167882 - Stress: friend or foe?
- : Online
This Stress Management workshop will assist attendees with knowledge of the following:
Understand and recognise reactions to stress
Describe the effects of stress on performance and physical functioning
Identify own signs of stress and utilise these for improved function
Create a plan to utilise stress for growth and self-development
Relevance to General Practice
The National Mental Health Survey of Doctors Medical Students Report states that Australian doctors reported significantly higher rates of psychological distress and suicidal thoughts compared to the general Australian population and other Australian professionals. A dominant perspective in society is that stress is something to avoid or reduce. A Standford and Yale study specifically looks at the mindset in management of stress, in particular, changing ones perception of the stress, which can lead to an improved response to both challenging and threatening stress.
This education activity aims to provide attendees with information on how to change their mindset concerning stress and learn to recognise stress as having a positive effect on performance and learning. Participants will create a plan to assist in recognising when they are stressed along with a guided practice in re-framing thinking around stress in order to utilise within their work practice and life.
- Understand and recognise reactions to stress
- Describe the effects of stress on performance and physical functioning
- Identify own signs of stress and utilise these for improved function
- Create a plan to utilise stress for growth and self-development