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Emotions At Work: Why We Need More Than Happiness


March 2018

Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Phil Wilcox, one of the UK’s leading practitioners and advocates for emotions in the workplace.   Phil shares valuable research, tools and techniques on the topic, including:   Why on an emotional level we need to look beyond happiness alone Why the […]


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The Four Forces Driving Workplace Energy and Performance


March 2018

Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Hari Kalymnios, sought-after speaker in the areas of superhuman leadership, resilience, wellbeing and workplace energy.   Hari shares his blueprint for the four driving forces behind health, vitality and energy for busy leaders and professionals, including:   Why optimal health and energy […]


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Stress and Resilience in the Workplace – A Reality Check


January 2018

Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist for The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about stress and resilience in the workplace. The topics covered include: Whether stress is a recent issue and what has changed The problem of stress at work in numbers and how […]


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Happiness At Work: The Science, Evidence And Practical Tools


November 2017

Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Vanessa King, author, psychologist and workplace lead at social movement Action for Happiness (AfH). AfH is the leading UK-based not-for-profit and focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience.   Vanessa explains why happiness matters for us personally and why […]


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FTSE 100 study reveals link between corporate reporting of mental health and earnings performance. Best companies enjoy up to three times more profit.


October 2017

By Johann Huber, Co-founder and CEO       Analysis of FTSE 100 annual reports suggests link between mental health and earnings Companies which address employee mental health and wellbeing in their annual reports enjoyed up to three times more profit Two out of three companies fail to make any mention of mental health in […]


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Top Wellbeing Reads to Boost Productivity, Positivity and Mindfulness at Work


September 2017

Next month, on the 10th October, we will be celebrating the World Mental Health Day with the “mental health in the workplace” theme this year. Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues today, causing over 70 million working days lost each year1. This matter has not only a huge impact on employees, but […]


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Boost Employee Mental Wellbeing With CSR


September 2017

  Employee mental wellbeing is a growing area of focus for HR and CSR leadership alike. The two intersect through the evidence-based Five Ways to Wellbeing framework1. This framework includes giving back as a key activity area for improving mental wellbeing.   Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with […]


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Mindfulness At Work: On-the-spot Tools And Techniques


July 2017

  Mindfulness at work is a popular and trending topic right now. Many employees have turned to mindfulness to reduce and deal with the stresses they face at work, and improve performance and productivity. Fortune 500 corporations such as Google, Ford, Intel, and General Mills have started mindfulness-based training programmes for their employees. And corporate […]


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Creating Leadership That Outperforms: Lessons From Elite Sports Psychology


May 2017

Nobody had predicted that a complete underdog, with a limited budget and no star players, would go on to win the Premier League title. Can organisations learn from the performance psychology of shock Premiership League champions Leicester City?   Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Dr Tim Rogers, […]


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Mental Health Awareness Week: Thriving or Surviving?


May 2017

The 8-14th of May is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). A topic that is important all year round, yet, a designated week gives a fantastic opportunity to open up a dialogue about mental health, its consequences, and how we can get from ‘good’ to ‘better’. We rarely talk about good mental health. The immediate association […]