Stress Management Workshop

Workplace stress costs Australian companies up to $1.2b every year.

Our Stress Management workshop is designed for Employers and their employees to help identify areas in their life where they need to deal with stress, what their stress triggers are and how they can implement positive changes to relieve stress.

Studies show that stressful situations can develop into more serious health conditions. For example: a sudden or unexpected stressor can activate your adrenal glands, which sends adrenaline and other hormones into your bloodstream. This brings about an increase in your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow to the muscles.

This physical response was appropriate generations ago when it was needed for our very survival, but today much of our stress is emotional. With the high number of mental stress incidents that we can experience each day, these repetitive physical responses can begin to wear out all of the body’s intricate systems.

When your stress is chronic, your body releases cortisol; a hormone designed to help the body handle a period of prolonged stress. This hormone is hard for the body to metabolise and consequently can lead to an immune system that becomes heavily suppressed, a damaged cardiovascular system, and a worn out endocrine system (the system responsible for handling stressful conditions).

Here are some common stress symptoms:

  • Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or teeth grinding
  • Neck ache, back pain or muscle spasms
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness and confusion
  • Excess anxiety, worry, guilt or nervousness
  • Depression or frequent mood swings
  • Insomnia or nightmares
  • Lack of concentration and forgetfulness
  • Significant weight loss or gain without diet change
  • Nervous habits such as fidgeting
  • Constant tiredness, weakness and fatigue