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Posts by Lou Banks

Resilience versus Endurance

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard lately. I mean, really hard. Since the sun came out during lockdown, I’ve had the tantalising taste of summer in my mouth (gin cocktails anyone?) and a to-do list as long as my arm. Covid-19 brought some big changes here at Rising Vibe and I…

How our work supports resilience.

Straight from the horses mouth Last week we read a lovely personal blog post from a client, of which she’s very kindly allowed us to post here. We think it captures the essence of what we do at Rising Vibe around getting to grips with emotion to build resilience. As working from home became the…

The second growth crop

” There is only one thing that is more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience“.Archibald MacLeish When Big Ben struck midnight at the start of the year, none of us, in our wildest dreams could have imagined that by Spring we’d be living through a global pandemic. It’s been…

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

It’s not every day you get to meet a comedy legend. At MAD World summit this October, we were lucky enough to have a chat with actress, comedian, interviewer, author and now strident mental health campaigner Ruby Wax. It’s no secret that Ruby has suffered with depression for most of her life. Her quest to…

It’s a MAD World with Dr Shaun.

We recently attended the MAD World summit – dedicated to making a difference to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. We met some amazing, inspirational people, hell bent on improving our nation’s workspaces. Dr Shaun Davis was no exception. The Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability at Royal Mail oversaw the complete…

Why men struggle with emotions at work.

With suicide the biggest killer of men under 45, we know that men are struggling. We also know that work is the second biggest trigger point for men after relationship breakdown, so we know that businessmen are particularly struggling. We’ve talked about the epidemic of ‘functioning fakeaholics’ – men in business that appear to have…

Suicide Prevention Week.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in this country. Can we just let that sink in for a moment. The single biggest killer. It kills more men than cancer. Road traffic accidents. Heart disease. As a cold hard statistic, this in itself is shocking. But when translated into…
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