Managing Workplace Anxiety Training

This session can be delivered anywhere in Australia. Including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Parramatta, Geelong.

Anxiety can causes nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry. Anxiety in the workplace is commonplace, and typically triggered by hostile or toxic work environments. This can severely hamper productivity in the workplace, and may even cause turnover rates to rise if the issues are not addressed. However, there are means to treat symptoms of anxiety. This training course is therefore set to help your team members manage their workplace anxiety to the best of their ability.

Workplace anxiety can affect workplace productivity and morale. It is absolutely necessary for all employees and employers to take care of their own mental health, and if possible, assist other teammates in doing so. These methods will train workers to keep improving, continue challenging themselves, and to keep a positive mind-set and environment. This training course is essential in keeping the mental health of workers up and about, and creating a positive work environment. This pairs well with sessions about mental health, self-care, and self-improvement. If you wish to know about our other training courses and services, please contact us. We’re helping teams and companies become their very best selves, and your team could be next.

Managing Workplace Anxiety Training Outline

Lesson One

Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Lesson Two

Common Types of Stress

  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Case Study

Lesson Three

Recognizing Symptoms in Others

  • Preventing Social Situations
  • Difficulty in Accepting Negative Feedback
  • Issue in Focusing on Tasks
  • Irrational Fears
  • Case Study

Lesson Four

Coping Strategies (I)

  • Maintaining a Journal
  • Power of Positive Thinking
  • Have a “Me” Place You Can Go
  • Establish Attainable Goals
  • Case Study

Lesson Five

Coping Strategies (II)

  • Talk with Friends and Family
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Eating Well and Exercise
  • Begin Small and Build Up to Larger Challenges
  • Case Study

Lesson Six

Don’t Avoid the Situation

  • It’s OK to Make a Mistake
  • Accept the Circumstance, and Move On
  • Avoidance Can Cause a Cycle of Anxiety
  • Identify the Trigger
  • Case Study

Lesson Seven

Differences in Anxiety and Standard Nervousness

  • It Runs Along a Spectrum
  • Anxiety Can Occur Without a Cause
  • The Length of Time Symptoms Last
  • It’s an Exaggeration of Normal Feelings
  • Case Study

Lesson Eight

Physical Symptoms

  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Panic Attack
  • Headache
  • Trembling or Shaking
  • Case Study

Lesson Nine

Recognize the Positive Aspects of Anxiety

  • It tells Us to Danger
  • Improves Self-Awareness
  • Can Be a Good Motivator
  • Prevent Mistakes
  • Case Study

Lesson Ten

Common Anxiety Triggers

  • Uncertainty or Fear of the Unknown
  • Holding in Feelings
  • Public Speaking/Speaking Up
  • Trying to Be Perfect
  • Case Study

Lesson Eleven

When to Seek Extra Help?

  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Physical Changes
  • Unable to Function or Function
  • Panic Attacks
  • Case Study

Lesson Twelve

Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
Additional Modules and Sample Sections

Stay Busy After Work

Typically, rest or sleep is all the average employee can think about, especially those with workplace anxiety. They feel so worn out by work that they just want to sleep it off. Don’t do that; do anything else that you will enjoy. The problem with making work days a routine of clock-in, work, clock-out, sleep is that it emphasises work too much as the central thing in your day, or even your life, and going to sleep does not actually make one feel better about any mistakes or bad things happening at work. It only delays it for the next day, there are no other memories to distract you from the memories you make at work. We show participants how to take time after work to relax. We show participants how to create better, more pleasant memories to remember after work, so there’s motivation to get through the day and to end it on a high note, which is key to beating workplace anxiety.

Work Out

We illustrate the need for participants to stay healthy. Exercise is proven to burn the stress hormone, cortisol, reducing physical feelings of anxiety, while flooding the body with endorphins, the body’s painkiller hormone. The quickest way to become unhealthy and obese is to work a stressful job, eat unhealthy meals, never exercise, and go straight to bed after getting home. It can only kill you quicker and increase your social anxiety as your body starts to feel and look worse from lack of exercise. Bear in mind, however, that you don’t have to be a bodybuilder, and you don’t have to have a bikini-worthy body; you only need to be able to decent physical goal and hit it every time you exercise. Run for 600 meters straight without stopping. Do 30 push-ups with 20-meter walks every 10 push-ups for breaks. If it doesn’t seem to have an effect on your health, check your diet and exercise routine to adjust it accordingly. Keeping a strong balance between self-care and work life is key to beating anxiety, especially since feelings of achievement are anathema to feelings of anxiety, and exercising is its own little achievement in itself, being care for your own body. Participants learn healthy habits.

Challenge Yourself

We show participants how having self-set goals and challenges can keep things interesting. Work can often be boring or menial. This is no excuse to do it poorly, however, and we should work on changing the mind-set that boring and menial work always has to suck the joy out of life. It is, and always has been, up to us, the worker, to find joy in our labour. This is very possible with the right method and mind-set; this mind-set is the thinking that we should always be challenging ourselves to get better at what we do. If you work as, say, a retail person at the supermarket, challenge yourself to the customer’s groceries as fast and as effectively as possible. Time yourself if you have to, and it may just give you a small sense of pride in yourself that you can bag a month’s worth of groceries in less than a minute. You may even get commendations and promotions at work for challenging yourself to these little games; they think it’s hard work, but it’s just an enjoyable little game to you, and it makes the workplace much less toxic.

Be Everyone’s Secret Santa

We include examples for Participants to help them become more encouraging. This does not apply to just Christmas. This is about creating a positive environment for yourself to reduce your anxiety. Sometimes, the best way to help yourself is to help others. It can reduce anxiety to see your workmates having positive feelings, especially knowing that you helped cause that; in short, reducing someone else’s anxiety can reduce your own. Feelings are contagious; so spread positive feelings whenever you can.

Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)

Customising your training is easy with our editing and workbook team. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your training goals, so if the workbook doesn’t cover your needs completely, we can edit it to suit. Our team will provide a sample for your session before we deliver. If you have needs that are not met, need changes and have other modules requiring attention speak with our team and we will make the workbook 100% before delivering a session.

In-House Customised training benefits:

  • Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
  • Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
  • Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
  • Create a Team Building environment
  • Cost effective – Group rate discount
  • Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)

Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)

Creating that unique module or content for your workbook and team will enable you to have a unique course that hits the mark perfectly. We are able to build you a course with your requirements and help you form a workbook that you can reuse again and again. By designing a course from scratch you are able to take ownership and enjoy the many benefits of owning your own courseware. Contact our team for pricing and details on how our team can build your material for you.

Instructor Led Online

Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST

We provide this course as an online assisted course. You provide the date and time, we provide the trainer and material. Great for regional business or employees that are at multiple premises. The benefits of booking an online assisted or instructed led training session is you don’t have to wait for a specific date or course to come up. We book in a time available to you. Same course as a workshop but just for you and online instead.

Online Self Paced

Download Certificate of Completion $69 Inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $89 Inc GST

Online self paced training with a pre-recorded trainer. You can pause the couse at any stage. It is self paced and interactive. This option is cost effective and available so you can learn at anytime of the day. Logins are provided straight away and you can choose a Printed Certificate option where we post you a Professional Grade Certificate.

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