Tool Wendy Academy
Topics reflecting everyone's lives. High quality interactive workshops, which are sincere, straight to the point, and presented by experienced experts with significant clinical experience.
Every fourth individual has faced a mental disease. Depression is the second largest reason for disability pension in Slovakia. Anxiety is the most common reason for absence at work. The medications surpressing anxiety are the largest group of drugs sold in the world. Mental health affects everyone, however, only a few do have the opprotunity to invest in it systematically.
First Module Worskhops
Mental Health Workshop Series
1. Stress and Burnout
I am tired and I am done. I need a break. Does this mean I suffer from burnout? I work a lot, some say I am a workoholic. Does this mean I suffer from burnout? What should I do to prevent burnout? Why should I deal with burnout prevention, when it is the consequence of the pressures at work? How does burnout affect my job and personal life? How should I recognize that my team mate, partner or boss suffers from burnout? What is the link between burnout and physical health? What is the link with stress?
2. Depression or Feeling Bad
Being depressed is often used for describing an emotion of bad feeling, sorrow and helplessness. Many people experience depressive states of mind and many get used to them to the extent that they consider them a normal state of mind. What is the real depression and how is it created? How do I recognize that my friend suffers from depression? How can depression be treated? How does it affect my job, family and friends? Does complaining prevent depression? Is depression a natural part of life or is it a disease, for which treatment is a must-have? Does medication help?
3. Addictions - everybody has a habit
Occasionally, I smoke a cigarette. The occasions somehow multiply. Sometimes I have a drink, it's just that the others remember a different story. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I grab is my smartphone. I trade with crypto, I have not made it to be profitable just yet. I will go crazy without food. If I miss my daily run, destorys my day. Where is the line between "alright" and "I have a problem"? How do you treat addiction? Who should beware of addictions? What is the link between addictions and our past, stress, attitudes, personal and work relationships?
4. Anxiety - the pandemic of the 21. century
Anxiety is the pandemic of the 21.century, because our emotions and needs are being surpressed in our modern times. Phones and computers give us the opportunity to deal with everything except of ourselves. The consequence of supressed emotions and failure to acknowledge our own needs, is anxiety. Anxiety is slow, creepy and we learn to live with it without understanding that we actually suffer from it. We can see that others are anxious, however, we rarely recognize our own anxiety. Why is that so, what can we do about anxiety and how can we prevent it?
5. Red Flags - How to Identify a Team Member Has a Mental Problem
If someone I work with has faced a serious mental issue maybe even resulting in death, I have not noticed it and done nothing at all to prevent it, it is a horrible feeling. I may never be able to forgive myself. I do not want to experience it ever again. How to recognize that somebody is calling for help? What does a person, who suffers from a severe mental disorder, do? How to decode the signals when the very person suffering form the problem is not able to idetnify it? What should I do as a manager, collegue or subordinate? In fact, what does it mean if someone has a real mental problem?
We do not say that we should work harder, longer, more precisely, that we should nerolinguistically reprogram ourselves to a better version of ourselves. We say the exact opposite. We should work less, enjoy it more, be more authentic and therefore much more efficient.
One can be a great salesman without manipulating the customers. A relationship with a customer can be truly authentic. I can work with ease. It is possible to do what I believe and not to look like an overmotivated fool.
We cannot understand others without understanding ourselves - because, by our actions, we do influnce the actions of the others. Therefore, if we evaluate the actions of the others, we in fact also evaluate our own actions, which influenced the actions of those we are evaluating.
Second Module Workshops:
Workshop series You perform how you feel
1. You perform how you feel
What does determine my performance at work mostly? Why am I a powerful performer one day and a poor perfomer another day? How can I force myself when I am not in the mood? Why do I fulfill my obligations one day and why do I fail the other day even though I know I should stick to my agenda? What are my true needs? Why do I need time management when all it takes is do things on time? What is assertivity? What is the function of stress? Why does my job bother me so much sometimes? What should I do to make my collegues feel good at work?
2. Understanding Myself
Sometimes I am in a good mood and sometimes in a bad mood. It is hard to work in a bad mood. How do I influence the others? What am I responsible for? Why do I experience bad luck? Why do others mistreat me sometimes? How can I understand my feelings? Can I influence how I feel? How does the environment I live in influence me? What am I responsible for, what are my parents and environment I grew in, responsible for? Does any of that interfere with my job? Why am I just the way I am? Can I really change who I am?
3. Understanding Family and Children
Every one of us has been raised and most of us raise somebody else. We deal with family and family members a large part of our lives and we communicate about them with our collegues and our customers as well. What do we bring into families from our own parents? Why do we feel like having sex one day and not on another? Why is my life partner the one who can drive me completely crazy - unilke anybody else in the world? What is the attachment theory and how is the personality of a baby made? What should I do when my client or myself feel helpless in our relationships? How should we react to divorce?
4. Understanding the Others
The communication theory suggests that the fundament of any sucessfull communication is the understanding that we do not understand each other. We will take a closer look at how to find the understanding in the conflicts, including the very common, everyday ones. Themost of our behavioral patterns are unconscious - you might have noticed they return periodically. The conversations comprising the elements of conflict, which are fundamental are usually full of emotions, or to the contrary, completely lack any emotions - anyway - they end up the same way, by frustration at both sides and by the belief that you cannot co-operate / talk to / live with that person. Well, you can. All you need to do is step out of the unconscious communication patterns. What communication transactions do I invite the others and to which do I let others invite myself?
5. How to Motivate Others
We wil not be able to fulfill others' needs unless we understand the others. We will not be able to provide value for the others, unless we fulfill their needs. Unless we bring them value, they will not cause their satisfaction. If they are not satisfied, they will not be motivated to remain in a relationship with us and will become one-shot friends or clients. How do you motivate others and how do you persuade them? The way, how you lead a discussion does determine the results of the discussion. A conversation has the power to provide more than just the sum of the words. Which strategies should be used for successful motivation and which should never be used?
6. How to create and develop a relationship with a client without manipulation and pressure
Nobody likes to be manipulated, however, each one of us manipulates others, sometimes. How to manipulate and how to motivate? What is the difference? Which one is harder? What does the concept of radical sincerity mean? What is the connection between assertivity, agression and empathy? What is it really that the motivational speakers, neurolinguistic programming and other guides for instant transformation of humans do? How to avoid being manipulated by the others? How to push through without damaging the others? We will practice the techniques, which are based on the understanding of these crucial details.
The third module workshop topic is Transaction Analysis:
Transaction Analysis is a unique method which borrows provides much from classical psychology, however, presented in a simple and easily comprehensive way, which may be applied both on individuals and on teams and organisations. It enables a better understanding of the others and facilitates significant improvements of communication even in very large companies. Transaction analysis is a method how to understand oneself, the people around me, the team, the organisation and the interactions between all of those.
Transaction Analysis is self-explaning in two words:
Transaction - the form and the meaning of interactions / transactions between an individual and the environment; and
Analysis - who am I and who is the other / others in the moment of the interactions / transaction / communication
The workshop will help understand the reasons for specific behavior and will answer the following questions:
Why does my communication sometimes fail? Why do I feel bad in certain type of conversations? Why do I feel uncomfortable with some people? Why do I get angry in certain situations? Why am I uneasy in interaction with my boss or my team? Why do some situations end up in conflict? Why does certain type of repeating situations use the same patterns and end up the same way? How do I change my perception and behavior in the situations which feel uncomfortable? How to react and which interventions should I use when I start to feel bad during a conversation? How should I lead a team to make everyone OK? How can I understand team dynamics through transaction analysis?
We are the one ones within the Czech and Slovak Republics who deal with transaction analysis in organisations and whose experts are certified and educated in this method. Silvia Gallová and Jozef Stopka are the only two PCC coaches trained in transactional analysis within the Slovak and the Czech Republics.
Transactional Analysis is the only module, which may be ordered as a separate workshop.