Stress – are you coping with it?
The stress response impacts us across a wide spectrum of activity and thinking. Try taking time out to have some stress management counselling. It can make you think more clearly and work more effectively.
We might not be confronted with terrifying life-threatening events at work. But, through the action of the amygdala in our brains, even mildly stressful events induce a performance debilitating emotional arousal. We feel this in a number of ways including irritation, worry and resentment at low levels of stress. At more intense levels of stress we experience anger, panic and depression.
Significantly the usual sort of limited stress arousal we experience at work progressively reduces our ability to function well. This is because the stress response shuts down access to the more sophisticated parts of the brain we use to do a good job and be effective at work.
Stress impacts personal performance
Even low-grade stress influences our ability to:
- Think rationally,
- Use our long-term memory,
- Access our imagination,
- Visualise positive outcomes,
- Negotiate diplomatically,
- Empathise with colleagues and customers
- Listen attentively to feedback
- Focus on our work
And long term or chronic stress damages our health in several ways:
- High blood pressure,
- Heart problems,
- Burn out fatigue
- Chronic anxiety,
- The suppression of the immune system
- Long term memory loss.
In other words, stress can impair our intellectual, physical and emotional performance. As a result where people are stressed it has a significant impact on the host organisation.
This is why stress management counselling can be so important to transforming business performance.
Stress remedies to improve organisational performance
TBD provides a range of stress remedies and stress coping methods to help you greatly improve both individual and organisational performance. TBD delivers:
- One to one stress counselling and coaching
- Stress management seminars
- Stress management workshops
- Organisational stress management workshops
- Stress management training
Call Jeremy Old today for a chat on 0845 0945 819 if you would like help with your own stress or require help for employees, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy is author of ‘Reinventing Management Thinking; using science to liberate the human spirit’. This groundbreaking management manual focuses on the role stress plays in reducing productivity and profits in the workplace.
Jeremy has twenty-five years experience as an independent management coach to small and mid-sized enterprises and non-profit organisations. He has facilitated 53, strategic change or business improvement assignments across a wide range of industry sectors which yield an estimated average 30 : 1 ROI for clients. Jeremy He is qualified to MBA level, with a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy.