When a person’s capacity for coping is exceeded by the expectations and pressures of the workplace, a phenomena known as “workplace stress” results. It is a widespread problem that impacts workers across all levels, sectors, and positions.
Workplace stress can have a variety of causes, including things like a heavy workload, strict deadlines, a lack of control or decision-making autonomy, confusing or irrational job requirements, and a lack of support from coworkers or management.
Workplace harassment or discrimination, poor communication or lack of information, organizational change or restructuring, long hours or shift work, job instability or uncertainty are all examples of the many factors that can contribute to workplace stress.
Physical and psychological signs of workplace stress include exhaustion, headaches, muscle tension, insomnia, anxiety, melancholy, irritability, lack of motivation, difficulties concentrating, diminished job satisfaction, and subpar performance.
Employees who are under stress at work may experience reduced productivity, higher absenteeism and turnover rates, and poor job quality. Long-term effects include exhaustion and mental health problems like despair and anxiety.
From the organisation’s perspective, high levels of work-related stress can have negative effects on an organization’s productivity, employee morale, absenteeism, turnover, and healthcare expenditures.
If stress results in harassment or discrimination, it may potentially have legal repercussions.
Organizations need to recognize and manage workplace stress to improve employee wellbeing and organizational performance. Ideally, they should provide stress management programs for leaders and employees to identify stressors, learn how to manage stress levels, and recognize the signs of stress in one another. This will create a supportive and collaborative work environment.
When employees feel supported, valued, respected, encouraged, and empowered at work, they perform better.
In such an environment, employees are inspired to give their best, feel a connection to the company’s mission and goals, and are able to reach their maximum potential.
The organization experiences better productivity, job happiness, and staff retention among other things as a result.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears, known as reflex points. These reflex points correspond to different parts of the body, and it is believed that by applying pressure to these points, reflexologists can help to alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote overall well-being.
The origins of reflexology can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, China, and India, where similar techniques were used for healing. However, modern reflexology as we know it today was developed in the early 20th century by American physician Dr. William Fitzgerald. He called it “zone therapy”, which is based on the idea that the body is divided into 10 vertical zones, and that by applying pressure to specific points within these zones, reflexologists can help to balance the body’s energy and promote healing.
The connection between stress, stress management and reflexology lies in the fact that reflexology can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Stress can cause tension and discomfort in various parts of the body, including the feet, hands, and ears, which are the areas targeted by reflexologists. By working on these reflex points, reflexologists can help to release this tension and promote relaxation, which can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
Reflexology can be an effective stress management tool in the workplace as it can be done as a group or individual session. It can also be done in short sessions, which makes it easy to integrate into the workplace. It’s a non-invasive, safe, and natural way to reduce stress, improve employee well-being, and enhance organizational performance.
The benefits of guided online hand reflexology, which is a form of reflexology that is done through online videos or live sessions where a trained reflexologist guides the participant through a hand reflexology session are similar to those of individual reflexology, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation, being convenient and accessible for people who may not have access to a local reflexologist or who prefer to do it from the comfort of their own home.
The benefits of guided online hand reflexology are similar to those of traditional reflexology, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation. However, it also has the added benefit of being convenient and accessible for people who may not have access to a local reflexologist or who prefer to do it from the comfort of their own home.
Happy Feet Reflexology offers a comprehensive package for corporate clients, including Online Guided Hand Reflexology, Stretching, Relaxing & Breathing Exercises, as well as Master Your Stress Workshops. All of our workshops are science based, interactive and fun – no boring speeches or one size fits all solutions!
Our Master Your Stress workshops help participants understand the physiology and psychology of stress, and its impact on health and behaviour. They learn to recognize the stressors and signs of stress in their own lives and are equipped with a variety of different techniques to overcome stressful situations and build long-term resilience.
This is a hands-on, interactive, and informative stress management workshop, with the goal of helping participants develop proactive responses to stressful situations. They learn coping tips and techniques for managing stress both on and off the job, and they learn to manage stress through easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and easy-to-remember techniques.
Why choose our workshops (if the success rate of our current clients isn’t convincing enough)
Benefits for participants:
Improved diet, sleep and other lifestyle factors. Long term action plan to minimise and better manage stress. Improved social contacts on and off the job. Improved performance, productivity and resilience. Improved immune system.
Benefits for Employers:
Healthier employees operating under manageable levels of stress will be happier, more positive and perform better. Helping to maintain a strong, healthy workplace culture that’s conducive to creativity and productivity, means less sick days: Stress is one of the leading causes of absenteeism in the workplace, among RSI.
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