Soft Skills Ltd

Stress Management In The Workplace

Theme: Managing high-stress situations, in a professional, rational and polite manner
Course Duration: 5 Days

Program Overview:

Stress management in the workplace requires more than helpful tips. Changing economic times have us pulled in multiple directions. The pressures and demands between work and personal life are blurred. As a result, the consequences of stress in the workplace come from what is happening to each of us both on and off the job.

Through highly interactive learning, participants apply these stress management training tools to getting more of what’s important to them done in less time. Organizational skills are improved so that less things “fall through the cracks.”

A realistic and positive Big Picture view is instilled that helps keep all stresses in perspective. Specific practical tools are learned that produce immediate results. Applications have a positive impact on stress levels both on and off the job.

This course will enable participants to consider the management of workplace stress at an individual and organizational level, and will help participants develop and implement effective strategies to prevent and manage stress at work.

There will be lots of opportunities to relate the content to the participants’ own work environment, and to consider a range of practical stress management techniques that can help team members whilst executing management health and safety responsibilities

Who Should Attend:

  • All staff

Training Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define Stress and the affect it has on the body
  • Use specific relaxation techniques to overcome stress
  • Feel more confident during all stressful situations.
  • Feel happy to handle situations involving even the most difficult people.
  • Follow a model for coping with stress
  • Identify methods of avoiding stress where possible
  • Reduce their own stress by following clear techniques
  • Get the best possible result from the stressful situation with the minimum fuss, in the shortest possible time.
  • Avoid the negative health implications and the emotional turmoil of a badly managed situation.
Course Content:

This stress management training course will provide your participants with the skills, knowledge and awareness necessary to develop a positive approach to dealing with stress.

Here participants are made aware of the history of stress and its relation to the stressors we are subjected to in the modern environment.

An activity which explores the physiological and psychology aspects of stress and how this can result in illness and poor lifestyle choices.

A chance to practice a scripted, positive method of relaxation.

A clear model, which highlights the process stress follows and the methods we can use to interrupt this process and so cope better.

Identifying that it is often the daily hassles that result in stress. Highlighting typical daily hassles and reviewing several methods of overcoming or avoiding them.

Exploring major life events, the transitional aspect, how they can be positive and how our perception of the situation can alter our experience.

Understanding self-talk and moving away from the negative self-talk cycle and turning it into a positive self-talk cycle.

Identifying and then balancing conflicting demands and learning to appreciate what is important.

Establishing what our own stability zones are and how we can best use them to help us reduce stress.

A useful tool for making us more aware of the stressors in our life so that we can adopt techniques to overcome them.

Looking at the people who currently provide support and help us reduce stress and working on methods of positively nurturing these relationships.

A Fun way to review the material using ‘negative review’ methods.

A final, simple, but effective method of relaxation to leave the participants feeling refreshed after the session.

Training Methodology:
  • Mini lectures
  • Role plays
  • Brain storming
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Video presentations
  • Demonstrations by the trainer
  • Practical group activities
  • Case studies