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Everyday Ways of Working - Episode one

03 May 2022 | Barbara Bassa Forming part of our Connect Benefit Series on Organisational Wellbeing, the Everyday Ways of Working series comprises three recordings, each considering practical ways in which we can create more wellbeing at work on a personal and organisational level.

In this first recording, Advance HE's Senior Adviser Barbara Bassa considers the roots of our personal wellbeing at work, and talks about how, through turning the lens from “outside there” to “inside here”, we can become more empowered in relation to our wellbeing.

Using the “Wellbeing - linking the body, the mind and consciousness” model, Barbara explores how our deeper sense of purpose, identity, values at work, the beliefs that we hold about work and the emotions that we experience when working (fun, creativity, excitement or stress, anxiety and despondency) impact on our wellbeing.

The recording also features a reflective practice called “Developing two attentions” to help you consider your wellbeing when you are working.

Watch the recording below:

Connect Benefit Series: Organisational wellbeing
This recording is part of the Connect Benefit Series: Organisational wellbeing, which explores the link between healthy and prosperous universities and the wellbeing of staff and students. The second Everyday Ways of Working recording will be available on 16 May and the third on 6 June. Following the recordings, an interactive webinar - 'Implementing mindful ways of working and leading to promote organisational wellbeing' - will take place on 4 July at 11.00 BST during which colleagues from Advance HE member institutions are invited to reflect on the series. Find out more about the Organisational wellbeing project here.

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