Unreasonable Demands: A Guide to Deconstructing Stress

According to research, individuals in high-stress occupations are more likely to suffer from psychological distress and problematic substance use than people employed in low-stress occupations. Identifying the deleterious effects of stress on well-being and work performance is a crucial component of learning how to deconstruct and conquer the stressors that workers face. This workshop will teach team members techniques to identify and eliminate the sources of stress that are negatively impacting work performance, interpersonal relationships, and quality of life. Attendees will also learn ways to implement techniques for conquering stress at work and home.
Working within a high-stakes career is inherently stressful. Research suggests that individuals in such occupations suffer from high rates of stress and burnout. For those who experience it, burnout often leads to feelings of detachment from others, cynicism, and a deterioration in work performance. Interpersonal relationships are crucial to effective work in many high-stakes, high-stress fields, and it is imperative that team members learn ways to conquer stress and practice good self-care. Participants who complete this workshop will learn to identify and deconstruct hidden sources of stress. They will also learn methods for conquering stress and ways to determine when it is time to seek outside assistance.

Head Games: Deconstructing Stress for Professionals

Don’t Suck It Up, Buttercup: Deconstructing Stress to Avoid Burnout

Individuals in high-stress and fast-paced occupations often experience high rates of psychological distress, problematic substance use, career fatigue, and suicide. The addition of COVID-19 to the equation intensified an already burdensome load, which has led to an increase in an already high rate of burnout in such occupations. It is clear that immediate intervention is needed to end this troubling pattern. This presentation will teach team members and managers to identify, understand, and deconstruct the effects of stress on well-being, quality of life, and work productivity. It will also provide attendees with tools to deconstruct and conquer stress, as well as recognize signs that it's time to seek professional outside assistance.

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