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A brief overview of the effect of stress in the workplace

A brief overview of the effect of stress in the workplace



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    • Stress and Distress in the Workplace A Brief Overview By Allan Doane, CHt. ClaimYourExcellence.com Portions of this presentation are © 2010 Seth-Deborah Roth. Used by Permission.
    • The Big Picture
      • Some Statistics of Stress
      • What is Stress Exactly?
      • The Challenge of Stress
      • How Does Stress Affect Us?
      • What To Do About It
    • Some Statistics of Stress
      • The American Psychological Association identified these stats in 2004 (well before the current economic environment)
        • 45% of workers identify job insecurity as a significant impact on work stress levels
        • 61% of workers list heavy workloads as a significant impact on work stress levels
        • 54% of workers are concerned about health problems caused by stress
        • 62% of Americans say work has a significant impact on stress levels
        • 73% of Americans name money as the number one factor that affects their stress level
    • Statistics on Stress & Depression
      • Eight to 20 percent of older adults experience symptoms of depression. (Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health 1999)
      • Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse. (National Institutes of Mental Health)
      • Approximately 6 million American men suffer from depression. (National Institutes of Mental Health)
      • Nearly twice as many American women as men are affected by depression. (National Institutes of Mental Health)
      • Approximately 18.8 million American adults have depression (National Institutes of Mental Health)
    • More Statistics
      • 75 to 90 percent of the visits made to primary care physicians result from stress or stress related disorders. ( Source: American Institute of Stress )
      • More and more children are complaining of stress
      • Stress often makes college students sick because it has a negative impact on immune systems. ( Source: DrDrew.com)
      • One factor contributing to increasing levels of substance abuse amongst teenagers is related to their perception of their level of stress.
    • What is Stress Exactly?
      • A state resulting from a stress; especially : one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium (Merriam-Webster dictionary)
      • Forces from the outside world impinging on the individual. Stress is a normal part of life that can help us learn and grow. Conversely, stress can cause us significant problems.
      • Stress releases powerful biochemicals and hormones that prepare us for action (to fight or flee).
      • Now, the most commonly accepted definition of stress (attributed to Richard Lazarus) is that stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.
    • In Other Words...
    • The Challenge of Stress
      • It's EVERYWHERE and it Affects
        • The Nervous System
        • The Endocrine System
        • The Respiratory System
        • The Cardiovascular System
        • The Muscular-Skeletal System
        • The Gastrointestinal System
        • The Reproductive System
        • And more.
    • The Challenge of Stress (cont'd)
      • Stress causes dozens of symptoms
      • Emotionally:
        • Depression
        • Anxiety
        • Irritability
        • Social Withdrawal
        • Crying
        • Hostility & Anger
    • The Challenge of Stress (cont'd)
      • Stress causes dozens of symptoms
      • Physically:
        • Frailty
        • Functional decline
        • Cardiovascular disease
        • Osteoporosis
        • Inflammatory arthritis
        • Type 2 diabetes
        • Certain cancers
    • And that doesn't begin to address the effects Of what we choose to DO about our stress...
    • How Does Stress Affect Us?
      • When we choose behaviors to cope
        • Smoking (Lung cancer & Emphysema)
        • Overeating (Obesity)
        • Excessive Drinking (Alcoholism)
        • Recreational Drug Use (Addiction)
      • We actually compound the negative symptoms of the stress itself
    • What To Do About It?
      • I have a non-medicinal program that is designed from the ground up to eliminate stress and its effects.
      • It will work with groups as well as with individuals and change lives and workplaces for the better.
      • Call me to schedule a time when I can demonstrate its effectiveness.
      • Allan Doane – 866-512-6246
      • Call today to so I can help YOU.