Stress Management Techniques
The Stress Management Techniques course enables participants to understand the meaning of stress and how to differentiate it from pressure. A toolkit of stress management techniques and exercises is provided for participants to use in the work environment as well as in their own time.
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.
- Duration: Half-day course (3.5 hours)
- Capacity: 12 delegates max (for optimum benefit)
- Availability: All our courses are delivered in-house throughout the UK and Europe
- Customisation: The content can be tailored to meet an organisation’s individual requirements
Who Is It For?
Any staff member within an organisation would benefit from Stress Management Techniques. As stress is subjective, people need to observe and learn a variety of strategies to enable them to select those that will work best for them.
This course has been developed around the ‘PIC’ formula approach which gives participants a choice of tools and techniques they can use to focus on the things in their lives that can minimise the risk of stress and enhance their feelings of wellbeing.
- learn the physical and psychological signs of stress at work and at home
- distinguish between pressures that can and cannot be controlled
- understand employee and employer responsibilities under Health & Safety regulations
- develop action plans to tackle the most important and controllable sources of pressure
- learn the basics of positive psychology (what causes wellbeing and happiness)
- understand what work life balance means and how to build a more healthy balance to life
The course commences with a comprehensive review of stress awareness and how participants can recognise its signs and symptoms in themselves and in their colleagues. The legal responsibilities of employers and employees is reviewed and the course is put into context with the organisation’s existing health and well-being policies and support systems.
The ‘PIC’ formula approach is covered which gives participants a choice of tools and techniques they can use to focus on the things in their lives that can minimise the risk of stress and enhance their feelings of well-being.
The ‘PIC’ Formula:
‘P’ Approaches (Pressure)
- Tool 1: Taking control of your life
- Tool 2: Time management
- Tool 3: Assertiveness
‘I’ Approaches (Individual)
- Tool 4: The ‘Feelgood Factors’ exercise
- Tool 5: Work out what’s important
- Tool 6: Joy giving activities
- Tool 7: Thankfulness
- Tool 8: Challenging Stressful Thoughts
- Tool 9: Acceptance
‘C’ Approaches (Coping)
- Tool 10: Social support
- Tool 11: Sleep
- Tool 12: Physical exercise
- Tool 13: Diet & nutrition
- Tool 14: Drinking enough water
- Tool 15: Breathing exercises
Delegates receive a comprehensive course workbook and a relaxation techniques Audio Download.
Relaxation Audio Download Contents:
- Breathing: slowing & deepening the breathing to slow down brain waves (like a car going from high revs to idling)
- Breathing & Relaxing the Muscles: muscles, especially neck, shoulders, back and limbs develop muscle tension as the day goes by
- Breathing for Energy (Paced Breathing): this exercise uses the diaphragm to circulate the lymph fluid to remove the waste products produced by cells
- Breathing & Walking: allows you to relax when walking to and from car, an appointment, a shop, etc. and also increases awareness of the Present Moment and slows down the perception of time
- The Inner Voice – accessing your beliefs and inner strength
- The Tropical Island – a 20 minute deep relaxation exercise to help you to switch off after work
- The Forest with the Balloon: a relaxation and offloading technique
Optional Follow-up emails
To help embed the knowledge learned on the day we can provide delegates with follow-up emails revisiting the areas covered on the training course and signposting where to find further information and resources. The final email can include a brief questionnaire to evaluate the effectiveness of the training course.
Discuss aspects of this course with us
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this training course please contact Alastair Taylor on Tel: 0845 548 8054 or e-mail: [email protected]
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What people say about In Equilibrium
“Good tips in the booklet in general. Good to see that most people are stressed by similar things as myself”
“I enjoyed the course and felt that the trainer had the medical knowledge behind the theory/content which made it easier to absorb and understand.”
“Valuable and well received by both managers and individuals. The content included a good mix of theory and practical discussion and the workbooks and other resources are useful materials which will help in the future.”