Transforming the Workplace with Healthy Thinking

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Transforming the Workplace with Healthy Thinking

  1. 1. Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance - Kurt Vonnegut
  2. 2. Transforming the Workplace with Healthy Thinking John Weaver, Psy.D What Works Best in Health Promotion? Art & Science of Health Promotion March 17, 2009
  3. 3. Objectives • Participants will understand the emotional factors that interfere with attempts to make healthy lifestyle changes • Participants will be familiar with a tool to assess the six dimensions of wellness • Participants will be able to identify and understand how to address learned helplessness through training in optimism • Participants will be able to identify and understand how to address burnout through training in resilience • Participants will be able to identify and understand how to maintain long term change through training in mindfulness
  4. 4. The Problem Resistance to lifestyle changes
  5. 5. The Problem Physical • About 66% of adults over 20 are classified overweight or obese • 75% regain weight after 1 year, 95% regain it after 3 years.
  6. 6. The Problem Intellectual • 5.2 million people in the US have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia • It is the 7th leading cause of death • Rates are climbing
  7. 7. The Problem Social • The divorce rate for the 1st marriage is approximately 41%, for the 2nd 60%, and for the third 73% • At least 50% of children will spend part of their growing years in a single parent family
  8. 8. The Problem Vocational • 8.1% unemployment in the US in February, 2009. • Today less than half of all Americans are satisfied with their jobs, down from 61% twenty years ago. • 70% of employees said you have to work late and work overtime to get ahead, 61% of employers agreed.
  9. 9. The Problem Spirituality • About 1 in 4 Americans is devoutly religious • Those who identify themselves as “Christian” has dropped 20% in the past 20 years • 15% now say they have no religion
  10. 10. The Problem Emotional • Estimated 9.5% of adults and 5% of children have a depressive disorder in a given one-year period • Depression is the leading cost of health care and is approximately 70% higher than the next leading cost.
  11. 11. The Best Ideas for Motivation What are you doing that works?
  12. 12. Moving from external motivation to internal motivation
  13. 13. The Good News Positive Psychology Research – Focus is on STRENGTHS  easier lifestyle change – Focus on POSITIVE RECOGNITION  it’s continuation – Focus on “should”/“shouldn’t”  demoralization
  14. 14. Mental Fitness Coaching Assessment
  15. 15. Wellness
  16. 16. Behavior Wellness
  17. 17. Emotional State Behavior Wellness
  18. 18. Thinking Skills Emotional State Behavior Wellness
  19. 19. Thinking Skills Emotional State Behavior Wellness
  20. 20. Optimism
  21. 21. Learned Helplessness
  22. 22. Learned Helplessness The Experiment
  23. 23. Learned Helplessness The Experiment Applications to Real Life
  24. 24. I can’t… I always fail… I’m no good at… I tried that before… With my luck…
  25. 25. Optimism can be learned!
  26. 26. Optimists believe that good things are:
  27. 27. Optimists believe that good things are: Personal
  28. 28. Optimists believe that good things are: Personal Pervasive
  29. 29. Optimists believe that good things are: Personal Pervasive Permanent
  30. 30. Resilience
  31. 31. Chronic Disconnected Hypervigilant Apathetic Irritable Tired
  32. 32. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, 68% of American workers say that their employer should offer a program to build Resilience to stress.
  33. 33. The Vitamin C’s of Emotional Health
  34. 34. The Vitamin C’s of Emotional Health Commitment
  35. 35. The Vitamin C’s of Emotional Health Commitment Challenge
  36. 36. The Vitamin C’s of Emotional Health Commitment Challenge Control
  37. 37. Mindfulness
  38. 38. Mindless Eating Lacking Motivation Information Overload Slave to Emotions Magical Thinking Social Isolation Exercise Injuries
  39. 39. There is more right with you than wrong with you!
  40. 40. Paying attention in a particular way:
  41. 41. Paying attention in a particular way: On purpose,
  42. 42. Paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, In the present moment,
  43. 43. Paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, In the present moment, And without judgment.
  44. 44. Selected Bibliography • Lambert, K. (2008). Lifting Depression. New York: Basic Books. • Pert, C. & Marriott, N. (2006). Everything You Need to Feel Go(o)d. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House. • Sapolsky, R. (1994). Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company. • Nussbaum, P. (2003). Brain Health and Wellness. Tarentum, PA: Word Association Publishers.
  45. 45. Select Bibliography • Prochaska, J., Norcross, J., & DiClemente. (1994). Changing for Good. New York: Avon Books. • Revich, K. & Shatte, A. (2002). The Resilience Factor. New York: Broadway Books. • Seigel, Z; Williams, J.M., & Teasdale, J. (2002). Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. New York: Guilford Press. • Seligman , M.E.P. (1991). Learned Optimism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  46. 46. John Weaver, Psy.D. Director The Healthy Thinking Initiative 2717 N. Grandview Blvd. #303 Waukesha, WI 53188 (262) 544-6486 jweaver@preventingdepression.com Watch for my new book: The Prevention of Depression (Publication Date: April 2009)

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