Stress is a word that is used so often that I wonder whether it has lost it’s impact and we have become de-sensitised to it.
The definition of stress, as we know, is about how we feel and our ability to cope to a particular situation. If lots of life events happen at around about the same time, our ability to cope diminishes and our feelings of stress increase.
What we also know is that stress is a subjective experience and so sometimes it is difficult to understand how someone else can be “stressed out” about something when from where you are standing, it seems to be a pretty easy and mundane task to complete.
Thirdly, we know that stress is something that is unique to the person who is experiencing it. Just like when we feel happy, sad, or experience success or failure. We all have different viewpoints on what we perceive what makes us happy, sad or indeed feel like a success or failure.
The truth is that the definition of stress is hard to pin down since the reality is that stress is something that, unfortunately affects us all and is so subjective.
Our approach to stress is pro-active, positive and practical. During one of our stress courses, staff learn about stress, pick up stress tips and some down to earth stress management techniques that are proven to work. It is not uncommon for us to not even know that we are feeling stressed, since we are on the treadmill of eat, sleep and work.
We give staff the opportunity and time to step back, view their lives and begin to get a better appreciation of their patterns, how they behave and so can begin to make positive changes.
Stressful situations are always going to happen. We don’t have any control over that. However, what we do have control over is how we respond to them.
We will be happy to provide you with more details about our stress management training, please simply email us.