Dr Judy Hinwood & Dr John Hinwood
– Global Leaders in Stress Management and Emotional Resilience
Drs Judy Hinwood and John Hinwood founded the Stress Management Institute (SMI) and Stress to Strength (STS) in early 2013, based on their 17 years of intensive experience as primary healthcare practitioners as practicing chiropractors, having specialised in stress management and wellness. They then moved into a management role for 20 years as consultants, coaches and mentors to primary and allied healthcare practitioners.
In 1991 they founded The Centre for Powerful Practices and quickly developed a client base of predominately Doctors of Chiropractic in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Canada, USA, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Guam, Spain and Italy. They coached, mentored and consulted with practitioners and presented as guest lecturers at many universities and colleges around the world on the human side of practice. Stress management tools and strategies for these practitioners were always high on the agenda. After 21 years they sold this company to seven of the fourteen consultants and coaches they had trained and mentored.
Both SMI and STS are committed to helping people deal with the rigors of modern life, both in their private lives and their careers. SMI provides fully accredited Australian Government Certified VET tertiary studies and qualifications for Stress Management Practitioners, and Stress Management Facilitators. These courses are the FIRST and ONLY Federal Government recognised courses of their kind in Australia. SMI trains practitioners at a Certificate IV level and potentially at Diploma level for a career that people to manage their stress and transform it into a source of strength so they can bounce back as they are more emotionally resilient. Their quest is to continue to reach a global audience, to bring clear and purposeful calm to as many people as they can and support businesses to increase their productivity by having work teams who are emotionally resilient.
Stress to Strength teaches individuals how to gain mastery over stress. The two public 2 day workshops, The Stress to Strength Experience and Build Emotional Resilience Training (B.E.R.T.). These workshops attracts attendees from home mums to corporate CEOs. The company also has other events, five other one day trainings for business, not for profit organizations, schools, universities, associations and community groups etc.
Another aspect of SMI’s innovative approach to the crippling stress dilemma is their unique Workplace Stress Management process. It bridges the gap between the academic research on workplace stress management and the current services available. It is based on two critical principles absent from the services currently available; diagnosis and analysis of the workplace to develop a deep understanding of the organisation’s unique and specific stressors at play, and a focus on primary interventions that eliminate or minimise the stressors.
There are two groups in the workplace who are currently neglected, the ‘worried well’ and ‘working wounded’. Both of these groups is where SMI’s approach is very effective. Those ‘broken souls’ who have entered the tertiary phase of distress are not the area SMI specialises in. The latter need the services of counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists.
The Diagnostic Phase collects quantitative data such as workers comp claims, LTIs, retention statistics and absenteeism information. Qualitative data is used from cross-sectional interviewing of the organisation’s employees, direct workplace observations, and data from employee satisfaction instruments e.g. culture and engagement surveys.
SMI use a statistically robust, highly insightful and actionable survey instrument as a qualitative and quantitative tool to gain further insights from the organisation’s employees. With this data assembled, SMI lead an iterative and collaborative Evaluation and Analysis Phase, where inferences are made and validated, before findings are reported and recommendations are made to the organisation’s senior management. Planning of the workplace stress management interventions is undertaken at this phase also, targeting primary, proactive actions that eliminate or reduce the workplace’s stressors.
The IP that SMI has designed is its robust diagnostic, evaluation and analysis processes which focus on primary interventions. These all address workplace stressors, which the academic literature consistently states are crucial for success.
Overcoming life-threatening cancer in 1983, Judy Hinwood demonstrated how harnessing the power of the mind with the use of visualisations, with diet and natural healing techniques can shift a body from being in extreme stress, to a state of strength, integration and harmony. Dr Judy is now committed to teaching how to prevent and manage stress, as it takes a ruinous toll on people’s lives, health, career and business. She teaches how to tap into resources that renew body, mind and spirit. Her audience is often amazed that the techniques are easy, practical and can be instantly applied, leading to a calmer and more rewarding life. The science of the mind and the biology of belief underpin her mastery.
Judy’s outstanding book, “Stress to Strength…Mind Tools to Calm, Connect and Create” has 36 proven visualisation tools, each with associated conversations that supports the reader to take full control of their life.
Healing meditations and visualisations are key elements in the healing process to support individuals to move from stress to strength and create a work-life balance that moves people into clear calm. Judy has been heavily involved in the meditation arena on a daily basis for 35 years. As a master of this discipline she workshops with fellow master practitioners on a weekly basis also.
John Hinwood earned his reputation as “The Miracle Man” as the Founder of the Expect A Miracle School in 2008, a global movement that focuses on the power of mindset and healing to enable individuals to rewire mind and brain pathways.
John, with Judy assisting, is the author of seven book titles in the “You Can EXPECT A MIRACLE” book series. They have published over twenty hard cover and e-book titles as well as many audio and video programs.
A gifted, funny and energetic storyteller, John has presented key-note speeches and workshops to CEO’s, Business Owners, Corporate Executives and Senior Management around the world.
His audiences soon discover that they can break free from the stress that is holding them back. John’s seasoned and perceptive approach allows him to draw from a formidable armory of proven stress solutions. This new way of approaching stress management is recognised as being a highly reliable solution to save time, energy and money for individuals, businesses and corporations while also allowing the individual to enjoy a heightened state of good health. He has an innate talent to touch, move and inspire others. As a former long term President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation John creates a bridge to make scientific, evidence based information easy to understand and apply into daily life.
The attendees at the 16th International Mental Health Conference held at the Gold Coast, Australia, were asked for their comments and the following feedback was received …”Which speaker inspired you the most? Why?”
“Very difficult to answer, but I would probably say Dr’s John and Judy Hinwood as their topic relates to us all and they have travelled the journey of experience.”
More detailed information about STS and SMI training programs can be found at the links below:
- Build Emotional Resilience in the Workplace… a one day training for executive management, managers and team leaders http://www.stresstostrength.com/wp-content/uploads/Build-Emotional-Resilience-In-The-Workplace_WEB_March2017.pdf
- The Impact of Emotional Resilience on Workplace Performance … a one day training for executive management, managers and team leaders http://www.stresstostrength.com/wp-content/uploads/Impact-ER-Workplace-Performace_WEB_March2017.pdf
- Innovative Emotional Resilience Solutions … a one day training for SME and corporate employees http://www.stresstostrength.com/wp-content/uploads/Innovative-ER-Solutions_WEB_March2017.pdf
- Creating Emotional Resilience Strategies … a one day training for employees in NFP, teaching, healthcare and other organisations http://www.stresstostrength.com/wp-content/uploads/Creating-ER-Strategies_WEB_March2017.pdf
- The Foundations of Emotional Resilience … a two hour introduction to building emotional resilience http://www.stresstostrength.com/wp-content/uploads/TheFoundationsofEmotionalResilience_WEB_April2017.pdf
Judy Hinwood DC, Dip PE, Cert LC, Cert IV SMP, Cert IV T & A, MACC, FAIS, AFAIM
John Hinwood DC, Dip PE, Cert LC, Cert IV SMP, Cert IV T & A, FACC, FICC, FAIS, FAIM
They are Fellows of the American Institute of Stress, John is a Fellow and Judy an Associate Fellow of The Australian Institute of Management, and they are Fellow and Member of the Australasian College of Chiropractors. John is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors.
They have received humanitarian awards in Australia and the United States, and many other distinguished awards. They have published papers in academic journals.
If you want to find out more about the Emotional Resilience For Life Program before you join us, please call +61 1300 663 979 or email us at Judy@StresstoStrength.com