Stress Management Training - One Day In-House Course
Course Pricing and Availability
This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
Please view our other popular open courses at venues in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Scotland and Dubai, UAE.
Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.
Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.
About the Course
Some stress is good for you, because stress stimulates an adaptive response and therefore can lead to progress.
But too much stress is bad for you, because too much stress can lead to feelings of anxiousness, worry and even burn-out and meltdown.
So this course is about learning how to harness the positive power of stress, whilst simultaneously avoiding the negative potential of stress.
Course contained a wide variety of content with a clear structure and focus. The trainer's presentation was excellent. Had a developmental approach, entertaining and clear, giving clear pathways to develop management and leading.
There are two forms of stressors:
- Objective stressors
- Subjective stressors
Objective stressors; are the facts the environment: they are tangible: They include such things as temperature; heat, cold; any noise; problems with work; problem with customers; suppliers, colleagues, bosses and maybe even family.
Subjective stressors; are your emotional reactions to the environment; they are intangible. On the one hand, they could be emotions of worry, fear, anxiousness, concern, dread, anger, bitterness and resentment. On the other hand, it could be emotions such as excitement, energy, optimism, courage and motivation.
The total load of stressors on you are the sum of all your objective tangible stressors and your intangible emotional stressors.
The course content suited me as it pointed out the ways I could make my own attitude more positive, which would allow me to pass on that positivity to my colleagues. This should ensure a happier more productive working environment. I felt both trainers were excellently prepared. It wasn't a 'classroom' situation and humour was incorporated leading to a stress-free, enjoyable course.
Stress Management - AM
Learn about the 'General Adaption Syndrome'
"The General Adaptation Syndrome” is the theory that underpins the whole science of stress management.
The general adaptation syndrome is a three-part model that explains the body’s reaction to a stressor.
- Alarm reaction
- Adaptation response
Learn about the "The total load" principle
Total load is the measure of all the stressors, from all realms of your life, which are acting on you at any given moment.
- Work stress
- Home life stress
- Relationships etc
You need to take account of the fact that you are an integrated being: you are not able to totally separate your life’s compartments. I.e. work stress is likely to affect home life, and vice versa.
Learn about the 'Optimum Zone' principle
The optimum zone is the target zone.
The optimum zone is the level of stress that allows you to work at your greatest efficiency, because you are balancing the:
- Intensity of the stress
- Duration of the stress
- Frequency of the stress
Understand the 'optimum zone' and you will have one of the solutions to the stress management problem.
I felt the course content was very useful and interesting to learn various techniques/situations to put into practise in my job role. The trainer's presentation was very clear and understanding, a nice interaction with all the group, with gentle humour added in.
Stress Management - PM
Learn about the "recovery ability"
Your recovery ability is a measure of your resilience to stress.
Recovery ability is made up of three parts:
- Your psychology
- Your physiology
- Your environment
Learn about additional solutions to stress management.
Examination of the Total load
The Total load is the sum of all the various pressures imposed.
Work: Stress by reason of your profession
- Angry boss
- Annoying colleagues
Internal stressors: Stress by reason of your thoughts
- Lack of confidence
Lifestyle: Stress by reason of your habit patterns
- Poor nutrition
Environmental: Stress by reason of your location
- Heat/ cold
Organic: Stress by reason of antigens or injury
More on the solution: “Recovery ability”
What is “Recovery Ability”?
Recovery ability is a measure of the team’s capacity to absorb, “metabolise” and bounce back from any intense, prolonged or frequent stressor.
Recovery ability is a conscious development, an important part of your management philosophy.
Recovery ability is composed of six elements:
They combine to produce a system of strength.
It is a fact that your performance under stress has a strong physiological element.
You are as strong as your physiology.
When there is change in the air, or there is a situation that requires you raise your game, solidify your physiology so as to give your performance a rigid base.
Those people who neglect their physiology, or who allow their powers to dwindle, pay a heavy price.
When the environment is piling on the pressure, get stronger by feeding your physiology everything it needs to compensate for the added intensity.
Specifically, your physiology needs:
- Rest and sleep
When you need to reclaim your emotional state, remember, PHYSIOLGY FIRST.
The definition of emotional management is: the art of controlling:
- The focus of your mind
- The physical state of your body,
so as to create the optimum emotional responses that are appropriate to the circumstances that face you.
Your body responds automatically, instantly and unerringly to the thoughts that occupy your mind.
- If you have bad thoughts you feel bad.
- If you have good thoughts you feel good.
- If you have mixed thoughts you will have mixed feelings.
A positive mental attitude relies on your ability to control and direct your thoughts:
- For extended periods.
- Irrespective of what others are doing.
- Irrespective of what others are saying to you.
Consider this suggestion and ponder the implications.
“You are what you are, you do what you do, and you feel the way you feel, primarily because of the habitual thoughts that you allow to dominate your mind.”
- How to handle the stressor's that form a part of your environment.
- How to handle your physical response during stressful times.
- How to handle your emotional response during stressful times.
- How can you manage things so that stress works for the team as a stimulant to greater productivity?
Summary and personal action plan
Price for open training course
- Full day of quality training
- Tea, coffee and cakes
- Full colour course notes
- Written action plan
- Additional training material by means of monthly updates
- Access to the Post Course Portal
- Plus 3 months free telephone coaching
- To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.
After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?
We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!
In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.
The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:
- Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
- Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
- Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
- Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
- Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
- Free eBook the effective leader manager.
Price for in house training course
In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)
Please call us on +44 20 3856 3008 to discuss your requirements for the in house training course.
If you want to know more about any Management Training Course or their suitability for you or a colleague call us on +44 20 3856 3008.