Duration: 2 modules: 1-2 hours each module
Recommend to use as part of a training or coaching program.
Useful for anyone in the workplace. These training materials on, ‘Anxiety at Work’ have been designed to assist us all with achieving an understanding of what anxiety is and how it might be handled whether as a sufferer, or as the manager or colleague of a sufferer.
At this end of this ‘Anxiety at Work’ training course your participants will:
- Know what anxiety is and what it isn’t
- Be able to discuss the impact of anxiety on colleagues, on productivity and working life
- Know the role of the manager, employer and colleague of an anxious person – and the role of the sufferer
- Be able to draw sensible comparisons between anxiety and physical illnesses
- Have produced a plan to define the action to address the stigma attached to anxiety with a view to improving business performance.
The pressure to perform, to meet deadlines and to be seen as invincible is high. But how many of us are held back by anxiety? How many of us are afraid that others will find out about our anxiety because we fear we will be perceived as weak or unprofessional? And how many high performers are masking their anxieties in order to get by?
Businesses are realising that it’s time to create a climate where it’s OK to be anxious – even in a professional organisation. Because as soon as this happens, the potential for improved performance and improved working relationships is immense.
The main content of the training course
Types of Anxiety – identifying what anxiety is and understanding what it means
Some Statistics – uncovering the facts about just how many people experience anxiety and considering how this affects productivity
A Little Bit Of Biology – breaking down the barriers to demystify anxiety and make it real
Anxiety Symptoms & Thoughts – putting anxiety into context and appreciating the implications for those that experience it
Distinguishing Anxiety from Stress & Depression – moving away from the “broad brush” of stress management towards understanding anxiety
Effects & Causes Of Anxiety – what causes anxiety and what anxiety can cause
Our Reactions To Anxiety – considering how we respond to anxiety and questioning stigma and stereotypes; evaluating some celebrities with anxiety conditions
Treatments – knowing about treatments, their pros and cons
Avoidance – understanding the strategies for coping with anxiety
What Can We Do? – looking at the business, employer, manager and employee perspective and considering the legal, cultural, commercial and moral aspects
As with all Courageous Cultures products, this training course is interactive and full of relevant activities.