Unfortunately, there are unavoidable situations and times at work where, for a variety of reasons, the pressure can be too much and people feel unable to cope. The 2009 Psychosocial Working Conditions (PWC) survey indicates that around 16.7% of all working individuals thought their job was very or extremely stressful. This can have a significant impact on the individual personally and also for organisations through absenteeism and lost productivity. Estimates from the Labour Force Study indicate that self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for an estimated 11.4 million lost working days in Britain in 2008/09.
The Keil Centre offers courses and coaching that help individuals both cope with “stressful” periods and build resilience so that they can optimise their performance and get the best out of life and work.
The 7 steps to personal resilience
This course incorporates proactive strategies for building resilience and reactive strategies for managing stress. Through a mixture of expert input, group discussion and self reflection the course is designed to help you understand how pressure affects you and to help you cope better with excessive pressure in your home or work life.
As a result of attending, you will:
- Understand the general response to pressure and stress as well as how you individually react in these circumstances;
- Appreciate the main causes of pressure and stress in both work and non-work environments and the impact of individual differences and apply this learning to your own circumstances;
- Learn about common techniques to manage pressure and stress, including relaxation and challenging negative thinking patterns;
- Reflect on your strengths and motivations and how to incorporate these more into your daily life
- Reflect on areas of your life that could be improved and map out a development plan
- Consider ways in which you could incorporate 'the things you enjoy' more into your daily life