Ms. Veronica Haupt

Name
Ms. VERONICA HAUPT
Degree
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Presenting with
KATHRYN ASSAD
Presentation Title
Mental and emotional wellbeing in the workplace
Content Focus Area
Individual Level
Alternative/Complementary Health
Biographical information related to the topic
Veronica Haupt is qualified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which is an energy psychology modality. She has been working in the field for a number of years and has specialized in stress and its effects on people in the workplace, including depression and anxiety. She has a background in IT, management, sales and consulting, so understands the stress of the corporate world very well. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNISA. Her corporate life included working in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. She is the founder of the Depression Healing Centre, a drug-free treatment centre for depression, anxiety, PTSD and other related conditions, which successfully treats people using energy psychology alone.
Abstract
Mental and emotional wellbeing is crucial for a well-functioning and productive workforce. Depleted wellbeing shows up in symptoms like depression, anxiety, addiction, poor eating habits, memory and attention problems, headaches, chronic illness, cardiovascular disease and exhaustion to name a few. This of course results in absenteeism, presenteeism and even high staff turnover. It is also notoriously difficult to treat. Many companies are starting to realize that the money they spend on wellness initiatives have limited value to the very employees they are trying to effect. Often, the people who most need assistance in this area are too stressed or busy to attend wellness days, for example. Or they think that the symptoms they have are just part of ‘normal life’ – not realizing at a conscious level how it is affecting their joy, wellbeing and ability to function to their full capacity as a human being.
Because human beings are complex, any effective solutions for mental and emotional wellbeing have to take a holistic approach, incorporating the body, mind, emotions and spirit. They also have to take into account that the factors contributing to our mental and emotional wellbeing are NOT just from work, but are as likely to stem from our personal lives, relationship issues, financial concerns and family worries. And that the usual wellness advice like eating properly, exercise, mindfulness and time management are often difficult to apply when a person is busy and stressed.
We will be introducing some of the latest methods to achieving mental and emotional wellbeing, so that people can flourish in their lives; and WHY they are so effective. This includes techniques from the field of energy psychology, as well as yoga and breathing for stress reduction. We also show how the different modalities can be packaged so that they are easily accessible to employees.
Session Description
Wellbeing is crucial for a productive workforce. Depleted wellbeing often shows up as high rates of unexplained absenteeism, presenteeism and high staff turnover – and in symptoms like depression, anxiety, headaches, addiction, chronic illness and exhaustion. We will be introducing some of the latest methods to achieving mental and emotional wellbeing, so that people can flourish in their lives; and WHY they are so effective. This includes techniques from the field of energy psychology, as well as yoga (please wear comfortable clothing!). We also show how the different modalities can be packaged so that they are easily accessible to employees.
Learning Objective 1
Learn one basic breathing exercise and a simple yoga routine for stress reduction
Learning Objective 2
Learn the energy psychology technique of Tapping for Stress
Learning Objective 3
Learn one additional energy psychology technique for mental and emotional wellbeing
Audience Level
Intermediate