Coping with Change: Develop Your Personal Strategy

Why do we resist change?
As the saying goes, the only people who like change are busy cashiers and wet babies. We find change disorienting, creating within us an anxiety similar to culture shock, the unease visitors to an alien land feel because of the absence of the familiar cues they took for granted back home. With an established routine, we don't have to think! And thinking is hard work.

Change is a business fact of life
Is your company is currently undergoing major changes that will affect the lives of all of its employees? These changes are probably in response to the evolving needs of your customers. They are made possible because of improvements in telecommunications and digital technology. They are likely guided by accepted principles and practices of total quality management. And you can expect that they will result in significant improvements profitability--a success that all employees will share. Because our customers' needs are NOW, we must make changes swiftly, which means that all of us must cooperate with the changes, rather than resist them.

How do we resist change?
We tend to respond to change the same way we respond to anything we perceive as a threat: by flight or fight. Our first reaction is flight--we try to avoid change if we can. We do what futurist Faith Popcorn calls "cocooning": we seal ourselves off from those around us and try to ignore what is happening. This can happen in the workplace just by being passive. We don't volunteer for teams or committees; we don't make suggestions, ask questions, or offer constructive criticism. But the changes ahead are inescapable. Those who "cocoon" themselves will be left behind.

Even worse is to fight, to actively resist change. Resistance tactics might include negativity, destructive criticism, and even sabotage. If this seldom happens at your company, you are fortunate.

Take a different approach to change
Rejecting both alternatives of flight or flight, we seek a better option--one that neither avoids change nor resists it, but harnesses and guides it.

Change can be the means to your goals, not a barrier to them. Both fight and flight are reactions to perceiving change as a threat. But if we can change our perceptions, we can avoid those reactions. An old proverb goes, "Every change brings an opportunity." In other words, we must learn to see change as a means of achieving our goals, not a barrier preventing us from reaching them.

Another way of expressing the same thought is: A change in my external circumstances provides me with an opportunity to grow as a human being. The greater the change is, the greater and faster I can grow. If we can perceive change along these lines, we will find it exciting and energizing, rather than depressing and debilitating.

Yet this restructuring of our perspective on change can take some time. In fact, coping with change follows the same steps as the grieving process.1 The steps are shock and denial that the old routine must be left behind, then anger that change is inevitable, then despair and a longing for the old ways, eventually replaced by acceptance of the new and a brighter view of the future. Everyone works through this process; for some, the transition is lightning fast, for others painfully slow.

Realize your capacity to adapt.
As one writer put it recently:
Our foreparents lived through sea changes, upheavals so cataclysmic, so devastating we may never appreciate the fortitude and resilience required to survive them. The next time you feel resistant, think about them and about what they faced--and about what they fashioned from a fraction of the options we have. They blended old and new worlds, creating family, language, cuisine and new life-affirming rhythms, and they encouraged their children to keep on stepping toward an unknown but malleable future.2

Human beings are created remarkably flexible, capable of adapting to a wide variety of environments and situations. Realizing this can help you to embrace and guide change rather than resisting or avoiding it.

Develop a coping strategy based on who you are.
Corporate employees typically follow one of four decision-making styles: analytical, directive, conceptual, and behavioral. These four styles, described in a book by Alan J. Rowe and Richard O. Mason,3 have the following characteristics:

    Analytical Style ? technical, logical, careful, methodical, needs much data, likes order, enjoys problem-solving, enjoys structure, enjoys scientific study, and enjoys working alone.

    Conceptual Style ? creative and artistic, future oriented, likes to brainstorm, wants independence, uses judgment, optimistic, uses ideas vs. data, looks at the big picture, rebellious and opinionated, and committed to principles or a vision.

    Behavioral Style ? supportive of others, empathetic, wants affiliation, nurtures others, communicates easily, uses instinct, avoids stress, avoids conflict, relies on feelings instead of data, and enjoys team/group efforts.

    Directive Style ? aggressive, acts rapidly, takes charge, persuasive and/or is manipulative, uses rules, needs power/status, impatient, productive, single-minded, and enjoys individual achievements.

Read once more through these descriptions and identify which style best describes you. Then find and study the strategy people who share your style follow to cope with change:

    Analytical coping strategy ? You see change as a challenging puzzle to be solved. You need plenty of time to gather information, analyze data, and draw conclusions. You will resist change if you are not given enough time to think it through.

    Conceptual coping strategy ? You are interested in how change fits into the big picture. You want to be involved in defining what needs to change and why. You will resist change if you feel excluded from participating in the change process.

    Behavioral coping strategy ? You want to know how everyone feels about the changes ahead. You work best when you know that the whole group is supportive of each other and that everyone champions the change process. If the change adversely affects someone in the group, you will perceive change as a crisis.

    Directive coping strategy ? You want specifics on how the change will affect you and what your own role will be during the change process. If you know the rules of the change process and the desired outcome, you will act rapidly and aggressively to achieve change goals. You resist change if the rules or anticipated results are not clearly defined.

Realizing what our normal decision-making style is, can enable us to develop personal change-coping tactics.

How can we cope with change?
1. Get the big picture. ? Sometimes, not only do we miss the forest because of the trees, but we don't even see the tree because we're focused on the wood. Attaining a larger perspective can help all of us to cope with change, not just the conceptualists. The changes underway at my company are clearly following at least four important trends, which I believe are probably reflective of businesses in general:

  • Away from localized work toward network-based work,

  • Away from a feast-or-famine working environment toward a routinely busy working environment,

  • Away from site-limited approaches toward approaches that are consistent company-wide, and

  • Away from vertical, top-down management toward a more horizontal management structure, with shared accountability.

Getting at least this much comprehension of the big picture will help us to understand where each of us fits.

2. Do some anchoring. ? When everything around you is in a state of flux, it sure helps to find something stable that isn't going to change, no matter what. Your company's values (whether articulated or not) can provide that kind of stability for you. Ours include the Company Family, Focus on the Customer, Be Committed to Quality, and Maintain Mutual Respect. These values are rock-solid; they are not going to disappear or rearrange themselves into something else. Plus, each of us has personal values that perhaps are even more significant and permanent. Such immovables can serve as anchors to help us ride out the storm.

3. Keep your expectations realistic. ? A big part of taking control of the change you experience is to set your expectations. You can still maintain an optimistic outlook, but aim for what is realistically attainable. That way, the negatives that come along won't be so overwhelming, and the positives will be an adrenaline rush. Here are some examples:

  • There will be some bumps along the road. We shouldn't expect all of the changes ahead to be painless, demanding only minimal sacrifice, cost, or effort. In fact, we should expect some dead ends, some breakdowns in communications, and some misunderstandings, despite our best efforts to avoid them. We may not be able to anticipate all of the problems ahead, but we can map out in general terms how we will deal with them.

  • Not everyone will change at the same rate. The learning rates of any employees will distribute themselves along a bell curve. A few will adapt rapidly, most will take more time, and a few will adjust gradually. Also, many younger employees may find change, especially technological innovations, easier than those older. The reason may be, as one observer explains, "Older people's hard disks are fuller."4 On the other hand, you may find some younger ones surprisingly reluctant to take on a new challenge.

  • The results of change may come more slowly than we would want. As participants in an "instant society," conditioned by the media to expect complex problems to reach resolution in a 60-minute time frame, we may find the positive results of change slow to arrive from the distant horizon. If we are aware of this, we won't be so disappointed if tomorrow's results seem so similar to today's.
4. Develop your own, personal change tactics. Get plenty of exercise, plenty of rest, and watch your diet. Even if you take all the right steps and follow the best advice, undergoing change creates stress in your life, and stress takes energy. Aware of this, you can compensate by taking special care of your body.

Invest time and energy in training. Sharpen your skills so that you can meet the challenges ahead with confidence. If the training you need is not available through Bowne, get it somewhere else, such as the community college or adult education program in your area.

Get help when you need it. If you are confused or overwhelmed with the changes swirling around you, ask for help. Your supervisor, manager, or coworkers may be able to assist you in adjusting to the changes taking place. Your human resources department and any company-provided counseling services are other resources available to you.

Make sure the change does not compromise either your company values or your personal ones. If you are not careful, the technological advances jostling each other for your attention and adoption will tend to isolate you from personal contact with your coworkers and customers. E-mail, teleconference, voice-mail, and Intranet can make us more in touch with each other, or they can keep us antiseptically detached, removed from an awareness that the digital signals we are sending reach and influence another flesh-and-blood human being.

Aware of this tendency, we must actively counteract the drift in this direction by taking an interest in people and opening up ourselves to them in return. We have to remember to invest in people--all of those around us--not just in technology.

The "new normalcy"
Ultimately, we may discover that the current state of flux is permanent. After the events of September 11, Vice President Richard Cheney said we should accept the many resultant changes in daily life as permanent rather than temporary. "Think of them," he recommended, "as the 'new normalcy.'"

You should take the same approach to the changes happening at your workplace. These are not temporary adjustments until things get "back to normal." They are probably the "new normalcy" of your life as a company. The sooner you can accept that these changes are permanent, the better you can cope with them all--and enjoy their positive results.

Notes

1. Nancy J. Barger and Linda K. Kirby, The Challenge of Change in Organizations: Helping Employees Thrive in the New Frontier (Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black Publ., 1995). This source is summarized in Mary M. Witherspoon, "Coping with Change," Women in Business 52, 3 (May/June 2000): 22-25.

2. Susan Taylor, "Embracing Change," Essence (Feb. 2002): 5.

3. Alan J. Rowe and Richard O. Mason, Managing with Style: A Guide to Understanding, Assessing and Improving Decision-Making (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Management Series, 1987) cited in Witherspoon, "Coping with Change."

4. Emily Friedman, "Creature Comforts," Health Forum Journal 42, 3 (May/June 1999): 8-11. Futurist John Naisbitt has addressed this tendency in his book, High tech/high touch: Technology and our search for meaning (New York: Random House, 1999). Naisbitt co-wrote this book with his daughter Nana Naisbitt and Douglas Philips.

* * *

Copyright ©2005 Steve Singleton, All rights reserved.

Steve Singleton has written and edited several books and numerous articles on subjects of interest to Bible students. He has been a book editor, newspaper reporter, news editor, and public relations consultant. He has taught Greek, Bible, and religious studies courses Bible college, university, and adult education programs. He has taught seminars and workshops in 11 states and the Caribbean.

Go to his DeeperStudy.org for Bible study resources, no matter what your level of expertise. Explore "The Shallows," plumb "The Depths," or use the well-organized "Study Links" for original sources in English translation. Sign up for Steve's free "DeeperStudy Newsletter."

In The News:

Tips for Small Business Stress Management  Thrive GlobalThe stress in starting and growing a business in the 21st century can be overwhelming, and many entrepreneurs find it very hard to stay focused on meeting their ...
Stress Management: The Only Way is Through – Coping with Daily Stress  The BeijingerThis English-language seminar will help you cope with stress in your daily life. Learn how stress affects your mind and emotions and how you can cope with ...
Stress management: Are you heading towards a burnout?  Gulf NewsBurnout is becoming a common condition and needs to be taken seriously, say experts.
How Leaders Can Help Employees With Stress Management  Associations NowEmployees feeling on-the-job stress might struggle without a little help and guidance. Where can leaders step in? Some stress-management techniques for ...
Stress Management: Follow these 4 simple yet effective exercises to keep stress at bay  PINKVILLAWhen asked how to beat the stress, Neha Ranglani revealed how one should eat carbs and should focus on breathing. She gave an example of how a car after ...
Bharatiya Yog Sansthan organizes special session on stress management  Daily ExcelsiorYoga a way to physical well being: Des Raj Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, May 18: As a part of its *service* to the society Bharatiya Yog Sansthan (BYS)
Neurologist Robert Sapolsky on stress and Donald Trump: Humans are not "inherently rational beings"  SalonMacArthur-winning scientist on Trump as a public health crisis, and why "stress management" isn't enough.
Line managers: still the missing pieces in the stress management jigsaw?  The British Psychological SocietyThe following guest article has been provided by Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Director and Co-Founder of Affinity Health at Work and author of, among others, ...
3 Practical Stress Management Strategies for Busy Professionals  Thrive GlobalStress management is a popular topic in the workplace but only a few professionals are being practical about managing their stress levels.
MSU Extension tackles farm stress  MSUTodayCooperative Extension organizations are the perfect place to get help to farmers dealing with financial and personal loss, especially those who might be ...
Cows confined to shelters found to suffer from chronic stress levels  BusinessLineConfined to shelters for long, cows end up suffering chronic stress levels, which lead to health issues, a scientific study has indicated.Cows in these shelters face ...
Stress Management  Trade Only TodayFrom joysticks to multifunction-displays, the marine industry is taking the stress out of boat operation.
Effects of a Stress Management Training Program With Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  HealioJournal of Nursing Education | Background:The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program applied to ...
How To Manage Stress as a Salesperson  Thrive GlobalSome tips on how to cope with the stress of a high-stakes job.
Probiotic strain makes use of gut-brain axis to aid stress management, study finds  NutraIngredients.comA probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum appears to improve the ability to respond and cope with stress as research provides more proof of the bidirectional ...
Mayo mindfulness: Know your triggers for stress  Chicago TribuneThe kids are screaming, the bills are due and the pile of papers on your desk is growing at an alarming pace. It's undeniable - life is full of stress. Understanding ...
What the NHS annual staff survey can teach us about stress at work  People Management MagazineThe world's biggest workforce study reveals a new way to think about emotional wellbeing, says Jennifer Gardner.
Stress management training for law enforcement  Police NewsSAMHSA's Shield of Resilience course covers basic information about police stress, PTSD & suicide and could be used as part of a stress management ...
Re: Stressed doctors are more likely to binge drink and have sleep problems, finds study  The BMJI would like to thank Ms Mahase for her very interesting piece on the impact of stress on doctors in the UK. Her article sheds greater light on an issue which ...
Cows in overcrowded shelters under stress, says study  Deccan HeraldCows may be under severe stress when we put them in Gaushala or shelters as they are crowded and unclean.
Lifestyle changes reverse effects of type-2 diabetes  Pune MirrorAweek-long study by city-based doctors has been published by an international journal.
Managing stress associated with running small business  The PunchOkechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Most ventures that are worthwhile are often associated with some form of stress. The ability to manage such stress and mee...
Stress Management Self-Care Days Scheduled for UW Students During Finals | News  University of Wyoming NewsSelf-Care Days are scheduled May 8-17 to help University of Wyoming students curb some of their stress heading into finals week. “Stress can be a positive ...
Michigan Agency Aims to Reduce Stress Among Prison Guards  U.S. News & World ReportLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is trying to address concerns about stress and suicide among corrections officers. The Detroit ...
Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Performance: Get Proper Medical Attention  Thrive GlobalPerformance has a huge role to play in our lives. The connection between the way we perform and what happens to us is very clear: weak or mediocre ...
Sensory Deprivation as stress management  GuilfordianAccording to a 2008 survey conducted by the Associated Press, eight in 10 average college students experience some level of stress during a typical semester.
PA-UK conducts joint operational stress management training  GOV.UKThe Philippine Army and the British Royal Navy/Royal Marines conducted a Trauma Risk Management Training as part of the bilateral MOU of the two countries.
Anxiety and Stress Management in Teens: Watchung Hills Healthy Edge Presented in Warren  TAPinto.netWARREN, NJ – The third in a series of community presentations, “Anxiety and Stress Management,” sponsored jointly by the Watchung Hills Regional High ...
Know how to manage your triggers for stress  The Spokesman-ReviewThe kids are screaming, the bills are due and the pile of papers on your desk is growing at an alarming pace. It's undeniable – life is full of stress. Understanding ...
The Thyroid SOS Plan  Manila BulletinBy Cheshire Que. shutterstock_527268592. Do you have difficulty losing weight despite adhering to a diet and exercise program? Have you been told that you ...
How To Shift From Bad To Good Stress And Protect Innovation In Law Practice - Management - United States  Mondaq News AlertsLast month, we learned of the death of Paul Rawlinson, global chairman of Baker McKenzie. At 56, Rawlinson took a medical leave six months ago, citing health ...
Stress: Spotting the Signs and Symptoms and Ways to Treat It  Yahoo StyleStress is no laughing matter. Here's your definitive guide to a calmer life.
Work stress and trouble sleeping linked with risk of cardiovascular death: Study  ANI NewsWashington D.C. [USA] Apr 28 (ANI): Stress at work and trouble in sleeping are associated with a threefold increase in the risk of cardiovascular death in ...
Colleges see rise in popularity for emotional support animals  Inside Higher EdColleges see sharp increase in students who want emotional support animals to live with them. Administrators worry those students may not have a real need ...
Four Ways To Get Migraine Relief Without Medication  Guardian NigeriaA Migraine is a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine is one of the most common conditions in ...
UMN researchers outline wearable tech for managing stress  Minnesota DailyA University of Minnesota project combines robotics, simulated hugs and AI conversations in hopes of an eventual day-to-day stress tracking technology.
You can ‘do nothing’ in this space, for $197 a month  Philly.comIf you've ever wanted to get away from your office for an hour in the middle of a stressful workday to … well, do nothing, now's your chance. The Stress Less ...
Sheriff candidate Roten explains his plans to improve  Midland Daily NewsIncreasing the visibility of deputies patrolling Midland County and ensuring the mental and emotional safety of road patrol and correctional officers are some of ...
Pinole Police Department Makes Stress Management, Mental Health App Available to Officers  NBC Bay AreaPinole Police Chief Neil Gang has announced plans to provide the Cordico Wellness App, which provides mental health resources via smartphone and can be ...
Stress management sessions offer relief to SHU  The SetonianThe Human Resources Department at Seton Hall hosted the first installment of a three-part series on stress management on April 10. The department is hosting ...
Rethinking Reactions to Stress: You can't control the sources of your anxiety—only your response  ABA JournalMindfulness is the practice of bringing clear-minded attention to what is happening in the present moment. This seemingly simple practice has been shown to ...
From the magazine: Take the headache out of staff absence  Ed ExecIt isn't possible to prevent staff absence – from sickness to parental leave to bereavement, teachers and support staff will, inevitably, have to take days off.
Ambulance chief bids to address staff ‘stress, depression and suicidal thoughts’  Belfast NewsletterThe head of the Northern Ireland Ambulance *Service* has stressed that he takes mental health seriously after a paramedic warned the pressure faced by staff is ...
New National Patient Survey Reveals 84% Would Increase Provider Loyalty with More Holistic Health and Wellbeing Support  PRNewswireDENVER, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey by Welltok, the leading consumer health SaaS company, confirms that today's patients are indeed ...
After two killed, Washington High School students call for end to gun violence  kwwl.comCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- Hundreds of students walked out of classes at Washington High School today, demanding legislative change and an end to ...
LETTER: Life skills courses should be part of high school curriculum  SouthCoastToday.comAs high school seniors begin prepping for their proms, and waiting to walk on the stage, or cross the field to obtain their diploma, one question comes to mind: ...
Day of Wellness to explore stress management - News  MPNnow.comCobblestone Arts Center, 1622 state Route 332, Farmington, will host its second annual Day of Wellness from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4 to explore holistic ...
Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries  KOMO NewsASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the ...
“There’s no substitute for being an involved dad”, with Bill Demas and Dr. Ely Weinschneider  Thrive GlobalFor me, there's no substitute for being an involved dad. Being there for my kids in the moments that matter, to support and guide them through their successes ...
New ISO Standard on Legal Interpreting Seeks to Combat 'De-Professionalism'  SlatorISO, the body that develops international standards, has just published a new standard for legal interpreting services to promote equal access to justice, the law, ...
How Entrepreneurs Like Richard Branson Learned to Beat Burnout  ForbesEntrepreneurs are renowned for their drive and determination to see things through against all the odds, but the pressure that results can be relentless and lead ...
Hear how to manage stress  Sentinel-TribuneStress management is the topic of the next Positively Pink Women's Health Series at Wood County Hospital on Thursday.
It's a dangerous world: stress-test your managers  Risk.netTo prepare for disaster, companies should stress-test management teams, as well as their operations and exposures, delegates at the OpRisk Europe ...
12 ways fire departments can improve firefighter mental health  Richmond NewsA clinical counsellor and music therapist in Vancouver General Hospital's burns and trauma unit has some recommendations for how fire departments do better ...
Stress: Can't Live With It... So What Should We Do About It?  The British Psychological SocietyConsidering the oft-touted impacts of workplace stress, such as the decline of morale and motivation, productivity and performance, physical and mental ...
Wildwood man ran prostitution business out of his home, charges say  STLtoday.comScott P. Causey was charged with a felony count of promoting prostitution.
Can dudes be Gooped? Gwyneth goes after the guys  Fast CompanyGoop expands into new territory with Goopfellas, a podcast hosted by and for men. Can Gwyneth Paltrow's empire attract male audiences with its specific brand ...
Heat Stress Monitor Market In-Depth Profiling With Key Players and Recent Developments, Forecast Period: 2018-2027  Amazing NewspaperHeat stress monitors (HSM) are designed and developed to accurately and quickly evaluate potential heat stress environments. These instruments provide ...
New Verint Global Study Reveals Drivers Shaping the Future Hybrid Workforce  Odessa AmericanChanging behaviors and digital natives are transforming the future workplace, attitudes towards automation, and what employees expect of their employers.
Americans Stressed, Angry and Worried, Survey Says  WebMDApril 25, 2019 -- Levels of stress, anger and worry among Americans are at the highest levels in a decade, and Americans are among the most stressed people ...
Workplace stress increasing healthcare costs  Employee Benefit NewsIf you want to reduce the cost of healthcare for your employees — while simultaneously improving care — you may need to take a serious look at your work ...
Get Stress Relief & Pain Management at New Clinic 'Massage Professionals'  KHON2Hawaii Healing Arts College has opened a professional clinic called “Massage Professionals” in the Ala Moana building.
Experts Suggest Doodling is a Helpful Stress-relief Trick  NewswireExperts have further found that spontaneous drawings may aid in offering relief from psychological distress. This makes it easier for people to perform their daily ...
Dairy Herd Management Market Will Flourish During 2025 will be an Understatement  New Daily HeraldDairy head management is a program to plan and manage dairy farming and planning for each animal of the farm in order to increase productivity. The dairy ...
Companies with impressive perks  Chicago TribuneIn a competitive labor market, companies are getting creative to attract and retain talent.
Five ways to improve your mental health this month  Camp Lejeune GlobeWelcome back to “Raising Healthy Minds,” a column dedicated to your mental health and wellness. It is great to be back with you all after my hiatus.
Business Travelers May Need Help Managing Their Health  Workforce ManagementBusiness travelers informally polled on LinkedIn by Workforce had several suggestions on how to stay healthy while traveling for work.
5 tips for college students to use final exam stress to their advantage  Kiowa County PressAlthough the end of the semester can be a stressful time for students, embracing the stress can help students deal with it better than trying to avoid it, ...
Michigan prison agency wants to reduce stress, suicide among corrections officers  Detroit Free PressLANSING — Responding to concerns about stress and suicides among corrections officers, the Michigan Department of Corrections has appointed an employee ...
Consider alternative before building a bigger jail — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily NewsWhat if we helped people to return to community, began a healing process and lowered the number of beds we need?. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...
K 3ids Soar at flight camp  Trinidad GuardianThe pure joy on ten-year-old Ariene Khan's face is unmistakable as she sits in the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800 flight simulator learning to fly the same model ...
How technology helps India stay fit  Forbes IndiaWith trainers powered by artificial intelligence, apparel with data-collecting sensors and workout equipment connected to the cloud, India's fitness technology ...
Know The Cause Of Your Stress To Be Able To Manage It Better: Says Lifestyle Coach Luke Coutinho  NDTV NewsBelieve it or not, the amount of stress you take has a direct impact on your health. Following a healthy diet plan and exercising regularly are important ...
Financial Stress Flows Up and Down the Generations  Planadviser.comA new TIAA survey suggests Americans who are concerned about their parents' financial security are more likely to feel stress about their own retirement ...
From aromatherapy to anger management: How schools are addressing the 'crisis' of childhood trauma  NBC NewsAmid a greater understanding of how childhood trauma affects everything from a youngster's ability to focus in class to their health as an adult, a growing number ...
BYU counselors see increased demand for suicide prevention training - The Daily Universe  Universe.byu.eduBYU students and faculty have been talking about the importance of mental health and looking for ways to help those in need since the suicide of a BYU student ...
Seeing Lawyers in Crisis, Some Blame the Billable Hour  Law.comAlan Levin hears it all the time in his therapy practice: Lawyers say they're wracked with stress over targets for billable hours. Being short on hours often feels ...
How to improve stress management methods in 2019  Open Access GovernmentDarren Hockley, managing director DeltaNet International, provides some top tips on how to boost your stress management methods.
ACC Mental Health & Wellness Summit Set for May 21-22  The ACCGREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference Mental Health and Wellness Summit will take place May 21-22 at the Sheraton ...
The Importance Of Stress Management For Leaders -Maggie Webber  BW BusinessworldMaggie Webber - The best leaders in both large corporations and small to medium sized enterprises, are invariably more highly regarded for their emotional ...
How To Better Manage Stress When You're Managing A Team  ForbesOverall, what we need to remember is that our stress and how we handle it affects others.
VIDEO: Could axe hurling be the solution to help stress relief? Our writer gives it a go  The Sunday PostIn the age of rolling news, Twitter storms and incessant sound and fury usually signifying not very much, it is harder to find and maintain our inner calm. So how ...
MS Patient and Creator of Wahls Diet Shares How Nutrition Helps  Multiple Sclerosis News TodayTerry Wahls, MD, who created the Wahls diet for MS, shares her own personal history and journey with the disease and how nutrition helped her.
17 Ways to Eliminate Stress in 5, 10, and 30 Minutes  HealthlineThere are tips and tricks that can help you get your cortisol levels down. If you need quick ways to keep your heart beating at a more manageable rate, read our ...
Catawba County Mental Health Resources  WSOC CharlottePartners Behavioral Health Management provides access to a team of professionals who can provide treatment in a home, office, or community setting.
Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week  Covington NewsSOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – We can name at least three good reasons why you need to go fishing. Connection – Fishing and boating offer a great way to connect ...
10 Methods For Managing Stress That You Can Use  Forbes NowDay-to-day stress can build up, potentially leaving you facing sleepless nights and troubled days. Here are some approaches that you can use to destress.
How Effective Is Stress Management For Mental Well Being?  Thrive GlobalLife is just too short to worry and get stressed. Feeling stressful is quite common that we all experience in some aspect of our life, but the real problem arises ...
The Legal Profession's Very Real Impact on Personal Relationships  Law.comWith so much pressure from their jobs lawyers' often don't have time or the mental capacity to deal with their personal relationships. Psychotherapist James ...
Taunton police replace chaplain with peer support program  Wicked Local DightonTAUNTON – Lenny Nelson says he loved being the chaplain for the Taunton Police Department. “It was very rewarding,” he said. “The people I worked with ...
Traffic cop sent for ‘stress management’ after spat  The HinduA Madhya Pradesh traffic policeman was sent for a week-long session on stress management on Wednesday, after a video showing him engaged in an ...
Technology: The New Solution To Office Stress?  Seat42FWhen it comes to mental health issues like stress, technology often gets a pretty bad reputation. Constant connectivity is, after all, the evil behind endless ...
Election stress management: 5 simple tips to help you handle stress and negativity  Times NowWith voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 beginning on Thursday, April 11, it can be quite stressful listening to political debates. Here are 5 ...
Top 5 stress management tips for college students - University News |  University NewsStress is the pesky antagonist in every college student's life story. Learning how to manage it in healthy and effective ways, however, can decrease the effects of ...
4 Tips To Help Control Management Stress  ForbesA recent survey showed workplace stress is one the rise, but that doesn't it has to control you. Some practical tips to keep the hounds of stress at bay.
Stress management in the work place [infographic]  OUPblogEmployees in the modern work force are faced with obstacles every day that prompt stress. These work-related stressors can lead to different kinds of.
Stress Management In A Creative Sense  EntrepreneurWe live in a world where change is continual and stress is inevitable. We have to learn to cope with what life throws at us, to adapt and grow through ...
10 Innovative Ways To Manage Stress In Your Own Way  Thrive GlobalStress Management is life management. If you take control of your stress, your life will thank you for it!” -Shereka Duston From the above quote, one can easily ...
The Ultimate Diet Guide for Stress Management  Everyday HealthGet a detailed meal plan, a list of the best and worst foods to eat when you're stressed, and more to help you feel happier and calmer starting today.
Stressed? 6 quick things nurses can eat or drink for stress relief  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNursing can be an unsung and thankless profession at times. Nurses can deal with long hours, verbally abusive doctors and patients, unruly families, not ...

Anger Management Practice: The Gift of Forgiveness

This anger management Practice draws on the dual wisdom of... Read More

Reduce The Stress!

First, let's make a distinction between pressure and stress. We... Read More

Assess Your Stress Using Haris Stress Inventory

This is a tool to measure the amount of stress... Read More

How To Put An End To Loneliness

Loneliness and separation are the real illness of our times.... Read More

What The Most Dangerous Job In The World Taught Me About Coping With Stress

I just got through reading some troubling news in the... Read More

Dealing with Workplace Stress

One of the hardest forms of stress to avoid is... Read More

Stress Management: How to Avoid the Ruts and Holes of Life

Have you ever noticed how we keep falling into the... Read More

Stress: Daily Self-Care Habits to Manage Stress

Today we have more stress in our lives than ever... Read More

The Work of Byron Katie - Freedom From Stress is Only 4 Questions Away

All stress comes from believing a thought that argues with... Read More

Stressed? Relax Right Now with 5 Super-Simple Stress-Busters

Stressed? Relax Right Now with 5 Super-Simple Stress-BustersStressed-out? Don't know... Read More

Stress Relief

Traffic jams. Toddler tantrums. Deadlines at work. Money troubles. Too... Read More

I?m Gettin? Really Torqued!

For those of you who have been living in a... Read More

Treat Your Anxiety Disorder Effectively

If you find symptoms of anxiety disorder in any of... Read More

20 Ways to Shift Worry Into Attractive Energy

Worry, big or small blocks positive vibrations from entering your... Read More

Tame Your Work Stress

Work stress has become a major problem today. The nature... Read More

Destressing Your Life!

Do you have stress in your life?......I know you answered... Read More

Dynamic Guide - How to Recharge Your Mind With A Refreshing Recreational Activity!

Let's face it! The majority of our time is either... Read More

Stress Control: Tough Leadership vs. Easy Does It

Tough leaders are usually seen as ogres. Their exacting demands... Read More

Over 35 Ways of Controlling Stress: Absolutely Necessary to Control Smoking and Weight!

* Play Romane's stress control seminar recordings, and read "The... Read More

Why Stress Management Programmes Don?t Work

Why Stress Management programmes don't work?It seems that every week... Read More

How To Use Diet To Reduce Your Stress

The Problem You don't need me to tell you how... Read More

Stress Relief - An Industry For Self Inflicted Stress

Stress ReliefStress is a big business in Western society. We... Read More

Manage Stress and Fear: Visit The Secret Garden!

Recently I completed some new workshop engagements in addition to... Read More

Stress Management and Mastery: Frustration or Fascination

"Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn... Read More

Stress Relief Tips

With how busy we keep ourselves on a day to... Read More