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Employee Stress Management


Conquering Stress

Lectures and workshops that teach you About Stress, do nothing to Relieve Stress.
Our program effectively Trains you to respond to stress more appropriately.


A Certain Amount Of Stress Is Good

It helps you rise to the occasion, perform at your peak, conquer the challenges. It makes you stronger, healthier and more confident.

Excessive and / or Prolonged Stress Is Bad

A recent poll of 70,000 people named work or lack of work as the highest ranking Principle Stressor in America (Morse, 2004). Stress is invisible but the results of stress are not. People who have excessive or chronic (prolonged) stress may develop any number of these -

Signs Of Chronic Stress

Headache, Sleep Disturbances, Difficulty Concentrating. Short Temper, Indigestion, Job Dissatisfaction, Low Morale and Weight Gain.
Reduced
Productivity, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Motivation & Fellowship.

Impaired
Judgment and Reliance on Simplistic Thought Processes, even for Critical Decision Making.1
Unchecked, stress may then lead to:
Lateness, Absenteeism, Employee Turnover. Increased Accidents, Errors and Mistakes, as well as Workplace Violence.

Suppressed Immune Function leaving us open to serious illness and disease.2,3,5
"In New York, Los Angeles and other municipalities, the relationship between job stress and heart attacks is so well acknowledge, that any police officer who suffers a coronary event on or off the job is assumed to have a work related injury and is compensated accordingly (including a heart attack sustained while fishing on vacation or gambling in Las Vegas)."4

"Research shows that 60% to 90% of all doctors visits are stress related."6

"A landmark 20-year study conducted by the University of London concluded that unmanaged reactions to stress were a more dangerous risk factor for cancer and heart disease than either cigarette smoking or high cholesterol foods."7
"Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past decades."4

The Cost of Not Managing Stress

"Job stress is also costly, with an annual price tag for U.S. businesses of over $300 billion annually (NIOSH 2001) due to increased absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, medical, legal and insurance expenses and Workers’ Compensation payments. Put into perspective, that’s ten times the cost of all strikes combined."4

Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. —Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.5

Job stress is responsible for 40% of employee turnover. In America job stress results in one million absent workers every day.8


The Solution:

Conquering Stress
The ABOVE and BEYOND stress
Stress Management Training System

Reducing Stress enables you to Be More Calm, Focused and Proficient.
Even in the face of stressful, difficult times and events.
After all - That's when it really counts.

This is a complete program in and of itself and can also dovetail into other stress management approaches available from others, such as:
Time Management, Job Redesign, Augmentation of Management Style, Improving Social Environment, Better Definition of Worker Roles, Attending to Employee Career Concerns, Addressing Environmental Conditions.

When utilizing some of these other possible interventions, our Stress Training can come before, during or after their implementation.
There will always be stress in even the most perfectly groomed organization. Some of which employees will bring in from their home environment, and if workers are unable to throw off stress, they will not be able to achieve there highest level of functioning - So you are still left with a stressed out, lower functioning workforce.

How Conquering Stress Works

Stressors trigger the Primary Stress Response. This hormonal cascade will dissipate quickly after the stressor is either dealt with or escaped from. This is how it should be. (Fight or Flight Response)

Job stress however, tends to be more continuous or at least is perceived as continuous. This prevents dissipation of the stress hormones and rebalancing of the system.

The More Stressed You Become ~ The Less Access You Have To:

   • Your Intellect.

   • Your Memories.

   • Your Creativity.

   • Your Problem Solving Skills.

"The Relaxation Response is the opposite of the Primary Stress Response (Morse p.109)." As such, the ability to relax plays a major roll in how one reacts to stressors. (p. 40)

Simply put - Stress Winds Us Up - Relaxation Un-Winds Us Down.

Where almost everything Increases Stress - There are only a few things that reduce it.

Here They Are:

   • Immediate Vigorous Physical Activity (Not always appropriate.)

   • Some Medicines (Side effects and risk of addiction.)

   • The Ability To Compartmentalize (Not ruminate on difficulties.)

   • Pleasurable Situations and Events (OK, maybe after work.)

   • The Ability To Self Manage and Relax. (There It Is ! )
   You Can't Be Stressed Out And Relaxed At The Same Time.

Program Outline

• The DVD for Group Presentations
  A Guided Audio / Video Meditation of 42 minutes.
  Requires an audio/video media room with seating.
  Supplies the imagery for the Audio program on the CD.
  Best results when experienced 3 to 6 times.
  Spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart.

• The Photo Visualizer(Also as Electronic download)
  Also supplies the imagery for the Audio program.
  In the form of photographs of the main scenes.
  It’s purpose is to make the imagery always available to
  participants to create a richer and more vividly detailed
  learning experience.
  This in turn translates into a faster and greater mastery of
  Stress.  
  It is also indispensable for people who either do not have
  any access or enough access to The Video.

• Daily Empowerment CD (Also as MP3 download)
  This is the Audio program. Three guided meditations
  training you to Instantly substitute feelings of calm,
  comfort, and engagement for the more familiar and
  unpleasant feelings of strife, strain and withdrawal.

• Support by:   Telephone,   Email,   Downloads.

Stress Relief ~ On Demand
That's What It Means To Conquer Stress.


What You Can Expect

You can expect your employees to be more:

Relaxed, Confident, Productive, Interested, Patient, Energetic and Decisive.

You can expect your employees to have better:

Concentration, Memory, Commitment, Positive Attitude and Team Spirit.

You can expect a Calmer, more Efficient work place with:

Happier, Healthier employees that are on time more and absent less.

You can expect:

This Program to Cost - Less than you Expect.

Get Details            Frequently Asked Questions

Call or Contact Everett Horsley @ 856-547-5927 for more information.


References

Morse, D. R. (2004). Surviving Stress: Simple, Safe, Strategic Solutions. Virtualbookworm.com Publishing. College Station, TX

1 Caine, R. & Caine, G. (1994). Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain. NY: Addison Wesley.

2 Senior, K. (2001, Jan). Should stress carry a warning? The Lancet 357: 9250 p. 126

3 Wellbery, C. (2008, July). Chronic job strain increases risk of recurrent coronary heart disease. American Family Physician 78.1: p. 115

4 Stress In The Workplace, Job Stress, Occupational Stress. Viewed 7/14/08, Stress.org

5 NIOSH, Stress at work. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 99-101

6 Perkins, A. (1994). Saving money by reducing stress. Harvard Business Review. 72(6):12

7 Cryer, B. (1996). Neutralizing Workplace Stress: The Physiology of Human Performance and Organizational Effectiveness. Presented at: Psychological Disabilities in the Workplace, The Centre for Professional Learning, Toronto, CA. June 12, 1996.

8 Farrell, F. (1994). The demoralized zone: Healing the downsizing survivors. Executive Direction, Sept/Oct: 37-43

Please Note;
Many scholarly journals cannot be accessed without a subscription. University and hospital libraries, research facilities, and some city and county libraries have gateway subscriptions to multiple journals and can access these papers for you.

If you are unable to gain access to a paper to which I’ve referred, please contact this office.

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