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Customised wellness and stress-management workshops

When you start working on the really important stuff, it can take it’s toll on you and your team. When people are passionate about a cause and committed to their work, sometimes they forget to eat, sleep and exercise. Often they even forget to breathe. I’m passionate about supporting people in the humanitarian, service and social sectors to maintain their own well-being while they change the world.

My specific expertise is in using simple mindfulness, breathing and movement practices to support you and your team to better manage their stress and take care of yourselves.

Jason Garman, Oxfam New ZealandMarianne’s yoga sessions in the office have had a profound impact on our staff. Working – and living – in a state of perpetual stress, feeling crunched for time, isn’t good for anyone. I really encourage people to get out of the ‘I don’t have time’ mindset and try a specialised yoga class with Marianne. You don’t have to be a yogi, have a yoga mat, or wear special yoga clothes. You just have to have a room with a bit of floor space. The results are profound. When was the last time you saw a group of people walk out of a meeting room with a relaxed sense of calm and confidence that lasted the rest of the day?

Jason Garman, Oxfam New Zealand

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How it works

I meet with you first to get a sense of what you and your team’s key well-being and stress-management challenges are and then I develop a customised questionnaire which would ideally be completed by a representative selection of the staff who are intended to benefit from this service. Depending on the size and complexity of your team, I might also do a few in-depth interviews with team members to be a better sense of their stress-management and well-being needs.

Based on the results of our conversation, the questionnaires and – if relevant – the interviews, I’ll design a stress-management and well-being workshop for your team. This will involve me coming into your organisation to lead a work-shop including mindfulness, breathing and movement practices, group and individual exercises to help your team identify their stress-management tendencies and develop their own well-being and stress-management plans.

I wanted to tell you the huge value I got out of [our session], and congratulate you for facilitating it with such grace, humour, care and openness. It’s a brave thing to do, to encourage others to delve into the deep stuff and yet I couldn’t feel safer or more supported within the loving space you’d created.

Lindsay, workshop participant Read more testimonials here


The cost varies depending on the size of your team and what you need. For example, a $1500 package for an organisation with 30-40 staff would include:

  • initial one hour live consultation interview
  • staff stress/well-being assessment questionnaire to assess your team’s needs
  • two hour customised well-being and stress management workshop
  • a follow-up well-being plan for your team

Travel and related costs will be agreed and invoiced additionally.

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