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Working at your office and at your home provides many challenges which can be both invigorating and satisfying. However, there are times when you may find yourself under stress, feeling tired and worn out. These conditions create tensions that cause your body to experience pain in the neck, shoulder, back, hip, lower and upper limbs. There may also be the tendency to pass these conditions on to your clients, colleagues and even family members, and creating additional tension and conflict. This Workshop will help you learn to reduce the tension before it is too late, exploring techniques that will enable both individuals and groups to balance positive and negative stressors.
In fact, stress is always with us. Dr. Hans Selye, often credited as the father of modern stress research, writes that stress is our body’s response to any demand made upon it. He distinguished between two types of stress:
1. "eustress" - good stress, a positive feeling , leading to happiness, creativity and satisfaction ( taken from the Greek “eu” meaning good as in the word euphoria} and
2. "distress" - continuous high levels of damaging, performance-draining stress
The positive "eustress" can be helpful in generating enthusiasm, motivation and action, but if not controlled, it can easily slip over the edge into distress, leading to ineffective performance, uncertainty, doubt and anxiety. In the office this occurs when too many demands are placed upon you all at once, when unreasonable deadlines are scheduled, customer complaints continue mounting, constant interruptions do not allow you to get your work done in a timely manner, and even competition or unhealthy interactions between staff members develop. While at home, this occurs when the baby is crying and needs to be fed, children are unable to cope with school work and the exams are just around the corner, bills are piling up and everything around the house is in a mess. Suddenly you feel irritable, inadequate, unappreciated or confused, that pain in the back and neck increases, and your mind races at night not allowing you to sleep.
We cannot eliminate all the stress from our lives, but once you recognize the symptoms of stress, there are ways to get out of the trap and to learn how to manage the daily stresses of life – both at work and at home. This can only be done step by step, and the first step is awareness. Then begins the process of finding what is possible to change to your environment, in your attitude toward others and towards yourself. You can live a healthier life and have a healthier work situation and home environment through better communication – with your superiors, your colleagues, customers and clients, friends, family members and most importantly with yourself.
Key techniques to help manage your stress and your time will be explained and experienced. Participants will review the causes and effects of stress at work and at home and practice relaxation exercises for stress management. Your personal health care will benefit and you will find yourself more fit and productive in the workplace and at home.
This Workshop also combines background and research information about stress with practical applications for you to implement at work and at home, and will include time to analyze and discuss specific stress situations you are currently facing.
- understand the causes and effects of stress
- understand the physical, emotional and mental reactions to stress
- examine stress in the work place and at home
- review critical areas of personal health care
- understand the importance of trust, support, confidence and communication
- experience a variety of relaxation methods for stress relief
- discuss and analyze stress situations unique to your workplace and your home
- review time management principles essential for stress reduction
- learn a variety of techniques to help manage stress, take control and set goals
- gain tools leading towards a work/life balance
After the Workshop participants will:
- be relaxed and energized
- know a variety of techniques and methods for stress reduction and relaxation
- develop a stress management plan
DATE: 07th Oct 2009
TIME: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
VENUE: The Tanglin Club 5 Draycott Drive
FEE: SGD 350.00
(Includes 2 Teas & Lunch)if register by 22nd September 2009 -5% discount for individuals -10% discount for group of 5 or more
1. By fax:
Please fax to Mr. David Goh: the Participants name, designation & company:(65) 68447068
2. By email:Please email to Mr. DavidGoh: the participants name,
designation & company:firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries:Please call Mr. David Goh:(65) 90039359