Stress Management Loughborough
Although we are a Loughborough based company we provide stress management programmes for companies anywhere in the UK. They can be delivered as a group workshop or on a 1:1 basis. In many cases a combination of the two approaches are appropriate.
Group workshop identifies
- Perception of pressure
- Understanding personal pressure tolerance
- Work place pressure
- Behavioural, psychological and physiological symptoms of stress
- Stress management techniques
Individual stress management
- This is delivered with a coaching style approach, exploring the personal nature of stress. It is client centred and client led, the coach will use methods which help their coachee to understand how their perception of pressure influences their personal behaviours and responses to situations.
There are often a string of events which impact on the individual although not necessarily linked the result maybe high levels of stress; which can be displayed in a multitude of ways.
|7.00am||Getting family up and ready for school/work etc.
Rush to the shop to buy milk
|Shouts at family/irritated.|
|8.15am||Stuck in traffic and even later for work||Flustered, beginnings of a headache|
|9.30am||Extra work arrives on desk unexpectedly. It is work that can be delegated to colleagues. Poor explanation of requirements due to rushing||Still irritated and headache getting worse. Buys a coffee. (Coffee elevates blood pressure and heart rate and may increase headache)|
|12.00pm||Work from colleague arrives back sub standard.||Colleague gets their head ripped off. Followed by the remark: ’’I may as well have done it myself’’|
|3.00pm||The much needed help from team mates is in short supply as they are avoiding any conflict.||Short of breath, angry, headache. Not thinking clearly|
|6.30pm||Have to leave work but not finished the extra work.||Starting to panic and check the work which has been done.|
|7.00pm||Family want attention||Wants to avoid family, still snappy, lacks interest|
|Evening||Drinks a moderate amount of alcohol||Feeling slightly better and more relaxed|
|Sleep||A cocktail of alcohol and thinking of the day ahead||Poor sleep|
|7.00am||Awakes tired||Still not finished work Headache Dehydrated Snappy Panic / anxiety|
This example illustrates how one event leads to another, starting with running out of milk. This is no way connected to excessive workload but behaviours and reactions to situations may be perceived as an all encompassing ‘’I have had a bad day’’ ‘’I have performed badly’’ ‘’What will my boss say – I have shouted at my colleagues, behaved badly and still not got my work finished’’
Coaching can help the client identify what is controllable and what is not, if we control what is within our capability then pressure maybe perceived differently and stress levels reduced.
Call Loughborough (01509) 218700 or 07973 782 647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org