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Stress Management Training Programs

Participants learn techniques for building resilience to help them effectively manage stressful situations.

Build Resilience to Ignite Performance

by Denise Liebetrau, MBA

Resilience is that ability to successfully adapt to stress in the face of adversity. It involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions. It can be learned and cultivated in everyone. We all have stories of resilience, and they can be used to connect authentically. They also help to develop leadership behaviors. Stories of overcoming obstacles can ignite your performance and that of your team. Learn how to use what you have overcome in the past to fuel your future performance and become a better leader.

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Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Stress

by Kari Knutson, MA

Individuals in almost any work environment can face demanding interactions as a regular part of their day. When the demands of the job outweigh the emotional reserves a person has available to them, they can suffer from “compassion fatigue” as well as burnout and stress. This can lead to negative consequences within a professional and personal context.

Most people are familiar with stress and live with a certain level of stress in their everyday lives, but what about when the stress becomes toxic and leads to burnout and finally compassion fatigue? All are part of a continuum of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that can impact how effective and satisfied an employee is in their professional and personal lives.

This practical, not depressing (promise!) program offers tips and techniques to recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue, burnout and stress and what can be done to help resolve them. The presentation will introduce participants to what realistic, tangible self-care looks like and offers different ways to think about being more resilient, even in demanding situations.

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Everyday Mindfulness

by Kari Knutson, MA

Stress is a factor in almost everyone’s lives. How we learn to handle stress and alleviate it are vital to our success. One proven antidote to stress is mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the ability to notice what is going on in the present moment and connect it with thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness will not remove life’s pressures, but it can help you respond to these pressures in much more productive ways.

Many people think that engaging in mindful activities involves a yoga mat, hours in silence, or the ability to meditate. What if there was a different way to practice being mindful and to mitigate stress? What if being mindful isn’t as mystical as it is practical?

This course offers numerous methods to help participants practice mindfulness with easy techniques that anyone can do from the comfort of their car, while walking down the street, or in the middle of a meeting.

This presentation will show participants how mindfulness techniques can help reduce stress, increase productivity and focus, and ultimately help them get more enjoyment out of life.

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The Master of All Leadership Skills: Mindfulness

by Rachel Tenenbaum, MA

An over 366 Billion Dollar industry (Leadership Development), this program addresses how one skill, Mindfulness, underlies every critical Leadership competency, its impact on the brain and body, and how this influences organizations and impacts their bottom line.

The discussion includes an in-depth look at the direct relationship between Mindfulness and its ability to...

  • Increase cognitive agility
  • Enhance EQ
  • Improve resilience
  • Address systems, strategic thinking, and teamwork
  • Catapult creativity
  • Boost authentic leadership

This program also dives into science which indicates that Mindfulness improves memory and overall productivity, decreases anxiety, elevates the immune system, and builds neural plasticity.

Defined as “the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something,” it is through greater awareness on the individual level, that organizations excel.

To solidify the learning, practical tools, guides, and how-to practice Mindfulness are presented.

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Navigating Stress in Times of Chaos

by Rachel Tenenbaum, MA

Focus: Explores, on a brain-based level, what occurs in moments of chaos and tactical implementations for shifting back into a flow state.

Synopsis: In recent months and over the last years, navigating stress in times of chaos has become a pervasive need. This program discusses the relationship between stress and productivity and how this delicate balance impacts performance. Exploring and understanding this stress-productivity relationship, and what is known as the Goldilocks Curve, is foundational to finding one’s “just right” sweet spot. That spot is what enables optimal performance and enhanced productivity.

After laying the foundation to best understand this stress curve and what it means for each participant, strategies are given to first become aware of these situations, and then implement a set of tools and action steps for returning our brains to a balanced state. This enables improved, consistent performance in instances of extreme stress and chaos. Participants have a better understanding of their brains, how they work, and how to leverage that knowledge to increase productivity and elevate overall contentment, both of which, positively impact an organization’s bottom line.

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Resilience, The Brain, and Building a Better Org

by Rachel Tenenbaum, MA

One of the fundamental keys to an institution’s growth, Resilience is a non-negotiable component for leaders and an organization to thrive. Resilience fosters creativity, innovation, and the ability to rebound from failures. The skill also increases confidence and lays the foundation for a culture of growth.

In this session, Rachel discusses the brain, how it’s built, and how to leverage these new learnings to empower participants to build resilience. Participants walk away with a new appreciation for, and understanding of the brain and its role. They are equipped with critical tools to start immediately elevating resilience with themselves and their teams.

Main areas of focus:

  • The Brain
  • Levels of Effectiveness
  • Actionable Tools for Building Resilience
  • Words and Actions which Diminish, Words, and Actions which Build

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Self-Care Beyond the Bubble Bath

by Kari Knutson, MA

What does self-care really look like and how do we fit it into our everyday lives? The message we typically get from society is that we have to spend a lot of money or time on self-care by having a spa day, pedicure/manicure, massage, bodywork, or taking a big vacation. While all these things are nice they also cost a lot of money or take a lot of time.

In this presentation we discuss self-care in real time on a real budget. We will look at the role of mindset, breath and humor to actively engage in self-care as well as the impact of exercise, relaxation, and stress management techniques.

Self-care is about building a life you don’t have to regularly escape from and it shouldn’t break your bank either.

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