Workshops

Unreasonable Demands: An Attorney’s Guide to Deconstructing Stress

Attorneys are expected to flawlessly navigate the court system, manage challenging personalities, and produce desired outcomes, all within a highly adversarial arena. According to research, individuals in high-stress occupations, such as attorneys, 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 attorneys face. This workshop will teach attorneys 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 the field of mental health is inherently stressful. Research suggests that mental health professionals (MHPs) 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 the mental health field, and it is imperative that MHPs learn ways to conquer stress and practice good self-care. MHPs 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 Mental Health Professionals

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

Nursing is a high-stress and fast-paced occupation. Nurses often face long hours, staff shortages, excessive workloads, exposure to deadly pathogens, and abusive behavior from patients and superiors. These are just a few of the factors responsible for the high rates of psychological distress, problematic substance use, career fatigue, and suicide among nurses. The addition of COVID-19 to the equation intensified an already burdensome nursing load, which has led to an increase in an already high rate of burnout. It is clear that immediate intervention is needed to end this troubling pattern. This presentation will teach nurses to identify, understand, and deconstruct the effects of stress on well-being, quality of life, and work productivity. It will also provide nurses 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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