DBN Wellbeing Awareness Month

May is DBN wellbeing awareness month and we have approached some of our members to help promote an overall awareness for the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing, including social, physical, emotional, community and environmental wellbeing. Something never before so important in these challenging times of ours.

Throughout the month of May we will be sharing stories, advice, hints and tips to promote wellbeing awareness within our business community.  We have also organised a netwalk on the 14th May which we hope will begin the transition from being in lockdown to face to face networking again.


DBN Netwalk: Friday 14th May

Come join us on Friday 14th May for a DBN netwalk!

Due to socially distance reasons places will be limited and booking is on a first come first served basis.

We will meet at Pow Hill car park (Derwent Reservoir nr Boat Shack) at 9am and will take a walk along the water front before returning to the Boat Shack for refreshments.

Please dress sensibly. The walk will be subject to weather conditions so if it's forecast for rain, hail and snow we'll have to postpone! 

Gillian Fortune from Feel Good CIC

No Nonsense Stress Busting Sessions for Busy People

Gillian Fortune has become a Go-To expert in helping people to tackle stress - and boy does she know her stuff!

With years of experience as a specialist trainer in stress management, resilience-building and emotional wellbeing, she designed Stress Express for three reasons:

  • Because practical action is the way to tackle stress
  • You don't want to have to 'think' when stressed
  • You want to feel in control, in that moment of stress

 
Stress Express delivers that!

Gillian has created four special videos especially for DBN wellbeing month. In each video she imparts practical advice to help cope with stressful situations.  Gillian offers 'Stress Express' courses for busy people and for the workplace. Fore more information visit Gillians website https://www.feelgoodcic.com/ 

Dr Jane Anderson from JCA Consult Ltd

JCA Consult Ltd works with your organisation to deliver a reasonable, achievable, and believable combination of longterm strategic planning and practical quick-win operational measures to create sustainable organisational wellbeing.

Using their own framework they work with you and your people to revisit the very infrastructure of your organisation to test core values and tailor behaviour assumptions. The effect is immediate: people feel 'heard',  relevant, and more open to growth.  The resulting cultural shift is authentic and unique to your organisation giving everyone a genuine reason to be there.   

It's important that people know why they are coming to work, that they know they are valued and understand why they are valued, what they contribute. Otherwise, this part of their life can become meaningless. And it's a big part!

Jane Anderson PhD has sent us a collection of her 'wellbeing' blogs written from personal experiences.  Find out more about Janes services at https://www.jcaconsult.co.uk/

Pauline Thompson from Imago Natural Skincare

Pauline has been making handmade and bespoke skin care products since 2004.  The raw materials used in her products are derived from plant and marine sources!

As a qualified aromatherapist, Pauline uses specially selected essential oils to give fragrance and enhance the effectiveness of her skincare products.  

All the essential oils Pauline uses have therapeutic effects, common essential oils used in aromatherapy have health benefits such as:

  • Lavender is used to relieve stress, treat depression, reduce inflammation, and act as a natural decongestant.
  • Eucalyptus can fight migraines, fevers, respiratory issues, and bacterial infections.
  • Chamomile is a soothing essential oil that has antibacterial properties and can reduce inflammation and chronic pain.
  • Bergamot is used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, skin infections, and fatigue.
  • Peppermint is a stimulant that can sharpen your focus, enhance your mental alertness, and boost your energy.

Two specific wellbeing products that Pauline makes are;

Sleep Tight Pillow Spray and Roll-on Tranquillity

Both of these products are formulated with a specific blend of essential oils to help with sleep at night and to help with mood, stress, anxiety during the day.

Pauline also runs Imago Beauty and Holistics at Shotley Bridge!

She is a holistic therapist and offers a range of treatments that contribute to wellbeing such as reflexology, reiki, massage, body brushing, hot stones and facials.  Her ultimate de-stress treatment comprises a back massage and and face and scalp massage that just lets you float out of the salon!
You can find out more about Paulines natural skincare range HERE or if you're after something a little more 'hands on' why don't you pay a visit to her salon at https://www.imagobeautyandholi...

We will be updating our website with more wellbeing hints and tips from our members so be sure to keep checking in during the month of May.