Is stress Draining productivity, Morale, RETENTION? A health or safety risk?
TURN IT OFF. And the turnover, burnout, and medical bills along with it. Whether your team is on the frontlines of government, technology, health care, emergency services, law, or education, having tools to manage multiple demands, emotional intensity, and difficult clients is crucial. Our stress management training program gives your team strategies to turn off stress by changing the way they think and react to demands, to manage any challenge.
Studies show stress management programs 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?
Unmanaged Stress Has Huge Costs and Risks
IF YOUR TEAM DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO MANAGE STRESS, it manages them—at a huge cost and risk to safety, quality, customer service, retention, and engagement. 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 stress 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.
Stress Guts Engagement, Spreads Like a Virus
STRESS HAS MAJOR IMPACTS on productivity and engagement. It creates the opposite conditions of employee engagement—exhaustion and cynicism, instead of energy and dedication. It drives fatigue, conflict, and mistakes, and interferes with complex decision-making. It hijacks attention and suppresses the immune system, which can lead to heart attacks, insomnia, depression, and a long list of health issues that undermine productivity.
And stress is highly contagious. Humans are designed to mirror the emotions and expressions of others. Stress is easily spread through secondhand stress. It fans crisis mentality, frenzy, and Attention Deficit Trait. We stop the emotional contagion of stress.
WATCH: Joe Robinson discusses the contagion of secondhand stress with Gerri Willis.
Give Your Team Tools to Turn Stress Off
WE TEACH YOUR STAFF how to reframe the false danger danger signal of stress. 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
We Build Resilience and Coping Capacity
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. They learn how to change the thoughts that drive stress and manage time to reduce pressure.
The program trains your team to control 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 program equips your team with skills vetted by the research to reprogram responses to demands, relieve tension, and build resilience, including the use of optimism to buffer the false beliefs and thoughts that drive stress and pessimistic thinking.
Reframing 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 fuel stress. We can change that by changing "explanatory style," the story we tell ourselves about the stress.
Research shows that self-management skills, coping resources, and smarter work strategies can dramatically reduce stress, because the vast majority of it is preventable. Stress is triggered when a demand threatens to overwhelm capacity to cope. When the response is activated, an ancient part of the brain believes it's a life-or-death moment. That story is false, something the program teaches your team to recognize.
How a Training Can Help Your Organization
CLICK THE BUTTONS above 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.