Coping With Job Burnout Syndrome, Stress and Difficult Emotions


14 hours

Coping With Job Burnout Syndrome, Stress and Difficult Emotions

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14 hours

There are no specific requirements needed to attend this course.


Course has been prepared as an interactive one. The participants activity takes over 80% of course time. Each session goes according to a similar dynamic, based on a method taking upon consideration Kolb’s cycle of learning: exercise opening for a new habit (consciousness building); short lectures about the techniques (knowledge) and new techniques to practice (skills and experience). After each session is completed, the participants will receive all the info related to the session.

There are short lectures concluding practical issues and explaining the basic psychological mechanisms realted with participants' work experience.

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  1. Job burnout – definition attempt
    • Sign and symptoms
    • How to see them inside of myself?
    • How vulnerable am I – self-diagnosis of my own job burnout sensibility
    • Values, priorities and other predispositions
    • How to prevent job burnout
    • Red and yellow light – how to notice first symptoms of coming job burnout?
  2. Prevention is better than treatment – basic techniques of protection against job burnout
    • Coaching methods – ex. Life circle
    • Motivational goals setting using SMART method
    • Priorities settlement using Eisenhower’s matrix
  3. Factors apparently useless- however helpful
    • Good contact with myself establishing
    • Self- awareness as a key to prevent job burnout
    • Dreams - pipe-dreams and lost time or road-signs?
    • What to do to have a strong feeling: “I want”- introduction to motivational work with myself
  4. Motivation – efficient techniques of self-motivation
    • Meanders and bends of internal motivation
    • Efficient ways of looking for internal motivation
    • what is success desire ?
    • efficient self-motivation techniques – work with guided imagination
    • efficient self-motivation techniques – by goals and resources analysis
    • efficient self-motivation techniques- priorities setting and value hierarchy recognizing
    • personal convictions – how do I think about my success? My own style of success and failure explanation
    • personal attitude – how do I understand failure?
    • Imaginations and dreams – a friend and enemy of motivation
  5. Emotional self-awareness building in a team:
    • About anger which can addict
    • About emotions muting which can apparently work, but causes explosion
  6. Stress
    • basic knowledge about stress
    • how to use positive stress called eustress
    • my own stress factors recognition
    • how to control own emotions
  7. Diagnosis of own vulnerability for stress and previous ways of coping with stress and difficult situations.
  8. Techniques and methods of stress reduction
    • environmental: work with surrounding
    • physiological: breath control, progressive muscular relaxations by Jacobson
    • mental: autogenic training by Schultz, work with guided images
    • Practicing relaxation techniques: muscular relaxation like Jacobson’s training, techniques of imagination and self-suggestion like Schultz’s training
  9. Stress taming techniques:
    • Masks and poker technique (used by special forces ex. Mosad)
    • Separating stress form visible physiological reactions
    • poker face with simmering inside
    • new skills training
  10. The basic rules of anti-stress prevention