Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados

first_imgOffset House / Shieh Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveOffset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados Architects: Shieh Arquitetos AssociadosSave this picture!© Fernando StankunsText description provided by the architects. The house is a direct result of the site’s complicated geometry. Save this picture!In plan, perimetral lines are given by the highest possible occupation of the property, discounting setbacks (restrained either by municipal legislation, or by the neighborhood regulation). Save this picture!© Fernando StankunsThus the nickname Offset House: a house that is the reflection of the sides of the lot.Save this picture!© Fernando StankunsProject gallerySee allShow less’Open Exchange’ Green Square Library and Plaza Competition Entry / MODUArticlesAIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information KnowledgebaseArticles Share Houses Save this picture!© Fernando Stankuns+ 22 Share Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados Projects Brazil ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeShieh Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloBrazilPublished on January 10, 2013Cite: “Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados” [Casa Offset / Shieh Arquitetos Associados] 10 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?偏移住宅 / Shieh Arquitetos Associados是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Copy•São Paulo, Brazil “COPY”last_img read more

Cabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL

first_imgCabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNALSave this projectSaveCabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL Projects 2016 Norway CopyHouses•Hol, Norway Photographs:  Knut Bry Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Knut Bry+ 37 Share Year:  Cabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL Photographs Architects: Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  72 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Kebony, Norske metallfasader, JatakContractor:TG-Bygg GeiloCity:HolCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Knut BryRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. A cabin for use all year. Situated 1066 meters(3,500 feet) above sea level, mid-way between Oslo and Bergen, at the foot of the mighty Hardangervidda – one of the greatest mountain plateaus in Europe. With no road connection, materials for the build was flown in with helicopter. The groundworks were done manually to preserve the slow-growing vegetation one finds at such altitudes in Norway. The foundation consists of pillars standing on the bedrock. The outside of the building had to be finished during the short summer months. The rest was completed mid-winter, when materials for the interior could be transported in with snow scooter. The cabin is clad in pine, inside and out. 3-layer, insulating and solar protected glass panels take in the view of the Ustevann(lake), Hallingskarvet(mountain formation) and Hardangerjøkulen(glacier), all in the same panorama.Save this picture!© Knut BryWith this view in mind; the idea for the main room was to create the experience of being outside – exposed to the shifting scenery. To achieve this, the entire view-facing wall is made of glass. The ceiling is tilted, attempting to “explode” the room even more. The tilted ceiling, in combination with the “open” wall, alludes to the gapahuk, a Norwegian ur-type of improvised shelter used when hiking: two posts with a horizontal log on top, and a layer of branches leaning on it, making a makeshift roof and leaving one side of the structure open.Save this picture!PlanAbove the ceiling mentioned is an attic for storage. The cabin has altogether 13 sleeps, with two separate rooms, a small flexible living room, and lofts. Polycarbonate fillings in the interior doors let light seep through.Save this picture!© Knut BrySave this picture!© Knut BryAn existing cabin of 29 m2 now functions as an annex, and together with the new cabin creates a sheltered outside space.The main entrance is placed toward the dominant wind-direction, to keep it clear of snow which will accumulate on opposite side of the building, so the windows here are placed rather high up on the wall. The blocking wall at the bottom of the west facade, in front of the cabin, prevents sheep from getting in under the building. The eaves are generous to keep frost, falling from the sky at night, away from the windows – which can be a problem with insulating glass at certain temperatures. As no windows open, the eaves also conceal openings for ventilation. Save this picture!© Knut BryProject gallerySee allShow lessManufacturing Utopia – How Assemble is Creating a Model Factory at A/D/OArchitecture NewsSantiago Calatrava on Ground Zero, Design Philosophy and the Greenwich Peninsula Pro…Architecture News Share Houses CopyAbout this officeJon Danielsen Aarhus MNALOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHolNorwayPublished on March 03, 2017Cite: “Cabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL” 03 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Charity Challenge offers more marketing tools for overseas challenge fundraisers

first_img* a personalised section for fundraisers to register their charity contact details, logos, and description about their work; * a personalised enquiry response mechanism for any supporters showing interest in a challenge;* brandable posters for printing out, e-newsletters and e-brochures as well as a library of high resolution images to help with promotional materials. Charity clients will also be able to view a breakdown of itheir own challenge participant profiles and against Charity Challenges’ total database, giving an overall view of the market place and how an individual charity’s supporters fit it. The marketing tools will be available to UK and Irish registered charities by the end of this month. Simon Albert, Director of Charity Challenge, said: “Although we do a great deal to support the fundraisers we work with, we wanted to do more. We already do all of the administration for every expedition, which means that even the smallest of charities can benefit from the dynamic and still hugely popular fundraising tool…“Fundraisers who have taken advantage of our facilities are still reaping the benefits of this fundraising mechanism and with the range of new marketing tools in place, the opportunities are endless”.The new developments represent a move to reducing the remaining paper elements of the event registration and promotion.Charity Challenge offers open challenges in 30 countries, with over 200 events currently available. So far the company has helped to raise about £15 million for over 850 charities. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 February 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Challenge offers more marketing tools for overseas challenge fundraiserscenter_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Fundraising adventure travel company Charity Challenge has introduced more free online marketing tools for people who are taking part in their overseas challenge events, to help them raise even more funds.Charity Challenge found that, as it introduced more challenges, some of its charity clients had been struggling with recruitment. The new online tools include: Advertisementlast_img read more

Trump’s election and imperialist war

first_imgA Nov. 14 interview of WW managing editor John Catalinotto by Alex Anfruns of the Brussels-based web magazine Investig’Action ( Because Donald Trump sounded less aggressive than Hillary Clinton during campaign debates, especially regarding Russia and Syria, there is some confusion among anti-war forces in Europe regarding a Trump administration and the nature of the anti-Trump movement. Catalinotto addressed this question. Alex Anfruns: Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. How would you define him?John Catalinotto: Europeans could think of Donald Trump as a combination of the worst characteristics of Silvio Berlusconi and Marine Le Pen. He is personally rich, egotistic and arrogant. He’s taking an executive office to manage the biggest state budget and the most destructive military machine in the world. Plenty of other capitalist politicians, Republicans and Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, also support reactionary and pro-war politics, which are dangerous for the world. What’s different is that Donald Trump openly gives voice and a platform for anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, racist and anti-women rhetoric, and thus his victory promotes a mobilization of the most bigoted segments of U.S. society.AA: Compared to the policies of the Obama administration, what could change for working-class, Afro-American, Latin-American as well as immigrant people?JC: In the United States, the working class consists of many people of Indigenous, African-American, Latin-American, east and west Asian and Pacific Island heritage, including many immigrants. The workers are men and women; they are LGBTQ. They are employed and unemployed. A large minority of workers are men of European heritage.I would expect that Trump in the White House and the Republicans controlling both houses of Congress will mean an open attack on all workers, on their unions, on their social benefits. Something like what happened in Argentina when Macri replaced Cristina Kirchner. Something like what happened in the states of Wisconsin and also North Carolina when “Tea Party” Republicans became governors. It’s not that Clinton or even Obama promoted workers’ rights, but they did not open a direct attack on these rights.Obama has deported more than 2.5 million undocumented workers. Trump says he will even more actively deport undocumented immigrants, and his election has spread fear in the immigrant community. Trump has spoken out in support of aggressive police tactics, so we can expect Trump’s election to make the cops even more arrogant and aggressive in the Black and Brown communities. Trump vilifies Muslims, and the worst racists are assaulting Muslims.But his election has another side. Sophisticated politicians like Obama and even Clinton hide the utter decay of U.S. imperialism. Trump’s election exposes the rot. He is already recruiting his governing “team” from the cesspool of U.S. politics and media. It has aroused not only fear but rage.Tens of thousands of people have come into the streets, many who never demonstrated before in their lives. They now know they cannot remain neutral. They have been propelled to take a stand. Some feel personally under attack by a Trump presidency. Some feel solidarity with groups that are the direct targets, and are joining organizations that defend them. Whatever the initial spark, once they are in motion their lives can change. It is our job, as revolutionaries, to give direction to that change.AA: How was the mainstream media coverage of Trump’s campaign? Is Trump the tree that hides the forest?JC: There are different wings of what I would call the corporate media. There is an establishment media: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the broadcast TV news, and CNN and MSNBC. There is a large ultraright-wing media: Fox News, Murdoch’s newspapers, radio talk shows.In the beginning of Trump’s campaign he got enormous free publicity from both wings of the corporate media. This was partly driven by Trump’s position as a bizarre billionaire celebrity. Covering him made profits for the media. Plus it injected a good dose of reactionary ideology into the campaign. It created a reactionary “populist” alternative to Bernie Sanders’ campaign.This media coverage catapulted Trump into becoming the Republican candidate. At that moment, the establishment media tried to undo their creation. The New York Times and Washington Post attacked him in a dozen articles every day. It was too late. The right-wing media supported Trump throughout the campaign.Regarding what comes next, one thing for sure is that Trump is incapable of “bringing jobs back to the U.S.” by renegotiating or breaking trade pacts. The industrial jobs are gone, less because of globalization than because of the inexorable technological advance of capitalist industry.The economic crisis will deepen. Capitalism is at a dead end. The left must find a way to defend the most oppressed sectors of the working class. More than that, it is these sectors that will provide leadership — and unite the whole class, first, against the reactionary Trump policies and, then, against the whole rotten capitalist system.AA: What can we expect from Trump’s foreign policy?JC: The decline of U.S. imperialism pushes the government toward adventurous wars no matter who the president is. Obama campaigned to end wars, but has intervened in at least seven countries with military forces and many more through subversion. Hillary Clinton is a pro-Pentagon warmonger.Trump is more erratic, a loose cannon, even though he claims to be ready to negotiate with Russia. He also says he wants to break the deal with Iran and with Cuba. And impose tariffs on China. We must be ready to oppose all new wars.AA: So you believe he will just follow the same course?JC: Both Trump and Clinton, both the establishment Republicans and the establishment Democrats, and even the Bernie Sanders wing, serve the interests of U.S. imperialism. Imperialism is not a policy of a group of politicians. It is an economic system that means the domination of finance capital. The current failure of this system to generate profits by relatively peaceful measures means that whoever is at the helm of U.S. imperialism has enormous pressures driving them toward war.Everyone who is aware of the events of the last decade knows that Hillary Clinton supported all the wars: against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, the subversion against Venezuela and other progressive nationalist governments in Latin America.If they follow closely, they know that even though Obama came into office with plans to end the U.S. interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Pentagon pushed him to increase troops in Afghanistan, and that the U.S. has now begun to reintroduce troops into Iraq. In Syria, a temporary agreement between the U.S. and Russia was almost immediately sabotaged by a military attack that had the support of elements of the U.S. state apparatus, certainly of the Pentagon.Trump has never been involved in U.S. foreign policy decisions so he has no track record. What he said during the election campaign was aimed at what he believed would help his chances for election. It may have little or no relation to what he actually does in office. Sometimes what he says in the beginning of one sentence is contradicted by what he says at the end of the sentence.Trump said the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, that he will break the deal with Iran and with Cuba. He also said he would follow a more open policy of negotiations with Russia. I doubt any serious government has confidence in his words of peace. We in the pro-communist movement here certainly have no confidence he will wage a less aggressive policy. We need to build a movement here that can fight both U.S. imperialism abroad and his reactionary policies at home.AA: And how should this movement emerge?JC: There is a certain amount of confusion in the anti-imperialist movement in Europe about Trump’s role. One can understand that they feel satisfaction about Clinton’s defeat. They all know how aggressive Clinton is. They may have given up on the U.S. working class.But we in the United States need to develop a movement against U.S. wars. We can only do it if the most oppressed sectors of the U.S. working class not only join in, but lead this struggle. Those abroad who gloat over Trump’s victory alienate the immigrants, the Black population, the activist women, the LGBTQ people, the Muslims — all who fear a Trump presidency or, better, who are moved to rage against a president who is “not their president.”The only positive thing that came out of this disgusting, 18-month bourgeois election is that thousands of people have been demonstrating day after day since the election against the new president. Some may be for Hillary Clinton for misguided reasons, but mainly those in the streets are against Trump and all he stands for. They are not in the streets because he says he’ll negotiate with Russia.Those here who want to fight imperialist war have to be in the streets with all these people. They are frightened, they are angry, they are reexamining all their ideas. We have to be with them to try to win them to fight, not only Trump’s racism, sexism and xenophobia, but all imperialist war.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Start of dialogue hailed after several days of violence against journalists prompted by approval of new constitution

first_img Follow the news on Bolivia to go further November 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Start of dialogue hailed after several days of violence against journalists prompted by approval of new constitution Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile News Receive email alerts A constituent assembly’s initial approval of a new constitution on 24 November in Sucre was followed by several days or rioting that took a heavy toll on the press. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the dialogue started by the government and some press sectors on 27 November and hopes it will be pursued and broadened. BoliviaAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF_en Condemning physical attacks on journalists in Sucre and La Paz during rioting that followed the initial approval of a new constitution on 24 November, Reporters Without Borders today hailed a dialogue which the government has started with the press as well as the appeals for responsibility made by some journalists’ organisations.The dialogue must be expanded to included the entire political class, both pro-government and opposition, and everyone must respect the pledges to give journalists the security they need in order to work, the press freedom organisation said.“The constitutional process in Bolivia should be the occasion for a full-blown national debate that is promoted and covered by media of all tendencies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But once again, both the reputedly pro-government and opposition media have been the target of partisan violence.“We welcome the dialogue between some sectors of the press and the government that was launched on 27 November. This dialogue should be broadened to include the entire political class, as the opposition groups have not been any kinder to the press than the pro-government activists. We hope that the cases of violence against journalists – whatever the source, including the security forces – will be properly investigated and that those responsible will be prosecuted.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The rule of law must be enforced by means of concrete measures, and this must be done without waiting for the new constitution to take effect.”Presidential spokesman Alex Contreras met with various media representatives on 27 November. They included Marcelo Arce, the head of the Federation of La Paz Press Workers, who said the government had given guarantees “so that journalists and the media are completely safe to continue to do their job, which is to report the news.”The following day, the National Press Association, which groups media owners, called for “peace to be restored” and for “the approval of the new constitution by consensus.”These positive signs followed a week of clashes between supporters and opponents of the new constitution desired by President Evo Morales. The constitution as a whole was approved on the evening of 24 November by 147 of the 255 representatives in the constituent assembly (in which the opposition refused to participated). The 147 who voted for the text were all members of the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS). The press paid dearly in the subsequent rioting.In Sucre, where the constituent assembly has been holding its sessions, reporter Pablo Ortiz and photographer Ricardo Montero of the El Deber daily newspaper, reporter Adriana Gutiérrez and cameraman Pablo Tudela of the privately-owned television station PAT and Agence France-Presse photographer Aizar Raldes were physically attacked by police in the course of clashes between police and members of indigenous organisations on the one hand, and students and Sucre residents opposed to the new constitution on the other.“(The police) kicked me in the stomach, ribs and head but the gas-masks save us,” said Raldes, adding that he and his colleagues had to seek refuge in a house. Presidential chief of staff Juan Ramón Quintana announced an investigation. A sudden power outage in La Paz was meanwhile seen by many as deliberate sabotage of the live coverage of the constituent assembly debates by the Red Patria Nueva public radio.The Sucre-based Catholic educational radio station ACLO, whose Quechua-language programmes are partly produced by local indigenous communities, was forced to suspend broadcasting the same day as a result of threats by radical opposition students including members of the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista, which has been responsible for physical attacks on public media in the past. ACLO journalists Grover Alejandro Pilco, Franz García and Johnnatan Condori fled the city.The vice-president of the Chuquisaca Region Civic Committee, José Luis Gantier, publicly accused the station of backing peasants and indigenous groups widely regarded as supporting the government (in part because of President Morales’ Quecha and Aymara ancestry, which has made him the target of racist attacks).In La Paz, three privately-owned TV stations, ATB (owned by the Spanish media group Prisa), PAT and Unitel (owned by Santa Cruz businessmen) and two radio stations, Radio Fides and Radio Panamericana, were attacked by pro-government demonstrators on the night of 26 November after a pro-constitutional reform rally by President Morales.Sacha Llorenti, the deputy minister for social movements, tried to dissuade the rioters. “We condemn the attacks on the media and we reaffirm our respect for press freedom,” he said, while deploring that fact that some media had tried to “undermine the process launched by the government.” On 24 November, President Morales accused media owners of pressuring their journalists to discredit the constituent assembly.Reporters Without Borders was also saddened to learn that BBC reporter Lola Almodóvar was killed in a traffic accident on the road between La Paz and Sucre. Her Reuters colleague, Eduardo García, was injured in the same accident.The week’s incidents left a toll of four dead (three civilians and a policeman) and hundreds of wounded. The ruling majority and the opposition continue to dispute whether a simple or two-thirds majority is needed to adopt the constitution, which must now be examined article by article before being put to a referendum. The constituent assembly’s mandate expires on 14 December. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment News BoliviaAmericas November 18, 2016 Find out more News February 1, 2018 Find out more Newslast_img read more

KOB Planet Troopers registration has begun

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Home Local News KOB Planet Troopers registration has begun Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Twitter By admin – June 21, 2018 Local News KOB Planet Troopers registration has begun Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter Keep Odessa Beautiful Planet Troopers programKeep Odessa Beautiful, Planet Troopers registration has begun for its summer program for kids, ages 8-12, to become a superhero for the City of Odessa and keep our parks clean during the summer.This year’s troopers meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the follow dates and locations.Saturday: Sherwood Park, 4819 N. Everglade Ave.July 14: Floyd Gwin Park, 1015 N. County Road West.Participants will be treated to lunch, and receive a KOB goodie bag, complete with a 7-day pool pass valid at Odessa pools through the summer 2018 season.Register online. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Keep Odessa Beautiful logo Previous articleHitting For HopeNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Be strong on the border and compassionate at the same time admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApplast_img read more

Jaguar Land Rover réinvente l’avenir du luxe moderne par essence

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Those responsible for security alert are anti-Derry says Foyle MP

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 1, 2011 center_img A security alert is continuing in Derry, in the carpark where a 50kg bomb was found on Sunday.A suspicious object was discovered this morning and police have evacuated nearby premises.Police said a member of the public had spotted the object and alerted the emergency services.Foyle MP Mark Durkan, said those responsible are simply anti-Derry..[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Previous articleAnother security alert in DerryNext article£10 jeans theft three month sentence reduced after appeal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Those responsible for security alert are anti-Derry says Foyle MP 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Emotional intelligence – the links between emotions and stress-related illnesses

first_imgEmotional intelligence – the links between emotions and stress-related illnessesOn 5 Jul 2019 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitecenter_img The challenge of work-related stress is now well-recognised by many employers. But how our emotions, the fluctuating emotional interplay with our environment that we experience every day, affects and feeds into stress and stress-related illnesses is much less well understood. Occupational psychologist Kyle Davies investigates.Depression, anxiety and stress now account for the majority of days lost because of work-related ill health in the UK. Statistics published by the government show that around 300,000 people with mental health problems will leave their jobs each year, and that this is costing the UK economy around £99 billion each year.Paul Farmer, chief executive of the charity Mind and co-author of the Thriving at Work report commissioned by the Prime Minister Theresa May, said at the time of the launch of that report in October 2017: “Mental health was a taboo subject in many workplaces. Opportunities are missed to prevent poor mental health and ensure that employees who may be struggling get the support they need.“In many instances, employers simply don’t understand the crucial role they can play, or know where to go for advice and support.”About the authorKyle Davies BSc MPhil CPsychol AFBPsS is a qualified chartered occupational psychologist and business coach. He is also director of Energy-Flow Coaching and author of The Intelligent BodyQuite often employees will fail to inform a manager if they are suffering from stress and, if they do, no mitigating action is taken.Lack of action can lead to deeply serious and complex afflictions amongst employees, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia, but we are also talking about mild depression, anxiety and addiction. These are conditions that are becoming increasingly more common in the workplace.Depression, stress and anxiety show now boundaries. They can affect any employee in any industry at any time whatever their age or experienceSo how does stress present itself and what are the signs? In truth, the list is significant. Behavioural indicators can include lateness, a drop in workplace performance, incomplete tasks or duties, apathy and diminished motivation, mood swings that can impact relationships at work. There can be increases in coughs, colds and other viral symptoms.Cognitive difficulties including concentration and memory problems, which can be generalised as a “foggy” head. A whole host of medically unexplained physical symptoms including groggy fatigue, muscular tension, heart palpitations, stomach upset, headaches, insomnia and sleep disturbance, and back or chest pain.A number of these symptoms fall under the umbrella of anxiety and depression, and many fall into the significant category of medically unexplained or functional symptoms. In both instances, emotional stress is the biggest primary cause.An even more worrying factor is that research is beginning to tell us that emotional stress plays a significant role in a host of chronic structural illnesses from heart disease to certain types of cancers.The problem facing employersThe difficulty for employers is that many of these symptoms can be tricky to identify. Absenteeism as a result of stress-related symptoms and conditions is problematic; however, what is of far greater concern is “presenteeism”, where employees are present in work but under performing due to health challenges.An employee could endure a significant period of presenteeism before absenteeism takes hold. The cost to the business of this prolonged period of presenteeism is potentially massive.From the perspective of the individual suffering from stress-related symptoms, identifying when you have a problem can also be difficult. The gradual increase in symptoms over time can be stealth-like, rendering an individual unaware that their performance at work has dropped significantly and their workplace relationships are suffering.Of course, this is not always the case and, in most instances, symptoms will be more obvious and potentially disturbing. Experiencing a health challenge and either not knowing what it is or what is causing it can lead to fear and worry about the symptoms and a fixation on what is wrong, all of which can exacerbate the situation further.Stress and disease: the hidden connectionsSeeing health problems as either physical or mental is no longer a useful categorisation. Growing evidence of the mind-body connection indicates that a body in a perpetual state of stress will break down and symptoms may present themselves as physical or psychological, however, the cause could be largely the same.There are two extremely important facts about stress that are frequently overlooked. First, stress is a set of objective, measurable, biochemical events that take place throughout the body and brain. Far more than the nervous agitated feeling that people often associate with being “stressed”, a body can be in a state of stress in the absence of conscious awareness.This essentially means that it is entirely possible for an individual to “think” that they are perfectly happy and that all is well, while at the same time their body is registering the stress response in the form of elevated heart rate and blood pressure, amongst other things.That agitated feeling we have when we are overwhelmed is an emotional feeling and the fact that it can be felt means there is some action that can be taken to process and regulate it. Invisible or hidden stress is what causes problems, when our body is registering stress yet our conscious awareness is oblivious.We are no longer running from bears in the forest where the stress response is obvious and short term – we either escape or are eaten. Modern-day stress is far more insidious and difficult to detect. A collection of perennial low grade “stressors”, such as timescales, the need for perfection, expectations of others, amongst other things, all result in the ongoing presence of invisible stress impacting body and brain.The second important point is that stress is not merely a psychological phenomenon. The stress response triggered in the body is exactly the same regardless of whether the “trigger” is a physical injury, such as a car accident, an illness, such as a case of flu, or a build-up of emotional energy inside the body and brain.Linking the physical and the emotionalThere are a whole host of potential “stressors” ranging from ingested toxins, including drugs and alcohol, poor nutrition, excessive exercise, and lack of sleep, that all have the potential of kicking the body into a state of prolonged stress. With this new understanding, we can begin to see that there is no mind-body split as is often thought. Physical and emotional are potentially one and the same when looking from the perspective of understanding symptoms and moving towards health and optimum performance.Emotional stress is in most instances the biggest concern because it can remain undetected, out of balance and blocked for long periods of time. Working in difficult circumstances, managing client expectations and emotions, and performing at the highest level can all register an emotional response in the body.Emotion is a complex physiological process that affects all the body, including the major organs, and the brain. It is a biological feedback mechanism in exactly the same way as the feelings associated with hunger and tiredness. Stressors such as physical injuries and illnesses tend to be few and far between.Other stressors such as lack of sleep, poor diet, overly strenuous exercise, and excessive alcohol intake can be identified and managed or rectified. Emotional stress, however, is different. Emotion can build-up and get blocked impacting the functioning of the cells of the body and brain without us realising it is happening.A long-term build-up of invisible stress, particularly emotional stress, locks the stress response on, which causes a “re-wiring” of brain regions – structural changes in neuron-neuron connections. When the brain begins to re-wire the negative states or experiences that arise are amplified and accelerated.The phrase used to describe the brain’s neuroplasticity is “neurons that fire together wire together”. In effect, this means that the more something is perceived in a negative light the more potent the negative response will be, and the more this will be seen as “reality” rather than merely a state of consciousness or mind.In practice, this can result in a spiralling down where the higher thinking centres shut down and gaining perspective and a sense of logic can become increasingly illusive. In more extreme cases this can lead to irregularities and dysfunction within the immune, endocrine and autonomic nervous systems. This in turn results in the presence of symptoms and disease.Wellbeing at workResearch suggests that organisational culture, work overload, and poor management skills are the primary causes of workplace stress. Whilst there may be a high degree of truth in this, we continue to see statistics telling us that the cost to industry and business of absenteeism and presenteeism are spiralling, so to what extent is it possible to effect a change in these areas?There is a slightly different perspective from the conventional view that seeks to identify external events that cause stress. We’re used to seeing lists of disastrous occurrences such as job loss, relationship breakdown, moving to a new house and so on as being the most familiar sources of stress.However, entertaining this externalised view renders us powerless, unable to manoeuvre in a fixed reality. There is a different perspective that is far more empowering and can make the difference between extended suffering and moving towards optimum health and high performance. Neuroscience tells us that our experience of reality comes from inside us and is fluid and flexible.Understanding emotional triggersEmotions are not triggered by external events, they are created inside us. Our sense of reality at any given moment is hugely affected by our feeling state, and our feelings can flow and change moment to moment if we let them. Often this has nothing to do with external events. Most people have had the experience of waking up in the morning and feeling completely different than the previous night even though there has been no change in life circumstances.Emotions arise as a result of our interaction with the environment, the meaning placed upon the environment, and the deeper values and beliefs we hold about ourselves. External circumstances cannot be controlled and don’t need to be controlled. Orientating attention from outside to inside enables the practice of processing and regulating emotions to begin; the result being an ability to flow with life rather than trying to control it. The impact on the individual is potentially enormous with increased vitality and wellbeing, along with clarity of mind and improved performance.Human beings have an in-built resilience that enables us to bounce back. Understanding and allowing our emotional feelings and moving beyond the desire to block them, label them or normalise them all facilitate this ability to bounce back quickly. Too often we see ourselves as “broken” and requiring major action to remedy the damage. The horrible irony in many instances is that these fixing strategies are the very things that keep our locked in the stress mode.Despite the natural tendency to block uncomfortable feelings, when we recognise that our emotional feelings are never a problem, never need to be “solved”, or analysed, we begin to see them as guides, inviting us to be who we are.They are not about other people, places or situations, they are invitations to be authentic. Fixating on environmental factors that simply cannot be changed only serves to intensity the negative feelings and stress experienced. Embracing this new inside-out perspective on stress and emotion is the path to health, wellness and high performance.Kyle Davies runs workshops for businesses to help employers deal with stress-related problems in the workplace as well as individual coaching, and more can be found out about this at and www.energyflowcoaching.comReferenceThriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers: An independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer, Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care, October 2017, Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more

It’s official – Brexit gloom is over (for now)

first_imgHome » News » It’s official – Brexit gloom is over (for now) previous nextIt’s official – Brexit gloom is over (for now)Reports show both more stable economy and house hunters returning to marketNigel Lewis27th October 20160539 Views The drop in confidence delivered to the property market by Brexit following the referendum has been recovered as house hunters return to the market in significant numbers, says the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).Its report follows hot on the heels of the government’s economic figures, also published this morning, which reveal that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 0.5% between July and September and by 2.3% year-on-year.On the back of a clearly improving economic situation the NAEA reports a 16% rise in the number of home buyers registered with member agents, up from 287 per branch in August to 333 today.The NAEA says this returns the market to where it was in June although first-time buyers have yet to follow suit. In September 23% of sales were made to them, down from 28% during August.The figures in the report also reveal why house prices have continued to rise recently, despite Brexit worries. While each branch has over 300 buyers registered, only 40 properties are available on average, down from 41 during August.But sales are picking up, the NAEA say, rising from nine per branch in August to 12.5 per branch in September.“This month’s report proves that buyer confidence is growing, which is obviously reassuring, given that we expected uncertainty following Brexit,” says Mark Hayward, Managing Director of the NAEA (pictured).“However, it is worrying that the number of sales being made to FTBs has fallen to the lowest number in 10 months. The fact the Government’s Help to Buy housing scheme is due to close this year might pose more of a challenge for those who were relying on this to help get their foot on the property ladder.“We now look ahead to the Autumn Statement and look forward to seeing what plans the Government puts in place to assist FTBs towards their goal of homeownership.” October 27, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more