Workplace Stress Management Courses
We’re only just beginning to understand the impacts of stress in the workplace. A recent survey has indicated that 29% of Australian workers frequently or constantly experience a high degree of stress related to their work, while another study found that a majority of Australians who experienced stress reported some impact on their physical or mental health. Clearly, this is an aspect of our lives that’s worth paying attention to.
TGM Stress Management’s interactive workshops are designed to provide workplace teams with:
Practical strategies for managing stress in the workplace and beyond
Tools to build a personal resilience plan that can be applied in almost any situation
Increased capacity for resilience and wellbeing
An in-depth understanding of what stress is
Awareness of the different levels of stress and their positive and negative effects
Increased ability to recognise signs of stress in self and in others
Make the choice to equip your team with essential skills in stress management - book your workplace in for a training session with tgm today
We’ll travel to your Melbourne workplace and conduct the workshop onsite, by arrangement. Alternatively, we can organise a site upon request.
Our workshops are flexible in length.
Half day workshops run for approximately 3.5 hours. These can be taken morning, afternoon or over weekends by arrangement .
Full day workshops run for approximately 6.5 hours, and can be arranged for weekdays or weekends.
We also offer one hour sessions, ideal as an introduction to stress management or as a refresher following either the half or full day workshop. These can be taken over a lunch break.
Who can participate?
Learning how to deal with stress at work is beneficial for individuals and teams across all industries and roles. TGM delivers programs for participants ranging from junior employees through supervisors and managers to executives and directors. All workshop content can be adapted to suit different staff needs and levels of responsibility.
What will be covered in the workshop?
Workshop content and level of detail will depend on what your needs are and how much time we have to work with. Below is an overview of topics that may be covered.
Taking Care of Body and Mind
We look at four pillars of a lifestyle that supports healthy stress management: nutrition, exercise, relationships and relaxation.
Stress Management Strategies
We introduce three basic strategies that can be used to change stressful situations. We discuss each element and ways they can be implemented into our day-to-day functioning.
Muscle Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
We discuss and practise some simple and quick techniques for conscious relaxation that can be actioned in the workplace - even at your desk.
The Effects of Social Media (FOMO - Fear of Missing Out)
New research indicates that the heavy use of social media is negatively affecting the wellbeing of Australians. We discuss ways to overcome this.
Self-Esteem – the Concept of Motivation
We look at self-esteem as a state of mind, and explore how your self-concept influences your behaviour.
We talk about setting goals in relations to self-esteem and time management.
We introduce time management techniques such as Activity Logs, Action Plans and Prioritised To-Do Lists, and discuss procrastination and other common time-wasters.
Introduction and Overview of Statistics
The statistics on workplace stress are interesting, as well as somewhat alarming. They bring home the fact stress is an everyday occurrence that should be taken seriously.
Defining Stress and How it Affects Us
We define the major types of stress, such as Survival Stress, Internally Generated Stress, Environmental and Job Stress, Fatigue and Overwork, covering stress as a Stimulus, as a Response and as an Interaction.
Negative and Positive Stress
We explore the idea that how we perceive, interpret, evaluate and deal with stressors governs our susceptibility to ‘over-exposure’ and its consequences.
Personality/Behaviour and Stress
Workshop attendees complete exercises that (a) highlight their individual personality in relation to stress (who they are and how they react) and (b) bring awareness to stressors both in and out of the workplace over a specified period of time.
Stress and Your Health
We consider the range problems and illnesses that stress can cause. Stress is framed as a neutral experience, with its effects on us being largely determined by how we choose to respond to it. Lifestyle changes are suggested.
We explore three key factors that impact our ability to manage stress: personality, the nature of our organisation, and the quality of support available.
Why Prioritise Stress Management?
Today, stress in the workplace is a very common experience, and one that none of us is completely immune to. Up to a point, the stress response is part of our body’s healthy functioning, and is useful in motivating us to achieve our goals. However, excessive stress can undermine performance and relationships, reduce quality of life, and place pressure on health and wellbeing.
These can lead to sobering outcomes such as the need for stress leave from work and even stress-related workplace injury claims. The annual cost to employers for stress-related absenteeism has been estimated at upwards of $10 billion per year.
The good news is that your workplace doesn’t need to become another statistic. By empowering your team to recognise signs of stress in the workplace and implement strategies for managing it, you can promote a healthy, harmonious organisation that’s up to the task of functioning at its best.
Key benefits for workplaces include:
Enhanced team engagement and motivation
Improved relations between staff
Heightened productivity and performance
Better staff health and wellbeing, leading to fewer sick days
Higher staff satisfaction and morale, leading to reduced turnover
Additionally, we provide you with direct feedback in the form of results from a questionnaire/survey, completed by participants at the end of all half and full day workshops. This information is collated so that all responses are confidential, with no individual names or details disclosed. This will provide your organisation with valuable information on specific areas of stress within the workplace.
How Can We Help You?
TGM has years of experience in corporate stress management training. Melbourne based, flexible and mobile, our workshops are an ideal gateway to this important topic.
To learn more or book a session, fill in the form below or give us a call on 04313 787 377.