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The Science of Stress and Burnout Reduction

Stress has been taking a heavy toll on our well-being since the pandemic began. The extended lack of control and predictability has caused physical, emotional and mental exhaustions. Burnout is rampant and disruptive. Employee disengagement is eroding business cultures. Attracting and retaining employees have become a top challenge. Leaders are seeking effective ways to reduce stress and prevent burnout.

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100% of Vistage members who have attended this workshop recommend it. They have rated this program 4.7/5 for its content, applicability and delivery.

In most businesses and organizations, the most common approach to stress reduction is to practice self care, but it has failed miserably. Talks and workshops focused on breathing, meditation and positivity are a dime a dozen. However, we can’t end a crisis with deep exhalation. We can’t curb the inflation with more mindfulness. We can’t reengage exhausted employees with just a positive attitude. The overreliance on self care sets us up for failure because science has shown that stress is lowered by active preemption, instead of passive coping.

Workshop: Apply Science to Reduce Stress and Burnout

Good leaders strive to decrease followers’ stress. Bad leaders do the opposite. Stress impairs our ability to make intelligent decisions. Stress inevitably leads to poor leadership decisions. All effective leadership skills boil down to reducing followers’ stress. However, in leadership development, little is taught about how to apply the latest science to manage both leaders and followers’ stress.

Part 1 ~ Why Leaders Need to Know about Stress:

Part 2 ~ How Smart Leaders Prevent Burnout:

Terri Mattson Terry’s talk on ‘The Science of Stress Reduction’ clears up and answers questions regarding why and how we react under stress. You know you can’t control it but why? Terry gives his audience a new, fascinating way to assess stressors. He provides a scientific framework built on having control, predictability and progress. He breaks down the science in an interesting and factual way so you can begin to understand the pathways to breaking free and acquiring new habits to help you deal with stress. He discusses triggers and how to block them as well as clearly defining the body and brain’s response to various situations. Terry captivates his audience with his knowledge of the brain while sharing techniques so you control your auto response. Fight or flight? Terry explains it all. I highly recommend inviting Terry to speak to your audience or team because his insights are so helpful in reducing stress and burnout. ~ Terri Mattson, Life Coach, Beginning Today Lifestyle Wellness
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The Science of Stress and Burnout Prevention

There are thousands of self-care and resilience workshops out there. But nearly all of them are based on personal experience, anecdotes or recycled content. Few address how to assess or handle stressors. Why are such workshops counterproductive or even harmful? When businesses and organizations require their employees to participate such mandatory workshops, the hidden message to those employees is, “Your stress or burnout is your problem. So fix it.” When none of those breathing exercises works, it is the employees who feel like they are failures.

Good leaders can shift from the “band-aid” approach to a new, science-based approach to reduce their followers’ stress and mitigate burnout. This workshop is taught by renowned Neuroscientist, Dr. Terry Wu. Dr. Wu turns complex science into actionable practices that will change how you manage stress. He gives you real tools that are supported by decades of scientific research.

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Sara Krisher Terry’s workshop was fascinating. The first half of the workshop was lecture-style with incredible research. Terry is a master of his material. He revealed five safety signals we can be strategic about in our lives to mitigate the effects of stress. The second half of the workshop was a facilitated discussion which allowed us to reflect on our own lives. We got to see whether the five safety signals were present or not and consider ideas for stress reduction. My Vistage group invited individuals from their team and they were so happy they did. Every leader needs to know this content. ~ Sara Krisher, Vistage Chair, President of STAND TALL, Public Speaker, and Author
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