How to manage work related stress and burnout

We have already discussed that most companies would acknowledge the ethical and financial drivers for having some stress management resources at the disposal of their teams, to try to manage and control their personnel’ s stress level where appropriate.

Stress-management techniques are based on the theory that stress is not a predetermined response to a stressor, but relates to a person’s perception of the stressor, therefore the stress can be individually experienced, managed and controlled. There is an acknowledgement that stressors can be constantly present in life, so effective management using stress management techniques is the key to our general wellbeing.

Both conventional methods and alternative stress management methods are available to deal with stress, and try to control or reduce stress levels

Conventional methods can include psychiatric therapy, medication, counselling and talking therapies.

Alternative methods include self-help therapies, yoga, visualization, meditation and life coaching. These techniques generally aim to empower the client to have self-belief in their ability to cope, using techniques such as positive thinking. Other techniques include homeopathy, deep breathing, relaxation techniques, spending time in nature, humour and comedy, spas, and social activity.

Social support is perceived as important in this field. This can be; –

  • Emotional support, providing a sense of value, esteem, acceptance, or affection.
  • Tangible support, such as financial support, providing concrete assistance
  • Informational support, such as provision of advice and guidance, enabling problem-solving.
  • Companionship support, the presence of another person providing a sense of belonging and engagement.

Stress Management Consultants

Enlightened companies may engage the services of stress management consultants.

As an example of the type of services available, let’s review what The UK Stress Management Society offer, and see what advice and services are on their site; –
Understand the causes of stress within your organisation through a Business Stress Risk Review ®

  • Start tackling the problem with a stress or mental health policy and action plan
  • Arrange personal resilience training for managers to increase their skills and confidence in recognising and reducing stress
  • Arrange personal resilience training for staff to increase their awareness of stress related challenges and introduce skills and techniques to increase coping ability.
  • Order branded stress awareness or stress management products to publicise your stress management message
  • Book wellbeing days at your organisation, from on-site stress testing or stress awareness events to wellbeing promotion activities


How to manage work related stress and burnout — 38 Comments

  1. Surely! That is what comes now to help me cope with stress: Life coach, and counsels as positive mind. Really thank you.

  2. Thanks for leaving this lesson is it very important and useful indeed. I too have had some stress from my boss and his anger towards me at the time I felt like hitting over the head and leave, but good sense prevailed and I took it with a smile.

  3. indeed it’s a life changing lessons you lender to us . personally am learning more things that helps me achieve my goals and be productive because I have learnt on how to manage stress hence that will help me to relieve stress

  4. the lessons,are all importance lessons to company managers an management teams. It will help them to understood their relationship with any one in conation to business dealings.

    • this lesson is very important, it help me understand will how to handle. Coroner’s all kinds in busines

  5. good day. i had issues with getting internet so i hardly get the chance to participate as i would have like

  6. I highly believe that stress can be managed well if we understand what we do clearly on a daily basis and we should lean to balance activities

  7. this is an interesting part which every one can benefit the results and effects as well as limiting stress in different ways.

  8. i really gain from this lecture, i have been dealing with work stress all alone, but reading this techniques gladden my heart.

  9. Am so happy to read the kind of services offered by the UK Stress Management Society as approaches for eliminating a number of stresses among their staffs as well as managers.

  10. Looking for a job. Holder of a BComm Business management honours degree majoring in Finance.

  11. Yes, appropriate stress management promotes good working relationship, and these motivate your team to meet the work place targets.

  12. The ideas in this lesson are really good to treat work stressing situations. I hope that all businessmen would appreciate the efforts you make to help us to better our businesses and create an excellent relationship with our workers. Thanks a lot.