The Institute of Psychology & Wellbeing has joined forces with Cognacity Performance (London), which is one of the UK’s leading providers of corporate resilience & performance services.

In line with the work designed, developed and delivered by Cognacity, all the IPW workshop facilitators are trained medical professionals (psychiatrists and psychologists) and have extensive experience in optimising human performance, health and wellbeing.

We work with business executives, front line staff and sportspeople to improve performance under pressure and build capacity to cope with setbacks.

Our objective is always to deliver measurable benefits in areas such as performance, productivity, wellbeing, engagement, retention and reduced absenteeism.

We focus on:

Performance workshops and programmes
Executive and performance coaching
Facilitating high performance team environments
Implementing team and individual performance processes
Optimising performance under pressure
Human factor risk assessment and management
Clinical and wellbeing psychometric assessments
Stress and burnout management
Preventative programmes

Our workshops include:

1. Resilience: Performance under Pressure

Learning how to deal with stress and pressure is increasingly important in this fast-changing world. The IPW's flagship workshop uses the latest in cognitive behavioural therapy to help participants work sustainably at an optimal level and recover effectively from stressful situations.

This workshop is based on performance psychology principles, frequently used by elite sportsmen and women and will highlight the psychological factors involved in resilience and thriving in tough times. It will identify practical ways of developing the necessary skills to maintain or improve psychological resilience, well-being and performance.

2. Sustaining Performance

Equipped with the latest insights from the world of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, participants will gain insight and understanding into the cognitive biases and thinking styles affecting behaviour change.  They will apply their learning to two key areas: wellbeing/recovery and performance behaviours.

The aim of this workshop will be to develop a detailed plan which helps participants to sustain behavioural change and help them to identify and restructure mental barriers to change.  In terms of performance behaviours, participants will consider critical performance behaviours in areas such as communication, judgment and decision making and problem solving.

Designed for teams of 12-20, this interactive workshop can be delivered in either a full day or half day format.

3. Technology, Wellbeing & Performance

The workshop looks at the impact that technology is having on modern society - both good and bad. We will examine the way in which human cognitions (thinking and perceptions), wellbeing and performance are being affected by technology, and the impact this is having on our lives both at work and home.

Using the latest information and research in cognitive behavioural psychology, this workshop will help participants explore some of the challenges we face in the Information Age and particularly how technology is affecting our wellbeing and ability to perform optimally. Individuals will formulate a personal plan to get the best from modern technology while ensuring that they optimise recovery, wellbeing and our ability to perform at work.

4. The Psychology of Habit

Most people have good insight, understanding and knowledge about what they have to do to live a healthy and happy life. Yet few people attain their intended behaviours and goals. Why is it so difficult for us as human beings to change our unhealthy behaviours? Why don’t we exercise more, eat healthier or work more effectively, especially since we know the positive impact these factors will have on us? Why is it so difficult to break our negative or unhealthy habits?

Using cognitive psychology and neuroscience principles, participants will gain insight and understanding into the psychology of habit formation and the neuro-cognitive factors involved in sustaining behaviour change.  They will also have a better understanding of the habit-loop and how changing keystone habits can have a positive knock-on effect on changing other behaviours.

The aim of this workshop will be to gain insight and to develop a plan which will help participants to identify unhealthy habits and potential ways to change these. We will look especially at instigating healthier and better performance behaviours, as well as recovery behaviours.