What is stress?
Stress occurs when you feel overwhelming pressure and feel that you haven’t got the control, resources or time you need to succeed. Stress can be incredibly hazardous to your health if it is not dealt with in time. Recognising the signs early will make it easier to halt the damage caused by stress in the workplace.
What are the signs of stress?
There are many different signs of stress and not everyone will have all of the symptoms. You may only experience one or two of these symptoms during stressful times but it is important to monitor yourself so that you are aware if it occurs.
Common signs of stress:
- Frequent heartburn, stomach aches or nausea
- Panic attacks
- Persistent headaches
- Sweaty or cold hands and feet
- Concentration difficulties
- Obsessive or compulsive behaviour
- Weight loss or gain
- Withdrawal socially
- Insomnia or sleeping excessively
How does stress management training work?
A stress management specialist will assess your symptoms and review routines or common issues in your day-to-day life in the workplace to see where there are opportunities to reduce stress. You will also be shown and taught ways to try to manage your stress levels so that you can keep working without the stress.
One of the main goals of the stress management course is to remind staff how important it is to look after themselves and to take stock regularly of how they are feeling.
You may also be encouraged to keep a diary of when you are feeling stressed to note down any triggers or times that could be elevating your stress levels. We will be able to provide handouts to help keep you on track with your stress management training.
Stress management training for teams
We can provide stress management courses for up to 15 people so we can help to tackle stress in the workplace for a particular team. That way, you can support each other and work together to reduce stress and find better processes for your work.