Most people know that to build and sustain successful small business, we need to work hard. It’s easy to see how so many people believe that the harder they work, the more energy, hours and effort they put in to their business, the greater the success they’ll have. It’s a common misconception that showing others just how hard we’re working is impressive in itself. If you recognise some of this in yourself, then it’s likely that you will have become accustomed over time to pushing yourself harder and harder, or allowing others to push you harder and harder, or to ‘dump’ their own pressures onto you!

Sadly, the truth of the matter is that the only thing that relentless pressure creates is stress, and the cumulative effects of daily stress, if left unchecked can often lead to so called “burnout”. Obviously nobody would like to think that they’re on a path to burning out, as we like to feel that we’re in control and doing just fine. However, even some of the most successful people reach their goals at the expense of their own health…

Which is why Ashford based training company, H2 Training & Consultancy Ltd has teamed up with the Sophrology Academy (also based in Ashford) to create a unique practical half-day workshop especially for anyone who has recognised that they are under a fair amount of pressure at work, and who doesn’t think it’s going to let-off in the foreseeable future.

If you’re not sure whether this applies to you, ask yourself:

  • Do you find yourself thinking and worrying about work outside of ‘normal’ working hours?
  • Do you wake up in the night, thinking about, worrying about or planning your work commitments?
  • Have you started noticing stress-related symptoms, such as headaches, digestive problems, tension in your neck and shoulders?
  • Are you less tolerant with others that usual?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!

We have designed it to include some specific Sophrology techniques, which will enable you to recoup your vital energy and to approach your work with renewed enthusiasm, without feeling the negative effects of stress. You will learn how to free yourself from the downward stress spiral, and how to avoid the effects of pressure from undermining your performance, and eroding your relationships with your colleagues, customers and suppliers.

The workshop will also include some very practical tools that are used by many of the most successful (and healthy!) managers, entrepreneurs and professionals for dealing with some of the most common sources of stress, including how to deal with difficult people, and how to manage your own behaviour in difficult situations to create more positive outcomes. You will also be given a highly effective optimum performance and wellbeing strategic planning tool which will help you to avoid heading any further down the road towards the burnout trap!

If you’d like to learn more about the “Avoiding the Burnout Trap” workshops being held near Maidstone on 23 November and again on 4 December, please follow the link, or copy and paste into your browser:

Tina Halperin, Director, H2 Training & Consultancy Ltd
Tel: 0800 0015 151



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