ACHIEVING LIFE BALANCE - A STRESS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Today’s work environments are continuously in transition. While changes may be motivated in positive outcomes for employees and organizations alike, they can create major stress for employees at all levels of the organization. The significant increase in ‘non-injury work claims’ point toward the need to develop greater coping skills to handle both the velocity and intensity that can accompany change. The ability to cope with stress is a critical self-management tool needed for successful navigation through change, and challenges. By capitalizing on coping resources available to each of us, one can move through transitions and crises without damage to self or to others.
The coping resources that will be assessed and discussed in this session are:
Participants will discover how well they use these skills in different environments and then create plans for increasing coping skills and decreasing personal stress.
They will compare how their use of these resources in one environment compares to the use of the same resource in another situation.
Discover individual stress issues in all areas of life
Capitalize on your coping strengths to manage stress
Identify areas for coping skills improvement
Learn to minimize or eliminate common daily stressors
Communicate more effectively and objectively
Develop flexibility in responding to change
Build mutual support and trust through closer relationships
Maximize resources to achieve more with less
What are your coping strengths and opportunities for growth?
Problem solving skills and their relation to stress
Communication skills and their relation to stress
How closeness to others influences our ability to cope with stress
Flexibility - a critical coping skill
Six important steps for making and maintaining positive movement in life
Collect scores from participants to create a team report. Use this to identify team strengths and needs for future development.
When faced with a stressor, most people direct their energy to the situation or the other person. The reality is you can rarely change the situation and you can never change the other person. The only area you have total control over is yourself. You can always change your reaction to a situation or a person. The Coping & Stress Profile® helps you to develop the four key coping resources which focus on relationships in the four major life areas:
The four key relationship coping resources are:
1. Problem solving- the ability to deal directly with, not avoid, the problems you face and make positive changes to resolve them.
2. Communication- the ability to honestly share thoughts and feeling with others to promote mutual understanding.
3. Closeness- a comfort level with others and the ability to connect with people in your environment.
4. Flexibility- an openness and ability to respond to change.
The Coping & Stress Profile® simplifies the complex connections between work life and personal life. People explore their coping strengths and discover opportunities to develop new skills:
Provides critical insight into how stress in one area of life impacts other areas
Examines how coping resources in one area impacts can be used to decrease stress in another area
Shows the relationship between stress, coping resources, and overall life satisfaction