Stress Reduction

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Stress Reduction.

The downsizing and reorganization of corporate America in the last 10-15 years has set unmistakable pressures and stresses There is very real and persistent fear of the loss of employment and job insecurity in the majority of employees. The loss of a job can be devastating, putting unemployment workers at risk for physical illness, marital strain, anxiety, depression, and even suicide. Loss of a job affects every part of your life, from what time you get up in the morning, to whom you see and what you can afford to do. Until the transition is mad to a new position stress is chronic.

Sometimes your work setting creates physical stress because of noise, lack of privacy, poor lighting, poor ventilation, poor temperature control, or inadequate sanitary facilities. Settings where there is organizational confusion or an overly authoritarian, lassiez-fair, or crisis-centered managerial style are potentially stressful. Other work place stressors can include poorly organized shift work, sudden changes, poor working relationships or communication, lack of personal control over work, dull repetitive work, the threat of violence and the list goes on.

The key to dealing with stress as an employee is knowing the specific stresses on the work environment that you are particularly sensitive to and the warning signs in your own body and mind that signal stress overload. Once you have identified your vulnerability, you can create on-going stress management strategies to cope with the issues. As an employer or any professional seeking to help their organization to minimize the cost of stress- is to learn more about how stress affects people. There is a technique used by corporate managers to reduce stress for their employees called Musical Massage in the Dreamweaver.

The Dreamweaver is 3D audio environment in the shape of a dodecahedron with...