From January to December 2021,
12 months of reflection and reconnection to what really matters.

Union Syndicale invites you to a series of eleven online and very interactive lunchtime workshops with real life focus to find passion, motivation and purpose in your life.

Well-being 101 with Andy Whittle

The fourth workshop – “Control, care, continuity, creativity & compassion – The 5 Cs to read life situations” will take place on Tuesday, 13 April from 12h30 to 14h15.

You are cordially invited to the very first in a series of experiential workshops where we will explore all the various facets of what wellbeing is, to look at how important it is to our mental and physical health and gain some ideas into how we can start to look after ourselves and each other much better.

In this first session of 90 minutes we will cover what the dictionary definition of wellbeing is and also what it means to you. We will then take a look at some quick wins, things we can do right now to check how we are, see where things need to be improved and make a plan to change what we are doing in order to look after ourselves.

You will come away with some of the basic things you can implement in your daily routine to increase your own Well-being factor.

The workshop will take place in English and will not be recorded.

What should you bring to the workshop?

An open mind, a willingness to participate and some ideas of your own to share.

You will also need to have a pen and paper at the ready, or you maybe have a favourite notebook you can use (you can choose to have one notebook dedicated to the whole series, it will be fun to go back to previous sessions!). There will be some writing and doodling during the workshop.

More about the whole series

 These workshops are designed to help you take a deeper look at what wellbeing means for you and for your context when joggling with all the unknowns of the current period. You can follow all workshops or only those that “speak” louder to you. We are going to create a safe space for learning and sharing, talking and reflecting silently, whatever works so that you feel that you’ve got a better grasp on how to stay safe and healthy, how to be kinder to yourself and better at supporting others.

Each workshop will propose some pre-work, some homework and bibliography, if you feel like deepening your understanding of specific topics. These will not mean a lot of work but will help you integrate what is discussed in the workshop and continue the reflection at home. The approach is supported by reliable scientific models and statistics.

You will be able to continue the discussion, if you want, in the Facebook group we have created and where you’ll find most of the information and resources used for the class, plus more conversation and support.

This is not a course, this is a community.

More information and enrollment

  • Tuesday, 12 January 2021 : Wellbeing 101 – Discovering my definition of well-being
  • Tuesday, 23 February 2021: Looking at our Values and Beliefs – The ROSE Model
  • Tuesday, 16 March 2021: Confinement with your Significant Other – How to make it work
  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021: Control, care, continuity, creativity & compassion – The 5 Cs to read life situations
  • Tuesday, 18 May 2021: Resilience and connection through Empathy and storytelling
  • Tuesday, 15 June 2021: Never run on empty – train your bounce back ability!

About Andy

Andy’s passion and motivation in life is to build a much kinder and happier world through thought-provoking and uplifting workshops and seminars. He loves to share tools and methods that help people be more creative as well as to gain the life-skills necessary to be better connected to themselves and the world around them. He does this using his own methodology based on the years of experience he has built up running workshops.

Andy is an EMCC Accredited and certified Life, Executive and Wellbeing coach. He is happiest when he can help people reach their full potential and thrive in today’s stressful world. He is also a well-known trainer and event host. For more info : https://www.andywhittle.be/

Recommended resources

Here are some suggestions for books to read and videos to watch, in general TED talks which are associated with the books plus a few gratitude exercises.

Any Brené Brown books (Gift of imperfections, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly)

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability

Martin Seligman and his book Flourish

https://www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_the_new_era_of_positive_psychology

Nigel Marsh – Book Fat, Forty and Fired

https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work

Tom Oxley 

https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_oxley_workplace_mental_health_all_you_need_to_know_for_now

Practicing Gratitude:

https://www.mindful.org/an-introduction-to-mindful-gratitude/

Positive Psychology links

https://positivepsychology.com/gratitude-exercises/