Strategies for stress
We'll explore the realities of stress, reframe its relationship with performance and together apply some helpful and transformative tools and strategies.
As a society, we are collectively struggling with stress and the consequences it has on our mental and physical health and the quality of our lives. We’re told we need to relax more, whilst at the same time the pace of work and life is increasing.
And as a result of these mixed messages we tend to think of stress as always bad, but actually we need a certain amount of pressure to not only keep us safe, but also motivated and engaged in the work we’re doing. As a byproduct of caring about someone or something deeply, stress can also go hand in hand with the things that give our lives meaning.
In this 90 minute session we’ll explore how we can reevaluate our relationship with stress, and begin to design our work and lives to be more sustainable. We’ll use tools for reflection to build understanding and self-awareness about how stress impacts us, and explore a variety of strategies and practices to support self-regulation at times of overwhelm.
What we'll cover:
• The biology of stress - what’s going on in our bodies
• The connection between stress and meaning
• Tools to identify our own stress signature
• Ideas for managing our load
• Self-steadying practices to regulate
How the session will be structured:
We’ll share practical ideas and approaches and encourage individual reflection and group discussion.
Who the session's for:
Anyone looking for new tools and perspectives to add to their stress management toolkit, and keen to discuss approaches with a group of peers.