Control Stress, Unleash Performance
WHETHER YOUR TEAM IS ON THE FRONTLINES OF TECHNOLOGY, health care, or education, having tools to manage pace, pressure, and urgency in a crazy-busy world is crucial. Our stress management training programs give your employees strategies to change the way they think and react to demands, so they can rise to any challenge.
Few of us ever learn how to manage stress, so by default it manages us, our teams, our offices—at a hefty price tag. The cost of stress-related absenteeism, lost productivity, and employee turnover is a staggering $407 billion a year, reports U. C. Irvine researcher Peter Schnall. The health tab for employees with high stress is 46% higher than others. That's not counting the cost of conflicts, mistakes, and unengaged employees (28% less productive).
The good news is that managing stress is not expensive. You can equip your whole staff with tools that build coping resources for less than the average annual stress cost for a single employee and far less than the expense of replacing a valued staffer. Some 40% of employees cite stress as the main reason for leaving a job. When your team learns how to turn off the danger signal, the stress response stops in 4 minutes.
Manage Key Demands
OUR STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS teach your employees how to turn off the emergency signal of a brain that wasn't built for the social stressors of the modern world. They learn how to get off autopilot emotional reflex and manage key demands, such as:
• doing more with less
• crazy-busy schedules and information overload
• high demands and multiple responsibilities
• the always-on cycle of responsiveness
• intense emotional work and burnout
Build Resilience and Coping Capacity
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT PROVEN STRESS MANAGEMENT processes, the right coping resources, and smarter work strategies can dramatically reduce stress, because the vast majority of it is preventable.
Job 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 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.
Turn Off the Danger Signal
WE TEACH YOUR STAFF how to reframe the danger signal driving the false alarm. We give them actionable strategies to resolve stress with the best cognitive, behavioral, and physical techniques. Participants get tools to:
• Identify and reframe stressors
• Build resilience
• Control crisis mentality and false urgency
• Deploy the most effective stress management practices
• Stop burnout and rebuild depleted resources
• Improve time management and set boundaries
• Manage difficult people
Stop the Emotional Contagion of Stress
Humans are designed to mirror the emotions and expressions of others. Stress is highly contagious, and is easily passed along through organizations. It increases crisis mentality, disrupts rapport, and puts emotions on a hair-trigger. Our stress management program counteracts this toxic saboteur with tools that prevent the emotional contagion of stress from spreading throughout the company.
How a Training Can Help Your Organization
CLICK THE "TRAINING, KEYNOTE PRICES" BUTTON in this column for details on how a stress management training can turn around stress in your organization. Learn how affordable it 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.