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Implementing an Employee Assistance Program in your workplace

Employee Assistance Program - Hypnotherapy in Fremantle

In my last blog, I explored the pros and cons of working from home from an employer’s perspective. But ultimately, what does that have to do with hypnotherapy? In this blog, I switch gears. As an employee of choice, you want to nurture your talent and have an edge over your competitors. We’ll look at how implementing an Employee Assistance Program that includes mental wellness support can not only support employees as they navigate either the challenges of working from home or returning to work after working from home, but also general anxiety, self-confidence or how to progress in their careers.

In simplistic terms, the happier and more engaged employees are, the more motivated they are to go the extra mile for their employers, bringing about positive results that subsequently create a happy boss.Sarah Megginson

The Rise of Remote Work

While it offers flexibility and various advantages, it also presents unique challenges for both employers and employees.

Working from home requires individuals to navigate distractions, maintain self-discipline, and manage mental well-being. Hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy can provide valuable tools for individuals to overcome these challenges and thrive in a remote work environment and also manage any associated anxiety or stress related to returning to the office after months (or even years) of more flexible hours.

Understanding Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic technique that utilises hypnosis to induce a state of deep relaxation and heightened focus. It taps into the power of the subconscious mind to address various issues, including stress, anxiety, motivation, and productivity.

In the context of remote work (or returning to the office), hypnotherapy can help your team:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety associated with changing work environments

  • Enhance focus and concentration during work hours

  • Overcome procrastination and boost motivation

  • Improve time management and work-life balance

Through guided hypnosis sessions, individuals can reprogram their subconscious mind to align with their goals and overcome any mental obstacles they face while working from home.

Strategic Psychotherapy for you and your workforce

Strategic Psychotherapy is a goal-oriented therapeutic approach that focuses on finding practical solutions to specific issues or challenges. It emphasises identifying patterns of behaviour, personal talents and skills, developing effective coping strategies, and implementing actionable steps to achieve desired outcomes.

When applied to work scenarios, strategic psychotherapy can assist employees with:

  • Adapting to new work environments and routines

  • Managing feelings of isolation and loneliness – or the stress of returning to the office

  • Setting boundaries between work and personal life

  • Enhancing communication and collaboration in virtual teams

  • Developing strategies for self-motivation and accountability

By working with me, your team can gain valuable insights, acquire new skills, and implement practical strategies to thrive in a work environment.

The skills your workforce can learn through the strategic psychotherapy process are incredibly aligned with success in the workplace. The practical, step-by-step approach is designed to create a framework that can be applied to any situation. It helps your team

  • Manage working within a team or independently

  • How to manage conflict, stress and anxiety

  • Work through a lack of self-confidence

  • Understand why they may be avoiding certain tasks or aspects of their role

  • Come unstuck and succeed in their career

Implementing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

To support employees’ mental health and overall well-being, organisations can implement an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a workplace resource that provides confidential counselling services, referrals to mental health professionals, and various other resources to support employees’ emotional and psychological needs.

The implementation of an EAP can have several benefits for both employers and employees:

  • Increased employee satisfaction and loyalty

  • Improved mental health and well-being

  • Reduced absenteeism and presenteeism

  • Enhanced productivity and performance

Employers can collaborate with hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, and mental health professionals to provide specialised support tailored to the unique challenges faced by both remote and office-based workers.

Tailoring Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy in the Workplace

To maximise the effectiveness of hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy in a remote work context, it is essential to tailor the approach to individual needs and circumstances. Here are some key considerations:

  • Conducting virtual sessions: With the rise of telehealth, hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy sessions can be conducted remotely via video conferencing platforms. This ensures accessibility and convenience for individuals working from home.

  • Addressing specific challenges: Remote work presents its own set of challenges, such as maintaining work-life balance, dealing with distractions, or overcoming feelings of isolation. Hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy sessions can focus on addressing these specific challenges to support individuals in achieving their goals and maintaining well-being.

  • Providing resources and self-help tools: In addition to therapy sessions, providing employees with self-help resources, such as recordings of guided hypnosis sessions or strategies for managing remote work, can empower them to take control of their mental well-being

  • Sessions can be tailored to be delivered either in groups or one-on-one

As key decision-makers continue to balance business needs with employee WFH expectations, employers and employees must adapt to new challenges and find ways to enhance productivity and well-being. Through hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy, individuals can overcome obstacles, boost motivation, and develop effective strategies for success in a remote work environment.

To find out how I can work with you to become an employee of choice, book a “Find Out More” session.

I’m also offering FREE sessions to employers to demonstrate what’s on offer.



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