WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

Our uniquely tailored workshops are designed to provide urban professionals support and guidance to effectively navigate their professional, personal and mental wellbeing. We support flexible work environments, hence most of our workshops are available both in person and online.

OUR WORKSHOPS: We focus on all aspects of wellness, whilst providing a ‘toolkit’ to professionals which helps them manage their wellbeing, through a set of activities that foster creativity from yoga and meditation, across art workshops to coaching activities, by tapping into both the left and right side of the brain in order to achieve relaxation, learning and discovery.
You’ll find a selection of our workshops below.

WELLBEING PROGRAMMES: We offer a wide selection of workshops, tailored to your team’s needs. These are usually 90 minutes long, take place 8-16 times, available online or in person, to achieve a lasting impact on our attendees’ wellbeing.

WELLBEING DAYS: Our typical wellbeing day is outlined in the below agenda:

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:00 – 10:15 Yoga and Mindfulness Practice
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Icebreakers
11:45 – 13:15 Art Workshop

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:45 Music Workshop
15:45 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Verbalising Workshop
17:00 – 17:30 Conclusion & Goodbye

If you are interested in arranging a wellbeing events for your team, get in touch with us at contact@talentcourtyard.com or hit the button below.
The more details you provide the better we can tailor these activities to your team’s needs!

Selected Workshops

Yoga & Mindfulness

De-Stressing Yoga & Meditation

An enlightening blend of spiritual and physical practices, our de-stressing yoga & meditation class combines movement, breathing techniques and meditation to build physical energy and increase consciousness. Participants of this session will practice certain cleansing techniques which include dynamic body movements and breath work. The practice helps practitioners gain the awareness and power they need to create new, healthy habits and to calm the mind.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: yoga mats for participants

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

Breath Meditation & Creativity

Combining breath meditation with creativity encourages self-awareness and increases relaxation. By learning how to control our breath, we can impact our emotional state and help our mind to stay clear and calm even in more stressful situations.
With a few simple breathing exercises we can change our daily mood and impact our overall well-being.
In this workshop participants will be first invited to observe their breath through a set of activities, and once a relaxed state is achieved, to associate a colour and eventually a shape with their thoughts and emotions. This practice is a great way to encourage self-expression, enhance creativity and reframe thoughts!

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: yoga mats for participants; pen and paper for the visualization exercise

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

Mindful Walking Meditation

Just like our bodies, our minds need constant training in order to function at their best. Being able to effectively handle stress, hold mental clarity, and balance our psyche helps us to live in a more balanced and mindful way. Mindfulness is a simple practice that can be easily implemented in anyone’s daily routine.
Walking meditation gives us the opportunity to be fully present in the moment and focus on our mind and body in a different way than sitting or lying positions. We can fully bring our attention to our feet and learn how to feel supported, and in connection with the Earth.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: this exercise requires an outside location, ideally surrounded by nature

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged in person

Art Workshops

Free Flow

A liberating, “free” style of painting that helps exploring emotions in their purest form, reducing anxiety, and releasing stress.
During this workshop, we use the art material in a very intuitive and expressive way by splashing paint or soft pastels on paper with sticks, which helps us to perform without any pressure to create or succeed. While painting, we are focusing on the act of painting itself and our experience, rather than the final art product.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: preferably closed space for the workshop, tables and chairs

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

From the Dark to Lightness

Sometimes, we feel urged to suppress our emotions and put on a mask, even when experiencing inner turmoil.
Within healing art, words are not always necessary. It’s a quiet practice, with a meditative aspect so we can turn inward and maybe for the first time in a long time, focus on our feelings.
With the help of watercolour paints or pastels, we are slowly moving from darker to lighter tones as a metaphor of recognising hope and focus on a part of ourselves that is healthy and able to look forward.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: preferably closed space for the workshop, tables and chairs

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

Mandala Making

Working with arts can be a type of self-expression, and a way to release emotions, switch off or heal.
During this workshop participants will be creating mandalas – abstract designs which are usually circular in form. Next to being a spiritual symbol, mandala has also gained importance in psychology as it helps to connect our inner and outer world, and is also used in meditation exercises.
This playful workshop will connect participants with their inner artist, giving them the chance to truly enjoy the freedom of creating, while giving some insights about their mental and spiritual well-being.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: tables and chairs for the painting exercise

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

Mala Making

Nowadays, our bodies are often exposed to stress due to thousands of stimuli we receive during the day. Creating tassel necklaces, called malas have been used for centuries to help people set intentions, calm the mind and tap into what they truly want in life.
In addition, the reward goes far beyond making; once we finish the process of creation, seeing the final product can activate the feeling of achievement and success. Crafting improves our self-efficacy, and how we feel about performing particular tasks. Self-efficacy is key to how we approach new challenges and overcome disappointments.
Hence, by creating our own tassel necklace and then wear it or gift it to a loved one, can help us to tackle any task that will come next, with more energy and a good spirit.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: tables and chairs for the mala making exercise

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged in person

Meet Your Inner Child!

As life experiences shape us, they may also make us too serious, create walls around our hearts, worrisome thoughts in our minds, and diseases in our bodies.
In this workshop, we will experiment with a tactile, highly sensory medium, and every child’s favourite: the clay. The emphasis is on connecting with each other in small groups by making stories, unleashing our imagination and simply having fun by ‘teleporting ourselves’ into these three-dimensional worlds created out of a basic earth material.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: preferably closed space for the workshop, tables and chairs

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged in person

Electronic Sound Exploration

Music has a unique link to our emotions, so it can be a highly effective stress management tool. As music absorbs our attention, it acts as a distraction at the same time it helps to explore emotions. That is, it can be a great aid to meditation, helping to prevent the mind wandering.
Throughout this interactive electronic music workshop participants will be introduced to a few sound-mixing techniques of pre-orchestrated tunes, which they can use to co-create melodies. It is an outstanding opportunity for people to practice non-verbal communication, as well as letting them step out of their comfort zone by contributing to a song created on their own terms. This session is available to attend for anyone regardless of their previous music experience.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: 2-3 tables for the music equipment, chairs, power outlet and an extension cord

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged in person

Coaching Workshops

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a way of changing one’s thoughts and behaviours to help achieve desired outcomes for them. It’s the study and practice of how we think (Neuro), how we communicate (Linguistic) and how we react to external and internal stimuli, generating a particular behaviour or habit (Programming).
This workshop offers an introduction to a set of tools and techniques within NLP which helps us reprogram less useful behaviours, to new, more beneficial responses that create the change we want and understand how we interrelate with others, through interactive activities in small group settings.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: tables and chairs, projector for the presentation

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

Fundamentals of Positive Psychology

‘Positive Psychology is the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities, and organisations to thrive.’
During this fun, interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to practise positive psychology techniques, with focus on their happiness habits and own strengths, through a mix of activities, conversations, creativity and reflection. Making a habit of these practices raises our awareness of our own well-being, positive qualities and natural talents. These habits can help develop a more sustainable happiness so that we are better able to cope with stress and equipped to bounce back from life’s tough times, and provide a source of purpose in life.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: tables and chairs, projector for the presentation

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online

Career Coaching

Career coaching helps people better understand and achieve their professional objectives and other work-related goals. It’s a solution-based approach to career decisions.
During this workshop, there will be a set of group, pair and individual activities that will encourage participants to (re)discover their strengths, weaknesses and ambitions, whilst aligning the individual potential, performance and career aspirations with organisational goals and competencies.
It is a fun, interactive session which provides a great opportunity for participants to think about their career more strategically.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: tables and chairs, projector for the presentation

AVAILABILITIES: this workshop can be arranged both in person and online