Stress Management Training Course

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Reduce & Manage Stress

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Stress Management Training

Course Overview

Learn to reduce and manage stress, as well as change the way you think about it. When stress is not avoidable, and/or is outside of your control, trick your brain into seeing this as a positive experience and allow your adrenaline to drive you to success. Understand the stress that colleagues/employees face and discover how to manage it effectively. 

Course Highlights

⦁ Identify common causes of stress within the workplace.
⦁ Being able to recognise indicators that someone might be struggling with stress and learning the signs and symptoms.
⦁ Learn ways of coping with and managing stress.
⦁ Learn how environmental and cultural changes within the workplace can reduce and prevent workplace stress.
⦁ Teach you how to build an action plan that you can tailor and develop to your unique stressors within your workplace.

Remote & Nationwide Training Available

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Approx. 3-4 Hours

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    Zoe Lynch         

    I contacted PMAC as I was struggling with stress, had a Skype session with Hayley who provided great advice, thank you!

    Posted 3 months ago

    Sylvie Mills         

    Great service, would recommend to other charities looking for assistance.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Richard Wilkins         

    Had a really good training session with Hayley, would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with stress. 

    Posted 1 month ago

    Stress Management

    Our home and working lives are becoming increasingly stressful, whether it be due to our jobs, family commitments or financial worries. Stress can have an impact on all aspects of our lives – it can damage relationships, it can cause us to underperform and in serious cases, it can cause mental or physical illness. The good news is that stress can be managed effectively and, in some cases, it can actually be used as a tool to help us achieve great things and fuel performance.

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    What is stress?

    Stress is a biological response to any change in circumstances that requires a response from the individual. For example; you are in the office working on a project and suddenly, your manager asks you to take on another task with a close deadline. This situation will likely cause stress as it is a major change/disruptor to your regular behaviour, and in response to this your body will react.

    Stress can be caused by a number of “stressors”, including physical, verbal and visual stimuli, as well as our own thoughts.

    What happens when we are stressed?

    When we experience stress, our Central Nervous System responds by releasing numerous “stress hormones”, including adrenaline and cortisol. These impact the body by causing the heart to beat faster, your muscles will tighten, blood pressure will rise and your breathing rate increases. These responses help your body to prepare for emergency action – whether it be running away from a threat or engaging in a conflict situation.  

    Humans evolved to experience this reaction to help us survive. If you imagine us in pre-historic times, out and about hunting for food and we encounter a predator, our body would have to prepare us to run away from the threat.

    How can we help?

    Our Stress Management training course is designed to help you understand what stress is, how to manage it, as well as the tools to use it in your favour. We will identify key workplace stressors and look at effective ways of controlling the stress that you experience. Our group discussions will help you put an individual plan in place to deal with workplace stress. Our stress management course in London and Manchester is held regularly on scheduled dates, however, if you require in-house stress management training, please get in touch.

    What is Stress Management Training?

    Stress management training is an important tool for managing employee stress levels in the workplace. Our training can help employees become more resilient, productive, and capable of excelling in their work. Stress management training focuses on teaching employees how to recognise, process, and manage stressors that are present at work. A lot of benefits from just one session!

    Stress management training involves educating and informing employees about the types of stress they may experience and how to respond to them in a healthy way – something we can all benefit from! The inclusion of activities is essential in understanding practical tips. This includes identifying triggers and techniques for dealing with stressful situations.

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    Training typically involves skill-building activities and discussions around topics such as self-awareness, communication, problem-solving, maintaining a balance between work and other areas of life, positive thinking, relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation, and time management.

    By providing employees with the skills necessary to cope with their stress more effectively, organisations not only benefit from increased productivity but also from improved mental health amongst team members. Those who attend training learn how to better identify their stress triggers and develop new strategies for managing their stress levels when these triggers arise. Furthermore, trained individuals are better equipped to recognize signs of burnout in others before it becomes an issue and intervene accordingly.

    Morale and Resilience

    In addition to providing helpful tools for handling stress in the workplace, many companies find that offering stress management training also helps improve overall morale amongst team members. By educating staff members on methods for tackling any issues related to feelings of exhaustion or overwhelm that could impact performance negatively, employers can ensure that their workers remain positive throughout the workday and demonstrate greater resilience when faced with challenges or setbacks.

    Overall, stress management training is a valuable asset both for individual employees as well as organisations as a whole. It helps staff reduce their own levels of anxiety while simultaneously fostering better mental health amongst coworkers. By increasing awareness around topics such as self-care practices or tackling difficult conversations at work in a constructive manner; trained individuals are able to anticipate potential sources of tension within their environment so they can address them proactively instead of reacting after the fact.

    The Benefits of Stress Management Training

    It fact that stress is often an unavoidable part of life and it can have a debilitating effect on our sense of wellbeing, with some careers typically at more risk than others. The unfortunate thing is many people don’t recognise the warning signs of stress until it’s too late and they are dealing with the effects of chronic stress. There are vast different types of stress management courses available (all of our courses are bespoke). They should all share the same common goal which is to help us better manage stress in our lives.

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    One of the most significant benefits of stress management training is that it can help employees firstly identify, then address, potential sources of stress before they become unmanageable (which could eventually lead to burnout). Through education and self-reflection, delegates will learn how to recognise their own individual triggers for stress and develop strategies for dealing with them more effectively. Additionally, some programs may include mindfulness techniques or other methods for calming and refocusing attention when feeling overwhelmed or stressed out.

    National and international studies have found that if employers provide regular stress management training to their workforce, it will have many ongoing benefits. Some of these include; communication skills, increased emotional intelligence, better performance in the workplace, as well as less physical symptoms like headaches and fatigue, and overall improved quality of life. Furthermore, research has linked increased participation in creative activities with reduced feelings of distress suggesting that implementing creative outlets as part of your routine could also offer some benefit when it comes to managing stress levels.

    Ultimately, attending a Stress Management Training program offers tremendous freedom from the damaging effects of both short-term and long-term stressors by teaching individuals valuable tools for recognizing their own personal needs and responding appropriately to stressful situations.

    Common Challenges with Stress Management Training

    Stress management training is an important part of any modern business, especially in our times of increased workloads and high-stress levels. It can often be difficult to implement and maintain a successful stress management program due to a number of reasons. We will be exploring some of the common challenges that businesses face when implementing stress management training.

    One of the biggest challenges with stress management training is having employees and colleagues buy into the program. Many of us struggle to understand the importance of taking time out (either due to work or personal lives) to manage our stress levels or we may think we already have sufficient coping mechanisms in place. It’s important for businesses to emphasize the importance of taking time out for self-care and explain to employees how it will benefit them both professionally and personally.

    Another challenge with stress management training is actually applying the practical tools and skills in day-to-day life. It’s not enough for employers to put together a one-off seminar or workshop; rather, there needs to be continual reinforcement and follow-up after the initial training has been completed. This could involve regular check-ins with supervisors or group activities designed to keep everyone engaged and motivated on their stress management journey.

    Finally, it can be really difficult for businesses to find experienced and reliable trainers who are knowledgeable about the psychology behind stress. While there are plenty of courses available online, it’s important for employers to make sure that whoever delivers the training understands how to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. It’s also beneficial if trainers have experience working with different types of employees from different backgrounds so that everyone attending the session feels comfortable participating and asking questions without feeling judged or intimidated.

    How can PMAC assist with Stress Management Training?

    Stress is one of the biggest issues facing businesses today, and it can have a detrimental effect on employee productivity, health and morale. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your employees are given the right training and support in order to manage their stress levels effectively. The team at PMAC are experts in stress management training, and can provide your business with the skills, knowledge and resources required to make sure that stress does not become a problem within your organisation.

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    At PMAC we understand that every business is unique, which is why we offer tailored stress management training solutions that are designed specifically for your business needs. Our experienced team of trainers will work closely with you to develop a tailored package of courses, workshops and seminars that best meet the requirements of your business. We also provide a range of online resources including ebooks, webinars and infographics which can be used by both staff membes and employers alike.

    The team at PMAC take pride in our quality assurance processes; ensuring that all our stress management training meets the highest standards possible. We offer regular refresher courses and assessments to ensure that all personnel involved in delivering our training are up-to-date on current best practice methods for managing stress within an organisation. We strive to provide an effective yet enjoyable learning experience which focuses on instilling confidence amongst staff members as well as providing practical strategies for dealing with workplace stressors.

    If you think that your organisation would benefit from PMAC’s stress management training packages then please get in touch today! Our friendly team will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have about how we can help you train your staff effectively so they can better manage workplace stresses.

    FAQ's

    Stress management training typically involves a combination of techniques to help individuals recognize and reduce stress in their daily lives. This could include education on the causes of stress, cognitive restructuring, relaxation techniques, assertiveness training, and problem-solving strategies.

    The length of stress management training sessions varies depending on the individual and the specific techniques used. Generally, sessions range from a few hours to multiple days in length.

    Stress management training can be beneficial to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope with stress. It can help people to recognize the signs of stress, develop strategies to manage it, and improve their overall well-being.

    Stress management techniques are generally safe and effective, with few reported side effects. However, it is important to be aware that some techniques, such as relaxation techniques, may lead to a temporary feeling of lightheadedness or dizziness.

    "We commissioned PMAC to conduct in-house training at our company on how staff can learn to manage stress. Hayley was a really intuitive and intelligent trainer, despite her age! We would recommend PMAC to any company looking for professional training."
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    The Stress Response

    Central Nervous System

    The Central Nervous System is responsible for the effects that we feel when faced with stressful situations. The hypothalamus starts by signalling the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones cause your heart rate and breathing rate to increase and sends blood to the muscles and organs that need it in an emergency situation. 

    When  the fear has dissipated, the hypothalamus should send a signal to stop the release of these hormones. If the CNS fails to do this or the cause of the stress doesn’t go away, the response will continue to be in effect. It is this reason why stress management is so important. 

    The Digestive System

    When under stress, the liver begins to produce additional glucose designed to give you an energy boost (for fight or flight). If you’re experiencing ongoing stress, your body may not be able to cope with the additional glucose which can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. 

    The influx of hormones, increased breathing and heart rate can throw your digestive system out of sync by causing heartburn or acid reflux due to an increase in stomach acid production.

    Stress can also change the way that food moves through your body, leading to constipation, diarrhea, stomache and vomiting. 

    Sex & Reproduction

    Long term stress can have serious consequences for your sex life, due to the exhausting nature of stress. Short-term stress can actually increase sexual appetite due to the increased production of testosterone. 

    If stress continues, testosterone levels can begin to dtop which can affect sperm production and cause erectile dysfunction. Stress may also lead to infections of the prostate or testes. 

    In regard to women, stress can affect the menstrual cycle, causing irregular, heavier or even more painful periods. 

    Respiratory & Cardiovascular

    When you are experiencing stress, you breathe faster to enable more oxygen into your blood and to your muscles. If you suffer from a respiratory problem, such as asthma or emphysema, stress can make it more difficult to breathe. 

    Muscular System

    When under stress, your muscles will autonomously tense up to protect themselves from injury. Once the stress has gone, they should return to normal and relax. If you are constantly under stress, your muscles may cause headaches, backaches, shoulder pain and general body aches. 

    Immune System

    Stress stimulates your immune system which can have positive effects in immediate situations to prevent infections and heal wounds. Over time, your immune system can become weakened if under constant stimulation, leading to it being weakened and leaving you more susceptible to illnesses like the flu. 

    It is important that you learn stress management techniques or undertake stress management training to ensure you keep your workplace stress under control. 

    How does stress affect us physically?

    Stress is a natural physcial and mental reaction to experiences in life. Everything can be responsible for triggering stress, such as day-to-day responsibilities, illness, grievances and workplace stressors. 

    Stress is beneficial to our health in short-term situations as it can help you cope with the event. Your body physically responds to stress by releasing numerous hormones that are responsible for increasing your heart rate and breathing rate.

    If your stress response continues to remain active and shows no signs of slowing down, the release of these hormones can take a toll on your long-term health and wellbeing. 

     

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