Stress is all around us and it can affect us all, however it is important to note that stress isn’t the same for everyone, and each of us handles it differently. One persons challenging pressure is someone else’s debilitating stress.
Stress isn’t a weakness, nor is it a strength. It is unique to the individual. Some people find they can cope with more and some cope with less. It is really important to accept that we are all different and not judge others by our own ability to to cope.
It is however suggested that a certain amount of stress is good for us as it keeps us challenged and motivated while helping our overall performance, but too much of it and we can find ourselves in trouble.
Stress is at an all time high in the UK, with stress related disorders and ailments accounting for approximately 75-95% of all doctors’ visits, according to some estimates. Stress can severely affect health and has been linked to such diverse conditions as cancer, weight gain, diabetes, immune system breakdown, alcohol and substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, lung ailments, anxiety, depression and suicide to name but a few.
The most recently published statistics from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive provide us with a very worrying picture of the stress situation in the UK.
Work related stress caused workers in GB to lose 10.4 million working days in 2011/12 based on LFS data.
Male workers accounted for an estimated 4.6 millions days off whilst female workers accounted for an estimated 5.8 million days.
On average, each person person from stress took an average of 24 days off work.
Around 1 in 6 considers their work to be very or extremely stressful. Stress is the second most commonly reported reason for work-related ill health, following closely behind musculo-skeletal problems.
The burden of stress causes accompanying changes in personal behaviours such as anxiety & depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, smoking, eating too much, drinking, poor quality sleep. Also people feel lethargic most of the time and have little or no energy.
At Accentus Management we recognise the importance of understanding stress and identifying triggers, as well as introducing coping strategies that work for individuals ensuring they can lead a life full of confidence, ease and more importantly free from stress.
Our Stress Management Seminars include:
- What stress is?
- How stress develops?
- How to recognise symptoms of stress – the signs & symptoms
- The 3 stages of Stress.
- How it affects us, physically and mentally
- The impact of stress of every day life
- How to overcome and beat it stress.
At Accentus we recognise that all our clients work differently and therefore we offer a number of options:
- 2 hour seminar from £400
- half day workshop from £595
- full day workshop from £1000
- 2 hour seminar from £500
- half day workshop from £750
- full day workshop from £1295