A stress management book with a difference; it really covers all the angles and helps the reader to truly understand themselves before then arming them with everything they need to make positive and lasting changes. I loved how simple this book is to read yet has many powerful insights and solutions to being pro-active in managing stress and pressure. All the techniques shown are easy to apply in the workplace too in fact at anytime which makes it very effective in any stressful moment. The book covers all the basics of stress management plus so much more. It looks at areas I hadn't considered before such as how our thoughts and beliefs can create our stress and not just our external environment. I learnt a lot about myself and others. Great to use for managing workplace stress and managing your team more effectively. I liked how this book brought in other models such as NLP to understand and manage stress and that many of the strategies have been tried and tested so I know it really will work.
Stress Management Skills Training Course. Stress is all around us and affects us all - but it isn't the same for everyone, and each of us handles it differently. One person's challenging pressure is someone else's debilitating stress. Techniques that work well for you might not be so effective for someone else. There is no single 'right answer', and that's why we want to help you build your own personal toolbox of stress management skills. This book is designed to help you rethink about how you manage and cope with stress in your life. Understand what stress is. Learn how to recognize when you are starting to be stressed. There are questionnaires to help you identify stress. Become proactive in managing your stress. The book has lots of exercises to help you enhance your skills and get you thinking. Learn how to change your response to stress. Understand how to become more positive about your life. Goal setting tools to help you move forward, a 4 step model to lasting change. Free downloadable workbook. A toolbox of ideas to help you manage your stress and anxiety. This book gives the reader a great insight into understanding and managing stress and anxiety. It incorporates many strategies and theories including Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. Everything in this book has been designed to be simple to understand, easy to apply and long lasting therefore perfect for anyone who wishes to enhance their life and reduce their stress. Easy ways of spotting and identifying stress so you can be pro-active and not re-active to managing your life. Real life easy to use tools and strategies for managing stress and pressure in work or at home. Various relaxation, breathing and neck exercises to use for yourself or others. Advice on how to eat during times of stress and foods that aid or further stress the body. Free downloadable, easy to apply scripts and guided questions that you can start to use immediately. An easy to follow 4 step model of goal setting to make lasting changes. Authors personal experiences and guidance of tried and tested methods. Analysis of beliefs and the brain on how we can cause or reduce our own stress. Understanding the 'fight or flight' natural reaction and what we can do to manage it plus how it impacts on the immune system. Nutrition and supplement guidance and links to professional bodies. 2 stress awareness questionnaires. A comprehensive holistic package to help you to understand and manage stress for yourself and others. By taking a more personal, inward-looking approach you can gain far more control and make far more changes than you can by simply waiting and hoping for the world to change around you. By the end of this course you'll have a much deeper awareness of how you create your own stress and what you can do about it. You'll discover that around 80 per cent of the stress you currently suffer maybe in your head! You'll also find out what you can do to change it for good. As part of this unique style of training we'll be looking at your beliefs and your own rule structures. This will allow you to challenge yourself, in a safe environment, to really consider whether you need, or would like to make, a few adjustments to hoe you think about stress. We'll also walk you through easy restructuring and change processes which will allow you to view things differently and start to make deep, long lasting changes. The course is a little different, informal and lots of fun. All we ask is that you open your mind, take from the course what is right for you, and enjoy! About the author - Kathryn Critchley, With over 14 years' experience of high-pressure sales and management roles in the telecoms industry with organizations such as BT and Orange and over 6 years' experience working for the NHS, Kathryn understands the dynamics of team-building, change management, employee motivation and organizational productivity. She has provided training, coaching or therapy