the oranges 7 segments framework

The Oranges Toolkit framework uniquely applies the latest academic research from renowned scientific fields across seven segments of holistic wellbeing. These 7 segments form the acronym of ORANGES.

From leading universities like Harvard, Stanford and Pennsylvania, we synthesise scientific research from fields including positive psychology, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, sociology, systems theory, organisational change, business management theory and more. 

Our expert facilitators use this evidence to inform our engaging training programs - enlightening participants about the science of human behaviour and offering practical tools to advance wellbeing and performance at work.

optimism

optimism

Learn tools to create flexible, optimistic thinking habits which enable you to focus on positive outcomes, remain persistent, deal with unexpected change and stay motivated.

Learn how to develop positive beliefs and proactive strategies to combat pessimistic thinking with our skills and tools that draw on the pioneering work of Dr Martin Seligman, a leading figure in positive psychology, and others. Objectives are aimed at providing participants with the tools to develop a growth mindset, be open to more possibilities through optimistic thinking habits and have the tools to deal with change and adversity that comes their way.

resilience

resilience

Develop the capacity to withstand and adapt to life's challenges and deal with change, through a range of practical and simple tools to boost positive moods and manage negative emotions. Learn to bounce forward - not just bounce back.

This work is based on the latest emotional intelligence and neuroscience research by Barbara Fredrickson, Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte. Objectives include showcasing every day tools and strategies for your mind, body and environment that allow you to build your resilience and bounce back from adversity.

attitude

attitude (mindset)

Learn how much of our happiness is determined by the attitudes and choices we make and explore ways to become flexible, positive and motivated by adopting a growth mind set.

This segment is based on research by Carol Dweck which clearly shows that our intelligence is malleable and that you can create a mindset which makes you more motivated, productive and happier. Objectives are to supportunderstanding of how your attitude (positively/negatively) impacts you and others around you, plus the behavioural drivers that influence your attitude.

now

now (mindfulness)

Learn the tools for living in the now and focus your attention on the present moment, without judgement. Gain tools to better focus attention to improve productivity, effectively manage emotions and stress, and build richer relationships.

Based on research from Shauna Shapiro and others, this workshop involves training ourselves to be more focused, have a greater attention span and be more mindful so we can put things into perspective, gain more emotional control and feel more engaged. Build an understanding of the benefits and impact that curiosity, savouring and flow have within any situation to improve health, decision making and learning.

gratitude

gratitude

Learn how to boost your happiness and that of others by expressing gratitude and appreciation. This simple action is one of the most powerful tools to increase positive emotions and keep people energised and healthy.

Gratitude is shown to be a powerful antidote to negative emotion and depression. Objectives include gaining an understanding of the impact of gratitude and how gratitude is strongly linked to positivity and resilience whilst learning how to build gratitude within teams.

energy

energy

Learn about the science of laughter and language, and how to use your body and brain to generate energy, release tension and reset the negativity button. Understand how emotions impact our energy and explore practical ways to shift our mood through sleep, movement, nutrition and nurturing quality relationships.

Research shows the benefits of fun and laughter in reducing stress, improving heart health, muscle activity, digestion and immune systems. Learn about the feel-good chemicals that our body and brain craves to create energy, how to maintain your energy, how to quickly re-energise yourself when required and the importance of language on our energy levels. Understand the benefits of laughter and how to create simple, fun strategies within the workplace to boost organisational culture.

strengths

strengths

Strengths are a pre-existing capacity for a way of behaving, thinking or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user. When understood and maximised, people perform at their best, feel more confident, resilient, engaged and will develop more in their roles.

This work is informed by extensive research into strengths psychology by Alex Linley, Chris Peterson and Robert Biswas-Diener and relates to increasing confidence, being able to reduce stress, build resilience and create strong engagements. Objectives include identifying and gaining an understanding of your strengths and what this means for you. Participants learn how to spot strengths in others to create engaged teams and cooperative relationships.

learn more at upcoming workshops

Learn the science and skills of the ORANGES 7 segments of wellbeing at one of our upcoming public workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, or book a dedicated session for your team.

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