Stress can impact all sectors of business, whether public or private, large or small. With the current economic climate, business and their employees are being put under more and more pressure to deliver with less and less resources. COVID, BREXIT, the economic climate changes and recessions have seen an increase in the levels psycho-social stressors in the workplace.
Approximately 79% of all UK employees say that they feel worn out by work and suffer from work related stress. This accounts for mental illnesses and over 50% of work absences, costing British businesses and estimated £26 billion p.a. in 2019.
The main reasons that people gave for feeling stressed, depressed or anxious at work were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. All of which is common place in most organisations. In addition to these factors, reduction in job security, increased workloads and increases in inter-personal conflict at work, has meant that work related stress has taken on a new and much for aggressive form, with work stressors in Britain consistently increasing since 2009.
With recent unprecedented times caused by COVID-19, many people have had to adapt with complete new ways of working, which can bring about its own challenges and stresses and may find that they need more support than before and in different ways.
The benefits of flexible working have somewhat been reversed by the increased hours worked, balancing home and work, pressure to continue to deliver as well as the other stressors mentioned. The increased stress factors also lead to a wide range of health issues, such as depression, anxiety disorders, cardiovascular disease and even suicide.
As a business you will want to look after your employees and have a social responsibility to do so. Stress can mean different things to different people and it is important to recognise that everyone is individual. However, being able to offer solutions to help your employees with stress will allow them to use the tools that are most appropriate for them. I sit on the well-being council of a large organisation and the hypnotherapy sessions that I have done with business employees have been very well received and the feedback has been that people want and need this kind of support.
I have done group relaxations sessions at corporate sites and have also had people come to me for more 1 on 1 therapy. However, therapy is not just limited to stress and anxiety, we are able to help people overcome fears, such as the fear of standing up and talking at a conference or giving a presentation, fear of change, or even help to enhance performance. We can help improve levels of concentration and also tap into the unconscious minds ability to learn and recall information…. The possibilities are endless…Some of the feedback is on my testimonials page, so please take a look and contact me if you are interested in helping your employees and business Succeed with Hypnotherapy.