2020 Year In Review: Three Celebrated Achievements

Emotions can run high at this time of the year, as Christmas approaches and with the end of the year not too far away. Are you counting down the days to 2021? A new year with new possibilities, new hope and renewed optimism—where the challenges of 2020 can be put behind us. Do you wonder […]

What Will You Miss This Christmas?

This Christmas will be slightly strange for many, as we try to navigate the restrictions that have been imposed because of the pandemic.  Spare a thought for those whose families reside further afield, in different parts of the country—or, in some cases, in other countries. I hear stories on a daily basis from clients who […]

BBC Radio Sheffield Simon’s Journey of Faith Interview

Simon’s Journey of Faith guest recently was Mike Lawrence. Mike, who works as a Health and Wellbeing Consultant, shared some of the moments in his life when his Christian faith has guided and supported him. Listen back here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08srq60 Interview in two parts at 35 minutes and 46 minutes.

COVID-19 Remedies for people suffering with a Mental Health Condition

You may find it harder to get support and harder to follow your usual way of coping.   Many are managing to cope using skills learned through experience.    So, what are some of the mental health challenges?   The constant media commentary and regularly government briefings  can be a trigger for people who experience […]

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How I Continued To Support My Clients Through Lockdown Due To A Pandemic!!

Monday 23rd March seems a long time away, but that was the last client I saw face to face in my clinic in Broomhill Sheffield. I remember the session very well; she wasn’t typical of my clients. They are usually aged between 40 – 50, women business owners who are suffering due to the loss […]

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5 Areas of Your Life to Improve Your Wellbeing

Imagine, we bring in the dawn of a new decade in January 2020, you make your New Years’ resolution, set goals such as lose weight, stop smoking, save money, find new love, or seek a new career. Then we start planning holidays, celebrating special occasions with friends, or book concert tickets (which I did in […]

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Mental Health At Work Challenges

In March, I attended the 10th Health & Wellbeing @ Work conference at the Birmingham NEC the event theme this year, changing culture and behaviour. Ironically due to the heightened alert and spread of the Coronavirus, the numbers attending in comparison to last year were visibly lower, several speakers and exhibitors also took the decision […]

Winner of one of the 2020 Best 3 Therapists Awards for the second year in a row

Mike Lawrence Holistic Therapies is celebrating – again! They had been recognised for the second year in a row by the Best 3 Awards this week for making a significant difference to local people’s lives. Mike’s mission is to empower people to achieve their aspirations in the workplace and everyday life. The award recognises that […]

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Will Christmas be ‘YOUR’ Tipping Point!!

It’s Christmas! Time off work. Presents to buy. Drinking and eating more than you would regularly and visiting friends, family, loved ones. The season of goodwill, cheer and demanding work priorities go on the back burner in favour Christmas merriments. Moreover, in our busy lives, that’s exactly what we need. What’s not to like? Recently […]

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Mental Health At Work At Christmas Time

Surviving Christmas Without It Weighing On Your Mental Health The festive break is not too far away, and the countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. If you’re like me, you may be thinking “How am I going to get everything done?” Christmas brings its challenges and that people can find the period quite […]

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Neurodiversity – Wellbeing In The Workplace

I was recently invited to co-host an HR Future Leaders Seminar in Leeds, organised by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Elevation Recruitment Group, on Neurodiversity in the Workplace, which is becoming an increasingly popular topic within HR. What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity refers to people with genetic differences such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Tourettes and various forms […]

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Workplace Wellbeing – Mental Health At Work

How many times during a week have you found yourself saying, “I’m fine” to a colleague or friend when in fact you don’t really mean it? I asked this question earlier this week to a group of employees during a 1-day Mental Health At Work Awareness training session that I was hosting near Sheffield. The […]