Systemic Stress Management in the              Persona and the Organization                  Gilbert Brenson-Lazan        ...
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Systemic Stress Management in the              Persona and the Organization                  Gilbert Brenson-Lazan        ...
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Today’s Speaker                                    Gilbert Brenson-Lazan                                        Founding P...
SYSTEMIC STRESS MANAGEMENT                    Gilbert Brenson-Lazan
WISDOM OF MY FATHER    …thirty years later.
AN IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP PRESSURE:      application of  continuous forve on one body on  another that it is touching. T...
STRESS:   THAT UNBEARABLE   DESPERATION THATRESULTS WHEN SANITY  PREDOMINATES OVER  THE OVERWHELMING DESIRE TO GIVE THATS....
THE ESSENCE OF OF STRESS     Stress is an inner turbulence     caused by an individual     perception of certain external ...
Any given problem can be ajustification for some and achallenge for others: take yourchoice.
STRESS DEPENDS UPON CORTISOL                  A defensive                  hormone                  secreted by the       ...
HOW WE GENERATE CORTISOL Physically:                     Mentally:  ◦ Nutritional imbalance         ◦ Negative thoughts  ◦...
MANIFESTATIONS OFCORTISOL EXCESS (STRESS)
ADDITIONAL MANIFESTATIONS INTEAMS AND AND ORGANIZATIONSALL OF THE PREVIOUS, PLUS: Increased absenteeism, illness and  acc...
WE CAN ALSO GENERATE ENDORPHINS              A chemical            substance that          creates feelings of            ...
HOW WE GENERATE ENDORPHINSPhysically:                           Mentally: ◦   Exercise                           ◦   Smili...
THE CONSTANT BATTLE   Our attitudes, thoughts,    feelings and behaviors can    generate Endorphins and    Cortisol.   E...
LIFE BALANCE                Physical           Exercise, Nutrition           Stress Management       Mental              S...
WHAT IS RESILIENCE?“The ability to faceinternal or externalcrisis and not onlyeffectively resolve it,but also learn from i...
THE HOPE:“Everything can be taken from aperson except one thing: thefreedom to choose a specificattitude when faced by a c...
ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE   Learn as a community   Recognize effective and ineffective    actions, outlook and the    co...
ESPECIALLY FOR CAREGIVERS:   Generate more    endorphins and    reduce cortisol.   Know your    personal limits   Maint...
“The road tosuccessful changerequires a patientcompassion forthe pain and fearof all thoseinvolved.”        Thomas Merton
THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US   For more information and free    materials and manuals on stress    management, please visi...
Find listings for our current season          of webinars and register at:            NonprofitWebinars.comA Service   Of:...
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This webinar will explain the traditional relationship between pressure, tension and stress as it can be seen in human and social systems. The participants will have the opportunity to understand how stress is created in NFP Organizations and in their professionals, and how to develop strategies to reduce its frequency, severity and crippling effects

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  1. 1. Systemic Stress Management in the Persona and the Organization Gilbert Brenson-Lazan June 6, 2012 Twitter Hashtag - #npwebA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  2. 2. How This Webinar Works • A link to the slides/materials will be sent in an email after the webinar • If you’d like to ask a question during the webinar, you can type it in the question box of your control panel on the right side of your screen • Chat with us on twitter using the hashtag - #npwebA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  3. 3. Upcoming Wednesday Webinars Later Today: Grant Writing 102 June 13, 2012 1: Liars, Cheats, & Thieves 2: Nonprofit Leadership Across Generations June 20, 2012 1: Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Getting Results 2: After The Gift: How To Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base Visit www.NonprofitWebinars.com for a complete listA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  4. 4. Systemic Stress Management in the Persona and the Organization Gilbert Brenson-Lazan June 6, 2012A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  5. 5. INTEGRATED PLANNING Advising nonprofits in: www.synthesispartnership.com • Strategy • Planning (617) 969-1881 • Organizational Development info@synthesispartnership.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  6. 6. Affordable collaborative data management in the cloud.A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  7. 7. Today’s Speaker Gilbert Brenson-Lazan Founding Partner Amauta International, LLC Hosting:Assisting with chat questions:Jamie Maloney, Nonprofit Webinars Sam Frank, Synthesis PartnershipA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  8. 8. SYSTEMIC STRESS MANAGEMENT Gilbert Brenson-Lazan
  9. 9. WISDOM OF MY FATHER  …thirty years later.
  10. 10. AN IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP PRESSURE: application of continuous forve on one body on another that it is touching. TENSION: two or more equal and opposite pressures. STRESS: systemic decomposition resulting from an excessive intensity of tension.
  11. 11. STRESS: THAT UNBEARABLE DESPERATION THATRESULTS WHEN SANITY PREDOMINATES OVER THE OVERWHELMING DESIRE TO GIVE THATS.O.B. WHAT HE OR SHE DESERVES.
  12. 12. THE ESSENCE OF OF STRESS Stress is an inner turbulence caused by an individual perception of certain external event, not by the event itself.
  13. 13. Any given problem can be ajustification for some and achallenge for others: take yourchoice.
  14. 14. STRESS DEPENDS UPON CORTISOL A defensive hormone secreted by the adrenal glands (related to adenaline).
  15. 15. HOW WE GENERATE CORTISOL Physically: Mentally: ◦ Nutritional imbalance ◦ Negative thoughts ◦ Smoking (directly or ◦ Repression of emotions indirectly) ◦ Stubbornness or ◦ Excessive use of alcohol Inflexibility ◦ Mockery and belittlement Socially: ◦ Arguments Spiritually: ◦ Telling and hearing lies ◦ Spiritualization ◦ Negative Recognition ◦ Dependence ◦ “Stuck” Relationships ◦ Escapism ◦ Excessive competition ◦ Excessive proselytism
  16. 16. MANIFESTATIONS OFCORTISOL EXCESS (STRESS)
  17. 17. ADDITIONAL MANIFESTATIONS INTEAMS AND AND ORGANIZATIONSALL OF THE PREVIOUS, PLUS: Increased absenteeism, illness and accidents Reduced job performance Increased interpersonal conflict
  18. 18. WE CAN ALSO GENERATE ENDORPHINS A chemical substance that creates feelings of well-being and stimulates the immune system.
  19. 19. HOW WE GENERATE ENDORPHINSPhysically: Mentally: ◦ Exercise ◦ Smiling and laughing ◦ Massage and touching ◦ Positive Thinking ◦ Orgasmic sexual relations ◦ Alpha-stimulating relaxation ◦ Using creativity ◦ Deep Breathing ◦ Flexibility ◦ Balanced DietSocially: Spiritually: ◦ Dialogue ◦ Prayer and Meditation ◦ Family Networks ◦ Connecting with Nature ◦ Give and receive positive ◦ Singing and Dancing unconditional praise. ◦ Samaritan Syndrome ◦ Participation and ◦ Defined and lived values Consensus ◦ Good friends All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. 30 May 2006 © 2006
  20. 20. THE CONSTANT BATTLE Our attitudes, thoughts, feelings and behaviors can generate Endorphins and Cortisol. Endorphins and Cortisol destroy each other. Therefore it is not enough to just lower Cortisol or raise Endorphins. Both must be done simultaneously. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. 30 May 2006 © 2006
  21. 21. LIFE BALANCE Physical Exercise, Nutrition Stress Management Mental Social/EmotionalReading, Visualizing, Service, EmpathyPlanning, Writing Synergy Spiritual Value Clarification, Study, Meditation
  22. 22. WHAT IS RESILIENCE?“The ability to faceinternal or externalcrisis and not onlyeffectively resolve it,but also learn from it,be strengthened by itand emerge Resilience requires:transformed by it, • Personal Developmentboth individually and • Interpersonal Development • Visionas a group.” • Strategic Thinking Brenson-Lazan, 2003
  23. 23. THE HOPE:“Everything can be taken from aperson except one thing: thefreedom to choose a specificattitude when faced by a crisis.” -Viktor Frankl
  24. 24. ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE Learn as a community Recognize effective and ineffective actions, outlook and the consequences Apply effective leadership styles Take care of each other.
  25. 25. ESPECIALLY FOR CAREGIVERS: Generate more endorphins and reduce cortisol. Know your personal limits Maintain a strong support network Be appreciative, solution-focused and future oriented.
  26. 26. “The road tosuccessful changerequires a patientcompassion forthe pain and fearof all thoseinvolved.” Thomas Merton
  27. 27. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US For more information and free materials and manuals on stress management, please visit our websites: http://amauta.org http://globalfacilitators.org
  28. 28. Find listings for our current season of webinars and register at: NonprofitWebinars.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:

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