Mental Health Leadership

By Dr Sven Hansen. We have worked in the field of resilience for over 20 years. We have helped our clients understand how resilience fails, how to bounce, and how to sustain an effective integration between work and life. Dealing with our mental illness reality...

Spirit in Action Part 3

By Dr Sven Hansen. “Life is a storm. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you human is what you do when that storm comes.”Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo Part 1 explored what Spirit in Action is and Part 2...

Spirit in Action Part 2

By Dr Sven Hansen.   What might a contemporary wisdom embrace? Can we seek to better express a shared narrative that seeks truth and goodness? How do we make this wisdom fit for purpose in 2020? Part 1 explored spirit from two perspectives. First, the outer...

Spirit in Action: Part 1

“You have covered physical, emotional and cognitive but surely spiritual is the key factor in many people’s resilience?” the question came from a black South African business woman last week. Even across our team she will get a range of answers. Spirit in Action can...

Humans don’t Burn Out

In May 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) included “Burn-out” as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress. They call it an occupational phenomenon – not a diagnosis. That is a small mercy. In the ICD-11, “burn-out” it is characterised by: Feelings of...

10 Steps to Mental Health First Aid

We are waking up to the suffering and cost of mental illness. The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental illness at some point in our lives. Affecting 450 million people today it is the leading cause of illness. The cost to...

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