Change Your Mind 
 

Puzzle Workshops Est. 2016

Fun, simple & effective

 

Keep your team happy & healthy

"Fun, relaxed, educational & hugely enjoyable" 
Lou Lyons, Sales Manager, Ace Hotel
 

Unleash your team's full potential

60 Minute Workshops 

Single sessions & monthly programmes to encourage mental well being 

Bundles to takeaway for little positive moments everyday

Word Puzzles are one of the most powerful ways to keep your brain functions on top form

 

Keeping your brain both sharp & engaged, word puzzles can really aid to boost your problem-solving abilities &, when performed once a week, can have hugely beneficial effects. Our word puzzles force your brain to use both logic & reasoning to arrive at the correct answer

TEAM BENEFITS: Research shows that regularly solving word puzzles can help to realign your psychological stress & improve your ability to solve problems in the aftermath. By focusing elsewhere for a few minutes, you can shed new light on your stress

The jigsaw puzzle is a metaphor for life

 

Challenges we face with our jobs, relationships, & health can leave us confused & overwhelmed. These challenges are easily likened to the fragmented jigsaw puzzle, with so many disconnected pieces and no clear starting point

 

TEAM BENEFITS: By physically piecing a jigsaw puzzle together while in a powerfully creative meditative state, we are shifting the focus in our subconscious from confusion & inundation to proactively working on the solution

Just as your body gets soft & lethargic from lack of physical activity, your brain gets sluggish & slow from too much routine

 

Proactively shaking up your daily routines is vital to a healthier, sharper mind

TEAM BENEFITS: Learning new skills affects our well-being in lots of positive ways. It exposes us to new ideas & helps us stay curious & engaged. It also gives us a sense of accomplishment & helps boost our self-confidence & resilience

 

Science shows that the brain uses more energy when we stretch our horizons & learn new skills. Breaking out of routine, is key to achieve a happy balance in your life 

Actively playing, building & creating forces your brain to stay active, helping you to be better at remembering

TEAM BENEFITS: Coming together to build sets, puzzles & models makes you strive for the goal, helping you overcome obstacles, pushing you to progress off your own back

Puzzle workshops & bundles can be tailored to you, whatever your business size from micro start-ups to large corporates
 

The little things make a big difference

 
Our story

George 

Jamie

 A year ago I collapsed in reception for a sales meeting. I lost my breath & shortly after I lost consciousness. Fortunately, I was helped to hospital where I learned I had suffered a severe panic attack brought on by stress

I didn't see it coming. Fast forward six months & my best friend Jamie suffered the same thing

Our new venture, 'Change your mind' is a reaction to my experiences. I hope our workshops & bundles can help to break the cycle of stress & prevent her creeping up others

 

Tell me more about the workshops, bundles & whole shebang 

 
Background

It’s been a hectic week in the office, & it’s left you mentally drained and exhausted. Even when you’re finally home & ready for bed, it may take a lot of winding down before you’re calm enough to drift off to sleep.  Sound familiar?

As much as you’re pushing to do your best, too much stress is never good for you

 

We've devised a simple solution to break the cycle & offer several benefits:
Puzzle Workshops & Bundles

Puzzles are highly recommended by doctors to keep your stress levels at bay, thereby improving your mental health. One key reason is that it allows you to focus on only one thing. While multi-tasking puts the frontal lobe of your brain under stress, single-tasking through good & engaging puzzles eliminates that stress

 

What makes Change Your Mind special?

We like to keep the entire Change Your Mind community engaged with fun competitions, puzzles, and surprises delivered to your office
 

What’s in it for me, as an employer?

300,00 people leave their jobs over mental health each year in the UK - we can help reduce the number of employees taking leave, saving costs of recruitment & loss of earnings, while creating a better company culture (more benefits here)
 

How much does it cost?

Our pricing is simple and transparent. We charge a fixed rate based on how many employees you sign up. It's always competitive, whatever your business size – from micro-startups to large corporates
 

 
Benefits: The science bit

Research tells us that keeping the mind active with puzzles & other mind-flexing activities is a great work out for the brain & can offer many benefits:

 

Lead to a better quality of life


Reduce our chances of developing certain types of mental illness, including memory loss, dementia, & even Alzheimer’s Disease

Problem solving skills


Our ancestors relied on the ability to recognise shapes & patterns in world around them & spot potential predators & hazards as a key to survival. Completing a puzzle taps in to the same fundamental processes, but in a calm & controlled environment

Enhances self evaluation


Trying to see how pieces fit & re-assessing where they might go when they don’t fit is a good exercise in checking & re-evaluating choices. Each piece can only go in to one place so there is none of the compromising & trading-off that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces us to constantly re-evaluate decisions, & teaches patience with the process as it is an integral part of the game

Improves learning abilities


 The more a person plays puzzles, the better they get at recognising shape, form and colour & the quicker they become. This is a basic learning structure that then passes in to other aspects of their lives. In effect the brain is like a muscle, & the more it works, the stronger it becomes

Helps with overall perception & understanding


 Often, only a certain amount of information about a situation is available & being able to make judgements & draw conclusions is a fundamental practice in coping successfully with the world around us

Fulfilment


 Our modern lives can often seem a whirlwind of activity where we constantly move from one activity to the next without seeming to draw breath. Completing a puzzle provides a tonic to this hectic pace, where a period of quiet problem solving ends with the satisfaction of seeing the finished puzzle. This reduces stress & provides a feeling of well-being

Change Your Mind is a trading name of One Connected Community Ltd.
Royal Borough of Greenwich | 27 Greenwich South Street, London, SE10 8NT
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