Managing Stress and Pressure

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Define what stress and pressure is, and why it occurs
  • Identify their own stressors and how they affect them
  • Learn two types of strategy to reduce stress and develop resilience
  • Practice techniques to handle stress positively, thereby reducing its impact on performance
  • Recognise and manage stress in others

Course Content:

During this workshop participants will:

  • Identify stressors in the workplace
  • The main factors that moderate the impact of a stressor on an individual, and how these can help us to increase our resilience to stressful events
  • Recognise their own stress signals
  • Assess two strategies for dealing with stress – problem- and emotion-focused strategies and how they can be applied in the work place
  • How to recognise and manage stress in others
  • Four areas of Management Competency to help or reduce work-related stress The Management Standards for Work-Related Stress
  • How to handle stress positively and practice some relaxation techniques
  • Work/life balance – The Wheel of Life by Dr Steven Covey (1980), which aims to set goals in certain areas of your life where you need to achieve more balance
  • How time affects our feelings of stress and how we can manage our time more productively – a look at traditional and more modern techniques to managing our time
  • Delegates will be required to apply learning to their own situations and select relevant tools to help

At the end of the workshop delegates will leave with actions to implement.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will be highly interactive through practical activities to help delegates demonstrate and consolidate their learning. It is suitable for anyone in HR or a management role.


1 day

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