Businesses and Organizations

What would it mean to your organization if you could reduce employee stress, illness, and absences, and increase engagement?

Our professional development workshops, group coaching, and resiliency curriculum can help your employees thrive.

I learned how much attending to these aspects of wellness make me a happier and more productive person, at work and at home.
- 2016 Grit and Resiliency Training Participant


The Problem

The mental health and engagement of your employees directly impacts the vitality, sustainability and profitability of your business or organization. In the U.S., mental illness costs businesses more than any other health condition in lost hours of productive work, at an estimated $63 billion annually. On an individual level, employees who suffer from depression lose an average of 5.6 productive hours per week. We use evidence-based strategies to improve physical and mental health, raise morale, and boost productivity. 

 

Professional Development Training and Group Coaching 

Grit and Resiliency Training: Prevent burnout and learn to thrive at home and work
May be offered as a single-session workshop, or as a series of four 90-minute sessions.

Grit helps us persist in the face of obstacles and is a significant predictor of personal and professional success. Resilience helps us recover from setbacks and challenges and is vital to positive mental health. This training provides a toolbox of specific practices to help navigate difficulties, connect to what matters most, and thrive at work and at home.    

Actualize! A step-by-step approach to accomplishing your goals
May be offered as a series of three 90-minute sessions, or as ongoing group coaching

There is often a disconnect between what we want for our future, and what we do to create that future. It can be difficult to make changes in our lives and follow through on goals. Actualize! can be offered as a 3-session workshop, or as longer-term group coaching, and provides structure, support, and effective strategies to help participants achieve what matters most to them. Each participant will receive a copy of the Actualize! workbook and progress through a series of writing exercises to clarify and prioritize what is important to them, identify specific goals, and engage in evidence-based practices to bolster their success.

To learn more, please contact Jessica Gifford, jessica@growingwellness.life, 413-548-4688.

DIY Wellness Programs

We have developed a FREE facilitator’s guide for a 4-week Resiliency Skills Training (ReST) program that you can easily implement in your work setting.

ReST actively engages participants in improving their well-being by offering a weekly menu of wellness activities in the areas of goal-setting, emotional skills, social connection, health, meaning, and self-talk. Participants select the exercises that are most appealing and relevant to them and practice them over the course of the week. Participants report that they enjoy the activities, see immediate results, and learn concrete tools to use in the future.

You may download a free Facilitator’s Guide that has detailed outlines for a 4-session ReST workshop series. The guide also includes instructions on how to implement ReST as an organization-wide online program, which can reach large numbers of employees. The ReST program uses the Four Weeks to Wellness companion workbook. Individual copies can be found on Amazon, while orders of 35 or more may be purchased directly at a discounted rate. You may also request a “train the trainers” workshop from Jessica Gifford, jessica@growingwellness.life, 413-548-4688.


1. Pilette, Patricia C. Presenteeism & Productivity: two reasons employee assistance programs make good business cents. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 2005; 12+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 3 May 2017.

2. Hargrave, G.E., & Hiatt, D., The EAP Treatment of Depressed Employees: Implications for Return on Investment. Managed Health Network, 2007; 19(4): 34-49.

3. Baicker, K., Cutler, D., & Song, Z. (2010). Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings. Health Affairs, 29(2), 304-311. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0626