• Skillnet: Wellness : The "Art of Chill" - a foundation for growth and productivity (31st Jan 2020)

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    Name: Skillnet: Wellness : The "Art of Chill" - a foundation for growth and productivity (31st Jan 2020)
    Date: January 31, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM GMT
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    Event Description:
    Event Description:
    The ‘Art of chill’ - a foundation for growth and productivity

    ‘To chill’ is to be free of thoughts, concerns, judgement and as a result limitations. It is a place
    of creativity, productivity and growth. It is a place of being grounded with no restrictions. It is a
    place of freedom. For a business leader, in the modern world it is the ultimate place to be - a
    place of blue ocean thinking with zero limits or excuses.


    Why the ‘Art of Chill’?
    Modern life is full of busyness and many weapons of mass distraction. There are so many
    things to consider - emails, targets, customers, staff, deadlines, problems, growth, Brexit etc.
    Being able to access your space of inner chill, is the perfect preparation to help you identify the
    truly important things and harness your energy so you have the clarity, courage and drive to
    deal with them in the best way. Regular visits to ‘chill’ and freedom brings awareness,
    acceptance, the right perspective and enables you to focus your energy for action and results in
    daily life.

    The current context
    With 80% of employees in Ireland experiencing increased stress and an estimated 11 million
    days lost through absenteeism at a cost of €1.5 billion to employers annually (or €818 per
    person) and the cost of 'presenteeism' estimated at ten times that and all rising, the benefits of
    strategic wellbeing at work programmes have never been more necessary or better understood.
    The busyness of the modern world is overwhelming many. Too much thinking can turn people
    into machines. Alternating between the autopilot, and doing and thinking brings no rest and adversely affects intuition and innovation. Ireland currently has one of
    the highest rates of mental health illness in Europe, ranking joint third out of the 36 countries
    surveyed in the annual Health at a Glance report (OECD, 2018). In 2016, 18.5 per cent of the
    Irish population was recorded as having a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety,
    bipolar, schizophrenia,or alcohol or drug use. Unhealthy stress is contagious.
    The world is changing rapidly. For millennia, business was based 30 percent on technology and
    70 percent on people. This ratio has reversed recently placing even greater pressure on the
    people that are at work. Higher demands and expectations, the global economy, a 24 hour
    always on culture and expectations for instant service and response all adds to the stress and
    fear people feel.

    The solution - Being present and chilled
    A Harvard study says that people are in the ‘present’ about 50% of the time. The rest of the
    time, they are in the past, the future, in their heads or on autopilot. Imagine how much more we
    could all be, do and achieve if we start work from a place of chill - a place of being present but without judgements, worries or limits
    and the clarity and insights that would bring. This would enable us to see things in the
    right perspective - so we can identify the solutions to problems and see the opportunities and
    pitfalls more clearly in every situation. 

    Creating a foundation for growth and productivity at work
    This session will help you experience the ‘art and value of chill’ and bring it into your daily life.     

    Topics include:
    ○ The Art of Chill
    ○ The Current Context of Rapid Change, Stress and Disruption
    ○ Productivity - The facts and proven best strategies (and how not to be a ‘busy fool”)
    ○ Practices and perspectives to help you ‘chill’
    ○ Developing your intuition
    ○ The Growth Equation: Stress + Rest = Growth (and Stress + No Rest = Burnout)
    ○ The importance of sleep
    ○ Achieving inner balance
    ○ Technology and screen time - who’s the boss?
    ○ Creating a productive, positive culture with no excuses
    ○ Team wellbeing, making 1 + 1 = 11
    ○ Getting the ‘best’ versus the ‘most’ out of yourself
    ○ Personal Action plan

    The session will be run over ½ day on Jan 31st, 2020 - from 9:30 to 1:30 and followed by
    lunch. Handouts and a relaxation recording will be given.


    About the facilitator
    Calodagh worked in the high-stress environment of
    International emergency response and development
    programming responding to man-made and natural disasters
    in Africa and Asia for 14 years. She is now CEO of Spiritual
    Earth. Using practices and knowledge derived from ancient
    wisdom and validated by modern science, their programmes
    help people effectively manage stress, enhance performance,
    boost overall wellbeing and leadership and achieve inner
    balance. The Spiritual Earth programmes address the many
    pillars of wellbeing – physical, intellectual, emotional, social
    and creative. Calodagh writes a regular weekly column on
    Wellbeing for Independent Regional Publications around
    Ireland. Current Clients include a range of Fortune 500
    Companies, Companies working in Manufacturing and IT,
    NGOs, Government offices, entrepreneurs and SMEs.
    Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
    Date/Time Information:
    Jan 31st  2020
    9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    Members: €125*
    Non-members: €150
    (Including light lunch)

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