Course Outcomes

This stress management course will:

  • Outline the causes of stress and its impact on the workforce.
  • Suggest techniques for preventing negative self-talk and other self-sabotaging behaviors.
  • Provide six proven techniques for handling stress.

Course Overview

Phone calls, meetings, projects, files, too much to do. Stop! Check in for a day of pampering at The Attitude Day Spa, a complete onsite training program for learning better stress management, self-esteem, and techniques for staying positive at work.  The facilitator presents information in a humorous and relaxed style, and uses spa treatments (a.k.a. hands-on activities) to reinforce learning points.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the study of stress and its impact.
  • List tactics for successful time management.
  • Explain how to prioritize and determine what is really important.
  • Demonstrate techniques for interacting with difficult people.
  • Employ physical and mental techniques for coping with stress.
  • Create reachable goals.
  • Begin implementing goals created during the session.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

Workshop Outline

Stress Happens: Determining a Treatment Regime

Stress occurs for a host of different reasons. This program begins with an examination of the causes of stress, a brief history of stress study, and a self-diagnostic tool with which participants will pinpoint their biggest stressors: time management issues, communication with coworkers, etc.

I Did It to Myself: Stopping Self Sabotage

“I can’t….This always happens to me….” Many self-sabotaging behaviors are the result of negative thoughts and poor choices. This workshop segment is designed to help participants develop new habits after becoming aware of the various ways that they might be sabotaging their success and adding to stress.

Candles Please!: Eliminating Stress from the Physical Environment

Okay, so there are no candles in most offices, but there are several techniques for removing stress from the physical environment: choosing and sitting in the right chair, walking instead of taking the stairs, removing clutter and other distractions, and more. This part of the program examines small changes that can make a big difference, no matter where you work.

Mind over Matter: Six Mental Techniques for Handling Stress

Anticipating and avoiding potentially stressful situations, avoiding unnecessary stress, reducing the importance of an event, reducing uncertainty, tapping into imagery, positive thought, and meditation are all classic techniques for handling workplace stress. This segment introduces those methods of coping and encourages participants to try each.

Almost Massage Therapy: Stretch, Twist, Reach

Our next part of the program addresses physical exercises to reduce short-term stress. From deep breathing to cable stretches, participants will learn a variety of treatments for instant renewal.

Nutrition Connection: Understanding Food and Stress

The old saying “you are what you eat” is true. Poor nutrition leads to stress. This course component reviews basic nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet for maximum productivity.

Checking Out: Prescription for Success

The Attitude Day Spa – Managing Stress, Building Self-Esteem, and Staying Positive at Work concludes with each participant selecting goals and methods they will use to combat stress and return to work renewed, refreshed, and ready to tackle new tasks.

After a session of attitude pampering, participants will understand why stress happens to them and how they can reduce it, renew themselves, and take on the challenges of work.