At the end of this stress management training course you will be able to:
- Define Stress and the affect it has on the body
- Use specific relaxation techniques to overcome stress
- Follow a model for coping with stress
- Identify methods of avoiding stress where possible
- Reduce their own stress by following clear techniques
This workshop will provide you with the skills, knowledge and awareness necessary to develop a positive approach to dealing with stress.
- Identifying Stress – Here participants are made aware of the history of stress and its relation to the stressors we are subjected to in the modern environment.
- How Our Body Responds to Stress – An activity which explores the physiological and psychology aspects of stress and how this can result in illness and poor lifestyle choices.
- The Mitchell Method of Relaxation – A chance to practice a scripted, positive method of relaxation.
- Stress Coping Model – A clear model, which highlights the process stress follows and the methods we can use to interrupt this process and so cope better.
- Daily Hassles – Identifying that it is often the daily hassles that result in stress. Highlighting typical daily hassles and reviewing several methods of overcoming or avoiding them.
- Life Events – Exploring major life events, the transitional aspect, how they can be positive and how our perception of the situation can alter our experience.
- Positive Self-Talk – Understanding self-talk and moving away from the negative self-talk cycle and turnng it into a positive self-talk cycle.
- Prioritising to Reduce Stress – Identifying and then balancing conflicting demands and learning to appreciate what is important.
- Stability Zones – Establishing what our own stability zones are and how we can best use them to help us reduce stress.
- The Wheel of Strife – A useful tool for making us more aware of the stressors in our life so that we can adopt techniques to overcome them.
- Supporting Networks – Looking at the people who currently provide support and help us reduce stress and working on methods of positively nurturing these relationships.
- All Stressed Out – A Fun way to review the material using ‘negative review’ methods.
- The Benson Method – A final, simple, but effective method of relaxation to leave the participants feeling refreshed after the session.