Coming Up For Air webinar

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This presentation highlights the essential tools for stress decompression; from optimism and assertiveness skills (healthy boundaries) to humor (comic relief) and relaxation skills so that you can catch your breath, regain a sense of balance in your life and reclaim your sense of empowerment to navigate gracefully on your life journey in the global community.

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  • Coming Up For Air webinar

    1. 1. Coming Up For AirCoping With Stress & Change at the Worksite Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.
    2. 2. Under Pressure!
    3. 3. Stress Overload
    4. 4. Under Pressure
    5. 5. Under Pressure•24/7 Society
    6. 6. Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!
    7. 7. Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less
    8. 8. Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less• Email Avalanche!
    9. 9. Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less• Email Avalanche!• Smart Phone Mania
    10. 10. Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less• Email Avalanche!• Smart Phone Mania• Too Much Information (TMI)
    11. 11. Plugged-in Society
    12. 12. CommunicationTsunami
    13. 13. The Age of Technology
    14. 14. The Age of Technology Screen Addictions
    15. 15. 24/7 +Sensory Bombardment = Burnout
    16. 16. 24/7 +Sensory Bombardment =Illness/Disease...Death
    17. 17. Good Stress/Bad Stress Performance CurvePe Ir lf lo nm ea sn sce Stress (excitement ...anxiety)
    18. 18. Worksite Stress Facts An estimated 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress (American Institute of Stress, 2009)
    19. 19. Worksite Stress Facts 40% of workers reported their job as“very stressful” or “extremely stressful.” (American Institute of Stress, 2009)
    20. 20. Worksite Stress Facts 25% of workers view their job as the #1 stressor in their lives. (American Institute of Stress, 2009)
    21. 21. Worksite Stress FactsMore than half of American employees don’t leave their office for lunch (ManPower Survey, 2010)
    22. 22. Worksite Stress Facts On average, people check their emails 37 times per hour each day (Richtell, NY Times, 2010)
    23. 23. Worksite Stress Facts More than 50 emails per day creates “email stress” (USA Today, 2010)
    24. 24. Worksite Stress Facts Employees take laptops, cell phones andBlackberries on vacation (in essence, never leaving the office) (NPR, 2010)
    25. 25. Worksite Stress FactsOver 1 Trillion YouTube videos are watched per day, many at the worksite (Richtell, NY Time, 2010)
    26. 26. Worksite Stress FactsStress is cited as the reason for over 50% of worker compensation claims in US. (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
    27. 27. Worksite Stress FactsWork productivity decreased due to stress (USA Today, 2010)
    28. 28. Worksite Stress Facts Presenteeism is defined as people whocome to work but don’t do anything while there. (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
    29. 29. Worksite Stress FactsResearch reveals that multi-tasking is a myth! You cannot do two things at once and do them well. (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
    30. 30. Worksite Stress Facts Worker loyalty decreasesas work stress levels increase (victimization) (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
    31. 31. Worksite Stress Facts 85-90 percent of disease and illness is not onlyrelated to stress, but directly associated to stress (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
    32. 32. “If your looking for fast-acting relief...try slowing down.” —Lily Tomlin
    33. 33. The Nature of Stress
    34. 34. The Stress Emotions
    35. 35. Definitions of Stress
    36. 36. Stress is any Changeyou encounter in your life
    37. 37. Tension is who you think you should be, Relaxation is who you are. — Ancient Chinese saying
    38. 38. Healthy Boundaries
    39. 39. Employee of the Month
    40. 40. The Fight or Flight Response
    41. 41. Fight or Flight: Then
    42. 42. Fight or Flight: ThenFight or Flight: Now
    43. 43. Your Stress-hormone Cocktail: Epinephrine Nor-epinephrine Vasopressin Aldosterone Cortisol Thyroxine
    44. 44. TheAssociation Between Stressand Disease isHUGE!
    45. 45. Unresolved issues of angerand fear (negative emotions) SUPPRESS the Immune System
    46. 46. Stress& Insomnia
    47. 47. Live a Sustainable Life!
    48. 48. The Art of CalmRelaxation Through the Five Senses
    49. 49. Coming Up for Air
    50. 50. 1. A Bird’s Eye View: Keep Everything In Perspective
    51. 51. 2. Do Not Enter: Create Healthy Boundaries!
    52. 52. 3. Get Out and ExerciseFlush Out the Stress Hormones!
    53. 53. Physiological • Decreased heart rate • Decreased blood pressure Effects of • Decreased muscle tension • Better quality sleepPhysical Exercise • Increased immune system • Decreased cholesterol • Decreased triglycerides • Decreased body fat • Increased bone intensity • Increased tolerance to heat • Increased efficiency of heart • Decreased aging effects • Increased muscle tone • and many, many more.....
    54. 54. 4. Learn to Meditate
    55. 55. Avoid“Monkey Mind”
    56. 56. 5. Simplicity vs Complexity
    57. 57. 6. Take Short Breaksin the Course of Each Day
    58. 58. 7. Friends In Need(Build and maintain your support group)
    59. 59. 8. Anger Management:Learn to Fine-tune Expectations
    60. 60. 9. Good Nutrition:Avoid Putting Gas on the Fire
    61. 61. 10. Tickle Your Funny Bone:Humor Therapy Comic Relief
    62. 62. Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.Paramount Wellness Institute www.brianlukeseaward.net 303.678.9962 All content and photographyby Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved

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