learnt about what it takes to create a successful team applying the Herrmann HBDI thinking preference model. Also the importance for students of networking – and not being overwhelmed with gloom at the prospect of entering the workforce at a time of recession. Helen shared her own experiences of setting up Positiveworks in 1993 in the heart of an economic downturn and suggested that there are always opportunities in the midst of problems.
In February 2013 Helen gave a talk to Northern Powergrid at a conference for Health and Safety managers. She covered the subject of how to manage the health and safety of workers and specifically looked at issues related to managing the wellbeing of older workers. She also introduced the necessity of helping construction and power workers learn the art of mindful attention, which is a training of the brain to be in the present moment. Present-awareness can reduce accidents.
Helen has written an article on flexible working for the Human Solutions bulletin. This was in response to Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer revoking flexible working options. You can read Helen's comments and reasons to support flexible working and work-life balance here
In January 2013 Helen gave a talk to the Association for Coaching Bucks group on Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching. Helen covered the philosophy, principles and practice of CBC, including case studies of how she has practised this over a period of 20 years for a variety of clients in both the public and private sector both in the UK and worldwide. The feedback was excellent, with comments that it made a complex subject easy to understand so that people could go away with real understanding of its practical applications.
Helen Whitten will be commenting on work-life balance issues with Cath Bailey, European Head of HR for Kellogg's on Thursday morning lst October. Kellogg's recently was voted one of the top 30 best companies to work for in the UK in the annual Sunday Times rankings. Helen and Cath will be discussing the benefits for companies of flexible working and developing a culture that nurtures staff performance and motivation. Join Cath and Helen live online at 2.30pm at: how to create a productive workforce. You can submit questions on this link too.
Helen explains how Cognitive Behavioural Coaching helps you get life in perspective and feel more positive. Click here to read the article.
Read Helen's article from Stress News on how to apply Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching Techniques to give young people an advantage in managing their lives. Click here to read the article.
Helen shares tips on how to develop creativity in meetings through diversity of approach in her latest article for Digby Morgan. Click here to read the article.
Helen Whitten's tip on peak performance that appeared in Cosmopolitan.
Helen Whitten's tip on those experiencing redundancy which appeared in Edge.
Helen Whitten recommends Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching techniques to motivate staff through change and uncertainty in this article for Changeboard.com
Helen's tips to develop confidence in newly qualified teachers. View article here at TES Connect.
Helen is contributing articles to HR Recruitment specialist Digby Morgan's website. She begins with tips to help managers inspire their staff, published on Digby-Morgan's website'. You can view the article here or on The Digby-Morgan website.
Helen Whitten comments on the stress being caused by the current recession, and explains why men and women are responding differently.
Read Helens latest article for recruitment specialists monster.com on how to create an effective team. View article here at monster.com
See Helen's story and tips for a career change.
Helen Whitten gave a talk on ‘Managing Stress is a Strategic Issue’ to the London HR Connection at The Energy Clinic on 9th January. The talk covered three main points:
Helen Whitten is now a CEDR Accredited Mediator and can assist with mediation issues. Please contact her for further information.
Michael Noer, writing for Forbes.com on 22 August, advised men not to marry career women. Read Helen Whitten's responding article.
Helen Whitten was on the Anita Anand show on Radio Five Live on Tuesday 8th August discussing whether Tony Blair should remain in touch with the office while he is on holiday. She gave some examples and tips about how people can manage the demands of email and mobile phone technology so as to relax and enjoy their time away. See her Tips for a Relaxed and Technology-Free Holiday.
On Friday 11th August Helen Whitten discussed work-life balance and how to have a relaxed and technology-free holiday on BBC Radio Scotland on the MacAulay & Co Show.
Helen Whitten gave a talk on work-life balance “Walking the Talk; being a positive, healthy and balanced manager” at a 2-day conference “In sickness and in Work: the business of health, work and wellbeing” for the Metropolitan Police at the Heathrow Marriott Hotel, 26-27th June 2006.
Helen Whitten and Keren Smedley gave a talk at the CIPD seminar “Work-Life Changes in the Third Age” on Wednesday, 15 March 2006.
This event was hosted by the CIPD Central London Branchs Third Age Group.
Their session covered the practical implications of the Age Discrimination Act and demographic changes.
Helen Whitten and Diane Carrington appeared on the BBC Radio London Sadie Nine Show on 24 February 2006. They talked about their recently published book FUTURE DIRECTIONS: Practical Ways to Develop Emotional Intelligence and Confidence in Young People and took calls listeners with comments and questions about how young people can choose a career and enter the workplace with confidence.
Helen Whitten and Diane Carrington have written a book entitled FUTURE DIRECTIONS, Practical ways to develop emotional intelligence and confidence in young people. This is aimed to help teachers support school-leavers in making the transition from school to the workplace. Published by Network Educational Press, it is now available to buy from Amazon.
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Helen Whitten and Keren Smedley have written a book for Gower Publishing entitled AGE MATTERS, Recruiting, Managing and Motivating the Older Workforce, published in 2006.
ArticlesFor 2 articles on managing stress and work-life balance by Helen Whitten published in Stress News, the journal of the International Stress Management Association UK.
The Work-Life Balance Trust will not be holding further Work-Life Balance Conferences. The Trust has achieved its original aims of putting work-life balance on the agenda of government and business. Helen Whitten and colleagues will be available to offer advice, consultancy, training and coaching to organisations and individuals needing to address work-life balance issues.
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