Stress in the workplace costs the UK economy billions each year in lost productivity, and it costs individuals dearly in terms of health, relationships, well being and quality of life. In this year’s International Stress Awareness Week, the theme is ‘‘DOES HI-TECH CAUSE HI-STRESS?”
I want to show you a very low tech way to reduce stress effectively for yourself and your staff. join me at Workbench in Cardiff on November 6, in one of two workshops, where I will show you how to can combat stress in the workplace through the ancient and very low tech practices and philosophies of Yoga (don’t worry, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes – as long as you have the ability to breathe you can do this!)
What does stress cost your business?
Supporting employee well being is good for business. A European wide study by Deloitte in 2013 found that Return on Investment in employee mental well being could be up to €13.62 for every euro spent.
How would your organisation benefit from happier, healthier staff?
Staff who feel stressed, exhausted, unhappy and undervalued will not be working at their best, are more likely to take time off from work due to ill health, to exhibit signs of ‘presenteeism’, and to seek more satisfactory employment elsewhere, or to strike out on their own. Organisations who demonstrate that they value their staff gain hugely in terms of loyalty, effectiveness and reduced absence rates.
As a manager or team leader, you bear the biggest burden of stress, with the buck stopping at your door and the crucial decisions resting on your shoulders. While you may be under the greatest amount of stress, it is important that you take care of your mental and physical health, and that you model good self care practices.
There are a wide range of practices and concepts that can be brought into your day, and your team leadership, that can reduce stress, develop resilience, and counteract the harmful impact that stress can have on both individual and organisational well being.
In this 2 hour workshop run by Yoga teacher and wellness coach Esther Nagle, you will be taught a range of skills and given a practical toolbox that will enable you to reduce your own stress, and to support staff within your organisation to manage theirs.
We will explore
- What is stress, how does it affect you personally, and how might it impact your team?
- What is well being, and how is it affected by stress?
- A look at the BREATHE Method, a model created by Esther Nagle for balanced, healthy living
- Practical tools to manage physical tension caused by too much sitting, and stress
- Strategies to quieten the mind, and calm the body to ensure better sleep
- Tips to help you live with greater work/life balance
- And tips and tools to help you disseminate this information to your team members and colleagues
You will receive a workbook which we will use through the session and which also contains space for further reflection and follow up ideas to deepen and embed your learning. You will also have the chance to arrange a follow up session to revisit and expand the practices covered.
Your ticket price includes the workshop, workbook, refreshments and the option to join a 60 minute lunchtime yoga session if you wish (place must be booked beforehand to ensure enough mats!)
I am running two workshops on 6th November. One at 10am, one at 2pm. Both run for 2 hours, and you have the option to attend a lunchtime Yoga class included in your tickets (spaces are limited to this so be sure to book your place to avoid disappointment!)
Places are limited to 15 to ensure a comfortable, intimate experience, and costs just £49 per session.