This course is designed for people who need to address both the short and long term issues of individual and work-related stress. We will show that by identifying the ‘real’ causes of stress and tackling them head on will provide the means to improve the quality of our lives, both personally and professionally.
During the course delegates will begin to understand the causes of work-related stress and to learn tips and techniques that will enable them to feel more in control. The focus of the course is to teach practical techniques that will help to reduce the harmful consequences of stress.
The price of the course is £30.00. Please click the link Stress Management for Managers to take the course.
- Understanding stress – What is pressure and what is stress?
What is stress? There are a multitude of causes and reactions to stress and we will show the physical manifestations of stress and how they have evolved.
- Recognising your own ‘stressors’
How stress shows itself – the first step to combating stress is to understand it. From an extensive list of stress reactions the delegates will examine their own specific stressors and by group discussion identify common stress inducers.
- Creating your own personal stress framework
Delegates will complete a ‘pressure circle’ from which they will discover how situations can cause stress and understand the journey that occurs when we start to become stressed. Using this they will be asked to identify key actions points to start recognising and managing their stressors.
- Eliminating stress
We will examine ways of tackling workplace stress. From work shop and group discussion we will develop strategies for tackling the main causes of stress. This may involve aspects of time management, assertiveness, communication strategy, strategic decision making, delegation, positive thinking and managing negative emotions.
- Recognising and reducing organisational stress
Stress has many ways of showing itself ranging from anger/frustration to absenteeism to low morale. Group workshops will attempt to identify when ‘real’ stress is an issue and what specific actions are required. This session will give managers the ‘tools’ to spot the signs of stress and how to change maladaptive behaviours into adaptive behaviours.
- Helping others to manage stress –
An essential part of management is to facilitate effective communication on a personal and group level. From group discussion and role-play delegates will learn how to effectively counsel fellow employees to identify stress and develop agreed solutions.
- How our perceptions cause stress
‘Perception is your only true reality’ as the saying goes. From our interactive group workshop we will examine how our own perceptions cause us stress. Delegates will also learn ‘reframing’ techniques enabling us to help others cope more effectively with stress.
- Internal dialogue
80% of your internal dialogue is negative. We will consider ways of increasing our internal positive dialogue in specific stressful situations. In this section we will cover how to change negative perceptions; strategies for managing emotional triggers and re-tuning disabling thoughts into positive approaches.
- Coping strategies
Delegates will examine a number of coping strategies for dealing with specific high pressure situations and draft their own ‘personal coping strategy’.
- Work stress
Using a combination of brainstorming, mind mapping techniques and problem solving, delegates will identify where the stress within an organisation is most prevalent. We will cover issues such as change, relationships, skills and tasks.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Total Success certificate of course completion.
Approximately 2 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is aimed at managers who may have responsibility for a team of people, or an individual, and therefore the requirement or desire to delegate work.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Please click the link Stress Management for Managers to take the course.
You are allowed to complete the course within 30 days of booking. During this time you can take as many attempts as you like. Please note, after 30 days your booking will expire and you will have to repurchase the training course.