The Gift of a Full Night’s Sleep

By Jennifer Cochran Executive Liaison Sometimes there are nights where you just can’t get to sleep. Or you fall asleep easily, but wake up in the early hours, and are suddenly wide awake. Is there anything as frustrating as tossing and turning for half the night? Dreading how tired you’re going to be the next day if you don’t get … Read More

Take Back Control of your Sleep!

Are you one of the millions of Americans who struggle with getting to sleep at night? Or do you fall asleep easily but have trouble staying asleep? All of us long for quality sleep, but many find that life frequently intervenes to make it harder and harder to experience. In our increasingly 24/7 world, insistent devices, bright screens and stressful … Read More

Mindful Eating – and our Free Audios – Build Mindfulness

Mindful eating – and our free audios – building your mindfulness If you’re one of the many people today interested in developing mindfulness to become a better leader, or maybe even to just boost your wellbeing, this blog is for you. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts, defines mindfulness as “paying attention … Read More

Resilience Assessments Reveal Risks to Employees and Organizations

By Kathy Cox Chief of Staff, Director of Communications & Operations Though burnout and trauma exposure have different causes and symptoms – and require different interventions and remedies – it’s well established that both are highly toxic to the wellbeing, resilience, and health of employees. Particularly concerning is that those “helpers” working in demanding environments – humanitarian aid workers, armed … Read More

Preparing Workforces for Demanding Environments

Does your industry include workers who operate in highly demanding environments? For example, health care, construction, law enforcement, counseling and social work professions have both predictable and unpredictable threats, pressures, and circumstances that create high levels of cumulative stress. Increasingly, one unpredictable concern in a number of settings is the threat of violence. The highest number of injuries in U.S. … Read More

Shared Responsibility Accelerates Workplace Resilience

By Nancy Spangler, PhD, OTR/L Workplaces are full of demands – most face some levels of uncertainty, pressures, and unpredictability. In addition, many of Greenleaf’s clients face more serious stressors, such as potential injury to themselves or their co-workers or the threat of violence. Such highly demanding environments place a tremendous strain on people if they remain hypervigilant to potential … Read More

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