The Stress Clinic Half Day Workshops.
Stress Management That Works
This Workshop is a must for anyone who wants to build their stress management and resilience skills to combat the challenges of modern day living. It also helps you to safeguard your mental health and well being and build a robust self-awareness that will help you personally and make you a more effective manager. It is suitable for all individuals at whatever level of management, or leadership they have attained. People suffering from elevated stress, anxiety or depression will also find it helpful. Workshop numbers are limited to make sure that everyone gets a change to practice and question what is being learnt. You can of course contact us by phone, email or book a free 15 minute Skype consultation to discuss your specific requirements. Please select your choice of contact from the buttons above.
This Workshop can be delivered at your premises if they are located in the mainland UK.
This half day workshop is Part One of a two part workshop that awards 10 CPD credits upon completion. It is usually best to take about a month between workshops to build up your proficiency with the techniques and exercises that you learn. You will be given dates for Part Two at the end of the workshop.
We go way beyond the usual training courses that you may have attended in the past. Passive suggestions like ‘drink more water’ ‘talk to someone’ ‘breathe deeply’ ‘take more me time’ are pushed aside in favour of techniques, robust routines and exercises that you can actively use to yield tangible, positive results in a very short period of time. The Workshop will be broken down into a number of sections like: - reducing your stress levels with physical exercises, - how to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings - how to turn negative thoughts to your advantage. Time will also be taken to show you how to choose the most appropriate interventions at different times of the day and at different times of the stress cycle. In short this is a very practical workshop and revolves around developing powerful self awareness and self-management routines that will stand up to the rigors of modern-day business life. It is centred around understanding how we react to pressure, stress and chronic stress. The emphasis is on being able to change habitual reactions to more measured and effective thought out responses.
Backed up by theory, where necessary, we set up a variety of simple and quick exercises that can be used at different points during the day to give a new flexibility of response. You will learn to use negative and positive thoughts in a constructive way that will build your confidence and trust in yourself.
You will understand how the mind and body are connected in a positive way and how you can combine feedback from each to sharpen your concentration and focus on any given task.
Following the Programme and practicing the exercises and techniques will help you to discover your authentic character and allow you to strengthen existing talents and modify those that have been holding you back.
The self-awareness and confidence that you gain will reduce your stress levels, enhance your clarity of thought and boost your productivity. It ‘clears the decks’ and gives you a very strong foundation for what is to come.
Critically - you do not have to devote hours of your day to learning and developing your new skill sets. You choose how much time you can give and many of the techniques have been specifically designed to fit seamlessly into a busy day.
My Training Philosophy - The Way I Work With You.
Steve Jobs once said“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. “
With this in mind, I always try to “lead from behind” in my sessions, so that you can find and adopt your own comfortable philosophies and not be hijacked by others. By this I mean that I have no particular set of views, or philosophes that I believe you need to agree with, before I can help you. I know what works for me, but I am sure that many things that I believe and many things I do will most certainly not work for you. I will offer you a tasting menu of practical and theoretical information to sample, and I hope that some of it resonates with you and that you can comfortably reject much of it, because it does not feel right for you. Many times, being free to reject what doesn’t feel right is as important as accepting new ways forward. In short, I want you to effectively choose how to live your own life and not to become a clone of me.
The emphasis is very much on showing you how to use all that you are, good and bad, positive and negative, to build resilient self awareness. By learning how to accept all that is you, rather than trying to tune out the bits that you don’t like, you become free to trust yourself, build patience and learn to be more realistic and compassionate. This in turn allows you to learn how to respond in new creative ways to life’s challenges, rather than to react in the same old way as you have always done.
Being in control of yourself rather than being run by old beliefs and philosophies that have been forced upon you, is a much more successful and comfortable way to lead your life. Clarity of thought, focus, personal productivity and creativity are just some of the benefits that follow when you feel that you are living by your own rules.
So, if you are looking for a guru who will tell you how to think, what to think, when and how to exercise and what to eat, you have come to the wrong website. If, on the other hand, you want someone to lay out useful information for you to consider and guide and support you in your quest to live your own life, then this website is definitely for you.
Stress anxiety and depression can kill, and cause life changing illness. That is a fact of modern day living. Headlines about the ever increasing problems of declining mental and emotional health surround us every day. Even the rich and famous are not immune. We can spend a fortune on gym membership, because we understand the need for good physical health, but we neglect good mental and emotional health. This neglect can ruin a promising career and can be deadly.
You wake up. You are warm and comfortable, you can hear the birds singing, you feel good. Then reality strikes as your brain wakes up too and starts to think about all the things that you have to do today, all the potential problems and possible conflicts that you are going to face. In an instant your mood has changed, your thoughts could be racing, or you could feel completely drained, you can feel that pain in your back and you may be aware of your pulse rate increasing. Welcome to the world of the modern human. You can instantly imagine danger where no actual danger exists. You get out of bed in a panic, or very reluctantly and become a human doing, rather than a human being. And so the inevitable stress starts to take chunks out of you, even if you don't realise it, or try to avoid thinking about it.
If you have had a physical, mental or emotional wake up call that all is not OK, now is the time to act before it gets any worse and the road to recovery becomes even more steep and rocky. Learn how you can take control of your mental and emotional well being, combat stress and make many positive changes to your business and personal life. Mindfully OK offers you 30,60 or 90 minute live, one to one Skype session, to kick start your recovery from stress related ill health.
Subjects Covered in the Two Part Stress Clinic 1/2 Day Workshops
Comprehensive downloadable notes and exercises.
- Multiple physical and mental exercises to help you to understand yourself and build a successful framework of responses to challenging situations.
- Constructing personal self awareness regimes to develop your own authentic, personal resilient style.
- Defining and understanding the difference between stress and pressure.
- Defining and understanding modern mindfulness and why it is getting the medical world excited.
- The physical, mental and emotional signs of stress.
- A brief look at the underlying biology of stress.
- Understanding how stress affects you and others,
- Learning to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ to stress.
- The importance of ‘The Hierarchy of Needs’.
- The ‘Yerkes Dodson’ graph and how to use it to check our stress levels.
- Building our own resilience framework. What works for you.
- Breaking up self management into ‘Before’, ‘During’ and ‘After’. Picking our best response.
- Making a daily management plan in 5 minutes.
- Calming the 'Monkey Mind'.
- Mental Strength - basic quick meditations to build intent and good habits.
- Physical Habits - basic techniques to reverse the stress reaction.
- Deepening our success with the 7 Habits of Mindfulness.
- What we practice grows stronger. Neuroplasticity for mental strength.
Who Will Benefit From the Workshop?
Businesses who are looking for a way to help their workforce to cope with the daily work schedule.
Progressive businesses who want to educate their employees about coping with their stress and other peoples’s stress, helping them become more productive and more aware of their needs and the needs of others.
Business Leaders, HR personnel and senior managers who would like to enhance and modernise their business ethos and practices by adopting Mindfulness into their company in a similar way to Google, Apple and many other staff focused businesses. Acknowledging the value that their employees bring to the business.
Managers who would like to learn better ways to plan their days, become more effective at communicating with others, run more productive meetings and become better negotiators.
HR personnel who would like to learn how to introduce Mindfulness within their companies.
Individuals who are:
In personal, or work crisis, finding it difficult to cope with the demands of everyday life.
Have depression, or dysthemia, or have ‘lost their direction in life’ and are feeling ‘flat’ and demotivated.
Are suffering from chronic or acute anxiety, perhaps panic attacks, or phobias.
Find that they are always getting angry at the slightest thing.
Would love to build their self confidence, ability to communicate with others and build stronger relationships.
Wants to learn how to help a colleague but don’t know where to start.
Are trying to come to terms with trauma, or loss.
What will you learn?
Practical ways deal with your stress, anxiety and or depression. - Routines for physical, mental and emotional signs and symptoms - Interventions for different types of stress related problems. - Strategies for different times of day. - Notes and slides to backup the consultation.
Two weeks email support to help you to build a resilient foundation for stress, anxiety in your life, both professionally and personally.
You will learn quick, practical strategies, techniques and tips to help you to respond effectively to the challenges and stress, anxiety and depression in your life. You will learn to introduce choice into your decisions, rather than being swept along by old reactions, prejudices and outdated learning.
Where necessary the practical work will be backed up by theory and you will be able to learn about the latest research into neuroplasticity (building new neural networks), which means you are never to old to learn new ways and build a stronger more reliable framework to maintain your future mental and emotional health.
Benefits of Stress Management Using Modern Mindfulness.
Change and augment normal daily activity to harness the power of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis within your brain,
See how you can change harmful stressful habits by understanding the latest advances in medical research and MRI scans.
Build a resilient and powerful personal framework to help combat stress, but also gives you a strong foundation to tie in with existing life skills.
Practical techniques, exercises and tips to combat the effects of stress and the relentless demands of modern day living.
Learn techniques that will enhance self-awareness and awareness of others to boost your management and leadership qualities.
Informal, relaxed, fun, but ultimately very effective and powerful information to help you make quick and lasting changes to your life.
Examples of real techniques that have been used and refined by your tutor, over 25 years counselling and mentoring practice.
Signs and Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety or Depression.
Some Physical signs and symptoms of stress.
Pounding Heart - Constipation - Frequent Colds - Ringing in the Ears - Back Pain - Chest Pain - Muscle Spasms - Muscle Tension - Excessively Cold Hands and Feet - Skin Rashes - Sudden Weight Changes - Dryness of the Throat and Mouth - Chronic Fatigue - Trouble Sleeping - Headaches - Indigestion - Allergies - Excessive sweating - Trembling - Nervous Tics.
Some Mental and Emotional Signs of Stress:
Lack of Forgiveness - Persistent Guilty Feelings - Hostility Towards Others - Self-Abuse in Any Form - Feelings of Hopelessness - Frequent Lapses of Memory - Racing Thoughts - Poor Concentration - Poor Decision Making - Boredom - Constant Negative Self-Talk - Confusion - Pessimism - Phobias - Suicidal Thoughts - Rapid Mood Swings - Anxiety Attacks - Depression - Apathy - Frequent Nightmares - Restlessness - Feelings of Despair - Bursts of Tears.