Corporate Stress Audit and Stress Management Training
Stress in the Workplace
More and more employees are experiencing stress at work. They may be coping with
too much pressure, long hours or rapid change. The nature of employment has now
changed, and the idea of a job for life has been replaced by an emphasis on
performance. More mergers and acquisitions are taking place within the workplace.
Such changes may include reorganisation, relocation, job-redesign and downsizing,
all of which can contribute to stress.
Stress and the Risk of litigation
Stress is now recognised as a valid health and safety issue at work. Litigation is on the increase and employers need to be aware of their duties regarding current legislation, under which there have been successful claims. The Health and Safety Executive has established their stress management standards which companies are expected to reach in order to reduce workplace stress, and which make employer’s responsibilities explicit. More and more employers are turning to Stress Management Training to tackle these issues. Stress Management can enable people to improve their own response to stress and enable the organisation to reduce workplace stressors. Our training package addresses the problems of stress with the twofold approach of Stress Auditing and Stress Management Training.
The Stress Audit for the Organisation
We come to you and using our experience and expertise, carry out a Stress Audit for your business/organisation. The findings of the audit can be addressed in the Stress Management Training sessions.
Organisational Stress Management
Organisational Stress Management comprises a package of skills which aim to enable
the individual employee and the organisation to better manage stress. Our training
presents the theory and practice of Organisational Stress Management in a logical
and user-friendly way. The Stress Management sessions provide an opportunity to
tackle major workplace stressors. All sessions include master copies of questionnaires,
logs, handouts and forms for you to photocopy for your stress management groups,
together with the same on CD
The Content Of Our Training
We introduce the nature of stress and its management and discuss stress assessment procedures, teaching you to assess the risk of stress-related illness and the nature of the stress problem. We teach you to record your cases so that assessment of outcome is part of the treatment process. We introduce ‘therapeutic information giving’ as a treatment and teach you how to use relaxation training and guided fantasy in practice. We discuss the role of personality type in stress vulnerability.
We introduce muscular relaxation as a treatment for stress. Muscular tension contributes to chronic stress, which is a habit built up over years. We show you how to teach your staff habits of muscular relaxation. We also show you how to assess their strengths and
weaknesses in coping with stress and explore their individual approach to the stress problem. We cover practice issues in group work and games for groups. We discuss the causes of stress in the organisation and we provide a framework for managing meetings.
We introduce relaxed breathing and provide you with a means to measure faulty breathing patterns. The very word ‘anxiety’ means to press tight or to strangle and good breathing habits are very important in the management of stress. The major symptoms of stress are
discussed and we introduce strategic interventions at the organisational level. We teach you a method of organisational change management and discuss goal setting within the organisation.
We introduce Cognitive Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy which argue that stress may be caused by negative thinking. Habits. If we distort a situation in our minds, our emotional response is in line with the distortion, not the facts. We introduce a
method for uncovering negative thinking and show you how to assess depression. We introduce Problem Solving Therapy as a treatment and provide a model for its use.
We continue the issue of breathing, which is the one important function of our bodies, closely connected with our emotions, which we can consciously control. We look at the problem of hyperventilation and introduce you to breath control techniques. We discuss
the use of 'triggers' as a treatment and explore the social costs and causes of stress. We introduce personal time management as a treatment and provide a model for its use. We also provide a model for organisational time management, together with an assessment of
organisational time wasters.
We introduce a method to challenge both negative thinking and negative behaviour patterns and explore the possibilities of replacing them with more positive thoughts and behaviours. We teach you how to build individual self-esteem. We discuss gender issues in the work place and we provide an outline for management delegation and provide a model for the treatment of low client self-esteem.
We introduce positive thinking and the development of positive behaviour, based on higher self-esteem. We look at the role of flexible working schedules in stress reduction and introduce anchoring techniques as a treatment for stress. We discuss the relationship
between stress and addictions and a model for the treatment of addictions is presented.
We introduce issues of diet and exercise and the role that stress plays in the development of eating disorders and the use of dietary supplements in treating stress and cover the problems of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. We introduce Assertiveness
Training as a treatment for stress and provide a model for its use. We further discuss the better management of telephone calls in the work place. We teach you how to assess the measures of stress used in the training and provide methods of assessing changes in the
individual employee. A method of evaluating the training for employees is also provided.
The fee for the 'Stress Audit Training Package' where we train you, lasts 2 days and costs £1845 inclusive of VAT. Payment can be made through PayPal online or online banking. You can also request an invoice which will be sent in a timely manner.