Tag Archives: Stress Management Training for Managers

A simple framework for supporting staff during the pandemic

Jan Lawrence,

The CUSP framework can be applied to any situation where pressure is present, particularly useful during the pandemic. What it does is get you thinking about your options in a structured way. There are always options because the experience of stress is individual and depends largely on perceptions. If you can change or influence someone’s perceptions, the way they think about a situation, then the stress can be prevented or reduced.

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Stress at Work Whitepaper – Stress Policy

Jan Lawrence,

A stress policy is a formal written statement explaining what action an employer is taking with regard to stress and mental health problems in the workplace. The aim is to promote mental well-being, prevent stress and mental health problems from occurring if possible, and to state what will be done if there are employees having problems.

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Managing Stress at Work

Jan Lawrence,

Proactive Stress Management. The ‘Stress management competency indicator tool’ is designed to allow you to assess whether the behaviours identified as effective for preventing and reducing stress at work are part of your management repertoire or not. The aim is to help you to reflect upon your own behaviour and management style.

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Managing Stress at Work : Reducing Pressure

Jan Lawrence,

In seeking to prevent stress, the aim is not to reduce pressure for the sake of it. The right amount of pressure can be motivating and good for both health and performance. However, excessive pressure or demands will cause stress, especially when the pressure is unremitting or ‘chronic.

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Managing Stress at Work – Early identification

Jan Lawrence,

  Early identification of stress and increased vulnerability One of the difficulties with stress is that people experience stress in different ways.  This contributes to stress manifesting itself in different ways also.  So it would be wrong to over-generalise when …

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Ask the Expert : How can I retain productivity but reduce stress?

Amanda Furness,

Question

I manage a young and energetic team of thirty. During the last year I’ve received more and more complaints from them regarding work stress. We’ve discussed some of the issues at team meetings. Can you suggest some practical tips which would help keep my team’s productivity up but make their work lives less stressful?

Dr George Madine indicates the range of factors which have to be considered when looking at such a challenging scenario.

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What is Resilience?

Jan Lawrence,

Resilience and the Adversities of Life Life is full of experiences of adversities.  Some of them are external such as fires, earthquakes, floods, wars, or violence.  Some of them are within the family, such as divorce, separation, abandonment, or loss …

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Stress Management Training

Jan Lawrence,

No-one could deny that the last couple of years have brought challenges to people’s lives both professionally and personally.  At In Equilibrium we continually review our Stress Management Training courses to ensure they take account of current legislation and are …

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