I am a member of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) and we are all committed to follow the ISMA code of practice. Our aim is to prevent stress, to reduce it and to manage it by providing expert knowledge and practice with which to improve the quality of your life.
We offer a range of healthcare interventions, all of which are well established in healthcare clinics and all of which continue to become increasingly popular. One of the reasons that these interventions are quite so popular is because they are, in their own unique ways, particularly effective in reducing stress.
People experience stress in a variety of ways and will naturally benefit from different therapeutic treatments. Some interventions focus on physical wellbeing, for example tension headaches, RSI; some focus on mental wellbeing, for example negative or unrealistic thinking; and some on emotional wellbeing, for example anxiety and fear. Together, we choose the treatment or treatments best suited to your needs.
The physical interventions – swedish & deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage, create a profound sense of peace, leaving you feeling completely relaxed and noticeably revived. All of these massage treatments ease emotional distress and facilitate the healing of stress related conditions. The talking interventions, those that focus on mental and emotional well being, offer a range of diverse approaches. This is because our psychological needs vary so greatly. For example, counselling offers time and space in which to air concerns and to reflect, NLP helps set goals and the steps needed to achieve them, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers tools to achieve a more realistic and helpful attitude. During treatment we work together as a team and you will be encouraged to take an active role in the stress management process. We explore how you feel and the causes of the stress. We define the goals you want to achieve and any changes that need to be made. You will be taught the various tools and techniques that each intervention has to offer so that you can use them competently and independently in all areas of your life.
Why Manage Stress?
Incidences of stress have reached epidemic proportions. Currently studies are showing that 22% of variance in job performance is accounted for by ‘well being’ related factors
About 1 in 5 say work is very or extremely stressful
Over half a million people are ill through stress
Each case of stress related illness loses on average 29 working days
13.4 million working days are lost to stress and depression
Stress costs society £3.8 billion each year
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published stress management guidelines and standards which Effective Life has embraced in its approach. We follow the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) code of practice and provide expert knowledge and practice.
All Effective Life practitioners are insured and registered with recognized governing boards. These include: The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP) and The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
Our benefits include:
Increase employee commitment to work
Increase staff performance and productivity
Increase attendance level
Reduce staff turnover
Reduce staff recruitment
Increase customer satisfaction
Enhance positive image and reputation
Reduce risk of potential litigation