What is Thrive in mind @ Work?

Laya health & wellness has a proactive not just reactive approach to mental health in the workplace and our team of Organisational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Behavioural Psychologists are ready to help your organisation with the latest approaches. Our Thrive in Mind @ Work seminar and webinar topics list provides a comprehensive range of topics to engage employees on a wide range of mental health issues. 



We want to inspire employees, cover topical issues and give ease of access to the latest teaching from our experts to ultimately create a workplace of learning, communication and collaboration.

We have worked very hard to take another step up in 2016 to create topics that will be enjoyable and informative, providing a social event for your employees. We work with you to ensure we provide the right topics that are important, fun or both… these are not boring lectures!!

Each seminar will last approximately 30-40 minutes with adequate time for Q&A afterwards. The presentation will be emailed in advance to the client. We will also email a useful handout to accompany each talk, for distribution to all attendees.

We can also deliver back to back seminars or have a Wellness Expert on site to deliver an all day series of 6 Seminars. If you cant find the topic you are after, please contact us and we can discuss a topic to be designed and delivered, just for you.

Webinars on Demand

Our Webinars are convenient, informative and are available on demand, which allows for employees and their families to view whenever and wherever it is convenient to them regardless of their location.

We can work with you on the marketing of these webinars and release them on the date of your choice. All webinar recordings will be made available to all employees for 30 days from launch day.


What Our Experts Say

We’ve tried to build webinars and seminar topics that get to the heart of workplace issues and how easy to learn techniques can help us all get past them
— Dr. Richard Meachem, Counselling Psychologist

The Topics List

S =Available as Seminar / W = Available as Webinar / M = Delivered by Marquee Speaker

Focus NEW!

Recently there has been an abundance of brain science, and new insights on the importance of attention in our lives – in everything from education to leadership. There are many varieties of attention, technically speaking, each with their best applications. Getting a job done well requires applying concentration, while creative insights flow best when we are in a loose, open awareness. Our focus matters immensely in everything we do: the better we can pay attention, the more excellent the results – again in everything from learning to leadership.
This seminar will look at the different types of focus, how to cultivate them and when to use them. Begin letting your brain work for you through optimising its natural capacities.

How to make those hard decisions

Should I break up? Or should I get married?! Rent or buy? Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonisingly difficult. Tough questions cause many of us to break out in a cold sweat. But that's because we think about them the wrong way. Let us offer you a powerful new framework for shaping these big calls.
There often is no right answer, so we will take you through a modern way of using tough decisions as an opportunity to write your own identity, assert your values, and actively shape your life. This method uses decision-making as an occasion to create a right answer, rather than expect to find it outside of yourself somewhere.

Communication Skills Training NEW!

We communicate constantly, yet sometimes communication breaks down and we find ourselves misunderstood or not being able to say what we mean. All too often, what we try to communicate gets lost in translation despite our best intentions. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustrations, and conflicts ensue.
Luckily you can learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively whether it be with your spouse, kids, boss, or co-workers, you can improve the communication skills that enable you to effectively connect with others, build trust and respect, and feel heard and understood. In fact the quality of our relationships often depend on the quality of our communication. This seminar will help you understand how through communication we impact our relationships.

Motiv8 Me

Highly motivated people consistently reach their goals not simply because of who they are but more often because of what they do. By looking at what these highly motivated people do differently, it can not only teach the rest of us but also inspire us. Learning from others can help when you’re feeling stuck or frustrated with yourself, or losing motivation to create new, inspiring good habits.
This seminar gives 8 different insights into how highly motivated people approach their challenges in life to get to where they want to go.

Making Productivity a Habit

We show you how being productive is simply a matter of choosing to work smart every day. Why not ask successful people what their productivity secret is and they’ll probably say its consistent daily habits. But what exactly are habits, and why are good ones so difficult to form?
This seminar tackles the answers from a psychology and business leadership perspective.

Working with Anger NEW!

Emotions tell us what we need and often we have difficulty listening to them. When we ignore, miss, confuse or miscommunicate these needs life can become difficult. The spectrum of anger runs from mild annoyance to frustration to angry to rage. Anger has the worst PR of all emotions and this becomes the basis of many ways in which we mismanage anger. We apply short term solutions which eventually lead to significant long term problems such as explosive anger, high blood pressure, sleepless nights, and misplaced anger from work towards our loved ones, along with anxiety and depression, to mention but a few.
In this webinar we will look at the origins of anger, why it’s there, what use is it and looking at ways in which we can train ourselves in using our anger to succeed in the workplace.

How to regain time for yourself NEW!

In 1932, the philosopher Bertrand Russell posited that, due to advancements in technology, people would soon be able to work less and enjoy more leisure time for their own pursuits. That has not come to pass, with the prevalence of technology making it difficult to discern the line between work and play. So how do we best utilise our technology and time so that we don’t fall prey to the cult of busy-ness?
Our experts will offer advice on how to go from “fear of missing out” to “joy in missing out.”

Procrastination NEW!

work isn’t done, you know what will happen and yet you still sit there or busy yourself with less important tasks, temporary solutions and you know it, so why is it so hard to do what you know you need to do. This webinar with begin this discussion of procrastination. We will explore the understanding of the psychology behind procrastination, and develop an understanding which establishes the first line of defence against procrastination.
This webinar will encourage you to begin exploring your own style of procrastination and finding out what works and what does not. We will give you pointers to develop your own personalised anti procrastination plan. You are the one who knows yourself the best so working together we will look at how to optimise your time and unleash you from the burden of procrastination.

How to avoid distractions at work & in life

You're in the middle of a task that requires intense focus. You're on a roll. You're in the zone. Then your phone rings, snapping you out of your flow. The call takes less than a minute but then you check your email, maybe think to yourself that it is time for a break and maybe you’ll WhatsApp your friends while you wait for the kettle to boil. When you finally get back to work – two, five, maybe 10 minutes after the interruption – it's harder to focus. You revisit the work you just did, then take a break to check your email again, look at some news sites and maybe see what happened in the world according to your twitter follows.
Unfortunately, our brains are finely attuned to distraction and even the briefest ones have the power to massively decrease our productivity. In a world full of distractions knowing how to avoid them is very valuable.

The Art of Self Appraisal NEW!

Again and again in research looking at the habits of the healthy and successful workers, the importance of self-appraisal is highlighted. This webinar will look at how to start this valuable process today. As an employee or a manager, you are used to receiving performance reviews from managers, however, if you focus exclusively on the "top-down" portion of your performance review, you might be missing opportunities to improve your relationships and performance. The ability to self-appraise is crucial for fostering conversation and improving communication with your managers and peers. Self-appraisals are a popular way to generate your own analysis of your strengths and weaknesses.
This webinar will look at how you can use self-appraisal to boost your performance, increase your self-confidence and help develop and follow your own goals while travelling further along a path that you create.



Marquee Speaker - Jonathan McRae

Jonathan McCrea is our communications expert and a multi award winning broadcaster and journalist for RTE, TV3 and Newstalk among others.  He can deliver the following seminars to assist your team with their communication efforts… 

The Science of self-improvement

This seminar will explain how a large body of neurological and behavioural research has shown that we can be more creative, better at solving problems, and improve focus by using simple techniques, tried and tested in peer-reviewed studies.
Learn how to get what you want out of a meeting, how to get people to like you and be more persuasive.

The Art of the Interview

How do you strike a rapport with someone you've just met? What's the best way to ask an awkward or personal question? How do you get someone who is stonewalling you to open up? Jonathan McCrea has spent his life asking questions and has endured kicks to the groin from movie stars, threats of legal action and the occasional walk-out.
In this talk, you will learn how to interview and be interviewed, how to prepare for an intimidating encounter and how to turn the conversation around to make sure you get your message through

How to Talk with Impact

Ever wondered what makes a powerful speaker? Or why some talks inspire the audience while others bore them to distraction?
Find out the answers as Jonathan discusses the secrets of talking with impact. Learn how to engage an audience, whether you're giving a presentation to clients, an interview or an after-dinner speech, by improving your body language, attitude and delivery.

How news becomes news

Every day, hundreds of press releases arrive in the inbox of every journalist in the country. Why do some become national headlines and others get dumped in the trash bin?
In this talk, Jonathan McCrea will explain how a story gets picked up by the media, what producers and editors look for in their content and what they actively avoid. Learn how to package ideas so that they stick out from the crowd, whether it's a press release, Facebook post or tweet.

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