Shift-Worker: Stress, Health and Solutions
One-third of Canada's paid labour force work some form of non-day or rotating shift. Shift workers are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as excessive daytime sleepiness and are almost twice as likely to fall asleep at the wheel. Long term shift work takes years off your life.
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Shift work has increased enormously during our modern era, which can pose many difficulties and cause increased stress to employees. Fatigue due to shift-work decreases productivity, increases accidents, changes mood, lowers resistance to infection and affects most body functioning.
This workshop focuses on the impact and causes of shift work stress on sleep, energy cycles, health and relationships and provides practical stress management strategies based on the S-O-S Principle™ to reduce the negative impact.
The stress management strategies provided will center on reducing the impact of shift work stress on sleep, illness and support by answering questions on how much sleep do you need, how do you know if you are getting enough sleep, what stress management strategies are important to maintaining your health as a shift-worker and how can you keep connected to those around you.
- Understand the concepts and stress symptoms associated with shift work stress and the unique challenges associated with them
- Recognize the impact shift work has on sleep, nutrition and relationships and the consequences of ignoring them
- Employ a Sleep Personality Profile to ensure a best-fit to your job
- Utilize organizational and individual stress management strategies based on the S-O-S PrincipleTM to best reduce the effects of shift work stress such as eating for alertness
RESULTS AND REVIEWS
“Excellent presentation and I liked the focus on positive thinking and ways to deal with shift related issues.”
– HKPR Community Day
“Eye opening. This should be give to all shift workers.”
– Ontario Power Generation
Beverly's presentations include insights, practical tools and strategies based on her proprietary S-O-S Principle™. This S-O-S Principle™ ensures that the right strategies are considered for your unique Personal Action Plan, so that you can control the reactions to stress, build resiliency against live's challenges and live a healthy and flourishing life.
RESULTS AND REVIEWS
“…Beverly provided a one-day workshop on Work Life Balance to CUPE National Representatives during our staff training session in Alberta. Beverly was enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge and perspectives, as well as open to reflecting on the participant’s questions and commentary. We certainly enjoyed and applauded Beverly’s professionalism, humour, candor and presentation. And, we are currently scheduling another training session with her…”
DIANNE | Canadian Union of Public Employees
PATRICK CARR | Corporate President
“…Beverly’s presentation was excellent – the topic was extremely relevant and the presentation was polished and professional. She connected with the audience and based on the very positive feedback from the attendees re this session, motivated them to reevaluate how they currently handle multiple demands in an ever-changing environment and to consider new strategies for managing both their own stress and that of the employees reporting to them. I would certainly consider hiring Beverly again and would not hesitate to recommend her to others…”
TERRY | LexisNexis Canada