You don't have to look too far or ask too many friends before seeing how all-pervasive stress is in our society today. It is no longer just a workplace occurrence. In fact children in high school and college are reporting severely high levels of stress and anxiety. And the result ranges from higher absenteeism in the workplace to increased levels of suicide. Literally stress is a killer.
Stress has been defined as any situation where the conditions demand more of us than our coping systems can handle. Like stress, trauma and PTSD result from a more severe overload of our nervous system and coping capabilities. There is a remedy, however. Building your emotional intelligence can be one of the most powerful things you can do to lower stress. UNderstanding how emotions "happen" can provide access to you ability to alter and lessen the emotional reaction.
If stress is the result of ineffective and insufficient coping skills what if we work on improving those core skills? Through emotional intelligence we learn that the source of our emotions (like stress) is actually the belief and thought structure that often is at the subconscious level. Those thoughts and beliefs are the result of our life experiences and the interpretations we have made about them. In emotional intelligence training, we learn how to alter our thoughts and beliefs in ways that cause different reactions - reactions more to our liking and wellbeing. Tapping into emotional awareness, we can learn faster and even make great decisions with far less information. We'd love to show you how.
Work and workplaces are radically changing. Forget the 9-to-5 idea! With digitization, flexible workplaces and the AI revolution, more is being demanded of our work life than ever before. These advances are not making work easier - in fact they are accelerating everything from workloads to competition making our lives feel even more pressured than before. Learning how to make technology work for you (instead of you being controlled by it) can reduce that stress and provide more time to manage other things. Then when you interface with others, your emotional awareness can help you become appropriately responsive instead of stressfully reactive.