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The Balanced Professional

A stress management presentation series for professionals

The ability to effectively manage stress is a critical skill for today's professional.

 

Professionals face unique pressure, which can result from the increased responsibility that accompanies their roles. They may have to navigate complex problem-solving, high-stakes decision-making, steep client expectations, heavy workloads, tight deadlines, and regulatory requirements. On top of this, they often deal with fierce internal and external competition, ethical dilemmas, and an internal compulsion for perfectionism.

 

There is no shortage of stressors that a professional can face during their workday. Each of these factors can be overwhelming on its own but these aspects of being a professional converge on a regular basis.

For these reasons, leaders in professional industries worry about the toll that high levels of sustained stress are having on their people.

Effective stress management is about building self-awareness and learning to interact with stress in healthy and productive ways.

Managing stress is not an exercise in trying to avoid stress.

Stress is an inevitable part of being a professional.

It’s an inevitable part of life.

Imagine employees who...

Can navigate high pressure situations with confidence.

Are self-aware enough to recognize when stress is starting to hinder their success and take effective steps to address this.

Have the tools required to deal with stress without sacrificing motivation.

The ability to manage stress effectively does not hinder performance, initiative, or creativity. In fact, effective stress management can enhance all these things.

The Balanced Professional stress management presentation series empowers professionals to confidently navigate the high pressure of their roles. Participants feel heard as they review examples and talk through scenarios that reflect their daily reality. They learn simple yet powerful techniques and concepts they can apply at work or at home.

 

This presentation series enables professionals to...

  • Respond more consciously to stressful situations.

  • Build self-awareness.

  • Improve their focus and concentration.

  • Increase their effectiveness.

  • Bolster their mental health.

By having their people attend this presentation series, leaders are taking proactive steps to improve their mindsets and well-being and provide them with concrete and immediately applicable tools to help them be their best.

People meeting around a boardroom table, in a well-lit office space

The Balanced Professional presentation series consists of the following seven modules. 

Each of the sessions above is approximately 90 minutes in duration. 

However, the exact duration can be modified to suit an organization’s specific needs. Sessions can be broken into shorter segments or combined into longer workshops.  Clients can commit up-front to having their team go through all seven sessions over an extended period of time or they can also choose to offer just one session from the series.

1

Managing Your Thoughts

We consider a new way of viewing stress and explore how our mindsets about thoughts can impact our experiences. We look at some surprising information about our thoughts and consider ways to create new habits to better manage them. We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

4

Embracing Mindfulness & Getting in the Flow

We examine how to easily incorporate mindfulness into our lives, as a means of stress management. We consider the critical role that presence and awareness play in our well-being and look at ways to get better at being in the moment. We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

7

Planning & Managing Your Time With Purpose

We consider how we can start and end our day and workday with intention. We look at how to mindfully manage our time and review key mindsets to help us maximize our effectiveness. We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

2

Navigating Your Feelings

We continue our exploration of stress by considering the impact that our feelings can have on us. We review various ways to think about and process our feelings without letting them completely take over. We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

5

Practicing Self-Care

We look at several self-care practices that we can add to our personal stress management toolkits. We examine hobbies, nature, music, movement, community, meditation, and other methods. We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

3

Elevating Your Mindset

We examine other mindsets that can affect our well-being. We look at common scenarios and consider how topics like facing challenges, finding meaning, and extending kindness can influence not only how we feel throughout the workday but also our effectiveness and confidence. We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

6

Getting Better Sleep

We explore habits and techniques to help us prepare for sleep, fall asleep, and get back to sleep when we wake in the middle of the night.  We also practice breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques.

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