Managing Overwhelm

Helping teams navigate stress and take action to prevent overwhelm. 

The Concept

In the complexity of modern workplaces and life, it is easy to feel a sense of always struggling to keep up. While stress is unavoidable, overwhelm — the point when additive stress leads to mental exhaustion — is very much preventable.  Without being able to identify the signs of overwhelm or having the tools to manage it, it can negatively impact both work and home life. 

The Workshop 

This 60-minute workshop provides tactical strategies to manage stress and develop daily habits to reduce overwhelm. It will begin with an exercise to demonstrate the pervasiveness of how stress impacts your focus, followed by a dissection of what actually happens to the brain during a stressful situation. From there, we will include a series of tools that can be used to identify stress and take action to prevent it from snowballing. 

The Outcomes

Attendees will leave this workshop with: 

  • A self-evaluation of daily stressors at work and home 
  • A set of tools to reduce the highest everyday stressors 
  • Strategies to implement nurturing activities and habits
  • Communication tips to let others know when you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed
  • A feedback approach to suggest changes to your managers to address key areas that are overwhelming for the team

      Why this matters

      “One of the biggest problems with being overwhelmed is that psychologically the feeling of being overwhelmed makes people slow down. Think about a time you felt extremely overwhelmed. Were you moving faster than normal or did you struggle to make it to the end of the day? It’s as if you are dragging around in lead shoes. Taking on additional work and performing the work poorly will not help your career..”
      Forbes

      “The information provided by the Managing Overwhelm facilitators has proven to be invaluable for YES youth throughout their job search, as well as when they are entering the workforce. Managing Overwhelm provides our youth with practical information and tools for managing stress in a highly engaging, fun and youth-friendly format.”

      Karlie Fisher

      Manager, Youth Employment Services (YES)

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