Stress Management and Resilience: The Three Dimensional Approach
Learning how to Manage Stress and to raise Emotional Intelligence are crucial to thriving (rather than merely surviving) in today’s fast-paced and uncertain business environment. John has developed his own approach to Stress Management – the Three Dimensional Approach – which demonstrates how to identify and manage stress in three key areas: Stressors (demands), Signs of Strain (symptoms) and Intervening variables (beliefs).
- To demonstrate the importance of identifying and managing stress – in oneself and in others.
- To introduce participants to the Three Dimensional Approach and to the practise of Three Dimensional Stress coaching.
- To illustrate the distinction between Survival Mode and Competency Mode; and the importance of working in Competency Mode.
- To distinguish between positive stress (eustress) and negative stress (distress); and to equip participants with the skills to minimise the latter.
By the end of the session, attendees will have learnt how to identify and challenge the Thinking Errors that make them susceptible to avoidable stress. They will have the tools to recognise when they are edging towards Survival mode (where only the more primitive parts of the brain are available to them) and to return to Competency mode (where the whole brain is available).
They will have learnt how to act with an internal Locus of Control and will have practised a highly effective five minute relaxation exercise that they can use in the office to quickly set down the Stress response whenever it has been activated.
As a result of the session, John would expect participants to have the knowledge and understanding to recognize that they can choose their attitude in any situation. Expecting them to be able to exercise a greater degree of control over their Stressors (the challenges they face); to be able to identify and manage their Signs of Strain (their stress symptoms) and to have replaced their Thinking Errors with more reality-based and constructive alternatives.
John would provide a comprehensive set of notes, exercises and proven, practical techniques for harnessing the motivational power of positive stress, while avoiding the harmful physical and psychological consequences of negative stress.
There are currently many speakers offering training in Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence; though few who are as well-qualified to speak on these topics as John. He holds four Masters degrees and professional registrations in Counselling, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Health Psychology and Education. John has delivered coaching, training and consultancy interventions in a wide range of world-class organisations and is a trainer for both the Coaching Academy and Barefoot Coaching and a supervisor for the Coaching Circle.