LIFE SKILLS FOR WINNING
BECOMING CHANGE ADEPT
In today's fast-paced, competitive and 24 x 7 world, it is crucial that
professionals become change adept and develop the stress skills to survive
constant irreversible change, impossible demands, handle conflicting
roles, and balance their personal and professional lives. Workloads
can be overwhelming, and the pressure to do more in less time is constant.
Multiple priorities - career, family, bosses, co-workers, are the rule
- not the exception. Even the most organized people can sometimes
feel frustrated and unable to cope. Crises, increasing requirements and
unreasonable requests repeatedly challenge a people's ability to establish
control and make healthy choices to deal with stress and change.
It's not getting easier - the latest studies report that five out of
ten people will die of stress induced disease. Never before has it been
more critical that professionals learn to recognize stress and develop
a plan to meet the inevitable and deal with their special needs. This a
program provides systems and solutions for the problems that turn professionals
into victims of overwork, stress and un-achievable expectations.
It shows professionals how to identify, cope with, and eventually control
the stress points in their lives. It provides the formula to become change
adept and career buoyant. The result is optimal performance- an integrated
state of ease, that allows professionals to take charge, to employ attitudes
and skills that can tap reserves of energy to meet the challenges of the
Understand the nature, causes, consequences of stress and burnout
Recognizing professional's individual stressors and their particular
Understand the dangers of unrelieved stress and your level of burnout
Control your response to stress and avoid burnout blind alleys
Design ongoing "stress life savers"-a stress readiness plan
Develop an ongoing action plan to remove the stressors
Control your reactions: relieve the stress physically, emotionally,
Utilize specific techniques for turning around a stress-controlled
life and making it more satisfying and productive.
Help others understand their stress and assist them
Learn to become CHANGE ADEPT!
Identifying Personal Goals
Sharing Personal Goal And Identifying Group Objectives
Stress And Change Mapping Exercise
STRESS. CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT
What Is Stress?
Why Should We Be Concerned With Stress?
Your Stress/Change Response
Can You Control Your Life?
Exercise: Life Change Index- Find Out How Stressful Change Is At This
BURNOUT, SUPERPROFESSIONALS AND WORKAHOLISM
What Is It? Who Gets It? Why?
Recognizing The Stages- Workaholism, Burnout Assessment
How Personality Affects The Stress Equation
Your Behavior, Hostility And Health
Breaking Free Of Burnout Blind Alleys: Getting Out Of The Blame Game
BECOMING CHANGE ADEPT
Challenge - focus on the opportunities and minimize the dangers
Confidence-What can you learn, not just what you know
Creativity- curious innovative
Coping skills- stress control and flexibility
THE C.A.R.E.© APPROACH TO CONTROLLING EFFECTS OF CHANGE AND
BEHAVIORAL AND PERCEPTUAL INTERVENTIONS
C.A.R.E © Commit, Analyze, Relieve, Evaluate
C: Making a Commitment, Taking Charge
Cope With Impossible Demands
Say "NO" With Finesse
Give Up Guilt And Compulsive Perfectionism
Put Off Procrastination
Handle Chaotic Workloads
Develop Stress Safety Valves, Avoid Burnout
Stop Being Victim To The "Superperson Syndrome"
A: Analyze What are the Stressors You Face in Change?
The Work Stress Checklist
Recognizing Your Personal Signs of Stress:
R: Remove the Stressor
Situation Mastery and Personal Power
Changing the Situation
When to Confront, Acquiesce, Get Out
R: Reconsider Your Perception
Self-talk, Thought Stopping
How to Keel cool under fire
R: Relieve Your Stress Reaction
Developing Personal STRESS LIFE SAVERS
EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, PHYSICAL
DEALING WITH STRESS CARRIERS:
Handling Difficult Behaviors
Dealing Confidently With Conflict
E: Evaluate-Keep Score!
What Can You Do Right Now to Take Better Care of Yourself?"
Mapping Your Progress
Keeping Your Momentum Going
Develop Your Personal Stress Management Plan