Guest posts

Recover Your Balance guest blog posts.

Help for targets of workplace bullying.

I’m delighted to welcome the author of today’s guest post is Robert Merriott, founder of Forensic Notes. Rob’s company specialises in helping you to document workplace bullying effectively so that you have precise evidence of bullying incidents, allowing you to prove what happened and when. This is extremely empowering for you as a target of…

Find a firm footing with running and a good night’s sleep

Recover Your Balance has been fortunate in attracting a range of guest authors who can bring additional support and ideas to help you get back on track. So I am delighted to introduce this week’s guest, Robert Jones, who is a Content & Online PR Executive at Search Laboratory. He has written this article on…

Recovering your Emotional Intelligence

When you are going through a rough time, managing your emotions can be difficult…managing other’s emotions? That task can feel near impossible. Still, those in leadership positions need to stay tuned in as employees’ emotions can easily have a negative impact on productivity and quality of work.

Ironically, being in the midst of your own personal struggle is actually a great time to tend to others. Making someone else feel better, cared for and relieved can give you a boost in outlook, mood and confidence.

Read on to discover the three must-dos when it comes to brushing up on your emotional intelligence; with mental and physical benefits applying to both you and your employees, you’ll all be glad you did.

What can an employee expect from mediation?

Mediation can provide the following opportunities for the employee:

To be heard by someone who is impartial
To understand the points of view of the other person of people involved
To have the time to reflect upon the situation
To be part of the solution, rather than have a solution imposed upon them.

Finding refreshing sleep

This week’s guest post is from Chris Braithwaite who has been working as a homeopath since qualifying in 2006. Before this she was a childcare social worker / manager for nearly 20 years. Chris is registered with the Society of Homeopaths and is committed to providing high standards of patient care in her thriving practice….

When workplace stress drives you to drink

This week my guest Melissa Hathaway offers hope for healing the often hidden problem of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, particularly when it is a response to workplace stress. Melissa has written a number of guides for people looking for help with loved ones struggling with addiction on behalf of the US Coalition Against…

Tough Love – how Eva James recovered from workplace bullying

“If you met me in the street today, you wouldn’t have the faintest idea I’ve ever had a problem in my life. Some days, I can almost believe it. And that, my friends, takes a whole lot of work. It takes a whole lot of tough love.”

Emotional intelligence and dealing with stress: Guest Post from Claire Walsh

Although we may like to think our decisions are based on sound judgement and facts, the reality is emotions play a big part in our working lives and significant stress can have an adverse effect on our leadership performance…

Bouncing Back – Resilience and Stress Management Training: Guest post from Mark Walsh

Life is stressful in some way or another for everyone. People vary however in how effective their personal stress management is and how quickly they bounce back from adversity. This article offers a few tips on resilience training for anyone who’s life isn’t always easy.

Move on from bullying: Leave a Legacy! Guest post from Dorothy Dalton

In my research for my series on the bullying of women in the work place by women, (link: I was contacted by a huge number of women and somewhat surprisingly men too. Most of this communication was private.