The Power of the Mantra

The origin of mantras The word mantra comes from the 18th century, meaning literally ‘a thought. A thought behind speech or action’. Its everyday use comes from the Indian Vedic tradition – a word or sound repeated to aid concentration, meditation or prayer. Recently, Group Director Nicky Marshall spent 3 weeks touring India. Part of which…

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Journaling, EQ and striving towards a better life

Journaling your way to happiness The Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum placed Emotional Intelligence or EQ at number 6 in the top 10 skills we will need in 2020 for us to thrive. For good reason. EQ is the “capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between…

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World Mental Health Day – Supporting others with their mental health

Supporting Those Struggling With Their Mental Health 10-20 minute read. On World Mental Health Day we want to make sure everyone feels supported. This blog is for those helping a friend or a loved one struggling with their mental health. We have pulled together information from reputable resources, but we are not trained doctors or…

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Anxiety? Moi?

We were asked to share our experiences in association with the Lord Mayor’s ‘This is me’ campaign. We feel that it’s so important to end the stigma around mental health. To read more go to TheLordMayorsAppeal.org. Anxiety? Moi? Have you ever had a situation where you felt completely side-swiped? Life is ticking along, you know…

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Workplace Wellbeing: more than plants and yoga sessions

What is ‘Wellbeing’ and how is this relevant to the workplace? According to the World Health Organisation a state of wellbeing is when: “Every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his…

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Bounce Beach Party at Business Showcase 2019!

The 9th Business Showcase South West was on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Ashton Gate Stadium. We shared a successful day with over 250 exhibitors, meeting amazing individuals and being inspired by the talks held on the day.   Beach balls, blow up palm trees and a flamingo?! To bring the fun to our stand…

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Calling All HR Professionals!

As April is Stress Awareness Month we asked HR expert Nina Mayler to write this guest blog for us: Calling all HR professionals! Are you feeling the stress of carrying a heavy employee relations caseload? Take the weight off your plate this month… As we see signs of early Spring with bouts of sunshine and slightly…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – What can we do next?

Workplace Mental Health  – a plan for action! How do you start your day? The Bounce team starts most days with a check in session – we ask questions of each other such as : How is your energy? How did you sleep? Is anything concerning you? This is aimed at ensuring we share the…

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Healthy body, healthy mind – be active, reduce stress & improve resilience

Most of us know that being active is good for us – the challenge is finding something you like to do and the time to do it. With the stresses of modern life, time plugged into screens and sedentary work on the rise, there’s a need to get moving both within the workplace and outside…

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Legs, ideals and the WI!

Tonight I had the pleasure of speaking about mental resilience at the local WI group. After a lovely warm welcome I started to share my story – of my diving injury and consequent stroke and how my stubborn streak and personal development had got me through. As I was speaking I could see nods of…

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