Workshop: Feather Your Own Nest
Helping women to think clearly and work effectively each day. A self-care workshop to understand balance, boundaries and burnout.
Maintaining balance and boundaries at work and beyond
Did you know 52% of working women report feeling stressed most of the time?
In order to be effective in your life it is imperative that you feather your own nest by attending to your own needs. Self-care is not indulgent or selfish, it is in fact essential to functioning effectively within a changing world.
You will become clear about where you are not working effectively, are overcommitted or feeling overwhelmed. The workshop is designed for women to explore stress and how individual beliefs deeply affect our perception of stress. What triggers your worry and sets you off course, (from making poor food choices, lack of exercise, being influenced by negativity etc) will be isolated.
Practical psychological strategies to recognise and avoid overwhelm, boost your energy and creativity will be taught using informative and nurturing activities. You will leave with a clear plan to put into practice immediately.
Feather your own nest is designed to encapsulate the latest psychological research and tools to help you identify what is in your nest, be it empty, full or cluttered and enable you to begin to make deliberate choices about how you are running your life. Burnout, balance and boundaries are explored.
Healthy, enmeshed and rigid boundaries will be identified in both your professional and personal relationships. Recognising the triggers when our boundaries are being violated will be highlighted and identifying old wounds which may be unrelated to a current situation explored, with real life examples.
Identifying the manageable and unmanageable expectations you put on yourself is essential to feathering your nest. How do you keep yourself from being consumed by fear, worry or isolation will be discussed. Causes and symptoms of burnout including cynicism, disillusionment and perceived lack of achievement or acknowledgement will be explored and strategies to avoid burnout discussed.
Learn valuable skills to maintain balance in your personal and professional life and feather your own nest. We will do a personal self-care audit and consider what balance looks like for you and explore how you can attend to these daily.
Presented by Lisa Walsh
Lisa has accumulated twenty years in the psychology field and is still as passionate about the practical application of psychology now as she was as a wide eyed first year Uni student. Her research has extended to stress, trauma and wellbeing at work. She is co-author of the book a Fresh Approach to Business Inspiration.
Working in numerous psychiatric facilities, private practice, teaching and lecturing in the education sector led Lisa to identify a need for clear and direct services for women to feather their own nest. She has recognised how women often have conflicting roles at work and home which may lead them to not attending to their own needs and they often become overwhelmed which can result in depression and anxiety. Her succinct style enables women to identify their current pressures, their priorities and practical strategies to maintain momentum when they are flagging.
Lisa now partners with leading organisations to deliver engaging and thought provoking workshops, breakfast seminars and breakout sessions ranging from 45 minutes to a full day. She also offers coaching accountability programs ensuring clients remain clear and focused. She is passionate about helping others learn self-care skills to think and work better.
Originally from the UK, Lisa is a mum of two young children and has called Sydney home for the past decade. Having experienced her own challenges Lisa shares openly how we can learn from our challenges be they; emotional, physical, financial or spiritual in order to function better.
Lisa is a registered psychologist with an MSc in Applied Psychology, she is also a qualified teacher and coach.
“Lisa Walsh presented to the Bear Cottage Volunteers on ‘Feathering Your Own Nest’. The session was informative, entertaining and very insightful. Lisa asked questions prior to the training to ensure the material was tailored to the audience and met the specific need outlined. The feedback from the participants was outstanding and the presentation clearly resonated with them all. Lisa’s ability to understand our goals, connect with the participants, and transform their way of thinking was truly remarkable. Thank you Lisa.” – Annabelle Mather
“Thank you for your wonderful input at this year’s IEU Women’s Conference Lisa. Your professionalism and performance were outstanding. With teachers being known as harsh critics, your workshop was very well received, being both informative and very practical.” – Esther Walsh, Organiser NSW Independent Education Union