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Time For a Digital Detox: Creating a healthy digital culture


October 2018

In this edition of Soma’s Innovation, Wellbeing and Performance webinar, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, spoke with Laura Willis, founder of Shine Offline. The discussion explored Laura’s personal story and the founding of ‘Shine Offline’, as well as the role of phones in your personal and work life, and how […]


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Using Digital Technology in a Sustainable Way


September 2018

How often do you check your phone throughout the day? 10 – 15 times? Recent research from Deloitte has indicated that the global average is 47 times daily. However in groups of 18 to 24 year olds, the average number is high as 86 times per day and a total screen time of about 300 […]


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World Suicide Prevention Day


September 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that over 800,000 people take their own life every year. That’s a partner, a child, a parent, friend or colleague every 40 seconds. Suicide is the leading killer of males aged 20-49 and the numbers of females taking their own lives are rising every year. September 10 2018 […]


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Could Your Breakfast Save Your Life?


August 2018

The world is moving faster, there’s more work to achieve and less time for yourself. For many, taking time out for breakfast has become a luxury, with the meal reduced to a quick grab of a cereal bar. Work desks are becoming cluttered and keyboards full of crumbs as we squeeze working and eating together. […]


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The Science Behind Your Summer Break


August 2018

Summer’s here, bringing warmer weather, bank holidays and the joys of handover documents. Taking time off is important and can be a much-needed respite from the working year but does it really give us the rest and respite we crave? And what about the effects when we return? How long does that post ‘holiday glow’ […]


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The Science Of Sleep


August 2018

Having a good night’s rest is critical to your physical and mental wellbeing, and the wellbeing of your employees! Sleep is not a luxury. It is vital to how we function as humans. Research reveals that sleep and sleep deprivation affect everything from memory and productivity to increasing the risk of heart attacks or depression. […]


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The Secret Behind High Performing Teams


August 2018

Some teams shine. Their work is fast, creative and exciting. Yet the ‘ingredients’ of the team can look conventional. They don’t have more qualifications, extroverts or funding for their projects So what is the secret? After two years of intensive analysis, Google’s HR team found that it wasn’t who was in the team, but the […]


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3 Science-backed Habits Of Highly Productive People


July 2018

Productivity isn’t all about getting things done fast. At it’s best it involves employing a state of mind in which you can focus on one task at a time and work through your to-do list with clarity, quality and speed.   This productive and efficient mindset has been affected from UK workplaces recently, with the […]


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Psychology At Work Using ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)


July 2018

Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics speaks with Ross McIntosh, organisational and coaching psychologist, founder of the consulting agency ACT3, and City University visiting lecturer.       In this webinar, Christopher and Ross began by discussing the organisational wellbeing crisis, and the role ACT has to play in reducing presenteeism, […]


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Mental Health for NHS Staff: Self-Care Comes First


July 2018

Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, and Karl Priebe, Soma Psychology team member and Project Manager for the NHS research project, speak with Judith Chapman, Clinical Development Director of Berkshire Healthcare Trust, and leader of specialist psychological and IAPT services.   Since the NHS is the biggest UK employer, this webinar […]