The Health Resilient Researcher
Our online courses are just as interactive as any face-to-face training. They are specially designed so you get more engagement in ways that are not possible when everyone is in the same room together. Online courses are a great way to keep colleagues connected and inspired. Set up a call to discuss how we can adapt this course to your needs.
During this course you will discover new ways to view personal health and become a more resilient researcher. Start to address the key cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle and help yourself to become significantly more productive as a researcher, whilst finding a more authentic version of you. Rather than learning (yet more) about health fads, you will learn practices and life hacks that will slot into your busy schedule and start you on a road to achieving whole health.
The course is based on Dr Joyce Reed’s manual, The Resilient Researcher, in which she draws on the biomedical evidence base, clinical experience and personal experience of balancing lifestyle and regaining whole health. Dr Reed reveals that the evidence needed to change your mindset on health is hidden in plain sight and that relying on the absence of disease is only a small part of health. You will be empowered to put this evidence into practice in your own life, without compromising your time or energy. In fact, after affecting a few small changes, you will discover more energy and time than ever before.
How does it work?
Following on from the work you may have already done in The Productive Researcher training, this course works by shifting you from focusing on disease to focusing on health-based priorities. By looking at your own identity and priorities, this course will help you find your own unique pathway to health. By working regularly on your most important priorities, even if only for a small proportion your time, you can become increasingly motivated to make time for healthy habits, creating a powerful positive feedback loop between your physical and emotional resilience as a researcher. Rather than encouraging you to add more things onto your daily to-do list, the emphasis is on discovering practices you enjoy that fit with your busy life. These will give you better work-life balance, and teach you how to rest and sleep well, and lead to even more effective work.
Leave with practical tools you can use immediately to prioritise limited time to achieve whole health and become a more resilient researcher
Gain a deeper understanding of the concepts that underpin your view of health, and why change has previously been hard
Identify the four cornerstones of whole health, and start to see small changes as steps towards returning to whole health
Learn how to turn these into “experiments” to make practical changes that create a positive feedback loop between your physical and emotional resilience as a researcher, so you can become increasingly healthy, focussed and productive
You get a PDF and hard copy of The Resilient Researcher, which includes tasks and tips to help you form healthy habits which really work for you and you can keep for good.
Dr Reed answers all queries from participants in a one hour zoom drop-in session within one month, to ensure you have support in becoming more resilient for good.
You get Dr Reed’s reading list to help you find more information from the best evidenced credible sources, to augment further exploration of whole health.
What does our training include?
We spend time with you before we train to ensure our workshops are tailored to the needs of your group. Our training includes:
Dr Reed works with every group.
This training runs as a 4 hour half day session and brings participants on a journey, to find a greater understanding of personal health and wellbeing.
Sessions run via Zoom which does not require any software (just an internet browser), enabling colleagues to join easily from home. Breaks are generous, so people can pace themselves effectively.
Two main modes of group interaction:
- Small group work via Zoom’s break-out room function, with key insights reported back in plenary to the wider group
- Plenary discussion is done via Zoom’s chat function in a two-part process. First everyone is asked to comment via chat (e.g. provide an answer to a provocative question, or ask a question of their own). Second, a sample of these is used to facilitate further in-depth discussion via commentary from Joyce, followed by an open-mic session for those who want to take the discussion further.
Additional learning and interaction you can't get face-to-face, for example:
You get more engagement in plenary discussion than is possible face-to-face because everyone is asked to write an answer to the discussion point (or pose their own question) before discussion commences, rather than just the few who have time (and courage) to speak.
It is possible to get more out of some exercises where those speaking are able to share their screen with the whole group.
New individual exercises enable participants to go deeper into course content linked to their own research.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our follow-up with participants, ensuring they are able to apply what they learn to transform their practice:
Online courses feature additional group follow-up after each training. Participants are invited to commit to making a small change within a month, based on the course. We invite them to return to a group drop in session email up to one month later, increasing the likelihood that new healthy habits are formed.
Everyone gets an email via the course organiser (including those who do not wish to share their email with us) with links to slides and a reminder about how to get support from Dr Reed, including the follow-up zoom link.
What does a typical day look like?
What do other researchers say about this course?
“Presentation was fantastic, empathetic and thought-provoking.”
"I was very happy with the pace, content and breakout sessions.”
"I found the 'pie chart' exercises really illuminating"
"I loved the grounding in self-compassion: the mindfulness exercise and poem that stared the workshop worked wonderfully to bring me into the space. I also valued the practical or action-oriented elements, including the peer suggestions in chat and in the breakout rooms."
Half-day workshop for up to 30 people: £1200 + VAT.
(Can be split into 2 x 90 minute sessions over 2 days)
Max 30 participants - to allow sessions to be highly interactive
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