Or How I Learned to Love Stress Through Science
Presenter: Joel Bennett, PhD, CWP
Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
While stress can have a negative impact on health, a growing body of research shows that employees can learn to use stress for a positive outcome, or growth opportunity. Studies in such areas as resilience, post-traumatic growth, thriving, and psychological capital suggest we can "potentiate" stress or leverage it for productive ends. Other workplace research suggests: 1) cognitive-skills approaches appear to be the most effective in training workers, and 2) there needs to be some focus on stress factors in the workplace (social) environment, not a sole focus on individual coping skills alone.
This presentation will review this research, giving participants terms and tools they can use at work. Dr. Bennett will draw on his own experience teaching the Team Awareness and Team Resilience curriculum, both of which are evidence-based programs shown to reduce stress in randomized clinical trials.
Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
- distinguish between stress, resilience, thriving, systemic interventions, and related terms.
- identify the Five Cs of Resilience: Compassion, Centering, Confidence, Commitment, and Community.
- recognize the five factors to use in a solid stress program (e.g., peer training, CBT, helping)
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About Joel Bennett, PhD, CWP
Joel Bennett, PhD, is Founder and President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting and training firm that promotes evidence-based practices and principles in workplace well-being, health promotion, resilience, healthy leadership, and behavioral health. Dr. Bennett is author of three books and more than 50 articles/chapters, many in peer-reviewed journals. Through his leadership, OWLS has received over $4 million in federal funding (NIH, DHHS) to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative health promotion programs in work settings. Among these, the Team Awareness and Team Resilience programs are both recognized in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. Dr. Bennett has trained more than 100 trainers in these and other methodologies and through their joint efforts has provided health promotion/prevention services to more than 30,000 workers worldwide. In 2008, Dr. Bennett was awarded the Service Leadership Award from the National Wellness Institute. To access a full vita, please click here.