Wellbeing for IT Professionals

A Conversation for IT Teams



This is for colleagues within IT teams who wish to feel more focused, creative, fulfilled and energised without collapsing into a state of overwhelm.

Problem-solving is often fun and fulfilling. However due to the natural factors around this lifestyle, problem-solvers commonly move towards mental exhaustion. A few examples; struggling to switch off afterwards, juggling multiple ad-hoc requests, and spending long hours in front of the PC.



When these factors build up, they begin to impact our productivity, attention span, efficiency, social engagement, agility. Problem-solving from this state is neither fun nor fruitful, and these factors affect our personal lives too.

I am an IT Professional myself – more about me below. I am also a Mind-Body Education Facilitator and a Mindfulness Practitioner. I offer this conversation so you gain bitesize tips, practices, suggestions and most importantly awareness around the underlying workings of mind and body specific to IT Professionals. Using this knowledge, you would be able to create the tweaks necessary for yourself so you don’t just problem-solve to survive, but you thrive.
(As you may already have seen in coding, tiny tweaks create significant improvements, it’s just about knowing where 🙂 )



A Way Forward


In order to actively take care of our wellbeing, we need to understand our needs both psychological ones and physiological ones. Mindfulness and Somatic practices certainly paves the way but education and self-awareness is often the first step.

In this talk to IT professionals, I address several common challenges and offer practical easy tips one can implement based on mind-body education. I also offer a mindfulness practice that can be used anytime to return to present moment.

Some of what you gain include:

  • An effective way to wind down after work:
    Winding down effectively steps you out of problem-solving mode. Gain understanding and easy hacks to help the mind and body experience spaciousness after work.
  • Bringing balance to the body
    IT Professionals tend to use a lot of mental processing which needs balancing physically and emotionally. Without actively balancing, individuals become stuck in certain patterns and loose the capacity to problem-solve creatively. Here I highlight importance of physical and emotional nourishment, and ways to fulfil that in order that individuals feel more creative, energised, active at home, work and in themselves.

  • Navigating difficult times
    We all do, at some point or another, face times that are difficult – particularly now with the pandemic and unsteady economical situation. Here I highlight what happens to our ‘internal bandwidth’ when we’re navigating particularly personal challenges such as bereavement, loss, separation, illness, and how to navigate them mindfully. By learning the needs of our internal system, we get to navigate these times more consciously with self-awareness.

  • Practical tips
    I share other practical tips that could boost mental stability and clarity in subtle ways.

  • Mindfulness Practice
    1 mindfulness practice that can be practiced anytime to return to present moment. Where our brain’s autopilot can solve some incredibly complex problems, it can often also take off on a tangent of its own and mental processes then freeze up – that’s when one can no longer solve creatively. Mindfulness is a practice that brings us back to present moment and this frees up space in our autopilot for better, clear thinking.

The duration of this talk would be 60 minutes. If there are other subjects/questions not listed here that you would like addressed, I welcome a discussion to address them.





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Hi, I am a Mindfulness and Somatics Practitioner. I am also an IT professional (part time). After earning a degree and masters in software, I worked with international IT companies. About 7 years ago I decided to go part time and began my research in dance and arts, which I had trained in since I was a child. That research, coupled with some life events, led me to meditation and mind-body work. That’s briefly how I got here. 


In my own life, mindfulness and meditation has helped me transform exponentially. Through my journey I have seen that anxiety and collective chronic stress is more common than we think, and for many it unfolds behind closed doors. It really stops us from living out our deepest potential. Until we do something about it, these patterns will continue to accumulate and pass down the generations. This is not something I wish to see, which is why I am committed to this work.



My work today is influenced by Neuroscience, Natural Science, Trauma Education, Psychology, Indian Arts, Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga and Philosophy. I am certified in Mindfulness for Adults, Mindfulness for Children, Neuropsychology, Body Healing, Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing. My learning continues. I am a member of the Complementary Medical Association and listed under the UK Professional Register of Accredited Teachers of Mindfulness.  I’m committed to support individuals find their version of health and wellbeing so we collectively move towards bigger, inclusive ways of living.




Technical Requirement:

  • Due to the current pandemic, all talks are offered online via zoom therefore it would be necessary for those who attend to have access to a computer with camera and speaker.

Important Note:

  • This is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor, mental health professional, or other health care professionals. I provide support and information to the best of my abilities, but any resulting choices and changes remain an individual’s personal and legal responsibility.


To Book or Discuss:


Email: connect@radiant-roots.co.uk
OR
Get in touch with me via the form below.
I look forward to hearing from you.





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