Instructor: Connie Domino
Length: 2 to 6 hours
During this fun, interactive workshop, participants complete activities and exercises designed to increase understanding of how stress affects them both physiologically and psychologically, with an emphasis on how stress can affect their work. Some of the activities include: a personal stress inventory; strategies for coping with stress, such as visualization, deep breathing and physical exercise; and role plays on how to recognize and effectively address cognitive distortions in their own thinking and self talk, as well as that of others. Participants also complete a “mini Myers-Brigg” type activity that will assist them to determine their own creative and working style. This activity also gives participants tips for working with co-workers who have personality working styles different from their own. To complete this module, participants will study how goal setting and planning for the future can be used as a tool to assist with stress management. Participants will learn specific techniques for setting goals and conflict management to assist them to get along well with their co-workers and be more productive at work.

Behavioral Objectives At the end of this program participants will be able to:

Define the meaning of and types of stress.
  • Identify stages of stress.
  • Describe how stress affects human physiology.
  • Describe how stress affects their emotions and affects their productivity and work satisfaction.
  • Describe how stress affects nurses/ health professionals specifically.
  • Complete stress inventory, and identifies three primary stressors in their lives, including top stressors in the workplace.
  • Completes personality inventory to address what energizes them, what stresses them and how they can work better with others.
  • Identify three positive strategies for coping with stress.
  • Demonstrates three relaxation exercises to decrease stress, such as: deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization, yoga, positive self talk, etc.
  • Learns specific techniques for goal-setting and conflict management as tools to assist with stress management in the workplace

All health care professionals / workers