Video Arts With Oliver Burkeman on Wellbeing Video Learning

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We want to debunk some of the myths that surround wellbeing and help people focus on what really works

Oliver Burkeman

Video Arts has partnered with the Guardian and New York Times writer, Oliver Burkeman, for the latest collection in the award-winning Essentials Series of videos, courses and infographics.

The Wellbeing Essentials will be launched Summer 2017 and is designed to help employees improve their wellbeing at work; and the wellbeing of those around them.

Burkeman will consult with Video Arts to help them apply the latest thinking around motivation, wellbeing, positivity, mindfulness and resilience to create a set of credible learning points that are easy to digest and adopt.

Sally Winter, head of content at Video Arts, said, “Topics around happiness and wellbeing at work are notoriously difficult to deliver well. With the Wellbeing Essentials we knew we had to keep our resources grounded in psychological fact and avoid the general ‘cheer up / put a brave face on it / ‘Get Motivated’ messages that permeate this space. Oliver’s approach to ‘happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking’ resonates with our own irreverent view to some of the workplace training initiatives around positivity, so he was the obvious choice for consultant on the series.”

Oliver Burkeman said, “It’s a pleasure to be involved in Video Arts’ campaign to improve employee wellbeing. If we can debunk some of the myths that surround these issues and help people focus on what really works, then we’ll have produced a really useful resource.”

About The Essentials

The Wellbeing Essentials is the latest Essentials collection from Video Arts. Other collections in the series of must-have skills for managers and employees include: Customer Service Essentials, Leadership Essentials, Management Essentials, and Workplace Essentials. All of The Essentials include videos, online courses, workshop guides and supporting infographics for learners.

About Video Arts

Video Arts is famous for creating and delivering engaging and memorable video and e-learning. Their award-winning content shines because of its subject matter experts, production values, famous actors and humour. They change the way people behave at work with entertaining and effective video, e-learning, production and platform solutions.

About Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a journalist who writes on psychology for the Guardian and the New York Times. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year award and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. His book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking was described by the Guardian as ‘A bracing detox for the self-help junkie’. Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, said of Burkeman, “Addictive, wise and very funny. Burkeman never takes himself too seriously, but the rest of us should.”

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