Professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources.
Many workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay. From working overtime to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, work industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family.
Many professionals bear witness to workplace challenges that range from troublesome to traumatic. As a result, high stress and burnout are major hazards of any profession.
This seminar focuses on understanding each of these challenges. In addition to defining and comparing these conditions, specific triggers will be explored. Participants will gain awareness of key signs and symptoms of stress and burnout, while learning how to manage stressors and their consequences. Specific attention will be given to physical, emotional/mental and behavioral symptoms.
Awareness training is a key component to the seminar. Underlying beliefs about stress are explored and other general signs and symptoms of burnout are explained.
Strategies for management and prevention are shared, including mindfulness training and behaviors that can help reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of high stress and prevent burnout. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own individualized management and prevention plans.
Integrative Resilience Theory is a new and highly effective platform from which to build, change and grow individuals, teams, and entire organizations. A daily mindful "human technology" as well as a philosophy for approaching stress management and preventing burnout, its value is immeasurable.
Through understanding the role of stress, personal and relational conflict, and overall adversity, participants in this training will experience increased awareness while learning strategies toward improved workplace relationships, productivity, and morale. In addition, workers benefitting from these strategies will experience a more valuable experience in work/life balance.
Part one of the training focuses on the overall theory of Integrative Resilience. Participants will learn about its etiology, including major influencers of the development of this idea. A comparison to other ideas will show how it is similar to and different from other stress management burnout prevention theories. Finally, examples are shared showing how Integrative Resilience Theory fits in the modern workplace environment.
In the second segment, participants will move into the role of stress and adversity at work, and what challenges each provides to individuals, work groups, and companies/organizations. Internal and external triggers are explored with regard to stressors, how they are mismanaged and what can be done to implement resilience concepts discussed in the previous segment of the training.
Two highly relevant areas of stress and adversity are covered in the third segment. Numerous scholarly studies, particularly in the field of healthcare and other service professions note that burnout among workers is increasing at alarming rates. Additionally, workplace and relationship conflict and are highly researched areas and worthy of discussion when it comes to applied Integrative Resilience. In this segment, participants will explore how conflict and burnout lead to imbalance and what can be done to better manage workers/employees through the Integrative Resilience model.
In the final segment of the training, participants will learn applied strategies for creating standout individualism and remarkable teamwork using a work/life balance model that uniquely fits individual company values and workplace structure. Optimal balance of teamwork and individual effort is explored through seeking opportunity to ignite both aspects in the workplace!
Participants will develop their own original stress management and burnout prevention program that can be implemented in their specific workplace environment, using The Integrative Resilience Model, inclusive of unique strategies and tools for further building and growing a healthy business/organization.
Conclusion with summary and Q&A period.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Integrative Resilience Theory
- Integration defined
- What is Resilience
- Integrative Resilience
- Etiology of Theory
- Comparisons with other models
- Why IRT?
The Role of Stress/Adversity
- Adversity in the workplace
- Personal stress impacting work
- Stress response systems
- Stress management using IRT
The High Cost of Burnout & Conflict
- Burnout - What it is and why it happens
- IRT Burnout Prevention Strategies
- Types of Conflict - Intrapersonal vs. Interpersonal
- Where's Conflict - (Work, Home, Other)
- Diversity Factors
- Emotional Intelligence Impact on Conflict
- IRT Conflict Resolution Strategies
Teamwork & Individual Effort
- Moving toward Integration
- Exploring Work/Life Balance
- From Activation to Aspiration
- Finding Your ZENS
- There is definitely an "I" in Team
Summary and Closing Remarks
Who Will Benefit:
- Session 1 (90 Mins): Introduction to Integrative Resilience Theory
- Session 2 (90 Mins): The Role of Stress/Adversity
- Session 3 (90 Mins): The High Cost of Burnout and Conflict
- Session 4 (90 Mins): Teamwork and Individual Effort
- Skilled Laborers
- Healthcare Workers
- Service Professionals
- Small Business Owners
- Fortune 500 Companies
- Sales Personnel
- School Teachers
- Mental Health Professionals
- Construction Workers
- First Responders
- IT Managers
- Hotel/Restaurant Managers
- Air Traffic Controllers
- Professional Sports Players/Coaches/Managers
Howard Baumgarten is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, consultant, speaker, wellness and small business-training expert, and owner of a successful mental health private practice in Lakewood, Colorado.
He is the founder of Smart Practice Central, a healthcare business-building platform that values intelligent, ethical, and clinically minded practice development, and provides clinical practice business consultation and trainings to private practices and healthcare agencies.
Howard has lectured throughout the country on the integration of mental health and business, focusing on practice development, working within managed care systems and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care. He is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals, a guide to starting and successfully managing mental health practice.
In 2003, he developed and implemented the first practice building business curriculum in a graduate level-counseling program in the country at the University of Colorado, where he taught this curriculum for twelve years.
He is the former Director of Network Relations for Westside Behavioral Care, Inc., a clinical group practice he helped build into one of Colorado's largest outpatient behavioral health practices.
Howard routinely consults and trains businesses and organizations across a variety of industries in areas including managing stress, building resilience, creating work/life balance, burnout prevention, and other wellness related topics.