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Cohr managing stress training


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Cohr managing stress training

  1. 1. Managing Personal andEmployee Stress
  2. 2. Agenda -• Types of stress• Responding to stress– Personal– As a Manager2
  3. 3. STRESSDifference betweenexpectation and reality;a change; a loss, a gain.Physical and emotionalarousal reactionto stimulus.3
  4. 4. Is your stressadding up?• Spiritual• Physical• Emotional• Mental• Social4
  5. 5. During uncertain timesInsecurityFeelings of lossHigh emotional stressControl becomes a major issueConflict may increase5
  6. 6. Types of Stress: GENERAL - Everyday events CUMULATIVE - everyday stressorsadding up TRAUMA - Abnormal event threateningindividual life or safety (or perceived assuch)6
  7. 7. Cumulative Stress Unresolved conflict Previous traumatic experience Repeated irritation Several stressors in short timeBirth/death, move, job loss, divorce7
  8. 8.  Real or perceived threat to life Graphic injuries & death Event outside normal experience Injury or death of children Witnessing trauma of othersTraumatic stress8
  9. 9. Stress is NOT an Event…It’s yourREACTION to that Event9
  10. 10. Are these thingsthat you can control?10
  11. 11. Factors influencingreaction to stress Perfectionism Family rules and messages Social mirror Expectations Irrational beliefs11
  12. 12. Challenge your messages Perceptions Beliefs Assumptions12
  13. 13. • Guilt that someone sufferedharm/loss/redeployment more than we.• Feel we can’t have fun while otherssuffer or lose their job.• Resentment over increased workloadSurviving changeIt’sOKtohavesurvivedPossible responses:13
  14. 14. Stages of changeAcceptance New BeginningsEnding Shock and DenialTransition and Adjustment Suffering14
  15. 15. Modify your responses Take a break Get enough sleep Plan quiet, unscheduled time Take time to enjoy good food Use humor Avoid people and events that irritate you Respond… don’t react15
  16. 16. • Choose not to turn over control of youremotional self to people or events.• We do not lose unless we surrenderto fear, negativity, and paranoia.• In the “psychological war” the best weaponwe have is our positive attitude.It is YOUR choiceYou are in controlof your emotional life:16
  17. 17. Response-ability:the ability to determineyour own response.17
  18. 18. Keep an “eye” out for stress18
  19. 19. Manager’s RoleAwarenessFeedbackSupportTime management19
  20. 20. Are you walking your talk?20
  21. 21. What Can You Do? Recognize your limits Be aware of your own stress level Be aware of signs and symptomsof stress in others Get help21
  22. 22. Promote healthystress Clear expectations Responsibility means authority Identify causes22
  23. 23. OutsideAssistanceTurn to others for help:• In the US – EAP ProgramIn the US call 800-568-9276• Spiritual mentors• Counselors• Physicians23
  24. 24. EAP services:Face to face counselingLife managementservices:child careelder carefinancial counselingorganizing life’s affairspre-retirement planningand more… 24