Integration Training today launches a new approach to stress management in response to the rising levels of stress at work and its impact on performance. Called ‘Embodied Stress Management’, the technique incorporates a range of experiential training techniques covering the mental, physical and emotional needs of the individual.
The new Embodied Stress Management course from Integration Training is adapted for each client and helps staff gain an improved understanding of stress, their personal triggers and early warning burn-out signs. A tool-kit of coping mechanisms and physical techniques are taught, including anti-stress stretches, breathing and posture exercises and the ability to reframe and manage stress-inducing thought processes. Time management skills are also incorporated.
Mark Walsh, lead training and founder at Integration Training said: “Rising stress levels are a huge concern to organisations as they struggle to survive the worst recession in decades. Our integral approach, incorporating the new Embodied Management technique, has already proven highly successful in the US and we are now incorporating this for training in the UK.
“With stress being the second largest cause of employee absence and one of the leading causes of long-term absence, our new Embodied Stress Management training delivers consistently strong results. It also helps organisations meet their legal obligation to deliver stress risk assessments,” Walsh concluded.
Increasing levels of stress are well documented. RSA insurance recently found that 71 per cent of workers are reporting increased stress levels as a result of the recession and they predict stress-related sick days will top 13.5 million this year. Mental health charity Rethink also recently warned of increasing stress issues with more job insecurity as have MIND.