Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure

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This course increases awareness of everyday pressure and how it impacts individuals. It introduces practical strategies to handle growing demands, maintain performance and protect wellbeing.

Course Overview

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.

The Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure course increases awareness of how pressure affects us as individuals. Delegates learn how to recognise sources of pressure; assess their wellbeing and work-life balance; understand the importance of individual factors such as perception; and discover strategies and techniques which will work best for them to handle pressure.

Who Is It For?

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

Key Benefits

  • A better understanding of what is meant by pressure and stress and the relationship between pressure and performance
  • Provides an opportunity to assess personal well-being and work-life balance and develop actions to form healthier habits
  • Participants are more able to identify sources of pressure
  • Explains how individual factors such as personality, perception, attitudes and beliefs can affect how we view and respond to pressure
  • Increases sense of control and self-efficacy through identifying pressure points and prioritising pressures that can be controlled
  • Introduces a variety of coping strategies which participants can use to handle pressure
  • Participants complete an action plan to identify sources of pressure, steps they will take to address these and what support and resources they need

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.  

Course Content

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.

Section 1: Exploring Pressure, Stress and Performance

  • 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 pressure 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
  • Self-efficacy, self-belief

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.

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

 

Delegate Comments following the Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure Course:

 

"Excellent course which allowed self reflection and an opportunity to openly discuss an issue that affects nearly everyone but is rarely admitted."

"The whole course was worthwhile, I managed to think about both work and personal issues that effect me on a daily basis & how I will now try and deal with them."

"I thought this course provided loads of information, and made you stop and think about yourself for a change."

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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."

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