Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training
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, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Nottingham 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.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning
About this Course
Work-life balance is the harmonious blending of the professional and non-professional aspects of life that results in higher professional productivity, better health and more sustainable living habits.
Work-Life Balance and Stress Management Course Overview
This popular course will help you to correctly manage your work-life balance in the real-world.
Day One - Morning
- Overview of the course content
- What is meant by Work life balance?
- Standard of living v Quality of life
- Six elements of work life balance
- Mental resilience and strength
Day One - Afternoon
- Stress management
- Physical resilience and strength
- Better Relationships
- Decision making
- Prioritisation skills
The course content was organised well structurally and had a good set of exercises, the training manual was easy to read and understand. The trainer's presentation was engaging and interactive. The audience felt involved and I learnt a few techniques.
Work-life Balance and Stress Management Course Content
Work-Life Balance Training AM
Work life balance is the art of creating harmony between the different aspects of your life, with the intention of making you more productive and happier, at the same time.
Work life balance is about balancing the forces that act upon you and resolving the apparent contradictions between the competing demands made upon your time and energy.
Question for you: What do you want to gain, by coming on this course. Finish the following sentence:
During this training, I would like to know, how I can.... (Finish this sentence with your own thoughts)
Make the distinction between "standard of living "(WORK/ MONEY) and "Quality of life" (PERFECT BALANCE).
The error of chasing standard of living at the expense of quality of life.
Quality of life is the primary goal and standard of living is a part of it.
Quality of life requires BALANCE of these six factors
- Standard of living (Money: Material wealth)
- Mental Balance (positive mental attitude based on optimistic outlook)
- Physical Balance (health based on sleep nutrition and exercise)
- Balanced and Harmonious human relationships (Based on harmonious habits and gaining cooperation of others)
- Freedom from fear and worry: Based on controlling the focus of your mind and crisis prevention rather than crisis management
- Balance between activity and rest. (Based upon the principle of The Golden Mean)
The Golden Mean Principle
The golden mean is the idea that the middle ground is the good.
There can be three amounts of anything:
- Too much (an excess)
- Too little (Insufficient)
- The right amount (The Golden Mean)
The trick in life is to find The Golden Mean
- The right amount of stress, (not too much, but not too little either)
- The right amount of work, (Not too much, not too little)
- The right amount of rest, (Not too much, not too little)
The 80 / 20 principle verses Universal Perfectionism
80% of your results will come from 20% of the causes.
80% of your stress will come from 20% of the causes.
Four decisions for you to make
- Re assess and organise your priorities: Which are your major goals. Which are your minor?
- Reject the idea of SUPERMAN/WOMAN
- Perfection does not exist and it may be a mistake to expect yourself to be perfect
- Recognise that work is a long-distance race, not a SPRINT TILL YOU DROP
- You can sprint for a short distance or run a marathon. But nobody can sprint a marathon. You need to pace yourself
- Reject universal perfectionism and let go of the non-essentials
Stress Management Training PM
Stress - what is it?
Stress is a mental and or physical reaction to a real or imagined event.
Stress may be objective: It may be external (heat, sunlight work) or
Stress may be subjective: fear, worry, anger, irritation.
Two fundamental types
- Objective: Physical/Heat/Cold/Noise/Long hours
- Subjective: Irritations/Frustrations/Annoyance/Dislikes/Anger
How to manage objective physical stress
Hans Selye General Adaption Syndrome - The best "Theory of stress".
Manage the Intensity duration and frequency of stressors
The "Optimum zone"
How to manage subjective, internal stress
Your own thoughts can be the cause of stress: Your imagination can work for you or against you.
Your reactions are changeable by you. You can change they way you respond to situations from negative to positive.
Take charge. You have the power to direct your thoughts feeling and reactions to events.
Decisions for you to make
- Manage the intensity and frequency of objective stressors
Steps you can take to reduce the negative effects of stress.
- Notice and control the content of your own mind
Steps you can take to improve your mind set.
- Take control of your own emotional reactions
Steps you can take to improve your emotional intelligence.
- Take time to relax your brain!
Steps you can take to relax and improve your peace of mind.
- Decision matrix and problem solving
Always think on paper
- Time management
How to prioritise properly
Summary and 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
Please call us on +44 020 3856 3008 to discuss your requirements for the in house training course.
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