The Future of Stress Management in the Workplace
Original Air Date: February 19, 2015
Presenter: James E. Porter
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Combining elements of resiliency, problem-solving, mindfulness, flow, cognitive restructuring and emotional intelligence, this program will demonstrate a six-step method for employees to manage their stress on the fly, while it’s happening, simultaneously building a body that is more resilient to stressors, and a mind that is better at avoiding them. If employees are going to learn how to manage stress in the workplace, they are going to have to learn how to do it AT work, and not depend exclusively on many traditional methods which, for the most part, can only be used AFTER work.
This approach to managing stress at work starts with problem-solving, probably the most under-rated stress management skill. Then it adds in cognitive restructuring, which according to a study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, is the most effective stress management workplace skill of all and perfect for managing stress on the fly. Everyday mindfulness practice and finding tasks that engender a sense of flow increases job satisfaction, engagement and concentration, further building a worker’s resilience to stress. And finally, by mastering certain emotional intelligence skills, which promotes good communication and social support, this proactive method allows the individual employee to build an approach to managing stress from the inside out. It’s a unique, yet common-sense approach that fits well in the workplace and works well too.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
About James E. Porter
James E. Porter is president of StressStop.com, a company that has been providing stress management training materials to corporations, hospitals, government agencies and military bases for over 25 years. Mr. Porter is the author and creator of many of these materials which include dozens of workbooks, DVDs, CDs, hundreds of articles, and a weekly blog on stress management, as well as a monthly blog for The Huffington Post.
His work has been reviewed and/or reported on in major news outlets including Good Morning America, Ladies Home Journal, The Associated Press, WCBS-TV News and The NY Daily News as well as in medical journals including The Journal of Family Practice, The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and The Journal of Biomedical Communications. He was recently interviewed on The CBS Morning News. His new book, Stop Stress this Minute, is published by WELCOA.