Feeling stressed, anxious, out of sorts or simply reflecting on what is going on for you. This podcast course is an opportunity for you to address all or any of these things.
Fresh Air Fridays podcast course has been supporting members and facilitators alike over the last 5 years. Whilst it was recorded early on in our history it still continues to add great value to the people who engage with the content. We will soon be releasing a newly recorded audio programme, but during the current situation, we wanted to share whatever tools we can to support you to navigate life in a way that works for you.
This course will support you to destress, relax, improve your relationships and have your life work, irrespective of what is going on around you.
Please feel free to share with colleagues, friends and family. Pop on your walking shoes if you are able, head to your garden or find a pot plant to be with, take some time for you and have a listen!
At Fresh Air Fridays we talk about total wellbeing, but what does that mean?
Most of us know how to look after our physical health, whether or not we choose to do so. However, fewer of us are aware of how to look after our mental, emotional and spiritual health.
To be fully well and live our best life, it is helpful to be aware of, and take care of, all these aspects of ourselves.
The Physical You, your body, requires good nutrition, beneficial exercise, adequate rest and proper stress management, all of which help to keep us at an appropriate weight for each of us as individuals.
The Emotional You benefits from self-supportive attitudes, positive thoughts and viewpoints and a positive self-image. Giving and receiving forgiveness, love and compassion will support you; as well as laughing and experiencing happiness and joyful relationships with yourself and others.
The Mental You also benefits from self-supportive attitudes and a positive self-image. Intellectual stimulation, being able to bring different perspectives to situations and grow yourself, as well as taking pleasure from moments of stillness and calm.
The Spiritual You can be openness to your creativity, trust in your inner knowing and connection with yourself and others; for some it also includes having a relationship with a higher power.
We are all unique, and so what ‘total wellbeing’ looks like for each of us is likely to be very different. However there are some universal tips which we are keen to share with you.
The skills we teach and the themes we explore are already changing the lives of many people, making them happier, more focussed, more mentally resilient and more successful in their lives.
If you’re looking for simple tools and techniques to support your own mental and emotional wellbeing, or that of someone in your family, community or workplace, the ideas we share here provide a starting point.
The tips that follow are all simple things, but that does not necessarily mean they’re easy to do consistently.
Each one takes practice, which is why all our programmes, whether delivered in the community or in organisations, provide opportunities to practice and develop these vital skills.
Our tip pages outline ‘how to do it’ and ‘why it works’. With consistent use these ideas will build mental and emotional resilience, providing a solid foundation for total wellbeing.
If you would like to know more about why Fresh Air Fridays was created visit our About page.