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    It’s VIRTUALLY Christmas

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    With small-scale Christmas ‘bubbles’ announced, PUSH offers a virtual solution to bring the Christmas party to your (home) office.
    PUSHa leading wellbeing and performance company grounded in human behaviour, has announced the launch of its virtual holiday parties, providing a 2020 twist on the traditional workplace celebration. After a year that has seen employees often feel disconnected from the office and each other, these digital gatherings are helping to bring us all back together in time for Christmas.
    PUSH is inviting your team home for the holidays, with an assortment of virtual events run by ping-pong champions, festival-promoters, DJs and artists. PUSH will deliver everything you need to boost team morale and have a holly, jolly, virtual party:

    Ping Pong Fight Club: Lockdown Challenge

    Hosted by ex-junior international ping pong player Ade Lee, Ping Pong Fight Club’s Lockdown Challenge Show is a hugely entertaining and inclusive team-based game show where players connect, compete and have fun against work colleagues, all from the comfort of home!
    The 45-minute show features five 60-second ping pong related challenges, a trivia round and plenty of game show banter with bonus points awarded for best team attire and artistic interpretation. Scores are uploaded through the mobile ping pong challenge app, with team positions displayed at the end of each round on a Eurovision style leader-board. Teams comprise of 1-2 players and don’t have to have played ping pong before to have a brilliant time.
     

    A Very Merry Creative Christmas

    Creativity author and educator, Dave Birss, offers his Christmas cracker of a session, using a number of games, tasks and quizzes to educate and entertain.
    This high energy 45-minute session will boost the company festive spirit without anyone needing to be in the same room. Those taking part will find themselves rushing around the living room on a treasure hunt, collecting scores on quizzes and playing games that stretch the mind.
     

    Breathing Through the Holiday Mayhem

    This workshop aims to break down people’s preconceptions of “breath work,” and give attendees practical tools they can use to help them regulate their emotions and performance at home, work and especially over the holidays. 
    With the respiratory system dialled straight into the part of the brain responsible for emotions, host Chevy Rough will teach attendees how to harness breath for physical and mental performance, as well as understand stress and how to combat it.

    Healthy Holiday Cooking

    A 90-minute session offering a cook-along with Cheryl Telfer, one of PUSH’s holistic chefs. With the seasons changing, and everyone’s minds on how to boost immunity, it is even more important than ever to eat healthy.
    During the session, Cheryl will walk through how to make a hearty chickpea stew, answering any questions about ingredients, and eating seasonally to help keep healthy through the holidays. A delicious way to re-connect and replenish. 
     

    Cocktails and Mocktails

    Fun and festive without a barstool in sight, mixologist Murray Anderson hosts a cocktail and mocktail making class which offers a step-by-step guide to making some fancy favourites with easily accessible ingredients. Creating (and drinking) a Rosemary Gimlet, Tom Collins and New York Sour, the team will be given tips and tricks for cocktail making, as well as the history behind these classic drinks.
    This session is all about bringing the team together, having a laugh, a few drinks and making a fantastic memorable event that will live on and strengthen everyone in the team.
    Cate Murden, Founder and coach at PUSH, explains why more than ever, we all need a little festive fun: “This year has seen brilliant moments of innovation and growth due to a complete shake up of ‘the norm’. However, this has been incredibly exhausting, draining and generally, very hard work. As the end of the year looms and we still have so much uncertainty to try and plan for, we are trying to focus on supporting people and more than anything, offering a little, festive, light relief. Our creative and communal sessions are made to let you re-connect with those long-lost colleagues and remind you that we are a people of resilience and resourcefulness (even if you aren’t very good at ping pong).”
    Along with the festive programme, companies can also book a number of imaginative sessions including journaling, writing and poetry workshops, drawing games and even an 80s dance party. PUSH will continue to offer mental health 1-2-1s and resilience training throughout the holiday period.
    For more information on how PUSH can support you during lockdown, visit www.pushmindbody.com and to book contact cate@pushmindandbody.com
    Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash
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