Reducing Stress in the Workplace
Stress Is Killing Us!
"More than half of all deaths between the
ages of 1 and 65 result
from stressful lifestyles." -- U.S. Center for Disease Control
Stress causes more deaths than smoking (Duke University
Research, 1989). Neutralizing stress is just as important as exercising or improving
our diet, as far as our health is concerned. When stressors get the better of us, throwing
us out of whack, our effectiveness is diminished, which causes many aspects of our life to
suffer as a result. For instance, we tend to:
- Experience a decrease in our
- Become more forgetful, make more
mistakes and experience a drop in performance.
- Act in haste, which reduces our
ability to make good decisions.
- Find it more difficult to solve
problems and achieve our goals.
- Have strained relationships with
family, friends or co-workers.
- Experience problems
communicating or interacting with others, tending to get angry quicker or to be
- Become prone to accidents and to
- Get sick, fatigued, depressed or
have serious health problems, which affects our performance at home and on the job.
- Experience nervousness, ulcers,
hypertension, migraines or insomnia.
- Have decreased sexual desires or
- Become addicted to food,
cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine or drugs as a way to handle the pressure.
- Decrease our life expectancy due
to the constant pressure of stress.
Up to now, the only answers to the stress problem were
temporary stress-coping or stress management techniques. Now, with the innovative and
comprehensive Reducing Stress in the Workplace training, you have a proactive solution to
your stress problems. You can permanently remove the negative impact of stress.
Annually, over $800
million dollars are spent on "anti-anxiety pills."
for 5% of the world's population and consumes 33% of the pills. --
Why It's Important to Break the Stress Cycle
It is essential that you learn to pay attention to your
thoughts and feelings, so that you can break the stress cycle. This ensures that you know
when to relax, to back off for a short period, to get more sleep or to implement stress
reduction strategies. If you do not take symptoms of tiredness, upset, discontent or
stress seriously, you may face ineffectiveness, failure, burn-out or breakdown.
As well as paying attention to your own stress levels,
great value can be found by paying attention to the stress levels of people around you. If
you are a manager wanting to improve productivity, then failing to monitor stress may mean
that you drive employees into ineffectiveness, poor performance, depression or burn-out.
"The extent of our personal effectiveness
is in direct relation to our ability
handle the many stressors
that cross our path daily."
-- Carol James
By participating in this practical and profound training
program, you and your employees will learn:
- What causes stress and how it
interferes with your personal effectiveness, your health and your well-being.
- 16 signs to watch for that
indicate you are being ineffective
- 11 symptoms of slipping out of
the Flow Zone and into the Stress Zone.
- Which stress triggers are
messing up your life (includes the Measuring Your Life Stress Quotient self-inventory
- The 14 most common mistakes
people make in response to stress, which compounds the pressure.
- The 3 most important things you
must pay attention to if you want to eliminate stress.
- 3 quick and easy techniques to
instantly release the pressure of stress.
- 23 techniques to immediately
release the pressure caused by stress.
- 21 of the most common stress
experiences and how to transform them.
- The 10 things you need to know
in order to prevent future stress.
- A revolutionary new Model of
Personal Experience that will put you in the driver's seat of your life.
- How to apply our unique 5-step
formula to improve the quality of virtually every aspect of your life.
Unique Training Delivery and Support
Because our goal is to support people every step of the way
until they achieve the desired results, our stress program includes the following
- A unique combination of
interactive and experiential on-site training and weekly lessons delivered via email.
(Other delivery options are available).
- A private email discussion list
for the participants to share ideas with others in the class, elicit feedback and offer
support. The course facilitator participates fully in all discussions.
- Private coaching via email with
the course facilitator for those needing extra attention (telephone coaching is extra).
- Weekly 1-hour group conference
via Instant Messenger or teleconferencing.
Our interactive and activity-based Reducing Stress in the
Workplace training empowers you and your employees to achieve:
- Strengthened on-the-job
performance due to greater self-confidence and focus.
- More effective and beneficial
mental and emotional states.
- Fewer mistakes as a result of
greater focus and concentration.
- Enhanced ability to sustain the
Flow Zone state.
- Greater access to creative and
problem solving states.
- Increased understanding of
others, which creates more fulfilling and rewarding relationships.
- Rejuvenated health and new found
reservoirs of energy and stamina, which means fewer sick days.
- Greater competency and a higher
- A growing ability to be aware of
and take advantage of new opportunities.
- A happier, more effective and
- A rise in self-esteem as you
feel better about yourself and your life.
As early as the
1940s, scientists were performing experiments that proved
our body responds not to what actually happens,
but to what we think,
believe to be happening.
Who Is the Audience for this Program?
Reducing Stress in the Workplace is a training program
designed for anyone who wants to better understand how stress happens and how to
effectively reduce its negative impact.
How this is different from other training programs.
Most stress management programs rely primarily on quick fix
techniques designed to treat the symptoms of stress, and although the symptoms may go away
temporarily, they will return just as soon as another stressful situation comes
along. This is because most stress reduction techniques fail to address the source
of the problem. Treating only the symptoms is like pulling weeds without pulling out their
roots. Those same weeds will keep on growing back. Our program goes straight to
the heart of the matter, exploring the very source of stress and how to reduce its
impact and often even prevent it from happening in the future.
The philosophical approach that influences this work grew
from nearly 20 years of Carol James' (course developer and
facilitator) ongoing research, studies and direct experiences exploring emotional
intelligence, human potential, personal effectiveness, conflict resolution and stress
management and 15 years of business development, career development, lifestyle
repatterning and stress reduction coaching. Her powerful book, Transformative Thinking,
evolved from this work. [Success Stories
"Job related stress
creates problems at home, which adds to job stress
and affects personal productivity." -- National Study of Changing Workforce
P.S. If you want to attract, develop and keep exceptional people, explore
our other HR services and education:
Call us at (925) 363-9724 or send an
email for more information,
to schedule a training program for your employees or to initiate a training
program customized to suit your particular needs.
Carol James, Founder of InspiredLiving.com
P O Box 388
Dundee, OR 97115
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