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“Switch on, not off”, (Stress Management, Mindfulness, Personal Effectiveness)

Benefits:

Following the programme participants will have the knowledge, skills and techniques to:IMG_5455

  • Recognise the symptoms, source and causes of stress,
  • Mindfulness and what it can bring to your working life,
  • Manage the key driver of stress – the “noisy mind”,.
  • Become solution rather than problem focused,
  • Avoid the “Angle of Misery” and undo unhelpful habits,
  • “Inside” and “Outside” barriers to Effectiveness,
  • Why we need a compelling reason to put in the effort to change behaviour,
  • How to maximise your performance through a change in attitude,
  • The role of Realistic Optimism and the “Casting Vote” in removing barriers to Effectiveness,
  • Develop a mindful approach to dealing with unwanted pressure and stress,
  • Embrace the right amount of demand and challenge for maximum performance,
  • Tools/exercises to manage stress and practice mindfulness,

The programme will be built around the following:

  • How to recognise stress (including unseen stress) and how to cope with its debilitating effects in yourself and others.
  • How to differentiate between rational and irrational behaviour – anxiety, worry, fear, etc
  • How to become more mindful and live in the “now”,
  • How to balance “inside” stressors with “outside” stressors,
  • How to identify and manage the source of our stress – our thoughts,
  • How to exercise the casting vote when it comes to stress – in how we respond,
  • How to challenge unhelpful beliefs, opinions, thoughts and attitudes in the management of stress,
  • How to embrace flexible expectations and avoid the stress of rigidity,
  • How to use assertive communication, take back control and exercise the power of choice,
  • How to exercise personal responsibility – the ability to respond,
  • How to yourself in time,
  • How to manage the “angle of misery”, regain focus and direction in difficult times,
  • How to get out of your own way and restore a healthy work/life balance
  • How to put in place practical coping techniques and strategies to deal with and eliminate stress,
  • How to maximise your performance through a change in attitude,
  • How to use your mindfulness to increase energy, attention and create a reality of value, meaning and purpose,
  • How to set goals and build a successful life strategy,
  • Simple mindfulness techniques for use anywhere, anytime.

As all of our programmes are tailormade to meet the specific requirements of the groups we work with, please contact Jerry at 0868287497, [email protected]firsthrd.ie , for a proposal for your organisation.