Much has been written about stress and a lot of that has been negative Press. In fact, stress can be a good thing as our bodies naturally respond well to increased pressure by motivating us to perform. The trick in life is determining how to stay positively thriving on it rather than negatively drowning in it! Many of us are driven, focused and often highly motivated so we like control, otherwise we can be severely frustrated and unhappy. Understanding this and the role adrenaline will therefore play in our lives, is a crucial first step. Then it is possible to recognise the natural up’s and down’s in body chemistry that occur because of experiencing very demanding roles. The session covers how to handle the ups and down’s and still stay motivated and happy.
If we get this balance right, we can learn to become more resilient. Appreciating there are tools and techniques that maintain resilience enables us to withstand stressful situations and not take them too personally. We can also better handle an environment of continuing change. Resilience needs to be not only a desire, but a belief system, and far from being an innate skill for all, individuals can learn how to be resilient and therefore build strong resources. At a time when organisations are potentially struggling because of economic pressures, it can be particularly valuable to become aware of how to build this skill so that your people can aim to thrive, rather than just to survive.
This is an interactive workshop involving discussion in pairs and as a group.
What are the benefits: –
The session is approximately 3 hours long and interactive throughout. There is a handout and I’ll bring a couple of copies of my book on stress to give out plus it is available for purchase if people wish.
Sue Firth is a Business Psychologist; Stress Expert & Author and is a specialist in helping executives manage stress and cultural change. She is an international speaker & presenter and holds both a Batchelor of Science and a Master’s degree. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and The Health Professions Council and regularly appears on the radio and television.