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Code: SGC/21/0724 Art of Brilliance - Re-energise and restore - a boost of energy, happiness and resilience (EVENT FULL)

At ‘Art of Brilliance’, human flourishing is our thing. With the world in pandemic pandemonium we are bringing the ‘Art of Being Brilliant’ experience to South Gloucestershire Council with just one aim: to re-energise and restore; and give you a boost of energy, happiness and resilience.

The programme is backed by 20 years of research into the science of positive psychology, headed by a Doctor of Happiness and a team of world class trainers who have delivered wellbeing programmes all around the world.
We would LOVE for you to join because the world deserves the best you. Your colleagues and loved ones deserve the best you. Most importantly, you deserve the best you.

This is a 12 week course consisting of 8 webinars (content and activities) and 4 community calls (additional support)

The course will be delivered via MS Teams.  To add a meeting to your calendar - 
1. Open a calendar appointment at the relevant time
2. Right click on the link in the attached document and choose 'Copy Link' or 'Copy Shortcut'
3. Paste the meeting link into the open calendar appointment and save it
4. Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 28 April 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 05 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map
4 12 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
5 19 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
6 26 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map
7 02 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
8 09 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
9 16 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map
10 23 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
11 30 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
12 07 July 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map

Code: SGC/20/0818 Seven Ways to Build Resilience

Resilience is something you do, not what you have and therefore is a skill you can develop within yourself. This is a time where a great deal of resilience is needed and this online course can help you gain skills, knowledge and the ability to deal with challenges in more resilient ways. This course will introduce you to resilience skills, insights, strategies and practices.Based on Chris Johnstone's book Seven Ways to Build Resilience, this companion online course describes seven essential skills that help your resilience grow. With about two hours of video divided into short, easy to watch episodes, the course introduces insights and strategies that strengthen your ability to deal with difficult times. This online course includes storyboarding, emotional first aid, thinking flexibly, overload management, problem solving, strengthening support, stickability, overview and next steps.

Please note this is an online course which you can work through at your own time and pace.  Once your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with the details attached of how to register.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 31 December 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0785 Journalling for Wellbeing (self-study course)

In stressful times it’s important to find different tools that can support you to manage your own wellbeing. There is an increasing body of evidence which shows the link between writing as a therapeutic practice and enhanced wellbeing. This course is intended to give you an overview of different methods and formats you can use to develop a journaling practice that works for you. You can work through it at your own pace or in small groups where you may wish to do this with colleagues.

This online course covers the different ways to journal, including with paper and pen or online methods and techniques which may be creative and expressive or fact based documentation. It also includes the benefits of savouring positive emotions through reminding, reinforcing and recording events. There will be exercises you can try for yourself and wellbeing tools. This course includes the five ways of wellbeing, which has a scientific basis and is endorsed by the NHS, it also includes the PERMA model from positive psychology and happiness habits both containing the elements which have been scientifically proven to boost levels of happiness.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0630 Work life balance when working from home (self-study course)

Work life balance is a phrase originally used at a time when an increasing number of employees were part of the paid workforce, whilst also taking on the majority of the work in the family home. Now the term is used to describe the proportion of time and energy we dedicate to work life and home life. It is linked to our wellbeing and mental health.

This comprehensive course covers what is work life balance and tips to improve your wellbeing through re-balancing work life and demands at home. It considers what work/life balance is, the impact of imbalance in raising stress levels, setting boundaries, delegation, ways to enhance your wellbeing and steps you can take in work to find the balance.

If this course raises any issues for you it would be helpful to discuss please book a wellbeing coaching session, via the website and one of our coaches will give you an opportunity to explore creating greater balance in your life.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map