Managing Workplace Stress

Author: Koushiki Choudhury
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9788132206835
Release Date: 2012-08-23
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is focussed at those who are working or are about to enter the workplace. According to the book, workplace may be defined as "any environment enabling work to be done". This broader definition will make the workplace include any situation or place where people interact to exchange knowledge and information. The book discusses the various anxiety and stress inducing events that one faces in the workplace and the ways to cope with them, using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), and Cognitive Therapy (CT). These techniques are the most widely used psychotherapeutic techniques and their effectiveness has been tested scientifically throughout the world. The book attempts to show as to how Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (umbrella term for CT and REBT) can be used to challenge and overcome workplace stress issues such as criticism, abuse, animosity, conflicts, disagreements, insubordination, organisational politics, favouritism, prejudices, discriminations, job uncertainties, extreme work pressures, excessive workloads, poor job designs, job mismatches, role conflicts, role ambiguities, cultural and ethical maladjustments, workplace boredom and anger problems by realistically and accurately interpreting events at the workplace. It includes plenty of real-life stress producing scenarios as examples and specific techniques to challenge them. Moreover, it tries to analyze and solve workplace stress issues in a very lucid, simple and direct manner so that it appeals to and is understood by a wide range of people. The book is based on research and studies in the area of internal marketing, psychological counselling and workplace stress, and is the product of years of surveys and professional interactions in the industry and the academia.

Overcoming Your Workplace Stress

Author: Martin R. Bamber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136705618
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Occupational stress affects millions of people every year and is not only costly to the individual – in terms of their mental and physical health – but also results in major costs for organisations due to workplace absence and loss of productivity. This Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based self-help guide will equip the user with the necessary tools and techniques to manage work related stress more effectively. Divided into three parts, this book will help you to: understand occupational stress learn about a range of methods to reduce stress levels develop your own self-help plan. Overcoming Your Workplace Stress is written in a straightforward, easy-to-follow style, allowing the reader to develop the necessary skills to become their own therapist.

Understanding CBT

Author: Kasia Szymanska
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749459673
Release Date: 2012-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is not just useful in therapeutic and mental health settings, but is now widely recognised as a valuable tool in the workplace. Understanding CBT introduces the basics of cognitive behavioural therapy and provides insights into how you can change the way you think, stand up to anxiety, face fear, develop assertiveness defuse anger and develop new beliefs and attitudes. It offers practical workplace change techniques that can help you to transform stressful situations by changing the way you think and behave. Packed with real life examples and helpful tips, this jargon-free guide is for anyone who wants to know more about CBT and what it can do for them.

Employees and Employers in Service Organizations

Author: Arvind K. Birdie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315341637
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics

With the increasing globalization and fast-paced technological advances in business today, service organizations must to respond to the changing business dynamic between employers and employees. The service industry has metamorphosed into a revolution not only in United States but in developed and developing countries also. Highly industrialized countries have become ‘service economies’, at least when measured in terms of share of the workforce employed in service industries. This new book, Employees and Employers in Service Organizations: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities, the first volume in the 21st Century Business Management book series, provides an in-depth exploration of recent concepts and trends in business management in the service industries. It looks at the changing expectations and loyalties of young workers and others and the challenges and opportunities presented for service employers. The book considers theory and research findings, providing a plethora of practical implications and applications for these new workplace behavior dynamics. Exploring the different perspectives and concepts from the book’s researchers and authors, Employees and Employers in Service Organizations: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities cover themes such as • work-life balance • spirituality in the workplace • emerging positive psychology concepts, such as psychological capital, knowledge management, and mindfulness • expectations, motivation, and behavior of different generations, such as Generation Y This informative volume will be valuable for faculty teaching courses in management and self-improvement for leaders and executives as well as for those in service industries.

Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery Workbook

Author: Frank J Penedo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199714223
Release Date: 2008-03-24
Genre: Psychology

After surgery for localized prostate cancer, you may find that treatment related side effects may lead to some difficulty readjusting to everyday life. You may notice an increase in your stress levels or experience problems in your relationships. Even though you may be physically healthy, you may need to work on improving your quality of life. Effective stress management may also help maintain your overall health. In this group program, you will learn skills to effectively manage your stress. These skills can be used to cope with stressful situations related to having had prostate cancer or with any other situation that may cause stress. You will address issues such as dealing with physical changes or communicating with your partner. Each group meeting also includes training in a relaxation method in order to help you reduce tension and stress. By the end of the program, you will have a variety of techniques to choose from. This workbook comes complete with homework exercises and monitoring forms to help you apply your new stress management skills. It also includes instructions for relaxation practice that will remain useful long after you've completed the program. Used in conjunction with the group program described in the corresponding facilitator guide, this workbook will help you better your life. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

A Guide to Managing Workplace Stress

Author: Trevor Hicks
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581129427
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has commissioned recent research which has indicated that: . about half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress at a level they believe is making them ill; . up to 5 million people in the UK feel "very" or "extremely" stressed by their work; and . a total of 12.8 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2004/5. Work-related stress is therefore a serious problem and tackling it effectively can result in significant benefits for organizations. This can result in a happier and more productive workforce with fewer days away from work with stress related illnesses. Managers will also want to comply with recent HSE advice on managing stress within the workplace fulfilling their duty of care to employees. This should result in less exposure of organisations to the threat of litigation and the resultant negative publicity this causes. The intention of this book is to provide information to those who may be suffering from work related stress and to provide managers with a "toolkit" to help address such problems in the workforce.

Cognitive behavioral Stress Management for Individuals Living with HIV

Author: Michael H. Antoni
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195327918
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

For individuals living with HIV, stress can have a critical impact on emotional and physical well-being. Many HIV-infected individuals feel a loss of control over their lives, experience social isolation, and may suffer from anxiety and depression. Stress has been shown to decrease immune functioning, which is a significant concern for HIV-infected individuals. Written by the developer of the treatment, this manual presents an empirically supported, group treatment program that teaches HIV-infected individuals how to manage their stress. This comprehensive Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) program combines stress management with relaxation training. Each group meeting introduces a new relaxation method, such as progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and meditation. Stress management skills build on one another and include cognitive restructuring, coping strategies, and establishing a strong social network. By the end of the program, participants are equipped with a variety of inter-related techniques that they can use to reduce stress and improve their quality of life. The guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, which provides exercises to be completed in session, monitoring forms, and homework assignments. Together they include all the material and information needed to effectively implement this program. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Cognitive behavioral Stress Management

Author: Michael H. Antoni
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019532790X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

Living with HIV can be stressful, which can affect both your emotional and physical well-being. You may feel a loss of control over your life, socially isolated, or anxious and depressed. Studies have shown that prolonged stress can negatively impact the immune system, making it less effective in fighting illness. If you are concerned about the impact stress has on your life and on your health, this book can help you learn to relax and manage stress more effectively. This book presents a group treatment program that has been scientifically proven to reduce stress in individuals living with HIV. Written by the developers of this groundbreaking program, this workbook is based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM). You will learn a variety of relaxation techniques, all designed to help you reduce tension and stress. As you become more aware of stress and its effects, stress management skills will increase your ability to cope. This workbook comes complete with user-friendly monitoring forms and homework exercises designed to help reinforce the skills learned in group. It also includes instructions for relaxation practice that will remain useful long after you've completed the program. Used in conjunction with the group program described in the corresponding facilitator guide, this workbook will help you successfully manage stress and lead a more healthy life. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Work in the 21st Century

Author: Frank J. Landy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405190251
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Genre: Psychology

"Work in the 21st Century" is the most current, engaging, and highly regarded text for the industrial and organizational psychology course. Combining leading research, consulting, and over 40 years' combined teaching expertise, Frank J. Landy and Jeffrey M. Conte provide students with up-to-date examples and cases that link current research and theory to practical issues in the workplace. "Work in the 21st Century" continues to emphasize the scientist-practitioner model, showing students the connection between using the tools of science and the practice of I-O psychology. The third edition retains a number of themes from the prior edition that underscore the multifaceted nature of work such as the increase in cross-cultural work, the diversification of workforces, and the growing complexity of the technical and organizational aspects of work. To this edition the authors add authenticity as a theme, with the goal of preparing students for the 21st-century workplace. KEY FEATURESCutting-edge topics and research coverage: includes the Five Factor Theory of Personality, the Big Eight theory of competencies, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, achieving balance between work and nonwork, stress and violence, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, male vs. female leaders, cross-cultural teams, bullying, and moreModular approach: self-contained sections within chapters provide maximum teaching flexibilityCase studies and high interest boxes: cases and boxes spotlight concrete examples of key issues in work and behavior in various applied settingsClear and articulate explanations: engaging prose and interesting examples make the book accessible to a wide range of studentsAppealing and accessible format: four-color design that brings I-O psychology to life and includes the use of newsmaking color photographs and cartoons carefully chosen to illustrate conceptsAncillaries: Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Student Study Guide, PowerPoint slides, and Web Resources NEW TO THIS EDITIONOver 480 new references--with more than 80 percent published in 2006 or later to reflect the most current coverage of the rapidly developing field of I-OImportant topics added include socialization and national culture, inclusion, authenticity as a theme in 21st-century work, conditional reasoning and aggressive tendencies, and the increasing role of technology as a workplace stressorExpanded coverage of critical areas such as international and cross-cultural issues, ethical behavior, personality and work behavior, counterproductive work behaviors, entrepreneurial motivation, telecommuting, workplace bullying, and team mental modelsTimely examples and applications of I-O psychology principles including the role of I-O psychologists in the safe landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River, the Iraq war, and the creation of a green and sustainable society

Managing Hot Flushes with Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Author: Myra Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317653554
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Following the success of Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats which outlines a self-help, CBT-based programme for dealing with menopausal symptoms, Myra Hunter and Melanie Smith have developed a pioneering group treatment for women going through the menopause. Managing Hot Flushes with Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an evidence-based manual drawing on their research which has demonstrated, in randomised controlled trials, that group CBT effectively reduces the impact of hot flushes and night sweats. The treatment is effective for women going through a natural menopause and for women who have menopausal symptoms following breast cancer treatments and for other groups of women who have troublesome symptoms. This manual provides health professionals with everything they need to run groups to help women to manage hot flushes and night sweats. Managing Hot Flushes with Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy equips health professionals with knowledge, skills and materials to run groups to help women to manage menopausal symptoms in 6 (or 4) weekly sessions without the need for medication. It is easy to use with a companion audio exercise and downloadable/photocopiable resources on line, as well as power-point slides, homework sheets and diaries. Following Group CBT women have the information, practical skills and strategies to help them to cope with hot flushes and night sweats, and also report improvements in sleep and quality of life. This manual will be an essential resource for nurses, psychologists, counsellors, psychological wellbeing practitioners and cognitive behaviour therapists working in health care and voluntary settings.

Erfolgreiches Stressmanagement f r Dummies

Author: Allen Elkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527646258
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Psychology

Stress kann immens negative Auswirkungen auf den geistigen, k?rperlichen und emotionalen Zustand haben und das Leben somit beeintr?chtigen. Allen Elkin gibt viele Tipps, wie Sie Stress im Privatleben und im Beruf wirksam managen und vermindern k?nnen. Zun?chst zeigt er auf, was Stress ?berhaupt ist, wie er sich auf das pers?nliche Wohlbefinden auswirkt und wie man sein pers?nliches Stresslevel bestimmt. Anhand von vielen ?bungen lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Stress umgehen und damit wesentlich entspannter werden. Au?erdem erkl?rt Elkin, wie man Stress verringert und stressende Situationen vermeiden kann.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice

Author: Michael Neenan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136503023
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Psychology

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice explores various aspects of coaching from within a cognitive behavioural framework. Michael Neenan and Stephen Palmer bring together experts in the field to discuss topics including: procrastination stress performance self-esteem perfectionism goal selection socratic questioning. This highly practical book is illustrated throughout with lengthy coach–coachee dialogues that include a commentary of the aims of the coach during the session. It will be essential reading for both trainees and professional coaches whether or not they have a background in psychology. It will also be useful for therapists, counsellors and psychologists who want to use coaching in their everyday practice.

An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology

Author: Maria C.W. Peeters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119945529
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Psychology

This is the first comprehensive overview of work psychology, with coverage of classic models, current theories, and contemporary issues affecting the 21st-century worker. Examines the positive aspects of work–motivation, performance, creativity, and engagement—instead of focusing only on adverse effects Edited by leaders in the field with chapters written by a global team of experts from the US, UK, Europe, and Australia Discusses topics such as safety at work, technology, working times, work-family interaction, working in teams , recovery, job demands and job resources, and sickness absence Suitable for advanced courses focused on work psychology as a sub discipline of work and organizational psychology Didactic features include questions for discussion, boxes with practical applications, further reading sections, and a glossary

Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice

Author: Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826104789
Release Date: 2006-11-07
Genre: Social Science

Edited by a leading social work authority and a master CBT clinician, this first-of-its-kind handbook provides the foundations and training that social workers need to master cognitive behavior therapy. From traditional techniques to new techniques such as mindfulness meditation and the use of DBT, the contributors ensure a thorough and up-to-date presentation of CBT. Covered are the most common disorders encountered when working with adults, children, families, and couples including: Anxiety disorders Depression Personality disorder Sexual and physical abuse Substance misuse Grief and bereavement Eating disorders Written by social workers for social workers, this new focus on the foundations and applications of cognitive behavior therapy will help individuals, families, and groups lead happier, fulfilled, and more productive lives.

Encyclopedia of Stress A D

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0122267354
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Stress (Physiology)

This encyclopaedia provides a reference source of knowledge on stressors, the biological mechanisms involved in the stress response, the effects of activating the stress response mechanisms and the disorders that may arise as a consequence of acute or chronic stress. In addition to subjects traditionally associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the encyclopaedia covers a range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, psychiatric disorders, enzymatic disorders of adrenal steroids and opioids in the adrenal medulla and the brain. It goes beyond the biology of stress and includes such stress-related subjects as behaviour, psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems, reproductive function, immune function, work, post-traumatic stress, and predisposition to disease.