There’s no universally agreed medical definition of stress. At its most simple, stress is your body’s physical response to mental or emotional pressure. Our jobs, relationships, family life or money can all add to our levels of stress.
When you’re stressed, your body believes it’s under attack and switches to what’s known as ‘fight or flight’ mode. As a result, a mix of hormones and chemicals are released into your body so that you prepare for physical activity. Blood might also be diverted to muscles, causing you to lose concentration or become less able to digest food.
When the threat passes, your body usually returns to normal, but if you’re continually under pressure this might not be the case.
This workshop focuses on dealing with stress in the workplace and enhancing your wellbeing at work.