Stress Reduction Training
for Corporations & Businesses
Would you like increased revenue, more productivity, and less stress at your work place?
Are your employees driving to work feeling excited for another day at the office or feeling their blood pressure rise?
If your employees are stressed at work, they’re not alone, and there’s nothing wrong with them.
According to the National Mental Health Association, stress ranks among the top three workplace problems. Research by the American Institute of Stress is alarming:
- 80% of workers feel stress on the job
- 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful
- 25% view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives
- 26% of workers said they were ‘often or very often burned out or stressed by their work’
- 80-90% of doctor appointments are due to stress related issues
- 50% say they need help in learning how to manage stress
- 42% say their coworkers need help handling stress
Clearly there is something wrong with how we’re doing things – which is good news.
It’s good because how you do things can be changed.
When a business has stressed out employees, the organization has an opportunity (and a responsibility) to help employees reduce stress levels so they can perform better. The costs of not doing so are astounding – it’s estimated that the American industry loses over $300 billion dollars a year due to stress related issues such as:
- Employee turnover*
- Diminished productivity
- Less effective meetings
- Direct medical, legal, and insurance costs
- Workers’ compensation awards
*The average cost of replacing an employee is 50% of their annual salary.
Clearly, it is worth the investment to provide stress reduction training to your employees.
If your business is like most organizations, one or more of these work related stressors are affecting you and your team:
- Workload/Pressure from management
- Feeling undervalued
- Type of work employees are required to do
- Having to take on other people’s work
- Lack of job satisfaction
- Lack of control over the working day
- Having to work long hours
- Interactions with colleagues
And as a result, it’s costing your business through diminished productivity, lack of engagement, employee errors, absenteeism, turnover, and medical, legal and insurance costs, and lost revenue.
“Stress has been called the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century’ by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year.” (research by Dr. Paul Rosch)
What would your organization look like if employees had practical, effective skills to reduce their overall stress?
What would be different about your company, its culture, the employees, and its success if the environment was calm, productive, and positive?
What would those changes be worth?
Shannon’s training is more effective
Shannon’s training takes place over four 2-hour sessions
Stress reduction training should not be stressful, that’s why Shannon’s training is provided in four sessions, over up to nine weeks. This alleviates the need for participants to miss a full day of work to attend the training.
No overwhelm of information
With the training provided over four shorter sessions, your employees won’t feel the typical overwhelm of a full day training where they’re loaded down with information.
This approach helps your employees create practical, effective, lasting change immediately and also over a prolonged period of time as they apply more and more strategies.
When working with a department or cohesive group of people, Shannon is able to customize the training.
Prior to the first training session, Shannon works with a manager to learn about specific concerns and areas of desired improvement. That information is used to modify the training to best suit your needs.
Shannon remains available following each session
Because stress affects both professional and personal lives, there are often personal issues your employees face that inevitably bring stress into the workplace. With privacy and anonymity, Shannon provide guidance and as needed.
Shannon provides support between sessions
Throughout the full training period of up to nine weeks, Shannon provides additional, free support. Any employee participating in the training is welcome to attend weekly conference calls to clarify information already taught or answer questions. Participants can also choose to receive daily email reminders that provide simple reminders on how to create a low-stress lifestyle.
Additional support to individuals and work teams
Shannon is available to work further with individuals and/or work teams to design and implement strategic plans for ongoing stress reduction, more productivity, and improve morale.