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Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure

This course equips participants with a choice of tools and techniques they can use to reduce stress and boost their wellbeing.
They will gain an understanding of stress and its effects to help them develop strategies to cope with stress related issues.

Our training courses are currently being delivered in a live, virtual, interactive format, in addition to onsite face-to-face training where appropriate. All of our training is facilitated by experienced subject experts.

Course Context

The Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure course enables participants to understand the meaning of stress and how to differentiate it from healthy pressure. They will learn to recognise the signs and sources of stress; assess their wellbeing and work-life balance; understand the importance of individual factors such as perception; and discover how to apply relevant coping strategies.

The course is practical and engaging and includes a variety of individual exercises. Delegates will also benefit from revisiting the exercises after the course when they have the time and space to think fully about their life and the issues raised.

If managed well, pressure is extremely positive as it provides the incentive and motivation that enables us to meet our targets and achieve professional satisfaction. However, if managed badly, pressure can become excessive which can lead to a reduction in motivation, poor performance and a threat to our health and work-life balance.

Duration: 1-day face-to-face course or virtually over two shorter sessions.  We can also deliver a condensed version of this course

Format: Virtual, live, interactive session or face-to-face delivery.

Please get in touch with us for information regarding optimum group sizes, our availability and how we can tailor this training to meet your organisation’s requirements.   We can arrange for specific course objectives to be discussed with your trainer, and we can adapt the course content to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of the delegates.

Who Is It For?

Anyone in the organisation would benefit from Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure.

A testimonial regarding the Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure Course:


“This course was exceptionally well-presented, and managed to be both informative and effective, with a minimum of jargon. The afternoon was very useful in helping to identify and focus on the real causes of stress, and how to alleviate their effects."  

Birse Metro Limited

Key Benefits

  • Understand what is meant by stress as opposed to healthy pressure
  • Learn to recognise the signs of stress at an early stage
  • Provides an opportunity to assess wellbeing and the work-life balance
  • Highlights the importance of perception and other individual factors
  • Identifies a variety of coping strategies that can be used to deal with stress-related issues
  • Opportunity to put together a personal action plan based on material covered during the course

Course Content

Section 1: What is Stress?

  • Definition
  • Human function curve
  • How to recognise signs of stress

Section 2: Personal wellbeing and the work-life balance

  • Wellbeing inventory
  • How to increase feelings of wellbeing
  • Activities to ensure a rounded lifestyle

Section 3: Sources of stress at work and at home

  • Identification of pressure points
  • The importance of control
  • How relevant support can help

Section 4: The effects of individual factors

  • The way we look at life
  • Challenging limiting beliefs
  • The rules we live by

Section 5: Some useful coping strategies

  • Discussion of a variety of practical strategies

Section 6: Your action plan

  • Identification of a source of pressure and application of strategies to deal with it
  • An opportunity to apply what has been covered in the course

Delegates receive a comprehensive course workbook and access to a relaxation techniques Audio Download.

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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."

— Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Officer, Sophie Holland
AGE UK
 
 

"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."

— The Association of Electoral Administrators
 
 
 
 

"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."

 

— Roger Bullivant Limited
 

"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"

— Leeds City College
 

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