Stress Management for a Healthy Behavior
Explore efforts a health behavior Stress Management. Why behavior important engage ? 2. What motivations behavior ( intrinsic extrinsic motivation)? 3. What positive negative influences
Importance of engaging in stress management
Stress management is an important behavior to engage in as stress can lead to serious health complications and reduce a person's quality of life states de Brouwer et al. (2011)
A person who is stressed has a high blood pressure, increased heart rate, tensed muscles, and a rise in their respiration rate. Continuous stress levels will put a person's body in a perpetual response state. This means that they will always have a high blood pressure, above normal blood sugar levels, and their muscles tensed always.
According to oohafza et al. (2012)
engaging in stress management, a person is able to regulate their bodily functions and ensuring that they maintain good health. Stress…… [Read More]
Stress Environment has to be 'wiped out' (Net-Working Survival Guide), if not than employee has to be trained to handle stressful situations. But expecting a lot out of employee's limited resources and restrictions is unfair. Deterministic view has to be adopted while improving the organizational structure such that the level of stress is significantly reduced.
Organizational structures can be improved by adopting following strategies,
ealistic Approach: ealistic Approach is required not just in terms of imposing the employee with the work load but also while making expectations out of the employee. The performance of the employee has to be evaluated much on the grounds of the results the employee within the work environment rather than evaluating on the basis of results only. Proper and realistic margin should be kept in case the employee fails to handle the job. The employee firstly has to be assured that his performance will never…… [Read More]
Stress Management Produced by Staff Conflict in an Organization: Consultation, Diagnosis and Assessment, Implementation and Intervention
The objective of this study is to examine a consultation plan on stress management produced by staff conflict in an organization. Included will be a diagnosis and assessment followed by implementation and intervention.
The work of Varvogli and Darviri (2011) report that stress management is critically important and specifically work-related stress since it is the world's second most frequent health problem with 1/3 of the population of the EU affected by workplace-related stress.
Consultation and Diagnosis
The work of Pedroletti (2005) reports that diagnostic organizational methods include the following stated methods: (1) questionnaires and other instruments; (2) interviews; (3) sensing; (4) Polling; (5) collages; (6) drawings; and (7) physical representation of the organization. Data is stated to be "canned, anonymous and readily analyze" although it does not well support the creation of personal interaction…… [Read More]
Stress Management in the Caregiver Setting
An increasing body of evidence points to the intensity of the labor involved in caring, and the impact it has on the caregiver in a healthcare setting. hether lay or professional, it seems that the potential for suffering among caregivers is enormous. hen a person reaches a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion, burnout occurs, and it appears to affect both lay and professional caregivers alike. Almberg's study, for example, suggests that exhaustion and burnout from caring happen in many different cultures and that 'relatives who have been giving caregiver for many years may experience similar emotional exhaustion to that suffered by staff' (Almberg et al. 2007). hether lay caregivers would express their state as burnout is questionable, since it tends to be a term mostly used in professional discussion, but there is evidence of high levels of stress and illness among informal…… [Read More]
Health isks from Stress-Heart Disease, Hypertension, Cancer, and Diabetes
Many health risks are associated with stress and health experts believe that extended stressful situations are the cause many health related issues. Michael Olpin and Margie Hesson report that stressors contribute to a variety of illnesses and 70% to 80% of all doctors visits are due to stress-related events (2007). The main health issues associated with stress are heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes.
There are 180,000 deaths a year that can be attributed to stress on an individual's heart (Cartwright & Cooper, 1997). Over 70 million work days lost a year from heart disease related from stressors (Cartwright & Cooper, 1997). This would indicate that high levels of stress are bad for a person's heart over both the short- and long-term. Heart issues are closely related to smoking and obesity and the triple threat of the three are damaging for…… [Read More]
The procedure and techniques of relaxation comprises of a range of practices including guided imagery, self-hypothesis, deep breathing, biofeedback and progressive relaxation. All of these practices have similar goals that are to generate response arising from natural relaxing of a body. This is followed by low blood pressure, state of peacefulness and slower breathing.
The relaxation techniques are also known as relaxation response technique. These practices are used to get rid of stress, anxiety or any kind of tension. These techniques help in reducing pain, inducing sleep and keep person's emotions calm and cool. This sheet is based on facts and gives a brief summary of relaxation practices along with suggesting sources (Barnes, Bloom, Nahin, 2007).
elaxation therapy for Enhancing Health
The relaxation techniques are regarded as very helpful when planning to reduce or prevent symptoms that can cause pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Further, treatment of rising…… [Read More]
Stress Management Plan for Educators
It is without a shadow of doubt that stress, strain and anxiety are common is the working environment. People striving for excellence are the ones most affected by this ailment. It is worth noting that the profession most affected by this ailment is teaching. Numerous scholarly research studies have shown that educators are highly prone to be influenced by stress. These studies have shown several factors that have been directly responsible for this ailment to prevail amongst the educators. This paper will attempt to create a productive plan of stress management for educators by studying the various factors that have been responsible for influencing stress on educators.
Review of Related Literature
Stress can be defined as "a complex, dynamic process of interaction between a person and his or her life. It is the way we react physically, mentally, and emotionally to the various conditions, changes,…… [Read More]
The Stress Emotions: Anger and Fear
I found it interesting that the chapter states that anger is found in all animals (higher animals that are capable of such expressions as I imagine an earthworm does not express anger) and yet offers evidence that anger is not instinctual in nature in humans (the Seville Statement). If anger is a core emotion, then it is probably experienced to some degree in all of us, and certainly cultural norms could alter the expression of anger and aggression. Nonetheless, the chapter spends a great deal of time discussing cultural differences in the gender expression of anger in the West. There are some good points made concerning expectations of boys and girls regarding how emotions are to be expressed, but the bottom line appears that despite all of the popular books and popular opinion that males and females express or experience anger…… [Read More]
Either way, many officers end up with cynical opinions about various things and this does not help them to do better toward helping others that might need their services (Chandler & Jones, 1979).
It has also been hypothesized, however, that the detachment and cynicism that many officers face does not come necessarily from burnout, but rather simply comes with the job. This theory indicates that, while cynicism is certainly one component of burnout, it is something that is unique to burnout in the law enforcement officer, instead of something that can be expected in various other professions (Adlam, 1982).
Depending on who is conducting the study, there have been several suggested reasons for this cynicism that develops in police. According to some, it is because officers cannot always handle things the way that they would like to because authority holds them back (Chandler & Jones, 1979). In other words, they…… [Read More]
Each may be an occasion for happiness or great sadness. As Dr. osch explained, there are good stressors and bad stressors.
On the job, a boss that micro-manages creates a bad kind of stress, versus a boss that pushes his or her employees to constantly do their best in a positive way. The pride in accomplishment may be the difference in the two kinds of stress. A good stress results in a win-win situation, where, even though you may not have won the game, you have accomplished a lot in the preparation for playing it. ecent scientific studies have established that having deep personal convictions and values can do wonders for most aspects of one's physical and emotional well-being. (Cooper 5) bad stress results in a loss situation, which adds to anxiety. A bad boss who pushes, threatens and belittles his or her employees will give insufficient rewards to employees…… [Read More]
This report is written in conjunction to the summary presentation on my research regarding stress management in the airline industry, specifically for the position of flight attendants. Flight Attendants, most often referred to as stewardesses and stewards, have the difficult aim of making flights safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for airline passengers. In a time of high priced flights, terrorism and unstable job prospects, these objectives in and of themselves are stressful. The main purpose of this project therefore was to define and find solutions for some root causes of stress for flight attendants in the workplace. In other words, this report should be able to help reduce some suffering in regard to stress caused by the pressures of the work life mix and hopefully provide viable solutions so that this mix is not a root cause of 'bad days.'
The report focuses on the definition of stress and…… [Read More]
Topic: Stress Management Techniques: The Need to Rein in Stress at the Workplace
1. What impact does employee stress at the workplace have on organizational performance?
2. What strategies and techniques should employees adopt so as to combat high workplace stress levels?
3. How would organizations benefit when employees are able to better handle stress in a more effective manner?
Employees need to be taught how to cope with stress so that they can perform better at the workplace. This would in turn further enhance organizational performance.
Type of Claim
In the words of Nazario, Borchers, and Lewis (2012), “there are four claims you can make in your thesis: claims of fact, claims of cause and effect, claims of value, and claims of policy” (p. 355). The claim in this case is a claim of cause and effect. This is more so the case given that…… [Read More]
My overall goal for this Self-modification project is to develop appropriate stress management practices that will help me cope with stress effectively. I have selected this goal because my current learning experience is characterized by increased stress and anxiety that is hindering the ability to realize my full academic potential. Moreover, if I don't address identify the best way of coping with this problem, I may eventually suffer from depression.
Baseline Data for Current Behaviors
Antecedents: What situations, people, or circumstances led up to this behavior?
Behavior (START HERE!): What did you do that is helping or hindering you getting to your goal?
C:Consequences: What happened after you did this behavior? What reinforced or did not reinforce the behavior?
12th Oct 2014
Worry about time.
Created a things-to-do list with specific targets and timelines.
The list enabled me to manage my time well. I reinforced the behavior through…… [Read More]
Stress Management and Prevention Program
Part 1 What is Stress?
Information to emember
Part 2 The human Body is a Battleground
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Part 3 Famine or Feast?
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Part 4 The Whole World is Under Stress
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Part 5 What to Do when in Stress
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Part 6 The Benefits and Wisdom of Meditation
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Part 7 Sight, Sound and Body
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Part 8 The Wellness Program
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What is Stress?
Information to emember:
The Complete Description of Stress
If one perceives a sense of threat to one's physical, mental and spiritual health, whether real or imaginary, then he is under stress. In essence, stress means an inability to handle the perception of such threats. (Kitchen, 2013).
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What does the literature suggest is the appropriate application of debriefing?
In principle, debriefing within critical incident stress management (CISM) is an appropriate method of monitoring first responders and others who are exposed to stressful environments within their vocational responsibilities to identify possible negative effects on those individuals before they manifest themselves in harmful ways (Heglund, 2009). It is useful in connection with mitigating the potential negative consequences to the individual and to the ability of the individual to maintain optimal vocational performance as a function of the stresses associated with exposure to stressful environments and circumstances on the job. Ideally, debriefing should be conducted shortly after the exposure to the stressor but not necessarily immediately afterwards before the individual has had a chance to go through the immediate post-event processing on a personal level (Haddow, Bullock, & Coppola, 2008).
Where should caution be used?
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The goal is to focus on what makes them feel calm and in control (Stress Management, 2009).
Once a person has identified a stressful situation, they can start thinking about strategies that will make it less problematic. Sometimes, the solution may be very easy but other times it is not. When one can't avoid a stressful situation, they need to try brainstorming ways in order to reduce the thing that is irritating them. A person should not feel like they have to figure it out all on their own. It is alright to seek help and support from ones family and friends if need be. Stress will not disappear from a person's life which is why stress management isn't an overnight cure. It often takes time and practice in order to learn how to reduce stress levels and increase one's ability to cope with life's challenges (Stress Basics, 2010).
Stress…… [Read More]
Stress Management: Nuclear Energy Institute
Nuclear energy has been heralded as one of man's greatest blessings. It has the ability to supply affordable energy to millions of citizens, solving some of the nation's most critical energy needs. Under normal circumstances, nuclear energy is safe and reliable. Plants have numerous protocols in place to assure that it remains that way. However, nuclear energy also has a dark side and the potential to cause great harm. In any incident that involves the release of radiation causes considerable stress for everyone involved.
Everyone is aware of the dangers of radiation and its effects on the body. Those who work in facilities are trained in all aspects of the dangers and in measures that they can take to protect themselves. Worker safety at a nuclear facility is a high priority and is a continual concern. This concern is magnified if an accident, or human…… [Read More]
For example if there are clashes taking place among students then this is the symptom pointing towards some deeper issue or problem. If problems are not dealt with then specific disagreements may be resolved, but the underlying issues will continue.
Early identification: Early identification of the problem is the next step in the conflict management. Mostly it happens that problems are avoided and later on they become totally out of control later on. Therefore it is very important to identify and tackle the issues in the beginning instead of waiting for them to become burning issues.
Benchmarks: In most of the organizational issues benchmarks are present against which the resolution of an issue is sought. Even when benchmarks are not present then they can be set using the best examples in the particular field. Benchmarks are yardsticks against which goals are set.
Time Tested Principles: Good listening skills help in…… [Read More]
Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the possibility of an assault on a nuclear facility has been increasingly brought to the forefront. Part of the reason for this, is because many of these locations are considered to be an easy target. As a result, the industry has been working on establishing a critical incident stress management (CISM) program to deal with these underlying challenges. To fully understand how this is taking place requires looking at the CISM protocol for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Once this occurs it will provide the greatest insights as to how effectively the industry is prepared to deal with these underlying challenges.
Mission Statement Introduction
The NEI has a mission that is encompassing a number of different elements including: the commercialization of nuclear power, the use of industrial manufacturing / applications of this technology, uranium mining / processing, the manufacture of nuclear related…… [Read More]
Organizational Change and Stress Management
How Change Agents Can Contribute to Change esistance
According to Hussey (2000), as far as effective management is concerned, change remains a critical aspect. It can be noted that through their actions or inactions, change agents in most cases end up contributing towards the very occurrence of resistance (Ford et al. 2008). To begin with, by breaking agreements before or during the change process, change agents make significant contributions to recipient reactions. This is more so the case if change agents refuse or fail to restore the lost trust. For instance, it is possible for an organization or its agents in some circumstances to renegade (either knowingly or unknowingly) on agreements it has with employees. When this takes place, those affected experience betrayal and to get even, they may seek to shoot down organizational policies. Indeed, this desire for retribution is what threatens change in…… [Read More]
Leadership in Stress Management and Debriefings
Why is it important to distinguish between CISM and psychotherapy?
CISM and psychotherapy have completely different aims. While it is true that persons who survive critical incidents may have personal issues that would benefit from psychotherapy, the ultimate aim of CISM is to prevent, rather than treat psychological issues related to trauma. Rather than an individualized program of indefinite duration like psychotherapy, CISM provides specific, targeted therapy to improve the ability of all persons (regardless of their original state of psychological health) to cope with s crisis. CISM focuses on the 'here and now,' is active and directive, and is of a relatively short duration while psychotherapy has no specific end date (and not necessarily a specific goal) and is less directive in nature. CISM is designed to occur relatively soon after the event, in contrast to psychotherapy which may occur years after the…… [Read More]
Breathing Exercise and CISM Applications
Last week's breathing exercise was a very eye- (and lung- ) opening experience for me, teaching me a new way to not only handle stress but to create a greater self-awareness of stress levels and other mental and physical goings-on. A large part of this new awareness was not simply that the meditation and breathing exercises helped me to actually become consciously aware of what was happening in my mental and physical state, but also in becoming aware that I could become aware of what was going on in my mental and physical states. That is, discovering how truly simple and in some ways easy it is to create a greater sense of internal and external self-awareness was somewhat shocking to me. I have always had a certain level of awareness in such matters, of course, as every human being does, but to be able…… [Read More]
Unit 4 Assignment Worksheet
In the Units 3 and 4 Discussions, you created a thesis statement that offered a solution to a problem in your community or workplace. In this unit’s Assignment, you will revise and evaluate the effectiveness of that thesis using the Toulmin Model.
Part I: First of all, you will revise the provisional thesis statement that you generated in the previous unit Discussion. Make sure the thesis is concise (1–2 sentences) and includes two parts: a proposal for solving a problem and a reason that solution is needed. For more on creating effective persuasive thesis statements, review the following Writing Center resources:
· “Give Your Paper Direction: Developing a Strong Thesis Statement”
· “Writing a Thesis for a Persuasive Essay”
Write your revised two-part thesis statement here, and be sure to include a claim + reason (the “because” or “since” clause):
Employees should be taught stress management…… [Read More]
In that regard, recreational interests often serve a dual purpose by allowing us to release energy in a context that also provides the opportunity to engage in self-reflection that is very similar to mediation. In my particular case, working on my cars and boat serves a stress-reducing role: the activity is physical enough to release energy in the same manner as moderate exercise, and the solitary focus of the activity is conducive to self-reflection that allows me to think about ways of addressing the external sources of stress in my life and helps clear my mind by identifying the avoidable internal causes.
Gerrig, , Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life. 17th Edition.
New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Posen, D.B. (1995) Stress Management for Patient and Physician; the Canadian Journal of Continuing Medical Education. etrieved May 8, 2008, at http://www.mentalhealth.com/mag1/p51-str.html#Head_1… [Read More]
Prioritize. Try not to schedule too many things at once. In the words of one article by the health center at Colorado University entitled "10 Great Stress Reducers," learn to say 'no.' Also, learn to live within your budget. In other words, don't sweat the small stuff, and don't make yourself crazy by overcommitting yourself and leaving everything to the last minute. Ask yourself, do I need this? Do I have to do this?
Of course, no one can completely avoid stress in their life, and in fact, some forms of stress can be good. Lots of people like the positive, controlled stress of exercise or performing. There is a different 'perfect' balance of stress and relaxation for every person. But everyone can benefit from learning some ways to counteract the physical strains of being under stress. Stretching -- and stretching often, even simply rolling down your spine, touching your…… [Read More]
CISM Program Surry Nuclear Power Plant
What is CISM?
Why is a CISM program necessary for the agency?
Agency description, community, and social context
Prevention and Interventions
Chronic health and innovative approaches
Proposed Budget .17
Critical incident stress management plays an important role in assuring the psychological resilience necessary for those who are exposed to a traumatic incident. This proposal outlines a program to add mental Health Services to the existing emergency management plan for the Surry Power Plant. The current plan does not address mental health issues, and this is an important need that will need to be considered in the future. The current plan will modify the existing plan through the addition of mental health services for the community.
Proposal: CISM Program
What is CISM?
A critical incident is any event that produces stress or trauma to personnel that are directly or…… [Read More]
Psychological First AID in CISM
Psychological First Aid
In this scenario, an act of terrorism has occurred at a nuclear power facility. Portions of the facility were destroyed by the explosion, killing some of the workers instantly. However, the threat of a core meltdown is imminent and both remaining workers and first responders are on the scene trying to prevent a community-wide radiation event. Both remaining workers inside the plant and the first responders will be experiencing a similar type of stress. Stress will be due to the loss of life, including friends and coworkers, as well as the dangers to their personal well-being from the potential radiation exposure. Tertiary stress is caused by a feeling of responsibility for protecting the community from the potential radiation release, including the lives of their own families who live in the area.
Acute Stress Symptoms
Stress reactions in this situation can be expected…… [Read More]
Complementary and Alternative Medicine and CISM in Diverse Populations
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as often referred to as integrated medicine. This term refers to therapies used to enhance health that fall outside the realm of conventional or "western" medical therapies. Southern Medical therapies are often limited to pharmaceutical drugs, surgery, and other interventions that directly affect the body. CAM therapies can simply refer to culturally-based medical practices that are not part of mainstream medicine in the United States. ecently, the trend is toward using CAM therapies along with evidence-based Western medical practices. This research will explore CAM interventions for diverse populations within the scope of the CISM plan.
CAM Interventions for prevention of Stress and esilience
One of the most widely accepted areas for the use of CAM interventions is in the area of stress reduction, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other conditions that are common symptoms…… [Read More]
Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma
It is now six months after the attack on the nuclear power facility and low level radiation release. The critical incident stress management plan has been an affect and long-term intervention strategies are now in place. However, it is now time to consider the effects of long-term stress from managing those that have stress related to the critical incident. This research will consider the effects of compassion fatigue on staff and secondary stress on those who have to treat first responders and in their families.
Symptoms of Secondary Trauma Among Family Members and Staff
The issue of secondary trauma among family members was addressed previously in the overall critical incident stress management plan. Family members were offered services when requested by them. At the time of the incident, supervisors were requested to schedule workers on rotating shifts with adequate time off for rest and stress…… [Read More]
Management of Work-elated Stress
Who is responsible for the management of work-related stress? While there are those who are convinced that the responsibility of managing work-related stress lies primarily with the management of an organization, others are of the opinion that individual employees have the primary responsibility for managing work-related stress. In this text, I not only state but also substantiate my position on these divergent points-of-view.
The Management of Work elated Stress
In basic terms, "stress is the experience of opportunities or threats that people perceive as important and also perceive they might not be able to handle or deal with effectively" (George & Jones, 2010, p. 245). It is important to note from the onset that although stress related to work is somewhat normal, excessive stress on this front could be counterproductive. This is more so the case in those instances where it affects both the emotional and…… [Read More]
"A well-written, widely publicized, strictly enforced fraternization policy won't prevent office romances from developing. It will, however, make life a lot easier, and less litigious, for you when you have to deal with it" (eh, 2010).
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eh, F.J., 2010, Office romance, About, http://management.about.com/cs/people/a/Officeomance.htm last accessed on October…… [Read More]
Management of Stress and Tension
Goals-- What do you wish to complete?
The answer to attain a postgraduate degree can develop into a very long journey. For me, the contending aspects of time and financial resources constantly appeared to present problems and control the situation. In truth, it would be considerably much easier to provide every single argument present against returning to institution at this time. One can say that numerous considerable life-changing occasions experienced just recently would be cause or motive enough to put off the commencement of the Master's of Business Administration (MBA) program. Concerns associated with household loss and task modification can be made use of as proof in support of delay. Financial pressures can likewise exist yet an additional motive that the moment in time, endeavor, and cost needed for an MBA would not be a required use of resources. Nonetheless, regardless of every one of…… [Read More]
For instance, stress due to the change of working systems is a problem caused by the employer. Therefore, it is the employer's duty to ensure that employee learn and adapt to the new systems or machines and be able to work stress-free to meet the demands for production from the company management. The employer should ensure that an employee has just enough work for the day and not an overloaded of work. This will enable the employee to cope up with the work environment and love his work. The employer is also obliged to the provision of break periods between the work process, to provide the employee some time for relaxing and refreshing. Therefore, the employer should also ensure that appropriate rest rooms and sanitation facilities are available for employees to relax when tired and respond to the nature calls when necessary (Bedeian, 1997, p.51).
However, despite the employer's role…… [Read More]
Stress Among Police
Stress among the police
Stress among the police force
Police workforce remains an environment that is highly stressful being an occupation that a person has to deal with physical dangers and risking their lives any time they are working. esearch indicates that the prevalent stress warning signs that need to deal with immediately they appear are sudden behavior changes in behavior, erratic work behavior, increase of sick time because of minor problems, failure to preserve a train of thought, and extreme worrying. There are many ways, which departments in the police force can deal with stressing the police force. The first mechanism is provision of stress management initiatives to both offices and their spouses. There is a need for identification of officers under stress and offer them counseling to assist in alleviating their stress. Periodic screenings as well as training concentrating on stress management is necessary.
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This also includes making sure that bias is not an influence in the decision making process.
Change is often brought about by internal and external factors. The desired change in any organization cannot be brought about without implementing organizational change strategies. The entire process requires assessing, planning, implementing, benchmarking and keeping an eye on the goals and objectives of the organization. To bring about the preferred changes a strong, secure and motivated leader is necessary. In this fast paced world where each and every company fights to survive and grow, the leader must be able to expand vision and unite the organization. Adjusting to new competitive and market demands is a significant instrument for both organizational and personal survival. To bring about a desired change in an organization careful formulation of organization change strategy in order to address the key variables that affect the change outcome is required (Strategies…… [Read More]
Managing Stress Exercise
Managing Stress through Physical Exercise
hat is the importance of flushing stress hormones out of the body according to Seaward? hat are the specific effects of physical exercise on managing and preventing stress?
During a period of exercise, the body is responding to stress hormones the way it was intended to. Stress hormones on the body generally prompt something of a fight or flight trigger. Using exercise to burn out the energy caused by the stimulus to the stress can be an effective method of dealing with stress. Exercise has been shown to reduce the level of cortisol in the body and even effect mood. Exercise attacks stress in two ways, according to Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, Ph.D., a kinesiologist at the Yale Stress Center (Menlinck, 2013):
He says "that raising one's heart rate can actually reverse damage to the brain caused by stressful events: "Stress atrophies the brain…… [Read More]
As we have learned throughout the course of our present studies, stress and anxiety disorders can render a debilitating effect for the subject. The incapacity to control stress, to limit the physiological or emotional panic produced by stressful situations or to go about one's daily life with functional normalcy are all factors which can magnify and intensify an already imposing condition. e proceed with the understanding that chronic stress and the failure to manage this effectively is known to contribute to a host of worsening conditions both physically and emotionally. Among them, our research denotes that poor stress management can lead to chronic illness, a host of psychosomatic symptoms, an array of real bodily responses relating to the body's chemical 'fight' or 'flight' mechanism, and most importantly to our discussion, an intensifying experience of one's psychological symptoms. This is true even to the extent that poor stress management…… [Read More]
Stress Among Police
Police officer stress
Stress among the police force
Police workforce remains an environment that is highly stressful being an occupation that a person has to deal with physical dangers and risking their lives any time they are working. esearch indicates that the prevalent stress warning signs that need to deal with immediately they appear are sudden behavior changes in behavior, erratic work behavior, increase of sick time because of minor problems, failure to preserve a train of thought, and extreme worrying.
This stressful condition that one police may be subjected to needs to be solved as soon as it is note or even frequent diagnosis conducted since the stress has a high likelihood of affecting the entire group due to the cohesiveness that the police force shares. The police have that peculiar kind of cohesiveness around them due to several factors that are common among them. Firstly,…… [Read More]
There is a point where anger cannot be avoided, and the authors really provide no insight into how I might deal with those situations.
Chapter 9 focuses on managing face, a concept the authors define as "people's image of themselves" (p. 157). I was interested in this chapter from the outside, since I have been known to trample on people's feelings every now and again. I am not convinced that I have the capacity to understand what other people's face might be, and there is no point in guessing, so I do not concern myself with such things.
The authors focus on the ways that face management (or mismanagement) contributes to anger situations, but I found myself more interested in just trying to figure out the basics of this concept. I read about the positive face and the autonomous face but I do not feel that I gained any new…… [Read More]
Integrating Total Quality Environmental Management Systems - a Critical Study of TQEM
Relevance of TQM to Environmental Management
Scope of Dissertation
Moving from Reactive to Proactive Management
Understanding TQM in Relation to TQEM
History of TQM
Operation of TQM
Quality and Environmental Management Standards
Environmental Management Systems
Weaknesses of EMS Standards
Total Quality Environmental Management
Comparing ISO 9000 and ISO 14000
Integrating the ISO 14000 Environmental Management System
Impact of certification on economic and ecological performances
Research Design and Nature
Integrating a Sustainable EMS with TQM
Steps to Implementing an Effective TQEM Strategy
INTEGRATING QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ManagementS SYSTEMS - A CRITICAL STUDY
ackground and Overview of Study
For decades economic growth has been considered the main indicator of a healthy society (Oliver, 1996). However, only recently has society begun to recognize the environmental cost of this growth. As a result, there is now an…… [Read More]
Aircraft Performance: Management Perspective
Improving the performance of aircraft operations is not simply a technical issue; it is also a management issue that requires insight into how to deploy the organization's human resources in an effective fashion. "Physically demanding tasks, variable weather phenomena, night shifts and poor lighting, time pressure, staff shortages, the unavailability of tooling and the interface with pieces of equipment that are increasingly technologically sophisticated are only some of the typical hassles that characterize the typical working environment" (Pierobon 2014). The FAA suggests that the process of Human Factors management (HF) is a valuable way to improve safety and reduce the risk of avoidable errors due to a lack of knowledge and fatigue. "Training can promote awareness and affect attitude thereby reducing costs associated to human performance issues" (Pierobon 2014). Just like equipment needs a periodic tune-up, so does the safety-related policies of workers and other components…… [Read More]
There are many sources of stress, and one of the keys to managing stress is to identify its sources, and address them. I feel that I have stress relating to many things, including money and family and career. But at this stage of my life, I also feel that while there is a lot of pressure, these sources of stress are pretty reasonable. I have taken on responsibilities in the past few years, and especially since I started going to school (which is part of the career stress) that have increased what is expected of me by others. Ultimately, I feel that it comes down to how I perceive the pressures upon me, and I know that I perceive them maybe more strongly than they are -- I expect to be perfect, even when others do not expect that of me. So I see people noticing my mistakes…… [Read More]
he education to employment paradigm in Canada and around the world is stressful enough. However, stress really needs to be addressed and dealt with before that transition even takes place or even starts. Indeed, if students are unable to manage the stress of school, they will be ill-prepared for the work environment when they reach it. Even when comparing two different countries like the United States and Canada, the statement remains true although the manifestations and patterns will be different in those two countries or any other set of countries being compared. Given that, preparing students in advance of that transition to manage stress is the wise course of action. his report will offer the dimensions that will be analyzed, the rationale for the focus, a brief discussion of the matter from a societal/sociological perspective, a discussion of the theoretical frameworks involved and a brief annotated bibliography using…… [Read More]
The Need to Rein in Stress at the Workplace
Human capital is a key component in the organizational success equation. For this reason, an organization ought to adopt the appropriate strategies with an aim of protecting and promoting this key resource. Organizations that are able to effectively manage their human capital are likely to outperform their peers in the marketplace because organizational culture as well as the skills and competencies of employees cannot be replicated by competitors. When employees have mental or emotional concerns that prevent them from performing at optimum, organizational performance suffers as the said employees are likely to be less focused and motivated. Towards this end, employees should be taught stress management strategies and techniques so that they can be able to better perform optimally at the workplace; as this would further enhance the performance of the organization.
There are many strategies that organizations could…… [Read More]
Perfectionism: A Good Predictor of Stress and Anxiety
Personality research has revealed a number of interactions between traits and clinically-significant mental health issues. For example, neuroticism has been shown to be predictive of anxiety and depressive disorders, while introversion is a common trait among those suffering from social phobias (reviewed by Bienvenu et al., 2004). While some these traits may be refractory to clinical intervention, insights into relationships between lower-order personality dimensions and clinically-significant psychological problems may open up new avenues for treatment. Among the more interesting personality traits is perfectionism, because it has been linked to eating, anxiety, depressive, and obsessive-compulsive disorders, in addition to personal self-efficacy and achievement (Stairs, Smith, Zapolski, Combs, & Settles, 2011). To better understand the clinical relevance of perfectionism the findings of several studies will be reviewed here.
A large (N = 731) study examined the prevalence of the big five personality domains among…… [Read More]
Stress in Law Enforcement
Stress and Law Enforcement
Professionals of law enforcements are responsible for some crucial and informative decision-making in their offices and fields which requires a standard operating procedures or codes to find the solutions of many issues. This procedure may look simple at first glance, but it can easily build up stress due to unpredictable situations and add up of infinite variables of the general public. Law enforcement officials have been expected to sustain discipline and remain neutral during the attempt of solving disputes safely. Physical and mental stress takes toll when professionals are observed by public and constantly stay under surveillance. Physical danger linked with work performance is the highest stress triggered (Bennett and Hess, 2007).
There are many forms of stress which vary according to the sources and the personal responses linked with it. Stress is usually categorized as acute and chronic stress and further…… [Read More]
Stress and Drug Abuse
Discuss the relationship between stress and substance abuse following critical incidents
Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and survivors of other forms of trauma exhibit far higher rates of substance abuse than the general population. They may suffer from "psychiatric disorders that are clearly reactive to the trauma of the crime to which anyone would be vulnerable….the horror and helplessness of being victimized [may] have somehow triggered a persistent pattern of distress which may be viewed as an exaggerated adaptive and protective response" (Chapter 21: Substance abuse and victimization, n.d, Tennessee Victim Assistance Manual: 776). Substance abuse can be one way to self-medicate from such exaggerated responses, particularly if the symptoms of PTSD are not identified and treated early on during the sufferer's illness.
Examples of critical incidents that can increase the likelihood of substance abuse include violent crimes like domestic violence: approximately 50% of…… [Read More]
One of the most valuable strategies that I have implemented for the management of stress is the utilization of a support network. My network consists of classmates, other students, and close family and friends. It is good to have people to talk to when schoolwork becomes too stressful. Conferring with other classmates is particularly useful when there is a difficult assignment or a concept that I do not understand well. Friends and family help me to keep my schoolwork and the other parts of my life in perspective, so that I am able to maintain some sort of balance. Lastly, it is good to talk to other students because that also helps me to realize that what I am going through, almost all other students are going through simultaneously.
Time management strategies are the crux of what helps me get going as a student. Time management allows me to…… [Read More]
Stress eduction & Workplace Wellness Program
Online Mindfulness-Based Stress eduction (MBS)
This is a 100% free online MBS training course, developed by a fully licensed MBS tutor, and modelled based on the Jon Kabat-Zinn program founded at the Medical school of Massachusetts University. The people the program targets are those that cannot take live MBS courses for either logistical or financial reasons. Each of the several materials utilized during the live course, which include videos and articles on meditation, are available online for free (MBS, N.D). The Workplace Wellness and Stress eduction Program has the ability to inculcate a change in business and professional culture. When both workers and employers learn effective ways to deal with stress, the long-term benefits in terms of cost reduction and increased productivity are quite numerous. Apart from minimizing stress, awareness and mindfulness training can also cultivate mental alertness, flexibility, resiliency, initiative, creativity and intuition,…… [Read More]
CISM in the Event of a Terrorist Attack on a Nuclear Facility
This research explores the impact of mental stresses experience by workers at a nuclear power plant during and after a critical incident. Concerns over critical incidents at nuclear facilities has caused public fear that was exasperated during the Three Mile Island incident. The dangers of nuclear power and radiation exposure are embedded in modern culture and have been since the height of the Cold War. Another associated fear has been the possibility of terrorists using a nuclear facility as a target. The World Trade Tower bombings exasperated these fears when it was realized that such an attack was possible right in everyone's backyard.
A critical incident involving a nuclear power facility is different from a similar critical incident that does not involve a nuclear plant. Core meltdown is the greatest fear surrounding nuclear power plant accidents. The recent…… [Read More]
Compassion Fatigue Evaluation
The term caregiver has a number of meanings in contemporary medical jargon. It can be the unpaid family member of someone requiring acute care, it can be a certified medical worker, or it can be someone in the social services field that either supervises care or is actually hands on. The person receiving care may be in the hospital, hospice, a nursing facility, or even at home. The quality and quantity of care changes, too, based on the circumstances of the individual. Most caregivers in the United States tend to be female (60-75%), and there are about 50 million people directly involved in the field, with 30% aged 65 of older. It is also interesting to note that "free" caregiving services provide over $300 billion in aid, more than twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services in total (Selected Caregiver Statistics,…… [Read More]
Managing Diversity and Equal Opportunity
With the turn of the 21st century, a dramatic increase is being witnessed in the international flow of labor with repercussion for domestic labor supply and management. The native, racial and emigre mixture of the employees is predominantly important for the workplace. The importance of this domestic cultural multiplicity in the labor force, highlighted by worldwide influences and necessities, has lately encouraged the researchers to focus on the companies' and managers' response to diversity, be it of any form (Watson, Spoonley, & Fitzgerald, 2009).
If the workforce of the present times is compared with the one that was found 20 years ago, it will be easy to observe that there are "more white women, people of color, disabled persons, new and recent immigrants, gays and lesbians, and intergenerational mixes (i.e., baby boomers, Generation Xers, and Generation Nexters)" (iccucci, 2002) today. This situation has given birth…… [Read More]
Managing Risks Associated With Stress
Describe how to maintain life balance and manage risks associated with stress
Maintaining life balance requires happiness. Even during stress, an individual should not allow all the stressors to take a toll on him/her. Avoiding stressors is the most appropriate way of managing stress. Developing new habits could help remove and distract an individual from stressful situations, pressures and stressors, which is essential in managing stress permanently. In this modern world, individuals must learn to change and minimize their exposure to stressful situations. While this technique does not change the situations causing stress, it enables an individual to change his/her relationship and reaction to the stressful situations hence maintaining a life balance.
Early Warning Systems are often used to identify officers at risks of family violence. Describe how to use an early warning system to identify officers at risk of using excessive force.
Officers with…… [Read More]
Managing Human esources
Change and conflict are some of the manager's current challenges. This thesis tries to inquire into the change processes and managers response to conflicts that arise as a result of change resistance. The manifestation of conflict and the impact of conflict are also discussed. The thesis also looks into the different theories formulated to explain change process and their relationship to conflict management. Also covered is the way decision makers can mitigate conflict and bring sanity in their organizations.
Today's managers are faced with the trade off between change and conflict. Change has become an irresistible part of organization and managers must therefore come up withy strategies and policies of managing change in an order to reduce conflict that may hinder the performance and also to reduce performance gap.
Conflict is bound to occur when different individuals have different perception, opinion, ideas and thought. Change and…… [Read More]
This allows for proper safety since Via Christi is located in Wichita, Kansas, which is the biggest city in the state (Via Christi, 2011).
In regards to the internal environment, all employees and patients are treated with dignity and respect. The facilities' each have in place safety measures for fires and tornadoes. Each person is asked how they can get assistance, and clinical staff tells the patients what it is they are going to do before they do it, so that no harm or offense is done to anyone without their consent. Infection Control is taught and enforced, such as frequent hand washing or using hand sanitizers for anyone who enters or leaves the hospital (Via Christi, 2011).
Explain how management contributes to its effective or non-effective performance
Via Christi management contributes to the effective performance of the hospital. They maintain and stress that everyone is treated with "human dignity,…… [Read More]
Evaluate the impact of globalization and management across borders
After its retrenchment in the U.S., Starbucks is still considering expanding its operations China. "Despite its long presence in the Chinese market -- Starbucks opened its first shop in Beijing in 1999 -- the Seattle coffee giant only has 376 stores on the China mainland, compared with 878 in Japan" (Sanchanta 2011). Starbucks has tried to learn from some of its mistakes domestically in the U.S., such as its super-saturation of certain marketplaces, while incorporating many of the successful lessons of its other ventures, such as its ability to tailor product offerings to local needs. "Cracking the code in China for any company is not an easy task -- there will be a number of winners and lots of losers of people who go there and rush to judgment and don't succeed…The thing I am most interested in when I go…… [Read More]
In my opinion, valuable organizational change is a process. It is nothing that comes from one day to the other. It requires the combined efforts of the organization as a whole: Skilled managers and the commitment of an organization's workforce alike.
Discussion of the paper's results: What are the key findings? What does it add to the body of knowledge?
The key findings of the paper are threefold.
First, the current management of organizational change tends to be reactive in its response to the pace of change that has never been greater than today. Second, successful management of change within organizations is a highly required skill. Third, further research into the nature of change management needs to be conducted and a new and pragmatic framework for change management is needed as a critical success factor for the management of change. It adds to the body of knowledge, that managerial skills…… [Read More]
This qualitative study, which used the methods of case study, in-depth interviewing, and focus group discussions (FGDs) is particularly vital to the implementation of change in organizational structures, from being a hierarchical to being decentralized. Like Perry, the study puts the manager's role as the most pivotal within the organization, primarily because s/he serves as the 'catalyst' for change and innovation in it.
Other literature also stress the role of power and control in helping the "new managers" of the 21st century to further develop their significant positions in the organization. Hill's (2005) study of managers for the century reflects how learning is achieved through experience, backs up theoretical assumptions that management for the 21st century does not demonstrate parallelism between its theories and actual applications. This assertion is mirrored in a theoretical study by Drejer (2004) and Klagge (1998), wherein he found out that training and learning for new…… [Read More]
It is not that managers do not see the benefit in conflict that they eschew it; it is that conflict is high-risk and can have significant negative externalities, some of which linger with the organization for a long time. Managers are less enthusiastic about conflict because they are taking into account a longer time frame and the totality of externalities, which makes their views a reflection of better information and therefore more accurate than the views of academic researchers.
Recommendations. Carefully manage conflict -- do not use it wantonly. Conflict does not always create positive outcomes sufficient to outweigh the negative ones that are certain to accrue. Take steps to ensure that the conflict is task-focused and not personal. This will limit the amount of damage that accrues from conflict. Create conflict only when necessary -- large scale conflict for small scale problems is dangerous. Conflict is a powerful tool…… [Read More]
Indeed, the control function will create a feedback mechanism that will allow the leader or manager (at all levels of the organization) to be constantly informed as to the way that benchmarks are reached, as well as to any potential problems that might appear along the way. This means that the control function is the first phase in actually correcting the potential errors that might appear in the organization.
In Jack Welch's case, the control function as he applied it allowed him to monitor his group of human resources so as to emphasize the most important and most productive 20% and the underperforming 10%. y monitoring and controlling this benchmark, he was able to induce and maintain an organizational culture based on performance as one of the fundamental and defining goals.
5) One of the strategies by which a healthy organizational culture can be maintained proposes to support a close…… [Read More]