Stress Management

Beat Stress, Unleash Productivity 

WHETHER YOUR TEAM IS on the frontlines of technology, health care, law, or education, having tools to manage multiple demands, devices, and pressure from customers, clients, or patients is crucial. Our stress management training program gives your team strategies to change the way they think and react to demands, so they can manage any challenge.

Studies show stress management training can increase revenues 23%, cut absenteeism 24% (Munz, Kohler, Greenberg), and save $5,000 per employee in health costs. How much of a difference could that make for your organization?

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Reduce Health and Retention Costs

IF YOUR TEAM DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO MANAGE STRESS, it manages them—at a hefty price tag. The health tab for employees with high stress is 46% higher. That's not counting the cost of mistakes and unengaged employees (28% less productive). Some 40% of employees cite stress as the main reason for leaving a job (Sparks, Cooper). 

The good news is that managing stress is not expensive. You can equip your whole staff with tools that build self-management skills for a fraction of the cost of unmanaged stress. When people know how to turn off the danger signal, the stress response stops in four minutes.

Here are two audio samples from the program:

Turning Off the False Danger Signal of Stress:      listen_icon.jpeg

Reversing the Stress Story:                                      listen_icon.jpeg

 

Stop the Emotional Contagion of Stress

HUMANS ARE DESIGNED TO MIRROR the emotions and expressions of others. This makes stress highly contagious and easily spread throughout organizations. Stress increases crisis mentality, shreds engagement, and drives conflict, cynicism, and turnover. Our stress management program counteracts this saboteur with tools that prevent the emotional contagion of stress from spreading.

WATCH: Joe Robinson discusses the contagion of secondhand stress with Gerri Willis.

 

How Does the Program Work?

OUR STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING gives employees a thorough understanding of how the stress response activates under pressure and what they can do to manage it. Self-assessment tests help them identify personality traits that heighten activation and combine with work demands to set off reflex fight-or-flight. They learn cognitive behavioral techniques, which studies show are the most effective stress reduction process, to help them change the thoughts that drive stress, as well as ways to manage time to reduce pressure.

Slide01The program teaches strategies to manage situational stress as it occurs, develop responses to frequent stress scenarios, cut off the escalating spiral of stress, and implement recovery and preventive solutions. The interactive session equips your team with skills vetted by the research to reprogram responses to demands, relieve tension, and build resilience, including the use of optimism and positive emotion to buffer the false beliefs and thoughts that drive stress. 

Manage Pressure and Perceptions

OUR STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM teaches your employees how to turn off the emergency signal of a brain that wasn't built for the social stressors of the modern world. It's not the stressful event that causes stress. It's what we think about that event, our thoughts and perceptions that something has overloaded our ability to cope, that fuel stress. We can change that by changing "explanatory style," the story we tell ourselves about the stress. 

Build Resilience and Coping Capacity

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS, coping resources, and smarter work strategies can dramatically reduce stress, because the vast majority of it is preventable.

imag_speak_audio_2Job stress is triggered when a demand, or stressor, threatens to overwhelm capacity to cope. A deadline, something someone says, a setback on a project—any number of demands can set off stress. When the response is activated, an ancient part of the brain believes it's a life-or-death moment.

Unfortunately, the effects of this mistaken alarm are very real. Stress destroys employee engagement, drives conflict and mistakes, interferes with complex decision-making, and physically weakens your team. It hijacks attention with chronic rumination about the threat—a major driver of chronic stress and burnout. It suppresses the immune system, increases the bad cholesterol, and decreases the good kind. Stress can lead to heart attacks, strokes, back pain, IBS, insomnia, depression, and a long list of serious health issues that undermine engagement and productivity.

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WE TEACH YOUR STAFF how to reframe the perceived danger driving the false alarm. We give them actionable strategies to resolve stress with the best cognitive-behavioral and physical techniques. Participants get tools to:

• Reframe and deactivate stress triggers
• Stop the hidden engine of stress: rumination
• Change self-talk and explanatory style 
• Build coping resources and resilience
• Control crisis mentality and time pressure 
• Deploy the most effective tension reduction practices
• Stop burnout and rebuild depleted resources
• Improve time management and set boundaries
• Increase optimism and positive emotions

How a Training Can Help Your Organization

CLICK THE BUTTONS at the top of the page for details on how a stress management training can help your organization manage demands and time pressure. Learn how cost-effective the program is and how much healthier, focused, and productive your team can be. End the stress-burnout cycle with the best tools science has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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