Programme Contributors

Dr Dee Gray

Hello I am Dee, I am Director of gray’s Wellbeing. I am ‘best self’ programme designer, trainer, facilitator and coach. I will be coaching, and training you in how to be your ‘best self’. I will also be facilitating some meaningful conversations about how to recover your ‘best self’, even when you are in peripheral spaces of wellbeing.

I am so looking forward to meeting you!

Pippa Gough

Hello I am Pippa. As a coach working closely with frontline health and social care staff over the last year I am increasingly interested in how people will cope with the demands of returning to the ‘normal’ provision of care. Thinking about this in terms of being your ‘best self’ and the dynamic nature of this, the concept of enabling psychological safety at work is becoming paramount. My workshop will focus on this. You may also meet me as your one-to-one coach, and as one of the residential facilitators.

Steph Healy

Hello I am Steph. With a background in NHS training, I qualified as a sound therapy practitioner through the College of Sound Healing and now run my own practice. In my session you will discover a way to switch off from the distractions, dramas and pressures in the world, and connect with your ‘best self’ on a very deep level.

Rosalind Dawes

Hello I am Rosalind. I am a sound therapist trainer with a background in the psychological sciences. My session will support and facilitate the integration and processing of your residential learning. Together we will open and allow the deeper ‘best self’ to experience the healing power of sound.

Rachel Barker

Hello I am Rachel. I am your ‘best self’yoga teacher. Having studied and practiced yoga for 10+ years, I now teach gentle, holistic yoga classes. I encourage people to connect to wellness by harnessing the healing power of their bodies. I focus on breath, movement, rest, and the green environment. I have devised your yoga workshops to bring you to being your ‘best self’.

Gemma Thomas

Hi I am Gemma. I am a master nutritionist and have devised your ‘best self’ menus for the programme. I work holistically and believe the food we eat is fundamental to powering all the processes in the body that effect not only your physical presentation but also how we think, feel and act. I will be running your workshop on ‘best self’ nutrition and stress.

Anita Grey

Hello I am Anita, I am an expert in somatic wellbeing, and have been an Alexander Technique practioner for 20 years. I am also an International Mountain Leadership coach & Exec Coach. In my workshop you will learn how to recognise how your body holds stress and utilise methods with which to release it towards being it’s ‘best self’. You may also meet me as one of the programme facilitators.

13:30 Declaring Your Wellbeing

Host: Dr Dee Gray and Pippa Gough

Your Wellbeing Statement

Congratulations. It is with deep gratitude that we welcome you into this our last session. In this live Zoom meeting, we’ll be making our wellbeing statements to the group and committing to wellbeing.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on learning about best self wellbeing with us, and invite you to stay in touch with us and the new ‘best selfies’ you have met.

Thank you all so much.

How to Access the Zoom Meeting

  1. You will find the link to the meeting and the password at the bottom of the page.
  2. The timer tells you how long is left the meeting starts, so take this time to make yourself comfortable, and test that your device’s microphone and camera is working.
  3. You can join the meeting either via the Zoom app (you will need to download this if you don’t already have it) by clicking on the Join in Zoom App link or through your web browser by clicking on the Join in Browser link below.
  4. You will be placed in a waiting room until the host is ready to start the meeting, then they will let you in.
  5. Note that your microphone will automatically be set to mute at the start of this meeting. We suggest you leave it on mute until you are ready to speak (you can unmute the microphone by clicking on the red microphone icon when you are in the meeting).

Technical Issues

If you experience any technical difficulties with this Zoom meeting, please have a look at our Technical Support section (opens in a new window).

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Declaring Your Wellbeing

Meeting date 3rd October 2021 13:30
Password: 3009
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11:30 Being in Nature

Go for a walk and use the GRR of the natural world

You have been working so hard, and we are almost there. From your intial coaching session to right now, you have been on quite a journey. Time to reflect on your learning so far and bring the ideas and suggestions together from the last few days to prepare your wellbeing statement. When you return to the group you will share your wellbeing statement, and you can use any medium: visual, vocal, written, etc…get creative.

11:00 Take a Break

After all that conversation it’s recovery time, which you know is vital for your wellbeing. So please get some refreshments and allow your mind to wander.

10:00 Your Best Self

Hosts: Dr Dee Gray and Pippa Gough

Best Self Conversations

Taking all that you have experienced and learned over the last few days and making them part of your future is where we are up to now. So let’s talk about this together, let’s see how we, as a wellbeing community can support each others ideas and plans for the future. Got any questions? Great, let’s use the collective wisdom in the room.

How to Access the Zoom Meeting

  1. You will find the link to the meeting and the password at the bottom of the page.
  2. The timer tells you how long is left the meeting starts, so take this time to make yourself comfortable, and test that your device’s microphone and camera is working.
  3. You can join the meeting either via the Zoom app (you will need to download this if you don’t already have it) by clicking on the Join in Zoom App link or through your web browser by clicking on the Join in Browser link below.
  4. You will be placed in a waiting room until the host is ready to start the meeting, then they will let you in.
  5. Note that your microphone will automatically be set to mute at the start of this meeting. We suggest you leave it on mute until you are ready to speak (you can unmute the microphone by clicking on the red microphone icon when you are in the meeting).

Technical Issues

If you experience any technical difficulties with this Zoom meeting, please have a look at our Technical Support section (opens in a new window).

Meeting starts in

Your Best Self

Meeting date 3rd October 2021 09:00
Password: 3009
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09:45 Good Morning

Hosts: Dr Dee Gray and Pippa Gough

Let’s come together in this live Zoom meeting and set the scene for our last day together. We will outline what we will be we’ll be doing, and reflect on where we are all up to. We’ll also talk about psychological safety and how to bring things together.

How to Access the Zoom Meeting

  1. You will find the link to the meeting and the password at the bottom of the page.
  2. The timer tells you how long is left the meeting starts, so take this time to make yourself comfortable, and test that your device’s microphone and camera is working.
  3. You can join the meeting either via the Zoom app (you will need to download this if you don’t already have it) by clicking on the Join in Zoom App link or through your web browser by clicking on the Join in Browser link below.
  4. You will be placed in a waiting room until the host is ready to start the meeting, then they will let you in.
  5. Note that your microphone will automatically be set to mute at the start of this meeting. We suggest you leave it on mute until you are ready to speak (you can unmute the microphone by clicking on the red microphone icon when you are in the meeting).

Technical Issues

If you experience any technical difficulties with this Zoom meeting, please have a look at our Technical Support section (opens in a new window).

Meeting starts in

Good Morning Sunday

Meeting date 3rd October 2021 08:45
Password: 3009
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08:00 Morning Best Self Yoga

Host: Rachel Barker

Good morning, time to be at one with your best self and yoga in this your last session with Rachel. In this session Rachel takes you through a process where Samskara – (thought and behaviour patterns that create impressions on your body) can be recognised as helpful or unhelpful, and through realisation can be refocused to being your best self.

Resources

You will need:

  • yoga mat
  • blanket
  • blocks or books
  • belt.

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