The Wellington Emergency Management Office recently used John’s Effective Resilience programme for our staff as part of a new ‘Lead Self’ collective professional development framework. John’s programme gave our staff some great guidance on the ability to focus on enhancing self-awareness, what happens when you get stressed and returning to your natural balance – utilising an analysis of mind, body and soul. An excellent half day workshop to assist our staff in managing stress in an emergency management workplace where the demands on us can become stressful very quickly. The staff really appreciated the workshop and its outcomes. Thank you for your direction in a difficult task for many of us – i.e. taking time to manage ourselves.