Stress at work is the leading cause of absenteeism and not managing stress has a colossal economic and human cost. Stress statistics across the globe are on the rise. Global disasters, economic hardships, work, relationships, all combine to increase anxiety that manifests itself in heart disease, lost work hours and even death. Stress impacts our ability to do our jobs effectively, and it affects how we work with other people. This can have a serious impact on our careers, and well as on our general well-being and relationships.
It’s what we feel when we think we’ve lost control of events. This means that we experience stress if we believe that we don’t have the time, resources, or knowledge to handle a situation. In short, we experience stress when we feel “out of control.” This also means that different people handle stress differently, in different situations: you’ll handle stress better if you’re confident in your abilities, if you can change the situation to take control, and if you feel that you have the help and support needed to do a good job.
Hans Selye was one of the founding fathers of stress research. His view in 1956 was that “stress is not necessarily something bad – it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental.” Selye believed that the biochemical effects of stress would be experienced irrespective of whether the situation was positive or negative.
Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. Rave Institutes Stress Management Training will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system.
How You Will Benefit:
- Master the three “A’s” of a stressful situation: Alter, Avoid, Accept
- Learn what lifestyle elements can be changed to reduce stress
- Flight or Fight
- Use routines to reduce stress
- Learn environmental & physical relaxation techniques
- Learn how to cope with major events
- Learn how to use a stress log to identify stressors &create a plan to reduce or eliminate them
Stress is a fact of life, but being stressed out is not!