Introduction & Objectives
Signs & Symptoms of Stress
Theories of Stress Management
General Strategies & Tools
Summary & Conclusion
Professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay. From working overtime to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, work industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family. Many professionals bear witness to workplace challenges that range from troublesome to traumatic. As a result, high stress and burnout are major hazards of any profession.
This seminar focuses on understanding some of these challenges. In addition to defining stress and its challenging conditions, specific triggers will be explored. Participants will gain awareness of key signs and symptoms of stress, while learning how to manage stressors and their consequences. Specific attention will be given to physical, emotional/mental and behavioral symptoms.
Awareness training is a key component of the seminar. Theories and underlying beliefs about stress are explored. Strategies for management and prevention are shared, including mindfulness training and behaviors that can help reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of high stress. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own individualized stress management plans.
Integrative Resilience Theory is a new and highly effective platform from which to build, change and grow individuals, teams, and entire organizations. A daily mindful “human technology” as well as a philosophy for approaching stress management, its value is immeasurable. Through understanding the role of stress, personal and relational conflict, and overall adversity, participants in this training will experience increased awareness while learning strategies toward improved workplace relationships, productivity, and morale. In addition, workers benefitting from these strategies will experience a more valuable experience in work/life balance, as well as stress reduction and management.
In a world filled with growing responsibilities both at work and in the home, individuals are finding increasing challenges when practising stress management skills. A recent survey noted that more than 50% of workers spend more than 40 hours a week at work. Many are overworked and overextended trying to earn a good living while taking care of self and others. With so much stress and adversity in today’s workplace and in life, success management of stress is often elusive.
Finding stress that cannot be managed easily isn’t tough these days. Too often workers are so stressed and burned out that it’s difficult to make lasting changes, as many are barely keeping afloat. If you are a manager or director, not only are you receiving stress from upper management. You may also experience the high challenge of managing others who are overstressed and/or even burned out. This view of being “sandwiched” between two levels is all too common in workplace managers. Other worker positions carry enormous stress, such as the CEO, owner or board member who shoulders a great deal of leadership responsibility and stress on a daily basis. One of the most common stressors for CEO’s is managing worry over having to reduce the quality of life in a worker through reducing work hours, decreasing employee pay, or even laying workers off due to financial issues in the company. Productivity and workplace conflict are other sources of stress that can lead to organizational gridlock and/or poor company morale. When such issues arise in your organization, employer groups struggle to understand how to find solutions right for their organization to bounce back and grow. The list of issues triggering workplace stress looms even longer…
Discover a new approach to stress management that is changing old methods which long kept people in the same dark and negative cycle of keeping one’s head above water while trying not to drown in stress. This training aims to establish a foundation for building a solid and long-term effective program for sustainable stress management. Workers in all positions, at any level, and across diverse industries will benefit from this training.