Stress Management Training Course
For Employees, Managers & Individuals
Reduce & Manage Stress
Full UK Coverage
Stress Management Training
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.
⦁ 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.
Manchester City Centre & Holborn, London
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.