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Sustaining journalism by enhancing journalists’ well-being

The Self-Investigation is an initiative that provides a variety of services aimed at improving media professionals’ well-being. It is led by multi-lingual, certified coaches and trainers with five decades of media experience combined.

We use evidence-based practices so media professionals can relate to stress and digital overload in a healthier way. We have already trained more than 360 journalists on four continents in response to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our offerings include a basic stress management and digital wellness course for journalists and a course to support managers to lead remotely with greater resilience and effectiveness. We also provide one-on-one coaching to support our clients’ specific needs. We strive to help under-served groups such as freelancers and women.

The Self-Investigation is an initiative that provides a variety of services aimed at improving media professionals’ well-being. It is led by multi-lingual, certified coaches and trainers with five decades of media experience combined.

We use evidence-based practices so media professionals can relate to stress and digital overload in a healthier way. We have already trained more than 360 journalists on four continents in response to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our offerings include a basic stress management and digital wellness course for journalists and a course to support managers to lead remotely with greater resilience and effectiveness. We also provide one-on-one coaching to support our clients’ specific needs. We strive to help under-served groups such as freelancers and women.

  • “I burned out after the Pulitzer prize-winning Panama Papers investigation and did not see it coming. The risk of depression, burnout and stress-related ailments during this pandemic is serious.”
    Mar Cabra, investigative journalist and trainer

  • “Journalists are under more pressure than ever. This program offers you the perfect excuse to take time out for yourself. This is not self-indulgence but a precondition for being at your best.”
    Kim Brice, resilience trainer and personal development coach

  • “I burned out after the Pulitzer prize-winning Panama Papers investigation and did not see it coming. The risk of depression, burnout and stress-related ailments during this pandemic is serious.”
    Mar Cabra, investigative journalist and trainer

  • “Journalists are under more pressure than ever. This program offers you the perfect excuse to take time out for yourself. This is not self-indulgence but a precondition for being at your best.”
    Kim Brice, resilience trainer and personal development coach

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LEADING IN A DIGITAL WORLD: MAINTAINING RESILIENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

With support from:

New course: Starting May 12!

New course: Starting May 12!

This online training is designed for media managers who feel increasingly uncertain, demotivated, or even overwhelmed by the demands they face as a result of the way the pandemic has affected their own and their teams’ ways of working. It offers a supportive space for participants to learn to lead with greater self-awareness and to integrate tools to manage stress, enhance digital wellness and strengthen resilience. This will mean that a focus on well-being becomes part of your routine and that of your team, rather than a distant luxury.

Participants will meet once a week, at 4pm CET on Wednesdays, over a period of nine weeks to:

  • LEARN practical tools covering four topics during 90-minute training sessions every other week.
  • PRACTICE and reflect during a 60-minute workshop on the weeks in between.
  • DEEPEN with the support of trainers and peers and optionally, with the support of a coach. (Note: Coaching sessions are optional at discounted rates.)

Cost:  550 €

Cost:  550 €

This course is right for you if you find yourself saying yes to any of the following:

Do you want to boost your resilience and help your remote team overcome exhaustion so you can all thrive and not simply survive?

Are you struggling to navigate the competing demands of being disconnected from your colleagues and being hyper-connected to your work?

Do you want to learn tools to role model effective leadership while looking after yourself?

Do you long for a space where you can reflect on your professional challenges and explore solutions with a like-minded group of colleagues?

This course is right for you if you find yourself saying yes to any of the following:

Do you want to boost your resilience and help your remote team overcome exhaustion so you can all thrive and not simply survive?

Are you struggling to navigate the competing demands of being disconnected from your colleagues and being hyper-connected to your work?

Do you want to learn tools to role model effective leadership while looking after yourself?

Do you long for a space where you can reflect on your professional challenges and explore solutions with a like-minded group of colleagues?

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MANAGE STRESS AND DIGITAL OVERLOAD

English editions in partnership with:

Now Running its 5th Edition

Now Running its 5th Edition

This online course is designed to help journalists learn how to relate to stress and digital overload in a more supportive way. This means transforming unhelpful habits. And changing habits is like learning a new sport. You’ll have four weeks to learn and practice new moves and to integrate them into everyday life. You decide how often you want to join, although we encourage you to attend as many meetups as possible.

  • LEARN the new moves during the 90-minute webinar.
  • PRACTICE with the trainers and other journalists during weekly 30-minute meetups.
  • DEEPEN by taking the moves into the game of life and if you want, investigating your specific needs with a personal development coach. (Note: Limited coaching sessions available, first come, first served.)

Cost: Free

This course is for you if you find yourself saying yes to any of the following questions:

Are you a journalist that feels overwhelmed but just keeps going?

Would you like to set more time aside for yourself?

Are you stuck in digital overload and long to get out of a vicious loop?

Do you long for a space where you can reflect on your professional challenges and find
solutions with a like-minded group of colleagues?

This course is for you if you find yourself saying yes to any of the following questions:

Are you a journalist that feels overwhelmed but just keeps going?

Would you like to set more time aside for yourself?

Are you stuck in digital overload and long to get out of a vicious loop?

Do you long for a space where you can reflect on your professional challenges and find solutions with a like-minded group of colleagues?

New course coming soon!

New course coming soon!

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You access evidence-based tools that can be immediately integrated into work and life.

During the weekly meetups, you get to practice what you are learning and reflect on your challenges.

Benefit from the support of trainers and from sharing with other journalists who are struggling with similar issues. If you wish, go a level deeper with a coaching session.

Learn in the webinar

You access evidence-based tools that can be immediately integrated into work and life.

Practice in the weekly meetups

During the weekly meetups, you get to practice what you are learning and reflect on your challenges.

Deepen with expert support

Benefit from the support of trainers and from sharing with other journalists who are struggling with similar issues. If you wish, go a level deeper with a coaching session.

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The Trainers 01

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Kim Brice

Kim Brice founded Grace and Grit which provides personal leadership coaching and mindfulness-based stress reduction and resilience trainer to a broad public, including journalists and change makers from around the world. Prior to working with individuals, she worked as a funder and later an organizational advisor to many media and journalism support programs.

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Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with more than 15 years experience in the profession –most of it working remotely. She led the technology and data work for the Panama Papers investigation and suffered burnout as a result. She’s now an Acumen fellow candidate, raising awareness on how technology is changing how we interact with ourselves, each other, and as a society.

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Aldara Martitegui

Aldara Martitegui is a journalist and coach, expert in emotional intelligence and mindfulness. She directs the coaching section in the NIUS digital newspaper. She founded The Coaching Post to raise self-awareness in the field of communication and education. Before that, she worked for 20 years as an editor on Noticias Cuatro and CNN+.

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Hannah Storm

Hannah Storm is a journalism safety expert, former foreign correspondent and long-time director of the International News Safety Institute. Hannah now facilitates conversations across the news industry about mental health, modelling empathy and effective communication, and is a sought-after speaker, sharing her experiences of PTSD and recovery.