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Slides from the Reed Learning seminar "Stress Management" presented by Bradley Honnor in the office* seminar theatre.

Slides from the Reed Learning seminar "Stress Management" presented by Bradley Honnor in the office* seminar theatre.

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  • 1. Stress Management Bradley Honnor
  • 2. What is stress? Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.
  • 3. Stress levels - Bo red om - Stretch Levels of stress St ra in ic Pan Performance Co o mf rt FLOW STATE + + Adapted from Finding Flow (1997), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • 4. Stress symptoms: manifestation Physical Behavioural Emotional
  • 5. Stress strategies Action-oriented – Used: When you have a chance to affect the cause of the stress – Strategy: Confront the problem, change the environment or situation Emotional-oriented – Used: When you do not have the power to change the situation – Strategy: Change your interpretation of the situation Acceptance-oriented – Used: When you have no power or emotional control over a situation – Strategy: Focus on riding the stress
  • 6. The three ‘As’ Acknowledgement Acceptance Action
  • 7. Serenity prayer “Give me the courage to change the things which can and ought to be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr American theologian
  • 8. Three key traits Serenity Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil unaffected by disturbance; calm and unruffled Courage The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger or fear with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery Wisdom The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting. Common sense; good judgment
  • 9. If… “IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…”
  • 10. Finding courage, serenity and wisdom Feelings Thoughts Behavior
  • 11. Fear Anger Headache Nausea Paralysis This is stressing me out… This is too much Snapping Aggressive Retreating Distracted
  • 12. Perpetual stress
  • 13. Clear Positive Resolved Determined Resourceful Now here’s a challenge… Let’s see what can be done Take control Take action Find a way Get it done
  • 14. If “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same…”
  • 15. Management checklist • Take control - don’t be controlled • Reframe what is ‘stressful’ • Accept real limitations • Take action early not at brake point • Stretch your ‘Stretch’ and ‘Comfort’ zones • Balance the physical, behavioural and emotional
  • 16. Thank you and good luck! 0800 170 7777 Bradley Honnor