At home or at work, everyone has to deal with it: stress. Although some degree of stress helps us to function properly, prolonged stress can cause a variety of health complaints, diminished productivity and absenteeism. It can also make existing complaints worse.
Precisely because everyone experiences stress differently, the experience is central to our stress management training. Before people can change their behaviour so as to suffer less from stress, they need to recognise and acknowledge their stress first. Eventually, this will lead to a reduction in absenteeism, increased motivation and work of higher quality.
Calming down, exercising and a healthy lifestyle decrease the unpleasant effects of stress and improve health. Although everybody possesses the natural ability to relax, many employees do not take enough time to do so. Sometimes, this is a skill they must relearn.
We provide a customized training to teach employees how to work with ‘relaxed concentration’. They learn to identify triggers for stress and develop new skills and techniques to cope with stress effectively. Relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and understanding one’s own emotions are specific stress management techniques that can be applied to situations where employees need to perform under pressure.
Stress management theory
- (Work) stress: causes, risks and complaints;
- Positive stress and negative stress;
- The Human Function Curve;
- Rational-Emotive Training (RET);
- Short-term effects of stress;
- Long-term effects of stress;
- Tips and advice.
Practical stress management
- The influence of stress on breathing, muscle tone and blood circulation;
- Breathing techniques;
- Relaxation techniques;
- Biofeedback with the aid of the biodot, the stress thermometer or heart coherence;
- Relaxation and breathing exercises;
- Discussion, an exchange of experiences;
- Tips to reduce sources of stress at work.
Do you want to know more about our stress management training?