Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Stress Management Workshops for Teachers

It has been said many times, and perhaps all would agree, that teaching is the noblest profession of all. Teachers have been given the challenging responsibility to educate and mold young minds to become a worthy citizen of any country. Teaching is truly a profession that calls for passion and the will to serve but never without a stress.

With all the challenges that teachers have to go through everyday, it is no wonder then that they too are prone to burnouts and persistent absenteeism in the workplace. Hence the ability of teachers to impart knowledge and become efficient and effective in their profession is affected to the detriment of their students’ welfare.

In order to maximize their potential, teachers should minimize the tolls of stress that are overtaking them. Hence it is just but appropriate for them to attend stress management workshops for teachers. Total Management Behavior, a subsidiary company of Phillips Associate is offering stress management workshops for teachers. It is dedicated to help people in the teaching profession to cope with stress.

The stress management workshops for teachers are aimed at identifying the different sources of stress that emphasize on how they affect the individual; the type of personality that an individual has which has a bearing on how each personality type can address certain kind of stress; and familiarizing with the proven relaxation techniques that can be helpful in the workplace.

In every session of the stress management workshops for teachers, participants will first get to know each other before they will proceed to the other activities prepared for them. In order to help the participants identify their own sources of stress they are given ample time to reflect and chart their own stress matrix. Pinpointing the participants’ different defense mechanism to stress will follow it. Some of the stress could be physical or health-related, mental, work, or relational.

Participants are provided an opportunity to strike a balance in their chosen careers. In this case the teacher participants will be taught how to exert assertiveness and proactivity in the workplace or in cases where stress is about to set in.

Laughter is still the one of the best medicines, no doubt. Part of the workshop is shedding light on the importance of humor in addressing stress and how to harness the much-needed energy to replenish the lost one. Moreover, other important coping mechanisms are highlighted. These coping mechanisms are leisure, nutrition, and exercise. Each of these mechanisms has a very important role to play in minimizing the ill effects of stress to teachers. At the end of the workshop teachers are made to make their own action plan based on the lessons that they learned from all the activities.

The workshop will hopefully help teachers cope with stress before it eats them alive. At the very least affecting their performance in the workplace.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Stress Management Workshops

Life is what we make it as the cliché often goes without failing. With the goal to make the most out of life, we are all confronted with all sorts of stress that can hamper our way to achieving the success we have always wanted. If this stress is not addressed to immediately it will take its toll on us, thus eventually giving us all sorts of health problems.

There are many kinds of sources of stress. These are physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial among other things. The question as to which one is most prominent greatly depends on the person who is affected and how the individual is coping with the stress.

Hence some companies offer stress management workshops to individuals or groups to help them how to manage stress that will soon affect them at one time or the other. However, the way each one of use cope with stress is also greatly determined by the stress itself. If the stress is positive in nature, the stress management workshops will tell us that such stress can generate energy that will propel us to pursue projects that we get so excited about. It goes without saying that our adrenalin is telling us that we have to do something before that level of anticipation starts to wane thus ripping us our interest to proceed.

If the stress has a possible negative effect or coming from a negative source then obviously all that we have to learn from the many stress management workshops available for us today is how to handle them without fear, instead with confidence. This sort of stress can give us feeling of frustrations, anger, low self-esteem, and thus making us unproductive, tired and totally drained in all aspects---physical, mental, financial, spiritual, and emotional.

If a negative stress is not managed immediately and appropriately it may well affect our immune system making us prone to simple cases of headaches, olds, coughs, and stomach upset. Back pains and muscle pains are also some of the physical effects of stress. Moreover, stress can also strain our relationship with our family, friends and the people in the workplace and if not managed accordingly can very well affect our performance of duties and responsibilities both at home and at work.

Stress management workshops should not only give us information on the different sources of stress and their corresponding effects on us. More importantly they should be able to provide us with a doable solution and the one that are not hard to follow that might give us another stress in the long run. More anything else what we need is the assurance that all sort of stress can be remedied and are not totally destructive.