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Strategic psychotherapy can improve profit.

Updated: Mar 19

Mental health is a critical aspect of well-being, and in recent years, it has gained significant attention in Australia. According to the latest statistics, one in five Australians will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives. Mental health conditions can range from mild anxiety or depression to more severe illnesses like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. These are actual diagnoses, which occur when people present to a doctor.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics explained that 61% of all Australians over 16 years are concerned about mental health and a recent study surveying 3000 teenagers found that over 55% of teenagers aren't optimistic about the future. These are your workers, your team, your people, and their children.

In the workplace, mental health issues have become increasingly prevalent, and stress claims are on the rise. WorkCover data shows that mental stress claims have increased by 50% over the past five years, with claims related to workplace bullying and harassment accounting for a significant proportion of these claims. This increase in claims results in higher premiums for businesses, highlighting the need for employers to focus on improving workplace well-being.

To address these issues, Work Health and Safety legislation changes have been introduced, placing a greater emphasis on psychological health and safety in the workplace. These changes require businesses to take steps to identify and manage psychosocial risks, including stress, bullying, and harassment. This legislation has prompted many businesses to implement workplace well-being programs to improve the mental health of their employees.

One approach to improving mental health and well-being that has gained popularity in recent years is strategic psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy. Strategic psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy can help individuals take back control of their lives by providing them with a new process and pattern of thinking and gives the tools and capabilities they need to manage their mental health.

The science of psychotherapy is a rapidly evolving field, with new research and insights emerging all the time. Professor Mick Hill, a leading expert in the field, recently published a book "The practitioners guide to the science of psychotherapy", which provides an in-depth look at the latest developments in the field. Professor Hill's book highlights the importance of evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy, which focus on delivering the most effective and sustainable results for patients.

Overall, improving mental health and well-being is a critical issue for individuals and businesses alike. With the rise in stress claims and the focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace, it is more important than ever to take a proactive approach to manage mental health issues. Strategic psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy can provide an effective and evidence-based approach to improving mental health and well-being, helping individuals to take back control of their lives and thrive in all aspects of their lives. I invite you to consider utilizing what is working out in private practice in your workplace to help create environments that are less stressful because the leaders are addressing their well-being first.

I’m wondering if it would be better to work upstream and help leaders get comfortable with themselves, improve their relationship intelligence, and have them become more strategic leaders with the environment they create for their teams.

Consider that perhaps what you are currently doing now needs to be revised. Something new perhaps can be added in conjunction with what you have already planned. Maybe you could consider for a moment the time and energy people's worries, fears, self-doubt, and performance anxiety is taking up. Just imagine how a team of people doing better would add to organizations.

Engaged, thriving, growing leaders that add to your culture of progress sounds powerful, doesn't it? After all, Harvard Business Review and other experts have referred to a culture of growth as the new strategy.

I recently have had several corporate executives, and health and safety managers rightly pointed out to me that engaging a strategic leadership and strategic psychotherapist could provide significant benefits for both individuals and businesses. They also are wondering why organizations large and small are not getting ahead of the curve on this one. Maybe this article will pique some curiosity and increase some awareness.

Strategic Psychotherapists and strategic leadership trainers specialize in helping leaders improve their relationship intelligence and develop the skills they need to connect with their teams effectively. By focusing on the relationship with oneself first, these therapists can help leaders build a strong foundation that supports the growth and development of their team.

One of the key benefits of engaging a strategic leadership and strategic psychotherapist is the positive impact on workplace safety. By improving the relationship intelligence of leaders, these professionals understand themselves, and their purpose and have improved self-awareness and self-acceptance which in turn help create a safer workplace culture. When leaders are better equipped to understand themselves and the needs and concerns of their team, they can create a more supportive and inclusive work environment, reducing the risk of workplace stress incidents.

Another benefit of working with a strategic leadership and strategic psychotherapist is the impact on the bottom line. When leaders can connect with their teams more effectively, they can create a culture of growth and development that is safe, engaging, and drives contribution. By fostering an environment where employees feel valued and supported, businesses can improve retention rates and reduce the costs associated with turnover pulse and reduce premium impacting work claims.

By investing in the mental health and well-being of leaders, businesses can create a more positive and productive work environment that benefits everyone.

By Kylie Essing

Further information:

Me Therapy is a professional company that specializes in providing strategic psychotherapy and leadership training to individuals and businesses. Led by founder Kylie Essing (Brooks), Me Therapy is well-placed to serve and support leaders in this space.

As a qualified and experienced strategic psychotherapist and leadership trainer Kylie brings a unique blend of expertise to her work with clients. She is committed to helping individuals and businesses develop the skills they need to thrive in a complex and challenging world. By focusing on the relationship with self first, Kylie can help leaders build a strong foundation that supports their personal and professional growth.