Do you have the January Emotional Hangover?

By  •  January 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm  •  0 Comments

This brief post is for anyone who was finding the stress and pressure of daily life was guiding their thoughts towards working with Calm People towards the end of last year but then…….they swerved away.


December is traditionally a quiet time of the year for us at Calm People. I’ll explain why that is in more detail but significantly this year was our busiest December Weekend Workshop yet.


Why December is traditionally quiet


Money pressures can be one of the most pernicious strain on relationships and given the retail and acquisitive nature of the festive season those pressures can be highlighted in the extreme. So you may expect that our December Weekend Intensive Keeping Calm Workshop would be one of the busiest. It is not.


There is a natural anxiety that surrounds emotional development work especially if the pressure and strain we are under leads us to take it out on those that we are supposed to love the most and who are closest to us.


As a result those that may need our help the most can also find the most reasons not to commit.


Instead they often choose to spend their way to happiness thinking that if they make an extra special effort for Christmas with their long suffering families everything will be ok and thus they max out the credit card and have a great time distracting themselves from the issues they face.


Once Christmas is over the hangover sets in. They realise that they have over indulged and spent too much. This brings with it stress and strain. For some all the money they spent will not have stopped them worrying and they will have acted out over Christmas and are now facing divorce proceedings (the first two weeks of January are the busiest of the year for enquiries to divorce lawyers).


You may think that based on that cycle our January workshop may be the busiest of the year. It is not. Why commit your cash to dealing with your issues if you may have a divorce bill. In addition to that the January credit card bill tends to be the heftiest and of the greatest priority.


As a result we have learnt not to even offer a weekend workshop in January.


So, if you are suffering the after effects of Christmas and an emotional hangover our February Weekend Intensive is already booking up.

For more info call 01332 869211 and ask for Julian.Stressed About Christmas


About the Author:

With more than 20 years experience working in challenging corporate environments and dealing with change programmes, Julian has gained extensive experience in counselling, facilitation and training techniques. Julian has an MBA from Nottingham Business School, has trained with the British Association of Anger Management and is an experienced and qualified practitioner of established coaching tools such as Myers Briggs.
Julian has built Calm People into an organisation that encompasses everything from delivering workshops on how to identify and deal with anger, to helping individuals to combat stress by improving their emotional resilience. The company’s continually evolving mindset has led to them developing an innovative training product for HGV and Bus/Coach drivers, technology assisted wellbeing packages, and a unique and exclusive Executive Resilience Retreat.

Whether you are an individual seeking to cope with challenging circumstances or an organisation looking to support cultural change Calm People can help you.


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