An audience that’s laughing while learning. An event that’s illuminating yet light-hearted. The latest scientific findings presented in a serious yet humorous manner. And, lasting motivation to balance stress and lead happy, healthy lives in this crazy digital world. For all of this and more, book Dr. Stress for your next conference, incentive program or professional event.
If you’re constantly asking a lot of yourself, striving to reach personal goals, or carrying an extra burden, you risk developing burnout through chronic stress activation. But we can prevent it. This lecture empowers you with important insights from the latest stress research, and teaches you effective power-ups to stay healthy, productive and happy – even in hard times!
Two insights from stress research:
Five effective power-ups
Many people worry about burnout these days. The cause is obvious: increasing workloads. The good news is that we have more influence on our health and wellbeing than we believe. You already have what it takes to prevent burnout: self-awareness, self-empathy, self-esteem and self-care. The magic word is “resilience”. Learn what it means, and how to empower your employees and yourself. This lecture shares the latest research about burnout, and helps you maximise your resilience.
Do you dream of focussed, productive work, and the pride of a job well done? We can make it a daily reality. When you understand how your brain really works, you’ll be able to use it in such a clever way that you’ll enjoy all the benefits of digital devices – in your work and private life – without experiencing the negatives. This lecture will teach you how to avoid distractions, improve concentration and boost motivation. Don’t surrender to digital stress. Be the master of your time, objectives, thoughts and emotions.
Two insights from neurological research:
Three powerful concentration boosters:
Continuous learning may sound like a life sentence for some people. But for those worried about their mental capacity, memory or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s the best way to keep your brain fresh, happy, and boost its performance. The good news is that you are capable of learning at any stage of life – if you know how to do it. (Hint: It’s not about tedious brain jogging.) This lecture provides you with the latest insights from brain research, and transforms learning into a stimulating experience.
Two insights from brain research:
Five tips for better, faster, easer learning – for life:
Tired of using predictable sales strategies to attract customers? Always feel bad about it? The latest neuroeconomics research confirms your intuition: deep down, we prefer cooperation and fairness in any personal contact. Acting against this basic instinct increases stress levels. Even worse: stressed individuals can be hurtful, hostile or withdrawn – without noticing it, and against their better judgement. That’s why stress balance is essential in retail and customer service. This lecture teaches you core strategies for effective stress management, and how to reach your goals amicably. The best part: you’ll also be successful, happy and healthy.
Two insights from stress and relationship research:
Four tips for better cooperation:
A life full of energy, high spirits, fresh inspiration and a healthy glow. Isn’t that what we all want? What do we get instead? Tossing and turning, wallowing in problems, disturbed by snores. Some have serious trouble sleeping. Others simply don’t manage to go to bed on time. We all know how the next day feels: foggy and stressful. The vicious cycle of sleep disorder continues. Let’s break the cycle together. This encouraging lecture will help you sleep the stress away and stay balanced throughout the day.
Two insights from sleep research:
Four tips for restful nights:
Don’t confuse the analogue, biological character of your brain with the properties of digital devices. Our brains are not smartphones. They are infinitely smarter! We can’t just recharge them. Our natural competences – creativity, decision-making, and memory – follow their own rhythms. We have to consider this in order to keep them working perfectly.
Digital communication and long hours of work at the computer screen can cause numerous problems. Many employees suffer from lack of productivity, creativity, motivation and concentration. The first thing to do is to recognise the problems. Next: implement step-by-step solutions, including a carefully designed training programme to restore mental performance. This seminar provides practical help to reduce psychological strain and enhance mental health at work. It is a rich source of information for HR departments, and perfect for anyone striving for success while trying to stay sane in our digital world.
Latest insights form brain research and tips for staying healthy in a digital workplace:
Five daily concentration boosters:
Two important rules for daily work:
Introductory lecture; group and partner work; relaxation exercises for hands, eyes, shoulders, back and body; desk-fitness exercises; mindfulness training; workflow self-assessment; checklists; tips and tools; discussions; future lab: How can we work more efficiently together?
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Our professional and personal lives are increasingly blending. We work in our private times and bring personal issues to work. How to juggle work and life? When you identify the different sources of stress and energy in your life, you can create the right balance between action and relaxation. The result: you’ll lead a more flexible and fulfilling life.
In this seminar, you’ll begin by analysing your desires, motivations, and current work-life balance. You’ll find out what you really need or want to achieve. Once you focus on your priorities, balance becomes easy: your energy will follow your thoughts. You’ll also learn the most effective techniques to achieve work-life balance. Plus: You’ll take home a new plan for your life and can’t wait to get started.
Two facts about work-life balance:
Four skills for a successful and happy life:
Five tools for solving any problem:
Introductory lecture; group and partner work; relaxation exercises; desk-fitness exercises; mindfulness training; work-life balance self-assessment; checklists; tips and tools; discussions; implementation of goals in deep relaxation; checklists; individual coaching.
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Physical and psychosocial diseases, such as burnout and depression, are increasing in many corporate and governmental organizations. One of the main causes lies is excessive stress due to increasing work pressure and personal problems. Executives juggle dual responsibilities: for themselves and their employees.
What should you do if an employee seems exhausted, shows changes in performance, or withdrawal from others? Your spontaneous reaction may be to consider possible causes and try to help. You may be right. But you may also overburden yourself or other members of your team. In most cases, you won’t be able to sufficiently improve the situation, and will end up feeling helpless. Despite your good intentions, you may even delay the diagnosis of a physical or mental illness.
So what should you do? As an executive, you are not responsible for providing medical advice, coaching or solving private issues. But it is your duty to look after your employees. This means you’ll have to lead a conversation with the affected person and urge them to seek professional help. Such talks are challenging, and customary leadership tools are of little help. Thus, it is important to prepare yourself by learning the correct techniques and choice of words. You’ll also need reliable information about occupational laws and privacy protection. This seminar gives you the knowledge and support you need to effectively help your employees while protecting yourself from added pressure.
The latest news about psychosocial diseases and important recommendations for healthy leadership.
The biological foundation of our minds consists of living brain cells. If they fall ill, many forms of dysfunctions may occur, leading to a number of psychological symptoms. Although this can cause incomprehensible patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, these are not feigned symptoms or illnesses. Unbalanced stress through chronic stress overload is today’s main trigger for psychological and mental diseases.
Recommendation 1: Give equal status and respect to people with psychological diseases as to those with physical disorders.
Recommendation 2: Educate staff about stress, burnout and psychological problems as well as opportunities for help and treatment.
Five guidelines for healthy leadership:
Methods: Introductory lecture; group and partner work; relaxation exercises (mindfulness training, quick relaxation, progressive muscular relaxation (Jacobson), deep relaxation); desk-fitness exercises; leadership self-assessment test; checklists; tips and tools; discussions; employee conversation training (without camera!); trainer feedback.
Duration: 2 days