Reducing stress at work  

 

Having observed many people suffering with stress at work I looked at the underlying fundamentals causing these issues. I then looked at osteopathic therapeutic principles to develop powerful solutions. 

This approach I called Creative Dynamics as the result increases the creativity within the individual and increases our dynamic effectiveness. 

The Creative Dynamics health and well-being programme tackles the main underlying areas that affect people in the workplace, tackling the problem behind the problem, positively changing the person in how they think, behave and how they respond to others.

The 1st area is that of individual health and wellbeing, teaching people how to accelerate recovery from illnesses and how to reduce the risk of future health issues. This also teaches how to expand our awareness, our consciousness. This is like removing the blinkers so we can see the bigger picture and solve problems more easily. So that the individual is on top of their work, not their work on top of them!

The 2nd area where the programme has a profound benefit, is in creating more successful, more coherent, more effective teams, departments and boards of an organisation. When the department, team or board of directors is not coherent, not working together, then tensions and problems between individuals inevitably arise. This then creates a downward spiral in their effectiveness and outcomes. If this happens at higher level management or at the board level, the negative consequences can be disastrous. Whereas when the team or board has a laser light level of coherence in their thinking, the benefits will be immense and phenomenal.

The 3rd level of profound benefit of the programme, is that of how we relate to time. 

Most people in business are ‘lost to the future’ - continually thinking about all the events and things they must do in the future, resulting in their thinking becoming lost to the future. This then becomes like an enormous energetic carrot -like a carrot in front of the donkey pulling/ drawing them into it. However the donkey can see the carrot. We can’t! As the future does not exist, it is inherently unstable and this can cause significant anxiety in such people. 

Other people are frequently thinking about the past. Thinking how life used to be so good in the past. How it could have been, but wasn’t. These people are the ‘blockers’ in group discussions. 

“That won’t work, that’s not a good idea, that’s not as good as how we used to do things” etc.

For these people the present is not as good as how things used to be and so any change processes, for them must be making things worse. The present is not as good as how things were, so the future has even less chance! This leads to stagnation for the decision making group they are involved with,  and causes the person to have depressive tendencies.

Both of these types of people are at risk of significant psychological tension and at risk of physiological health issues developing further down the line, resulting costly absenteeism.

This third aspect of the Creative Dynamics programme brings people back into the present, in the now. Learning from the past, preparing for the future but living in the now, without anxiety nor depressive tendencies, making them easier and more successful people to work alongside..

Call Tim for more information on how he can help improve workplace well-being in your organisation with a unique and powerful approach.