Modern life exposes us to many stressors, positive and negative alike. Negative stressors (professional, work-related, marital, social, physical, and so on) have negative effects on psychophysiological processes in the body, resulting in various psychological and/or physical symptoms.
Negative stress at work may lead to decreased work productivity and burnout syndrome.
The consequences of negative stress (stressors) are numerous and may affect different areas of people's lives, including cognitive functioning (decreased concentration, loss of memory, impulsive-aggressive reactions, more frequent errors, poor assessment of a situation, confusion), emotional functioning (tension, hypochondria, impatience, lack of understanding for others, reduced self-control, depression), and behavior (inability to communicate normally, loss of interest, absenteeism, substance abuse, low energy, sleep disorders, disturbed relationships, suicide, insecurity and poor self-image), and so on.
Stress may induce or worsen many physical and mental disorders.
Long-term stress affects physical health. Individuals under stress have an increased risk of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, mental, musculoskeletal and other disorders.
Goals of training
- to learn how to recognize early negative stressors and stress symptoms
- to adopt stress-reduction techniques and coping strategies
- to help prevent stress-induced physical and psychological disorders
- to increase quality of life