Job Related Stress
Work-related stress is a psychological state because of the perception of imbalance between job demand and individuals capability to cope. An individual spends significant time of day at the workplace and if the workplace is the reason for stress, it may cause headache, backache and other bodily symptoms, disturbed sleep, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, disturbed relationship at work, and home, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuses. Long-term stress may cause diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic medical illness. Tiredness, job dissatisfaction, and forgetfulness shall lead to decreased productivity which will trap the individual in a vicious cycle of non-performance, stress, and job dissatisfaction. So work-related stress has a negative impact not only on the individual but also on his/her organization.
Aim of the Counselling
Training to cope with work-related stress and education to develop a healthy work environment.
Objectives of Counselling
1. Assessment of work-related stress and factors contributing to it.
2. Assessment of coping strategies of clients and training to enhance them.
3. Training in time management
4. Assertiveness training
5. Relaxation therapy
It generally needs 5-10 sessions but may vary as per the extent of the problem and personality of the client.