Stress in the workplace is a real problem. When you become aware of the high percentage of people reporting excessive stress levels at work in the United States, it’s easy to understand why more than a third of employers offer stress management and reintegration programs, to minimize the financial and health impacts excessive stress causes.
The vast majority of these statistics are taken from what many would consider a normal working environment, only leaving us to speculate at the magnitude of the problem when people work in challenging environments. Their workload or interpersonal relationships with colleagues are unlikely to feature in their list of main stressors.
The reality we must learn to face
For many people working in locations with severe social problems or political unrest, traumatic events can be a regular occurrence. Failure to be proactive about your own mental capacity to handle these situations can leave you initially feeling burnt out and disengaged, and in the most extreme cases can even cause PTSD.
The effects on your day-to-day life are more far reaching than many realize. Exposure to such atrocities can accumulate into a debilitating illness, one many people never recover from. However, the fact these places are in such a state of turmoil means they are more in need of outside help. You can maximize your impact and safeguard your ability to continue helping people while living a productive life.
The keys to empowerment
Entering a potentially stressful environment with no forethought for your own mental health is akin to driving down a busy road wearing a blindfold. You might get extremely lucky and make it to the other end unscathed, but the vast majority of people will have a crash. The severity of this crash, and the lasting effects on our ability to perform our job, vary from person to person.
Gaining an understanding of both the causes and warning signs of suffering a burnout puts you in control. Learning specific coping mechanisms and strategies to counteract the potentially devastating effects can mean the difference between continuing to contribute in a productive way, or being unfit to perform your duties.
What you need to learn
Our continued exposure to stress can build in a gradual way, sometimes going unnoticed. It’s only when it’s too late we look back and reflect on the warning signs that were there all along. This is why it’s crucial to act before you are in this situation. An emotional breakdown, burnout or PTSD are not conditions you want to try to fix after the fact.
You must learn:
- How to spot the earliest warning signs so you can act
- To identify your own triggers, or recognise an accumulation of stress
- To acknowledge the mental and physical ways stress inhibits your productivity and happiness
- Techniques to help you overcome potential harm quickly and return to a state of wellbeing
- To stay balanced no matter what your job or life throws at you
To achieve this you must develop an inner strength that allows you to deal with any situation. Gaining a better understanding of the process you go through mentally and physically will empower you to take your stress levels into your own hands, developing an action plan to prevent you becoming a victim, and increase your confidence in your own ability to use the tools you have to tackle any increase in your stress levels head on.
2-Day Stress and Burnout Management Training
Burnout syndrome: a disease of modern society! Learn how to control your daily stress and avoid devastating consequences of burnout through a 2 day online live training.
This is a comprehensive 2 day live online stress management training, offering practical solutions to reduce workplace stress and avoid and mitigate burnout syndrome.
This burnout prevention training is indispensable for all those working in highly stressful working environments. Implementation of this training is of vital interest also for business owners as burnout problem in the workplace, costing companies millions of dollars in lost productivity, disengagement, and health insurance costs.
This training course will instruct you about all you need to know to recognize stress and burnout. You will get practical tips how to manage them, both on an organizational and personal level.
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Dr Diwakar Sukul is the founder and director of the KAMKUS Clinics in Harley Street, London. He is also the developer of the concept of the Multi-Dimensional Healthcare, Body Mind Energy (BME) Assessment, Eastern Psychotherapy and Mind, Body Connective Therapy™.
The creation of Kamkus reflects a lifelong vision inspired by his beliefs, that holistic and traditional medicine should work together addressing all aspects of the person in an integrated way. Dr Sukul possesses a Ph.D. in psychology. He has a background in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and NLP.
Diwakar is an acknowledged expert on stress, anxiety, emotional health, personal development, and spiritual wellbeing. He is also trained as a Field Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Educator and Thought Field Therapist. He was the consultant at London’s Hale clinic for several years. He has received international recognition for his work with alcohol and drug addiction at Turning Point UK, which he treated with a unique blend of Eastern and Western approaches.
The trainer has conducted several national and international seminars and workshops on stress management, multidimensional healthcare, addiction and other health related problems. He has been a keynote speaker at a number of international conferences. He has delivered training and workshops in U.K, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and India.
His major field of interest has been addiction, stress management, past life therapy, therapeutic intervention, compassionate fatigue, hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming, complementary and integrated healthcare.