Concerted Stress Prevention
FIRST PART OF THE SEMINAR:
AWARENESS OF STRESS AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, HOSTED BY SERGE PIFFAUT
Schedule: 9 to 1 p.m.
1. PRESENTATION OF EACH PARTICIPANT
2. INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITION: WHAT IS STRESS?
a) according to the participants
b) according to the experts
c) according to the law
3. How is stress linked with work? THE CAUSES
a) the causes
b) the specific causes in the enterprise where you work
c) the amplifiers of the causes
4. MECHANISMS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR HEALTH
a) the three phases of the general adaptability syndrome when you face a stressful situation
b) Good stress or bad stress?
c) Main symptoms due to chronic stress
d) What about your enterprise?
5. CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ENTERPRISE
a) Consequences in the way the enterprise works
b) Cost of stress
c) examples of indicators that can be used during the pre-diagnosis
d) preventing stress
e) What about your enterprise?
6. SHARING EXPERIENCES AND EXAMPLES GIVEN BY BUSINESS MANAGERS (SMALL AND
MIDDLE SIZED BUSINESSES)
SECOND PART OF THE SEMINAR:
LEARNING SELF-TAUGHT RESPIRATORY RELAXATION
Schedule: 2.30 - 6p.m
Learning the method (4 x 45 minute sessions)
+ 2 debriefings, (two by two and in a group).
How do you define ‘self-taught relaxation’?
It is an anti-stress method using conscious breathing, comparable to eastern techniques (prânayoga) and western
What are the objectives of this method?
The aim is to reach a state of deep relaxation and clear-mindedness which is easy to reproduce by oneself, in less than an hour.
How do you gain autonomy in relaxation?
Helen Monnet’s method is simple and can be used by anyone who is the slightest bit motivated by his or her well being.
Relaxation can be reached quite easily, thanks to the natural memorisation of the body, as the sessions progress.
You will nevertheless be given a guide at the end of the seminar.
When should you practice it?
At any moment during the day, when you suddenly feel muscular or nervous tension or when you have to prepare for a possibly difficult meeting or interview. However it is not recommended straight after your main meals. To obtain a long term effect, you must have at least one weekly session, if not two or three, when there is a lot of stress at work.
What takes place during the seminar?
You lie on a mat, except for the last session where you are sitting.
There are two stages:
- Relaxation through breathing, using most parts of your body (internal and external): 15 to 20 minutes
- Positive visualisation, which harmonises your body and mind more effectively (10 to 15 minutes)
Why is this technique useful in your place of work?
Stress at work is on the increase, as more and more productivity is required and new laws have been put in place.
Stress is to blame for less concentration and a general feeling of unease, then it can generate absenteeism, because people gradually somatise and in some cases, this can lead to chronic illness. Relaxation dissipates your stress very quickly and if you practice it regularly, it can also stop stress from coming back.