Psychological Core Stability for Wellbeing in Workers Comp Recently I’ve been reading Scott Barry Kaufman’s book, Transcend - the new science of self actualisation. This book explains the evolution and utility of humanistic psychology, drawing heavily on the writings and teachings of Abraham … [Read more...] about Psychological Core Stability for Wellbeing in Workers Comp
The cumbersome systems that have evolved around workers compensation cause frustration and suffering for employers and workers. Employers get saddled with volatile costs and workers get labelled as problems to be fixed. Health professionals reluctantly and cautiously engage in the same way that we … [Read more...] about In search of plan B in workers’ recovery
Whilst Safety counts injuries the workers compensation system multiplies them. This is the stark reality of what the worker’s compensation system in Australia does to people. The special investigation by Four Corners and the Fairfax Press found the system continues to be ‘immoral and unethical’ … [Read more...] about Compensation as Dehumanising Persons
WE NEED YOU BACK? Having worked for several contractors over the years and then working for a consulting company I must say things seem very different. With the consultant work I often get asked to review policies and procedures. One of the biggest questions that come up when I am working with the … [Read more...] about WE NEED YOU BACK?
Natural Disaster & the Injured Worker I have recently seen on many social media sites where a lot of major companies have made some fabulous donations to the hurricane relief funds in Texas. (see Safety Steps Up) Great work they are doing and hope it continues as there is another one that is … [Read more...] about Natural Disaster & the Injured Worker
What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury? “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted” Albert Einstein (attributed) Some years ago, tired of my irritating enquiries about the quality of their school day, my teenage sons … [Read more...] about What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury?
You are invited to attend: Humanising Workers Compensation (Sydney Workshop) When? Wednesday 31 May to Thursday 01 June 2017 Where? Sydney's iconic Wayside Chapel - 29 Hughes Street Kings Cross Who? This Workshop will be facilitated by James Ellis from Framework Group and Rob Sams from … [Read more...] about Humanising Workers Compensation (Sydney Workshop)
Humanising Workers Compensation: the missed opportunity – by James Ellis from http://www.frameworkgroup.com.au In preparation for dipping my toe into the public arena of the RTW summit I read through the training material generously provided by the energetic convenor, Mark Stipic. I’m a podcast … [Read more...] about Humanising Workers Compensation: the missed opportunity
I’m Not Playing Any More By Hayden Collins – First published here Have you ever felt that somebody is manipulating you for their own gain? That your vulnerabilities are being exploited, leaving you helpless? We have all been targets to this kind of behaviour, and I’m sure many of us have inflicted … [Read more...] about I’m Not Playing Any More
The Village Effect There are many different approaches adopted by organisations to support people injured at work. These include consultant doctors, on-site Physiotherapy, free and confidential psychologists (EAP), ‘case-conferencing’ and specialized rehabilitation providers. All of which can be … [Read more...] about The Village Effect