Coping with Personal Stress - A Course for healthy living in the 21st Century
It would seem that the only thing in the world that is stable at present is change. The first part of this century have been decades of continuous change that transformed both our work and personal lives. The changes that rocked our governments, organisations and families were nothing short of revolutionary.
The fallout from this was devastating; increased workloads with decreased resources, job insecurity and redundancy, relationship conflicts (home and work), decreased career prospects, loss of the joy of work (and sometimes life itself) and a general feeling of lack of control.
My, isn’t it depressing! Perhaps we should all chuck it in, move to the hills, operate on the barter system and hope that the world will not catch up.
That alternative neglects the motivations we have. People like to be involved in tasks that push them beyond themselves. People want to develop their effectiveness by taking on challenges that make demands on all their abilities and require a full commitment of their physical, emotional and creative energy. If this is the case then why are so many people experiencing burnout?
A new philosophy is required in this twenty first century. We need skills, abilities and attitudes that are remarkably different from those that have served us so well over the past 20 years or so.
This course can help!
The course is a mix of well documented research into the subject combined with practical pragmatic methods designed to help you cope with the demands that our lifestyles of today place on us.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Understand change and its place in modern living
- Understand what stress is and its effects on the mind and body
- Recognise and have diagnosed the symptoms and causes of stress in your life
- Choose from a range of techniques to promote your mental, physical and emotional well-being
- Welcome and Introductions
- Definitions of stress
- The physiology of stress
- The psychology of stress
- Recognising stress and its causes - Individual Stress Profile
- Effective stress management techniques
- Action Planning and Closure
NB: After the course there will be an opportunity to discuss any individual issues that may have arisen with the tutor. There is also free access via a telephone link line following the course.