Sustainability Leader Led Mini Modules

Designed to provide leaders with easy to deliver content for their teams to continue to journey to Best Self. The time requirement is 10-15 minutes per module.

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Mini-Module Overview


  • Use case: 3-4 minute video (on a specific topic) played at the beginning of meetings/huddles
  • Individual reflection activity – provided by IHP to Client session leader
  • Handout with reflection question specific to topic and action focus
  • Group discussion – prompts provided by IHP to Client session leader

Module Format Video

  • Topic introduction – why does this topic matter?

  • Relevant research shared

  • Reflection – In what situations/contexts is this topic relevant to you?

  • Plan – What do you need to do in order to close the gap between your ideal and where you fall short? Group discussion – share reflection and/or plan

Patience (Frustration Tolerance)

  • Focus: Frustration tolerance is a core component of psychological well-being.

  • Research: patience is a key moderator of our stress response that can help to keep us in high performance and be more aware of when to choose to engage in intentional recovery.

  • Module Goal: Participants identify situations/context where they can bring more energy to their patience/frustration tolerance.

  • Module Outcome: Participants specify actions (i.e., the first step) they will take to achieve greater patience in the situation/context they listed during their reflection.

Human Connection (vs Transactions)

  • Focus: human connection is arguably the greatest buffer of stress. However, when we become busier/ overwhelmed, human connection often gets dropped in favor of a solely transactional focus (e.g., “did you go to the training?”, “did you get the email?” etc.)
  • Research: our brains and hearts are wired to connect with the stories of other human beings (concept called syntropy). Decrease in human connection is directly related to increase in stress, burnout and mental health issues.
  • Module Goal: Participants identify situation/context where they are lacking significant human connection.
  • Module Outcome: Participants specify actions (i.e., the first step) they will take to achieve more human connection in the situation/context they named in their reflection.

Recovery During the Workday

  • Focus: the difference between active recovery and passive recovery. When to choose each strategy.
  • Research: active recovery (e.g., walking, yoga, exercise, etc.) is beneficial as a strategy to recover from mental and emotional strain. Passive recovery (breathing, visualization, writing, etc.) is a beneficial strategy to recover from physical strain.
  • Module Goal: Participants understand the difference between active and passive recovery – and when to choose each as a means of recovery.
  • Module Outcome: Participants will develop a personally relevant active recovery menu (i.e., 2-3 options) and a passive recovery menu (2-3 options) that they can choose from depending on the primary strain (i.e., mental, physical, emotional) that they’re experiencing on a given day.

Fueling (Hydration) During the Day

  • Focus: The importance of hydration throughout your day. Many individuals spend a majority of their lives in a dehydrated state.

  • Research: In addition to the physical benefits (e.g., regulation of body temperature, lubrication of joints, keeps body functioning properly, etc.) of drinking enough water, there are many emotional and mental benefits (i.e., improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood).

  • Module Goal: Participants understand the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day.

  • Module Outcome: Participants plan to take specific action to make sure they remain hydrated throughout their day.

Daily Choices the Impact Sleep

  • Focus: Rumination (i.e., worry, racing thoughts) is one of the primary variables that negatively impacts a person’s ability to fall asleep and achieve quality sleep.
  • Our brain is always seeking certainty and conclusion. The more “open cognitive loops” (i.e., the more unresolved areas) a person has by the end of the day, the greater difficulty falling asleep and/or quality of sleep.
  • Research: How to turn the dial down on rumination and begin to close “open loops”
  • Module Goal: Participants will gain greater understanding of the impact of rumination on their sleep
  • Module Outcome: Participants plan to take action (i.e., first step) to begin to provide their brain with more frequent certainty and conclusion at the end of their day.

Reframing Your Physical Workday

  • Focus: How being on your feet working all day can be reframed to focus on all the physical work being training (i.e., better posture, hip mobility, etc.)
  • Separated into two groups:
  • Group 1 – told how many calories each of their activities burned
  • Group 2 – given no information
  • Results: One month later – doing exact same activities – Group 1 evidenced decrease in their systolic blood pressure, weight, and waist-to-hip ratio — and a 10 percent drop in blood pressure. Group 2 showed no change.
  • Module Goal: Reframe the benefits of very physically demanding work
  • Module Outcome: Participants describe and document the health benefits of their physical work


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Live ‘In-Person’ or ‘Virtual’ Delivery facilitated by an internal Client Leader

10-15 minutes per module


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