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Stress Management Techniques

A course to enhance participants understanding of stress and
equip them with tools and techniques to enable them to
boost their health and wellbeing.

Course Context

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 recommended for optimum results
  • Availability: Virtual or face to face subject to Covid-19 social distancing measures.
  • 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.

A testimonial for the Stress Management Techniques Course:

 

"Syngenta ran the training sessions at various locations around the UK and found it to be valuable and well received by both managers and individuals.
In Equilibrium were able to adapt their style and material to the needs of the local areas without compromising the content.
The content included a good mix of theory and practical discussion and the workbooks and other resources are useful materials."

Key Benefits

  • 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

Course Content

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.

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

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

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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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