Stress Management
Get to grips with the symptoms and sources of stress to avoid illness
Most jobs will have some pressure, this is what challenges you and gives you the stimulation to achieve job satisfaction. This sort of pressure is healthy and what helps you do a better job. If this pressure is excessive and you feel inadequate or unable to cope, then this is stress.
Stress has a detrimental effect on our performance, it makes us behave inappropriately. In order to cope well at work we need the skills to learn how to respond well to these difficult situations.
This workshop will give you the knowledge to recognise the symptoms and sources of stress. It will introduce you to different ways to manage these which will benefit you, your colleagues and your organisation.
Benefits of this course
By the end of the programme delegates will be able to:
• Know what stress means to them.
• Be prepared to manage difficult situations more effectively.
• Recognise the physical and behavioural symptoms of stress in themselves and others.
• Apply thinking models to develop constructive and positive approaches to everyday problems.
• Know how to relax and take time out to re-energise.
Who should attend?
• Those responsible for teams.
• Anyone who is interested in learning techniques to prevent stress becoming a problem.
• Managers responsible for those working in high-pressure environments.
• Teams who want to develop a balanced and stress-free culture and environment. 
• Individuals.
Course content
• Defining stress - the difference between an adrenalin kick and stress.
• Mapping the Causes of Stress - personal and workplace.
• Identifying physical and behavioural symptoms of stress - recognising changes in self and others.
• Personal responses - to pressure and how to develop more positive ones.
• Thinking strategies - the brain and methods to develop rational and constructive thinking.
• Stress-proofing - Techniques for change and self-monitoring.
• Relaxation and time out - the need for mental and physical calm.