Our organization is dependent upon trust and confidentiality, both in terms of the user’s experience and in terms of our continuing to be able to offer our services as an Occupational Psychology Consultancy, and consequently ethically respecting your privacy is not just the right thing to do, it is also is essential for us to continue in business.
How women in science have shaped the way we work today. To mark the celebration of International Women’s day, we shine a spotlight on the most influential women right now who have shaped the Maria Paviour Company and the School of NeuChem Coaching. These women have challenged previous science to reveal radical new ideas which … Continue reading Women in science who have shaped our business
Real Living Wage At the Maria Paviour Company we work with a growing team to support wellbeing and mental health up and down the country. This is all well and good, but what use is this if we are unable to support and take care of our own? Our team is vast. Made up of … Continue reading Our commitment to the Real Living Wage
More choice, less wellbeing The natural instinct when you see somebody is suffering with their mental health, stressed, anxious, depressed, in a state of reduced wellbeing is that we should be offering as much support and as many options as possible. It seems to make sense. We want to help, and thinking that as not … Continue reading When Our Wellbeing is Challenged, Less is More.
The Thriving at Work report released in 2017 makes it clear: organisations have a responsibility to the mental health of their employees. The independent review into workplace mental health was commissioned by the Prime Minister in January 2017. Stevenson and Farmer's report looked at how employers can provide better support to all employees. There are … Continue reading Mental Health in the Workplace: Thriving at Work
Published on 26th October 2017, we have created a synopsis of the Stevenson/Farmer Thriving at Work report to give an overview of the main points of the report. The UK is facing a mental health crisis in the workplace. More people are off sick than ever before and more employees are struggling with mental health … Continue reading Thriving at Work (Stevenson/Farmer): a Synopsis
Stop breathing, and we... stop. Keep breathing, and we keep going. However, our breath may be key to more than just existing: new research is showing how the way we breathe is key to how quickly we make emotional judgements, and how we remember. The rhythm of our breathing creates electrical activity in our brain. … Continue reading Breathing is more than life: it’s memory, and decisions
Sing alone - transform your brain; sing together - amplify everything In the shower, in the car - or boldly, in public? Singing is transformative for our brains. Most of us do it in the shower, many in the car. Some go for it walking down the street - and how many smiles does that induce? Positively … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Singing
High awareness? Guilt? January? Cake's on our frontal lobes right now... It's all over the news Dentists across Britain are blaming "workplace cake culture" for rising health issues across the land. At the root (sorry) of the issue is sugar. Which plays havoc with us - psychologically and physically. The psychology of cake: peer pressure … Continue reading Cake – a quiet killer?
I’ve been measuring emotional engagement and well-being for over 18 years, and there is a significant change in the way people are self-reporting their wellbeing. I’m not talking about whether levels of well-being are generally rising or falling, I’m talking about the way in which people feel as opposed to the way they think...