These sessions are designed to help individuals understand what their signs of stress are, so that they can manage them throughout the day. Managing these states is important, so we aren't increasing our stress and getting to that place of overwhelm. For example: My first sign of stress is clenching my jaw and shallow breathing. By understanding this and checking in with my body throughout the day I am able to stop going to my second stage, which is hunched and tight shoulders. If I don't manage this state, I can get to my third state which is where I start getting short with people and holding onto tasks because the thought of letting them go fills me with overwhelm. This leads to chronic stress.
We will also discuss and practice different first aids tools to manage these states, using meditation as a base for a number of these tools. I will also introduce individuals to meditation and the benefits of 10 minutes of meditation most days. For those who don't feel comfortable with meditation, we will discuss what they can do to build balance and resilience in their life.
By the end of the session the group will see the direct benefits of meditation. They will start to learn their own stress states to be able to check in throughout the day. They will have tools to manage these states and will also start to understand why balance is important for building resilience and what they can do to start building this. I will leave you with tools that you can laminate and put at desks and throughout the office about managing stress states.
In my previous life I have been a medical scientist and Head of Learning and Development for a global company. I have over 17 years experience of training and coaching and it is something I am passionate about.
I created meditative wellness as it was starting 10 minutes meditation a day that helped me have a clear mind to realise I wasn't living a life I enjoyed. Meditation was wonderful for building balance in my life, but it wasn't helping me manage my stress and I was still exhausted as I had stress hormones running through my body and I felt anxious most days. I realised if I had understood and had tools to manage my stress, then I may have been less exhausted.
I believe building resilience is the combination of managing stress as it happens, so it doesn't become chronic stress because your body is in fight or flight mode and finding something that you love, that you can do most days so you can breath and focus. For me, that is meditation, for others it may be yoga or gardening or walking in nature.
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