In her article 42 Worrying Workplace Stress Statistics, Milja Milenkovic notes “Stress, depression, and anxiety are, unfortunately, part of the modern human condition.
“Global statistics show that an increasing amount of people are struggling with mental health issues.
“Thankfully, we’re now talking more openly about these problems than ever before.”
We also have more scientific understanding of anxiety and stress, and a growing variety of resources to help master emotional health challenges.
Cynthia Ackrill, MD is a physician, stress expert, and leadership coach, and provides a CreativeLive course to help deal with the stress responses we experience.
She finds “Highly stressed individuals tend to be more irritable, less approachable, less open in their thinking, less creative, less empathetic, more easily triggered, or just plain too tired to inspire.”
Video clip from a free preview “Guided Visualization of Stress” from her course – see the full video at the course site:
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- The course page notes:
Everyone has to negotiate difficult life circumstances – financials problems, conflicts, and business challenges are woven into the fabric of everyday life.
Small business owners and entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed.
Learn how to manage life’s ups and downs using insights from stress management research and positive psychology and you will bounce back more quickly from life’s inevitable setbacks.
In this course, you will develop a framework for evaluating your stress levels and your behavioral responses, and then identify cues you can use to get back on course.
Dr. Ackrill will explain the physiological impact of stress and offer techniques for minimizing the disruption it can have on your body and life.
Dr. Ackrill teaches that “Stress is optional: That does not mean that you have an option of what happens to you in life – sometimes you do – but there’s a lot of stuff that’s going to happen to us.
“We really don’t have a choice. So we need to find a way to deal with it.”
Here is another excerpt from her course:
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