The weather had been particularly wet and blustery during the week leading up to our Spring Breath of Fresh Air® and I was checking the weather forecast regularly, as if that would have made any difference!
The afternoon was sunny and bright and there was an air of anticipation and excitement as we all gathered in the car park at Cliveden.
We set out in small groups, introducing ourselves and exploring our topic. One of our early questions was, “How do we recognise stress in ourselves and in others?”
After refuelling with a cream tea at our half-way point, we moved on to the topic of resilience. We focussed on the difference between being resilient and not being resilient, what can move us from being resilient and what can move us back again.
Towards the end of the walk we immersed ourselves in the bluebell woods for a moment of contemplation. As we stood there in the dappled sunshine we could see a haze of bluebells glinting where they catch the sun and could smell their heady perfume filling the air.
“A delightful and thoughtful afternoon – great company – open conversations – intriguing thoughts.”
“What a beautiful walk with great companions. Lots to mull over and implement in my daily work and family life. Thank you Jacqueline.”
If you could do with some help with managing stress and developing resilience in your organisation, let’s talk. If you would like to experience a Breath of Fresh Air® for yourself, join me for our next public workshop – see all dates here.