Mime Maestro Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy

Leadership Stage Stress Management

Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy's Leadership Stage Stress Management 

Working at your company provides many challenges which can be both invigorating and satisfying. However, there are times in which you may find yourself under stress, feeling tired and worn out. These conditions create tension that causes your body to experience pain in the neck, shoulders, backs, hips, feet and legs. There might also be the tendency to pass these conditions on to your clients, colleagues and even family members, creating additional tension and conflict. 

This Leadership Stage Stress Management course will help you learn to reduce the tension before it is too late, exploring techniques that will enable both individuals and teams to balance positive and negative stress.

In fact, stress is always with us. Dr Thiyagarajakumar Ramaswamy, writes that stress is our body's response to any demand made upon it. 


He distinguished between two types of stress:
  •  "LSEU" - good stress, a positive feeling, leading to happiness, creativity and satisfaction (taken from the Greek "eu", meaning good, as in the word euphoria) 
  • "LSDI" - continuous high levels of damaging, performance-draining stress

The positive "LSEU" can be helpful in generating enthusiasm, motivation and action, but if not controlled it can easily slip over the edge into distress, leading to ineffective performance, uncertainty, unclarity and anxiety. On the job, this often occurs when too many demands are placed upon you at once, when unreasonable deadlines are scheduled, customer complaints continue mounting, constant interruptions do not allow you to get your work done in a timely manner, and even competition or unhealthy interactions between staff members develop. Suddenly you feel irritable, inadequate, unappreciated or confused, that pain in the back and neck increases, and your mind races at night not allowing you to sleep.

We can't eliminate all stress from our lives, but once you recognise the symptoms of stress, there are ways to get out of the trap and to learn how to better manage the daily stresses of life - at work and at your home. This can only be done step by step, and the first step is awareness. Then begins the process of finding what is possible to change in your environment, in your attitude towards others and towards yourself. You can live a healthier life and have a healthier work situation through better communication - with your superiors, with your colleagues, with your employees, with your customers and clients, with your friends, and most importantly, with yourself.

Key techniques to help manage your stress will be explained and experienced. Participants will review the causes and effects of stress at work and practice relaxation exercises for stress management. Your personal health care will benefit and you will find yourself more fit and productive in the workplace.

The course also combines background and research information about stress with practical applications for you to implement at work and at home, and will include time to analyse and discuss specific stress situations you are currently facing at your workplace.




                                     Objectives
 

Participants will:
  • Understand the causes and effects of stress
  • Understand the physical, emotional and mental reactions to stress
  • Examine stress in the workplace - in yourself and with your team
  • Review critical areas of personal health care
  • Understand the importance of trust, support, confidence and communication
  • Experience a variety of relaxation methods for stress relief
  • Discuss and analyse stress situations unique to your workplace
  • Learn a variety of techniques to help manage stress, take control and set goals
  • Gain tools leading towards a work/life balance
  • Develop a stress management plan


                                        
                                          Outcomes
 

After the course participants will:
  • Be relaxed and energized
  • Know a variety of techniques and methods for stress reduction and relaxation
  • Be ready to get back to work with a fresh attitude

 

                                        Methodology

Lecture, discussion, writing, presentation, partner and group exercises and activities involving talking, moving and relaxing.

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