A sell-out talk – and Zumba – gets people on their feet

WSLHD executive director, People and Culture Helen Emmerson and positivity and emotional intelligence guru Sue Langley at Sue's talk at Westmead Hospital for the employee Wellbeing Festival.
WSLHD executive director (People and Culture) Helen Emmerson and positivity guru Sue Langley at the Wellbeing Festival.

Feeling stronger and more positive can be as simple as striking a ‘Superman pose’ – and positivity expert Sue Langley proved the point by getting 300 WSLHD employees to do just that on the first day of the inaugural Wellbeing Festival.

Speaking to a packed Westmead Hospital auditorium, Sue urged the crowd to be curious, understand the importance of positive emotions and practice gratitude as a way of building resilience.

Lindt chocolate balls were handed out to the crowd for a session on ‘savouring’, which encouraged people to use all five senses to build appreciation.

Sue’s talk was a highlight of the first day of the Wellbeing Festival.

Good crowds also turned out for Zumba (check out the pics below!), wellbeing checks and wellbeing stalls.

Events continue this week. Check out the full program here and download a thankyou card to tell a workmate they’re great!

Clinical midwife consultants Beata Gidaszewski, Marjan Khajehei and Sarah Melov and midwifery nurse manager Julie Swain at Sue Langley's inspirational wellbeing and resilience talk at Westmead Hospital.
Clinical midwife consultants Beata Gidaszewski, Marjan Khajehei and Sarah Melov with nursing unit manager Julie Swain at Sue Langley’s inspirational talk at Westmead Hospital.
A sell-out crowd at Westmead Hospital listen to positivity and emotional intelligence expert Sue Langley, who spoke as part of the WSLHD Wellbeing Festival.
A sell-out crowd enjoys the talk from positivity expert Sue Langley.
SNAP analyst Pan Siu and admin officer Shabila Kumar at the Zumba class at Westmead Hospital, part of the Wellbeing Festival.
SNAP analyst Pan Siu and admin officer Shabila Kumar at the Zumba class at Westmead Hospital.
Nour Alatari, from clinical governance, gets moving at zumba at Westmead Hospital, part of the Wellbeing Festival.
Nour Alatari, from clinical governance, gets moving at Zumba.
Registered nurse Catherine Hardman gets her zumba on as part of the first ever WSLHD Wellbeing Festival.
Registered nurse Catherine Hardman gets her Zumba on as part of the Wellbeing Festival.
Clinical quality systems officer, clinical governance, Jeeyoun Jun at the Westmead Hospital zumba class on day one of the WSLHD Wellbeing Festival.
Clinical quality systems officer Jeeyoun Jun at the Zumba class on day one of the Wellbeing Festival.
Zumba at Westmead Hospital, part of the WSLHD Wellbeing Festival.
Zumba at Westmead Hospital.

 

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