Stress Management in the Workplace

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Stress Management in the Workplace

  1. 1. Stress Management for Wellness Dr. Daniel Crosby www.doctordanielcrosby.com daniel@doctordanielcrosby.com
  2. 2. Discovering Stress First coined by Hans Selye-endocrinologist in the 1930’s “Discovered” while injecting mice Process was the problem Met with intense skepticism
  3. 3. Stress vs. Burnout Stress Specific response by the body to a stimulus, such as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism. Stress is fundamentally about being out of balance. Burnout Exhaustion of physical or emotional strength usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration. Burnout is fundamentally about a perpetually high stress level that leads to a loss of functioning.
  4. 4. Anatomy of Burnout Alarm Resistance Exhaustion
  5. 5. Stress: Good or Bad?
  6. 6. Eustress Positive form of stress or stress that increases performance.
  7. 7. Distress The more commonly discussed form of stress that causes suffering and/or decreases performance.
  8. 8. Stress and Performance
  9. 9. Barry Bonds Hit 10x fewer homeruns in the days leading up to breaking the previous record of 755.
  10. 10. First transition to Gagan
  11. 11. Stress and Health What percentage of visits to a general practitioner are caused or exacerbated by stress?
  12. 12. Stress and Health Causes us to store visceral fat Shown to stunt children’s growth Increases risk of CV disease Intensifies symptoms of diseases with autoimmune components (e.g., arthritis) Root cause of much anxiety and depression Implicated in hypertension, ED, infertility, colds, and insomnia
  13. 13. What have you seen? Stress-related depression is the number one cause of missed work 10% of GNP or 1.47 trillion dollars Stress robs us of creativity by crowding our minds with unnecessary worries Lose IQ and EQ points – make dumb decisions in interpersonally uncomfortable ways When we need it most we have it least! 1,470,000,000,000 Reasons to Fight Stress
  14. 14. Tips for Balance and Wellness Choose your response – Viktor Frankl Control – order life and discern what can be controlled Social support – want it least when it is most needed
  15. 15. Balance and Wellness Physical activity – releases stress-battling endorphins Recognized Body/Mind Connection Behaviors – “I smile therefore…” Nutrition – avoid “comfort foods”, drugs, and alchohol
  16. 16. Turn time back to Gagan

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