Stress is a physical, mental or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.
It is how the brain and body respond to demands placed upon them, and at appropriate levels, it is vital for performance and healthy functioning. However, in too low or too high amounts, stress can be a serious risk to our physical and mental health.
This workshop provides participants with the awareness of what stress is, the effects that it can have and how to recognise when their levels are less than optimal. Beyond awareness, it also teaches participants some simple methods and strategies around how to manage and maintain ideal physical and psychological stress levels.
Workplaces are renowned for being areas of high stress. Work related stress regularly accounts for the longest stretches of absenteeism, it is the second most common compensated illness/injury in Australia, and is directly linked to poor job satisfaction, reduced productivity levels, and overall poor health and wellbeing.
This workshop is ideal for addressing and managing stress in your workplace. By providing your team with a good awareness of stress and how to manage it, you can reduce stress levels, open up lines of communication and improve the morale of your employees.
- Understand what stress is and how the body reacts to it
- Understand the difference between acute and chronic stress
- Have a set of strategies to respond to stress
- Know how to take action to prevent unnecessary stress
- Understand and reflect on vicious cycles of stress
- Increased awareness of general health and relaxation strategies to reduce stress