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Finding New Perspectives Workshops

Finding New Perspectives Workshops

I love the gathering of people and providing a space for them to connect to their world, look at a challenge, see things differently and gain insight into how to move forward. Figurines of all shapes and sizes provided rich symbolism, making the unknown known, and...

Why Pipecleaner glasses?

Why Pipecleaner glasses?

Did you know that pipecleaner glasses help the rest of the world go on hold for a while and bring some fun, lightness and invigorating energy? They were the perfect accessory for a mid year RESET session with a team on Friday. This is wellbeing in action - it is cold,...

Launch of wellbeing program with Barossa Council

Launch of wellbeing program with Barossa Council

Fabulous to attend The Barossa Council launch of the employee wellbeing and resilience program this morning. I am pleased to be one of the providers in this program and am so so happy that the council has committed to embracing wellbeing for all staff as they...

A bumpy ride to Womens Wisdom and wellbeing

A bumpy ride to Womens Wisdom and wellbeing

Braving the high seas is a little like talking about mental health. We did both yesterday as we ventured to Kangaroo Island to facilitate a women's wellbeing event. Sharing experiences is so so important with attendees being able to consider what they show the world...

Being responsibALL with Pernod Ricard

Being responsibALL with Pernod Ricard

Super impressed that a global company with over 19,000 employees would have a day where everyone takes the day to focus on their values, people and community. With this years responsibALL day theme being wellbeing, in Adelaide I asked the question how are you? how do...

Bel Ryan on The Purpose Edge Podcast with Phil Preston

Bel Ryan on The Purpose Edge Podcast with Phil Preston

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ZUVHKvWMRgHg48HWXzQSi Through her work and lived experiences, Bel has developed invaluable insights into grief, stress, vicarious trauma and mental health. She is driven by her belief in ‘keeping things real’ and passionate about...

Ignite Art Therapies lunchtime session (DMAW Lawyers)

Ignite Art Therapies lunchtime session (DMAW Lawyers)

Originally published on DMAW Lawyers Our commercial team recently welcomed Bel Ryan from Ignite Art Therapies to the office for an entertaining, thought-provoking lunch time session.  The group was divided into teams and tasked with creating art pieces that reflected...

How Network 10 Navigated the Death of Jock Zonfrillo

How Network 10 Navigated the Death of Jock Zonfrillo

I have been observing with interest how Network 10 has navigated the shock death of Jock Zonfrillo. Managing what needed to happen practically, combined with the raw reactions, not only from those closest to Jock, his colleagues but also the community at...

How to explore with clients – training with Yarrow Place

How to explore with clients – training with Yarrow Place

I loved spending time with a social work team from Yarrow Place to look at different engagement techniques yesterday. They will now trial some of the strategies and we will meet again to look at challenges, celebrate wins, consider other options, bring new ideas and...

Putting your own oxygen mask on first with AHRI

Putting your own oxygen mask on first with AHRI

When asked about the challenges in your role 'Making sure I support my team, my clients, my family and then there's no time for me' 'feeling like nothing can be finished' 'Lack of support and clarity from other departments' 'Under resourced Conflicting priorities,...

Behind the highlight reel

Behind the highlight reel

Often the highlight reel is shared but today I am getting real. I ask at my workshops - how are you? how are you really? and how do you know? This morning all the signs were there that I needed something for me - the body was sore and lethargic, foggy brain and I felt...

I hated every part of that!

I hated every part of that!

“I hated every part of that. it was terrible and it makes me sooo frustrated, it was pointless and I just want to chuck it all in the bin” If that was said to you in a workshop, how would you react? Maybe you would go into justification, be offended or think that your...

A very creative and unique brief with Credit Union SA

A very creative and unique brief with Credit Union SA

https://youtu.be/_53TWHhN_4E The brief was to connect staff in the branches (six different locations including Pt Augusta), look at their wellbeing, reflect on their self care, give them tools and have them feel part of the larger organisation - all within 45 mins in...

Creating 2023

Creating 2023

I am still reflecting on last Saturday where a wonderful group of people gathered to look at life through various mediums, discussions, reflections, sharing and connection at Creating 2023. The paper, plasticine, embellishments, masks, markers, question cards, paint...

How would you represent your organisation?

How would you represent your organisation?

If you were to describe your workplace symbolically, I wonder what you would come up with. Recently, in one of my team workshops  a group created a train that was off track with  none of the carriages being joined together.  Another group described the organisation as...

A ReNewday

A ReNewday

It's not everyday that you go on stage with a bunch of pipe cleaners to guide the audience through a creative reflection on what they have experienced throughout the day. That is exactly what happened at Newday Leadership Summit – colours, shapes, twists and...

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

It is so important and essential to recognise the influence you have to talk to someone about their #mentalhealth. We all have the power to make a difference and assist someone to feel supported and seek further help just like someone who may have sprained their...

What’s on your plate – Wellfest Adelaide

What’s on your plate – Wellfest Adelaide

It is wonderful when a group comes together to create, reflects and shares with one another. you could feel the warm connections at our WellFest event at Studio Safari last night. Insights of doing the things that light you up, soaking up love, where to focus energy,...

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