Example of Business Submission to NIMITE supporting students and staff

From Fran Doidge from Coaching for Wellbeing

Increasing Wellbeing for NMITE Students and Staff

In order to learn well students require a feeling of Wellbeing. A Holistic approach covering body mind heart and spirit is most effective. Young adults in particular respond well to this approach.

We experience a feeling of WELLBEING when we are able to respond to challenges and stress quickly and achieve our goals efficiently because our systems are running at an optimum level for us as the unique individual we are. 

Having a great deal of experience in massage I particularly encourage a student to be aware of how learning benefits from an enhanced body awareness; and share with them the skills to achieve this.
A close association with nature and a positive working environment are also known to be beneficial.

My website www.coachingforwellbeing.co.uk offers exercises and videos to explain the process towards wellbeing and below are excerpts from my Wellbeing page – blue indicates links to further information.

I have been working with clients offering both coaching and Aromatherapy massage for 30 years and offer a great depth and breadth of experience enabling me to adapt to any individual according to their particular range of needs.

I am able to offer either 1 to 1 sessions (face to face or via Zoom) or 0n-line training for groups of students covering Wellbeing as a whole or focusing on particular issues for example loneliness, low self-esteem or building confidence.  

NHS steps to Wellbeing

1. Connect with people – creates good relationships
2. Be physically active setting simple goals and achieving them; increasing self-esteem
3. Learn new skills building a sense of self-worth and meeting new people
4. Giving to others and showing kindness towards people as well as your family creates a sense or reward and self-worth promoting feelings of happiness
5. Pay attention to the present moment = mindfulness. Your thoughts, feelings and the world around you. Savouring the moment

The newsletter UPLIFT tells us that  – Wellbeing is something that is hard to define and yet we all have an understanding of what it is. It derives from how you feel about yourself and your life, whether things are going well, and how you cope with stress. Wellbeing changes over time and is influenced by every aspect of our lives, from close friendships to feeling that you belong and a sense of purpose

Our body has to be working efficiently as well to experience a feeling full of Wellbeing. This is when all of the amazing systems in our body are working well together and as a team – seeking to keep us healthy and well;

Nerves and brain
Hormones
Immune system
Digestive system
Autonomic nervous system (you will have heard it called the sympathetic nervous system)

The way our body carries out it’s work is unique according to our DNA and we will respond to life and it’s challenges in our own way. Our systems are guided via our hypothalamus in the brain and we have our own strengths and weaknesses. We have to make the best of our strengths and support our weaknesses.

From www.mind.org.uk
1. Connect with people – creates good relationships 

Phone someone instead of sending an email or text
Speak to someone new
Ask someone how their weekend was – and really listen to their answer
Give a colleague a lift to work or share your journey with them

2. Be physically active setting simple goals and achieving them; increasing self-esteem

A walk with a friend means you’re connecting and active at the same time
Walk upstairs rather than taking the lift
Get off the bus a stop or two before your stop
Have a kick about in the park
Walk to someone’s desk instead of sending an email
Yoga stretches are great too
Spending time in nature is really important too and there is alot of research which shows the benefits

3. Learn new skills building a sense of self-worth and meeting new people

Setting goals is strongly associated with higher levels of Wellbeing 
Read a book or the news
Find out something about a colleague
Sign up for a class
Join a book club
Try Sudoku or a crossword
Research something you have wondered about

4. Giving to others and showing kindness towards people creates a sense or reward and self-worth promoting feelings of happiness

Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy
Research shows that committing an act of kindness once a week over a period of 6 weeks is associated with increased Wellbeing
It’s important that we are kind to ourselves as well.

5. Pay attention to the present moment = mindfulness. Your thoughts, feelings and the world around you. Savouring the moment

Heightened awareness also enhances your self-understanding which helps you to make more positive choices based on your own values and motivations Take some time to enjoy the moment and notice the environment  AND NATURE around you.

Your Physical Wellbeing
As well as feeling mentally well it’s important that we care for our body too.
It’s important that we keep active and USE our body and at the same time CARE for our body
Exercise classes 
Yoga classes
Self Massage and Massage treatments soothe and relax the body

See the Comfortable Body page on my website 

Research reveals there are four areas of mental training that can significantly improve a person’s wellbeing: resilience, outlook, awareness, and generosity. “Each of these four is rooted in neural circuits, and each of these neural circuits exhibits plasticity,” This is explained by Neuroscientist Richard J Davidson. “So we know that if we exercise these circuits, they will strengthen.” This is shown in studies into Neuroplasticity on my website.

Contact me either via email at fran@coachingforwellbeing.co.uk or call/text 07974 400575

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