Team Building with Conflict & Stress Management

My name is Rhonda McCrimmon and I am an accountant, business manager and Shamanic practitioner with 18 years’ experience across various sectors. I offer resilience building, stress management, conflict resolution and team re-creation in the workplace using ancient Shamanic techniques, mindfulness and classic conflict management activities.

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Using guided shamanic meditations, classic conflict management activities and mindfulness techniques can help individuals to identify and change certain behavioural traits with the aim of promoting harmonious, efficient working environments.

Mismatched behaviour traits can be helpfully defined as a behaviour that harms the team’s ability to deliver to your clients, damages the cohesion of the team or has an unnecessary adverse impact on one or more individuals within a team. These issues can have an overall adverse impact on the outcomes of your business and your profitability.

Based on my varied experience working with and within teams I have developed a system that explores the team’s relationship with the Drama Triangle, Stress, and resulting Negative Behaviour that adversely affect the whole team.

There is always a way forward that supports both the company & the team!

Its rare that good relationships happen by accident; building a good team with strong bonds takes time and effort. You may have a team who are struggling to work effectively together, and they may have developed unpleasant habits. Perhaps a restructuring exercise has taken place and you have new teams who you would like to integrate well to avoid future conflict. Together we will discuss your current working issues and a bespoke package will be developed to address your teams’ individual issues.

 

Does your team suffer from any of the following?

Personal life lenses (the way people view the world around them) create ‘trigger points’ that drive unhealthy and unhelpful conduct that can result in the following:

  • Bullying;
  • ‘Cliques’ have developed where a team member is excluded;
  • Aggressive ‘Alpha’ behaviour;
  • Laziness or ‘teflon desk’ syndrome;
  • Talented but unmotivated staff achieving the minimum required;
  • Seeming unwillingness to engage with change strategies;
  • Pettiness and nit-picking;
  • Blame culture;
  • Difficulty in taking responsibility for actions and outcomes;
  • Particularly sensitive to actions and/or comments;
  • Anger management issues;
  • Denial of conduct issues and refusal to address work place conflict;

 

How will we affect change?

Often ‘personalities’ are seen as set and immovable, however, through my personal experience I know that certain characteristics and behavioural traits can be worked through, changing individuals’ reactions and improving relationships. A workshop based around the following concepts is designed to help each individual in your team to work with issues, coming to conclusions regarding their own conduct issues resulting in a more positive and ethical outcome when working with conflict and stress.

  • Working with the Drama Triangle identifying archetypes of Victim, Rescuer & Perpetrator;
  • Working with Stress to identify personal relationship with and understanding of Stress and personal triggers;
  • Active Listening and Sharing Circles designed to promote understanding and group cohesion;
  • Connecting mindfully with individual Shamanic guides through guided meditations;
  • Connected breathing exercises to lower the body’s physical stress response and reduce anxiety;
  • Working with Shame Resilience and building Confidence and Self-Worth;
  • ‘The Story I’m Making Up In My Head Is…….’; Transforming your Inner Voice;
  • Exploring blocks to Creativity and Innovation;
  • Develop an understanding that the only person you can change… is you;
  • Working with communication, how to avoid making assumptions and how NOT TO take things personally;
  • Work towards breaking the cycle of conflict.

New ways of corporate engagement with employee’s health and well-being are becoming progressively normalised – large corporations such as Google, Virgin, Apple and Microsoft understand that by investing in the health and well-being of their staff that productivity levels rise and, therefore, so does the bottom line. Sickness levels drop, HR complaints fall, and teams become invested in each other and in the business. A recent government survey concluded that ‘there is a considerable amount of evidence to indicate that there is a positive association (a correlation) between SWB (subjective well-being) and an employee’s job performance. Moreover, there is some evidence which indicates that higher levels of SWB may lead to (cause) higher levels of job performance in some circumstances.’1

 

If you want to explore whether working with me is helpful for your company, please reach out at thetravellingshaman@gmail.com or use the contact form.

I look forward to learning more about your company & find out if I can be of assistance.

With kind regards,

Rhonda’

SHAMANISM, MEDITATION & MINDFUL BREATHING

UNDERSTANDING THE DRAMA TRIANGLE

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STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE

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1. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/366637/bis-14-1120-does-worker-wellbeing-affect-workplace-performance-final.pdf
2. https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/relaxation-techniques-breath-control-helps-quell-errant-stress-response