Posted by: arijnovick | January 31, 2008

Stress Management, Increases Productivity and Saves Lives

Stress Management, Increases Productivity and Saves Lives

Most of us know that high levels of stress are hard to deal with and impact our ability to function well. High levels of stress tend to deteriorate our good judgment and can lead to poor impulse control. Stress is primarily caused when there are more demands in our life than resources to meet those demands. Stress related mental health issues are a major concern in the workplace. A 2003 report from Metlife indicated that 55% of their claims were related to stress, causing depression or anxiety related disorders. This report concluded that U.S. employers lose close to $344 billion dollars each year due to lost productively, absenteeism, and medical fees.

Learning skills in stress management is not only good for your mental health; it is also a cost savings to business and industry. When faced with health problems, most Americans will seek treatment because physical illness is easier to understand. We know that a broken arm needs an x-ray and a cast; we know to take cough medicine for a cold. What do we do for stress? Do you and your employees know how to handle stress effectively? Stress is a silent killer and can damage both our physical and psychological health in detrimental ways.

Learning skills in stress management can be essential to both becoming more productive, healthier, and improving relationships with others. Stress management can also reduce liability for your company and increase productively, not to mention create a much happier workforce. Learning stress management is often achieved through training from a professional. For more information on stress and anger management training for your business or personal needs, contact Ari Novick, Ph.D. by visiting his website, http://www.ajnovickgroup.com

Ari Novick, Ph.D., LMFT
AJ Novick Group- Stress and Anger Management


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    – Sue.


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