The session "Turn Off the Panic Button: Understanding Stress & Getting into Solution-Mode" aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of stress and how to manage it effectively. The session will explore the root causes of stress, how it is created in the brain, and strategies to avoid or cope with it.
The first key takeaway from the session is that most of what we worry about can be avoided. Often, we tend to worry about things that may never happen or are outside of our control. By recognizing this fact and focusing on the things we can control, we can reduce unnecessary stress in our lives.
Next, the session will delve into the science of stress and how it is created in the brain. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of stress can help us recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in ourselves and others, and take appropriate action to manage it.
The causes of stress can vary widely, from work-related stress to relationship problems or financial pressures. Participants will learn about the different types of stress and how to identify them. Additionally, the session will explore various strategies to avoid or cope with stress, such as mindfulness techniques, physical exercise, and time management skills.
One common result of stress is anxiety. The session will provide practical advice on how to stop anxiety and manage its effects. Participants will learn how to identify the triggers of anxiety and how to develop coping mechanisms that work for them.
Furthermore, participants will be given questions to ask themselves when they are about to panic. These questions can help to bring clarity to the situation and shift focus to finding solutions rather than becoming overwhelmed by stress and succumb to panic.
Why you should Attend:
There has never been a time where things were happening faster than they are today. Most directors, VPs, managers and team members have to juggle with many challenges all at once, and the decisions they make are sometimes worth tens of thousands of dollars, and they have to decide quickly, because things are going so fast. So it’s important that they have the tools to be at their best so they can respond with their expertise and their knowledge and not be tainted by accumulated stress or while in panic mode.
Stress and panic can have a significant negative impact on our work performance and productivity. When we experience stress, our bodies respond with a "fight or flight" response, releasing hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. While this response can be useful in dangerous situations, it can also be detrimental when we experience stress and panic in the workplace.
One of the main negative impacts of stress and panic at work is decreased productivity. When we're stressed or panicked, it can be difficult to focus on our tasks and make clear decisions. We may become easily distracted, procrastinate, or avoid tasks altogether, leading to missed deadlines and poor work quality.
Stress can also lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and even illness, which can further impact our ability to perform at work. It can also lead to emotional symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, and mood swings, making it challenging to work effectively with others.
Furthermore, chronic stress can lead to burnout, a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can result in decreased motivation, a lack of interest in work, and even depression, making it difficult to maintain job satisfaction and achieve our career goals.
Finally, stress and panic can impact our relationships with colleagues and supervisors, leading to conflicts and misunderstandings. We may struggle with communication, become defensive or critical, or avoid social interactions altogether, making it difficult to collaborate and succeed in a team environment.
Overall, the negative impact of stress and panic on our work performance and well-being cannot be overstated. It's crucial to take steps to manage stress and avoid panic in the workplace to ensure a healthy and fulfilling career.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Learn how most of what we worry about can be avoided
- Discover how stress is created in the brain
- What are the causes of stress
- Strategies to avoid it or face it
- How to stop anxiety
- Questions to ask yourself when you are about to panic
- How to turn of the panic button
Nathalie Plamondon Thomas is a Confidence Expert, And 2021 Canadian Presenter of the Year. She is international Bestselling Author of eighteen books, including 12 no.1 bestsellers and a book co-written with Kevin Harrington from the Shark Tank, endorsed by Tony Robbins. She is the Founder and CEO of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY, offering keynotes and trainings, leading-edge online courses, laser-focus business strategy and one-on-one transformation coaching.
Along the past 30 years, she has inspired over 100,000 audience members and empowered thousands of clients internationally to get rid of their negative self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years of experience in sales and over 30 years of distinguished service in the fitness industry. She is on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and recently received the 2022 President’s Award.