Posted by admin on Mar 13th, 2013 in News.
Working in the NHS- I know it’s always someone’s fault. Managers never seem to understand why I can’t do everything now- or yesterday. And I can’t seem to ever understand why they think telling me something is ‘urgent’ will make it more possible to get it done… it just adds pressure and raises stress levels at work.
Posted by admin on Sep 21st, 2012 in News.
For those of us who work in busy, hectic environments, the sound of stressed out people is everywhere!
Posted by admin on Jun 5th, 2012 in News.
Consider this: You are rowing a boat and you keep being given more and more to carry.
Now what are you going to do if you want to stay afloat?
We can look at this from the following vantage points:
1. The person rowing the boat,
2. The person loading the boat,
3. The load
4. The boat itself and
5. whole system
‘Stress’ is a common word used in our society, especially in the workplace! Forget “fight or flight” as the only duo of responses in the face of stress. For women, there’s a third response: “befriend.” A landmark UCLA study turned five decades of stress research on its head with the revelation that a cascade of brain chemicals gives women a larger behavioural repertoire when confronted with stress. The hormone oxytocin is released as part of the stress response in women. It controls the fight/flight response and, instead, encourages her to tend children and gather with other women.