HEADS UP GUYS – MEN, STRESS, AND MINDFULNESS AT WORK

HEADS UP GUYS – MEN, STRESS, AND MINDFULNESS AT WORK

How men can better manage stress

Today there is a significant conversation about stress and especially about stress at work about women. The number of people signed off due to stress-related ill-health has grown at an alarming rate.

As a mindfulness coach, I see many women reaching out for support. Mindfulness training in and out of workplaces, yoga, meditation and the like appear strongly skewed to females. Therefore, it’s essential that we talk more about men and stress in the workplace and beyond. And find more ways to encourage men to participate in mindfulness training.  So for International Men’s Day, I put together a short overview of stress with a focus on men.

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Stress: The Role of Tend and Befriend

Stress: The Role of Tend and Befriend

How to respond to stress differently

Often, we talk about stress in a one-dimensional context, i.e., fight or flight. However, is this the only response humans have to stress? According to research we have another innate response ‘tend and befriend’ which allows us to bring care and compassion to the forefront of any stressful situation.

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