As part of Russell Bedford’s holistic approach to training and development, last Thursday, 8 October 2020, the network welcomed Michael Quigley, author, coach and director at Kataholos, leadership and training group, for an online session to share with the team some important tools for ‘Looking after YOU’.
In the one-hour session Russell Bedford team learned vital skills for guaranteeing their overall health and wellbeing, including effective strategies for dealing with stress, worry and choices, all of which are particularly prevalent in these uncertain times.
Michael discussed the key components for ensuring health and wellbeing, including advice for maintaining a healthy body through food, exercise and sleep. He shared techniques for maintaining a healthy mind, including how to manage negative thoughts and introduced tools such as meditation and breath-work, to aid how we react to stressful situations.
During the session, Michael gave a tour of the Kataholos online course, free to Russell Bedford members, which provides a wonderfully unique way to look after your health and wellbeing, equipping users with the skills and strategies to thrive in our modern world.
Through the course Michael helps members explore and learn about the five areas of health: body, mind, spirit, emotional and digital health through engaging videos. Members are encouraged to progress their learning by completing an accompanying handbook to support reflection and understanding, helping members gain more appreciation in their lives, taking their prospects to a whole new level.
Stephen Hamlet, Russell Bedford CEO said: "As most of us around the world have had to make some level of adjustment to various aspects of our lives over the past few months, many will have struggled with adapting to so many changes and so much uncertainty. It’s completely understandable and acceptable to feel overwhelmed by the anxieties of change and ongoing uncertainty, which has resulted in many having to make difficult choices, leading to worry and various levels of stress.”
He added: "It’s never been so important for us to look after ourselves and those around us. This is why we sought to bring our members some practical support and remind them that they’re not alone in the struggles they might face. Michael’s warmth and considered approach, with concise 'easy to follow' guidance is exactly the type of support that we all need at this time. I’m delighted to be able to bring this opportunity to our members around the world and help individuals within our firms invest in themselves.”