Transform Stress into Zest

    Overwhelmed?       Is this you at work?              

    Overwhelmed?              Overworked?                Overloaded?                Pressured?


What is physical stress and what is psychological stress?

Physical stress arises as a result of our body’s response to physical stressor like work, noise, illness, exercise etc while psychological stress occurs when our mind perceives an inability to cope with a "challenge" of some kind. Very often, both types of stress will interact with one another to produce more stress.

There are 5 typical components of psychological stress:

  1. Pressure: This is a common complaint in today’s busy lifestyle where we cramp so much activity within a limited time frame.
  2. Frustration: When we can’t achieve what we want, frustration sets in.
  3. Conflict: When we have to make a choice between 2 alternatives
  4. Threat: When you feel the presence of an impending danger
  5. Loss: When you feel you have lost your safety, hope for the futureand your sense of control over your own lives.

Psychological stress usually goes hand in hand with physical stress. If you are unwell, you are unable to do things you normally can do and this may cause frustration. Prolonged psychological stress can cause physical changes in the body. It can lower your immune system and make you vulnerable to disease. These are some signs and symptoms of psychological stress showing up months or years following a traumatic event.

Emotional symptoms 

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive and/or obsessive behaviours
  • Depression, despair and a feeling of hopelessness
  • Emotionally numb
  • Feeling a loss of control
  • Feelings of fear
  • Irritability and resentment
  • Isolates oneself from regular relationships and routines.

Cognitive symptoms 

  • Feeling distracted
  • Increasing lack of concentration
  • Indecisive Physical symptoms 
  • Chronic pain that is unexplained
  • Increase or decrease in eating difficulties
  • Lack of energy
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Trouble sleeping

Do You know how to:

  • Develop personal awareness of stress
  • Develop stress management techniques
  • Manage time
  • Recover from a stressful contact
  • Maintain personal stamina and resilience
  • De-stressing techniques you can use right now
  • Maintain work / life balance
  • Positive language and self-talk

Are you able to:

  • Recognise signs and sources of stress
  • Use appropriate techniques effectively to manage stressful situations
  • Develop and understand priorities
  • Use appropriate time management tools and techniques
  • Depersonalise the context of contact or situation
  • Adopt strategies to minimise stress and fatigue
  • Give high priority to health and wellbeing
  • Develop ability to effectively leave work behind at the end of the day
  • Make the best of each moment from wise perspective

Come and join us in our workshop and learn strategies to transform stress into zest



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