For immediate release: 30/01/2018
Wellbeing Business to Develop a Support Service for Stressed Out Female Entrepreneurs
A Grantham-based mindfulness and wellbeing business is surveying female entrepreneurs to find out what pressures and challenges they face day to day.
Maureen O’ Callaghan Training and Mentoring are conducting the survey with the aim of using the information to develop wellbeing services that are user led, and that best meet the unique needs of women in business. Focus groups and interviews will also take place at an event for female entrepreneurs where the focus will be on self-care.
Director Maureen O’Callaghan has drawn on her discussions with her peers and her own experience, to think about the additional challenges that women in business face, and to come up with a service tailored to help them maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
Speaking about the new services, she said;
“I want to help women to identify the causes and effects of their stress and to have in place strategies that help them to be able to handle the pressures and challenges they face both in the workplace and at home.”
Women are often the main caregivers for children and other relatives, and they still tend to have most of the domestic responsibilities, even if they work full-time. They are also conditioned to be people pleasers and are brought up with the message that they have to please others and be ‘perfect’. This translates into many women being hard on themselves, especially when they’re in business. They tend to fear failure, and play down their abilities more than men, which puts them in a state of perpetual stress.
While men often deal with stress by making poor lifestyle choices, the stress hormones themselves are what affects women’s health. A recent survey found that millions of professional women are teetering on the edge of being completely burned out. They are chronically stressed and suffer from symptoms like chronic fatigue, insomnia, poor immunity, being unable to concentrate, irritability, anxiety, and depression.
The survey can be accessed via the website at www.mocallaghan.co.uk and it’s also being sent out to organisations that support women in business to ensure they capture as many views and responses as possible.
Notes for Editors
The survey has been developed with the support of a student from Lincoln University.
Maureen O’ Callaghan
Tel: 07939 845 920
Maureen O’Callaghan is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute, and has an MSc in Mindfulness-Based Approaches. She works with organisations, teams, and individuals to create less stressful working environments, improve team working, enhance performance and productivity and develop leadership and management skills.