Did you know that there is a national stress awareness day in 2012? It falls on November 7 and many companies will be holding a variety of health awareness events to raise the profile about stress at the workplace, recognising symptoms of stress and how to manage stress more effectively.
Stress is one of the major reasons why staff absent themselves from work and it has as a consequence become a key focus for companies to take a proactive response in how to relieve stress and how to learn stress management techniques.
Stress at work manifests itself in many ways and is often demonstrated in a fight or flight situation. The result is that we may end up in an angry, confrontational situation (fight) which may evoke future anxiety, depression, etc. Or we might “flee” – in that we literally run away from the situation or put our heads in the sand. This may be demonstrated by social withdrawal, substance misuse, surfing on the net, etc.
There are many physiological symptoms of stress that the body undergoes during this process which includes, increased heart beat, increased blood pressure, sweaty palms, increase in adrenaline, pupils dilate, etc. If the body continually experiences this then this is when the symptoms of stress begin to impact upon your mind and body.
At One offer stress management training where you will begin to have a better understanding of workplace stress, recognise the signs of stress and then learn practical tips on managing stress and how to reduce stress. Our stress awareness training for national stress awareness day is a great opportunity for you to learn hands on, with lots of advice on coping with stress from a practical perspective.
Stress at the workplace is inevitable, however, by learning how to deal with it more effectively, we will help to manage stress for you and your staff positively and pro actively.
To find out more about how at One can help you with work related stress for your national stress awareness day, health and wellbeing day, etc, you can email us and we will provide a quote for one of our trainers to attend your office.
They also say that laughter is a great remedy for stress, so we can recommend this video to put a smile on your face for the day.