Skill Level Beginner
- Hi, I'm Lucy, and I'm a people consultant, performance coach and previously a group HR director. I'm driven to help people and organizations reach their unique potential and to be at their best every single day. I'm extremely passionate about the topic of today's course as I see the daily impact that stress has on people. I know the impact it's had on me, as well. In 2016, stress, anxiety and depression accounted for 35% of all work related cases of ill health, resulting in 11.7 million working days being lost at an estimated social and economic cost of 5.2 billion pound. But why are the levels so high and what can we do about it? One of the majors stresses I'm seeing today is around our careers and especially job hunting. So we wait to find a job opportunity. We write our CV and our cover letter, complete the application form, but then we're waiting. We get a date for the interview, we prepare for that interview, attend the interview. Waiting. Maybe we're invited back for second stage interview, prepare for that interview, attend the interview, only to then be rejected. This can be extremely stressful. The reality is sometimes, maybe quite a few times, actually, we're going to hear the words no. No, the business doesn't want to invite us back for the second interview. No, we didn't get the job. Maybe we didn't even get a courtesy email to say our application had been received. It is tough being a job seeker, and I'm not going to sugarcoat that. I pride myself on being practical and honest, so I'm not going to tell you and stand here and say, "Go get 'em, tiger. "Put your positive pants on, have a can do attitude, "'cause your ideal job, it's just around the corner." Whilst the previous are great motivators, when you're just wanting to get out there and get a job and it's not happening, you need some practical ways to deal with this. So if that is you, and if you're in that situation, or maybe you just want to learn some practical ways to deal with stress and to build your resilience, then this is going to be the course for you. In this course, we will cover what do we mean by stress? What is stress? What's the difference between stress and pressure? What causes stress? And what are some of the signs and symptoms of stress? We'll question why does this matter? And also can we manage stress? We're then going to move onto resilience and what do we mean by resilience? And we'll then look at resilience in action and question do we even need to be resilient? We'll then look at the relationship between stress and resilience and again look at why does this matter? And, lastly, help is at hand, and we're going to look at some practical, everyday ways to manage stress and to build resilience, and that starts by working on you, and then we'll move onto some practical tools. Now, a warning before we begin. This course will not make you super human, super resilient and stress-free, but it will show you how to survive and hopefully start to thrive in today's world and achieve some balance, so let's begin.