1.1 - What to Expect in this Stress Management SkillsCamp

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Welcome to our virtual SkillsCamp on stress management.

Stress is called the health epidemic of the 21st century and is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year because of burnout, absenteeism and sick days. Yet at the very same time in this fast-paced and high-demand world, it can be so hard to just stop and breathe and manage your stress. That being said, doing things that we care about or if we are striving to succeed in any way, that comes with a level of stress. We're just trying to make sure that it's the good stress and not the kind that debilitates us and those around us.

So with the right tools and some easy-to-apply tested strategies, you will have the power to not only anticipate the stress ahead of time, but you'll be able to reduce the impact on you when it inevitably happens.

So by the end of this virtual skills camp, you will be able to:

  • Explain just how much stress actually costs to your mind and your body and your bank account.
  • You'll be able to understand how the biology of the brain can lead to stress, but how understanding that biology can also calm the stress down.
  • You'll be able to see the different ways that people react to stress and identify your own leading stress driver. And finally,
  • We will give you real strategies for preventing and managing your stress.

Now we know that being talked at forever is boring. So we've made this course interactive and engaging. We've been doing this a long time and we're going to give you a ton of real stories from real companies. We're also going to give you downloadable activities and assessments that you can print out or fill out online to really become masterful. Finally, we also know that online learning can be a bit lonely sometimes. So we offer office hours so that no matter when you purchase this course, you can speak with a real human SkillsCamp instructor. You'll also see comment threads from fellow learners and you'll be added to our close group of SkillsCamp alumni.

So if you're someone that's just trying to up your game and the most important skills, this SkillsCamp for you. If you're looking to be a more dynamic employee perhaps primed for leadership, this SkillsCamp is for you. Maybe you're just trying to improve your marriage. Well, this SkillsCamp is for you too because stress is everywhere. There's a lot of value here. The question is, are you ready to take this SkillsCamp?

Good. Let's go.