Stress is what arises when something you care about is at stake. Our goal at What is Stress is to demonstrate the physiology of stress. We show how stress works, how and why a range of interventions work so that attendees can replace their negative stress cycle with a positive cycle of self-care.
“I loved this workshop, could have listened to Heather speak all day. Took lots of good things away from this.”
Control Officer, London Fire Brigade
“This was a fascinating, insightful and well thought out session. It was engaging and well delivered. I would recommend this to anyone in the service.”
Associate Partner People, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
“Really professionally delivered session. Some great ideas, understanding and interaction from fellow attendees which really enhanced the detail in the session.”
HR Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
“Very informative and interesting. I have taken away some useful information to help me recognise and manage my stress. I also recognised new things about myself and how I manage my stress. A very well produced and delivered session delivered in a professional yet very understandable way – brilliant, I enjoyed this course. Thank you.”
District Administrator. West Yorkshire Fire Service Leeds District
“Excellent session, very informative and interesting. I learnt a lot about myself in terms of wellbeing and being able to maintain and protect my wellbeing. Also, raised awareness of recognising stress symptoms in others.”
Assistant Chief. Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue
“Extremely useful session. Enjoyed learning about physiological responses and how to take care of myself better. Would love the opportunity to complete a full day’s session. All information given was well presented and well explained. Loved the ending; ‘This too shall pass’. Very inspiring and thought provoking. Thank you”
Youth Officer. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
“Excellent course/workshop. Learnt a lot about Stress and how I can use it in my everyday life also being able to identify Stress in other people. Enjoyed the God simple breathing exercise to do easily at work and home.”
HR Advisor. TWFRS
“An excellent session on the physical effects that Stress can cause. Very informative but in an easy to understand way. Will definitely take back the information that I have learnt and use in a productive way. Would love to find out more!”
Administrator, West Midlands Fire Service
“Really great workshop – very well explained and great background knowledge. Excellent resources brochure to take away.
Mentioning of points that are often overlooked was good.”
Firefighter, West Sussex - Chichester
“What a fantastic workshop. I feel I am better placed to recognise the signs of stress in myself and others.
But more importantly, I have the means to do something about it. The tools to cope.”
Administrator Technical Fire and Safety, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
“Really interesting. A better understanding of what is happening to my body and its response. Thank you.”
Firefighter (Control) Bedfordshire FRS
“Prior to the workshop I really didn’t know what to expect, but the workshop exceeded my expectations. I feel it is the sort of workshop everyone should take part in. Delivery was great and extremely informative and relatable. I feel I have learnt so much.”
Station Manager (Control) Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
“Excellent session – really interesting. Put simply and very effective. Easy to use advice. Would love to learn more.”
“Very, very interesting. I have taken away the need for self-care.
Embracing downtime and being aware of your body and what it is telling you is new to me.”
Home Safety Advisor, Bedfordshire
“Heather came to speak to a group of our early stage start-ups about how stress can impact your health and business growth. Heather’s warm approach enabled each person to feel at ease and share their own individual experiences. During the session, we learnt about the scientific principles of stress in handy bitesize chunks. Heather is a talented communicator and certainly knows her stuff!“
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“I found the session extremely helpful. I have a high-pressure career dealing with several external factors that are not easily controlled. Understanding stress from a physiological perspective has helped me feel less stressed, while allowing my body to assist me in achieving results. I would thoroughly recommend this course.”
Senior Associate, True Search
“We all think we know about stress, because everyone everywhere is living with it to a greater or lesser extent. But what do you do to cope with it? Whether you work on your own, or employ others, you owe it to yourself to learn more about how to handle stress in yourself and your staff.”
Membership Advisor for the Federation of Small Businesses - Oxfordshire
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What is Stress programmes are designed to build an “emotional resilience toolkit” with strategies on how to “survive and thrive” inside and outside the workplace.
Stress management is of increasing concern to companies and individuals as the impact of long-term stress on employees can be significant. Employers who adopt a proactive approach to their employees’ overall wellbeing understand that supporting the whole person – inside and outside the workplace will improve productivity, staff retention and long-term health.