Managing Your Stress and Mental Health

Length: 3 hours Location: Online using Zoom (all participants need access to a laptop or PC)

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Stress is a natural response that your body displays when you face an imminent threat. This is the so-called fight or flight response. This is why, when you are stressed, you experience a number of symptoms, including a faster heartbeat, higher blood pressure, a feeling of having a knot in your stomach, and more. These changes exist so that you are better prepared to either run away quickly from a threat or to fight against it.

However, when the stress response is continuous, your body never has a chance to relax and recover. This leads to a state of chronic stress, which is extremely bad for your overall health (both physical and mental).

Our modern lifestyle is particularly conducive to the development of chronic stress because we tend to struggle in dealing with competing demands for our time and attention. As a result, we never let go of worries and we might start worrying too much about things that happened in the past or may happen in the future. This can lead to a loss of perspective and stress and anxiety dominating our lives.

Finding ways to manage, reduce and relieve stress is therefore important to keep chronic stress at bay.

Chronic stress can lead to (or exacerbate) serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune syndromes, depression, anxiety disorders, and more.

This is why being able to manage and reduce stress is so important for your health.

Who should attend the workshop

  • Employees, at any level, needing to develop strategies for managing stress in the workplace.
  • Leaders and team managers who struggle to cope with a stressful job role and/or who need to know more about stress and strategies to deal with it, both for their own and their team members’ benefit.
  • Any individual who would like to manage and relieve stress, to be happier, and lead a more satisfying life.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will know more about:

  • What stress is and how it can affect you
  • The causes of stress
  • Stress management in the workplace
  • Stress management strategies
  • Developing a stress management plan

Workshop format

The format will be informal and participative – everyone has an important contribution to make to the discussions.

A typical workshop will cover:

  • Management theory and research input from the trainer
  • Learning from our shared experiences
  • Small group work to discuss and share ideas

Zoom joining instructions will be sent as part of the meeting invitations unless the organisation prefers to use its own video conferencing facility.

This workshop can also be run in-house please email [email protected] and we will be pleased to chat to you.

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