Stress Management for Tribal Government and
Enterprise Employees

Todayís tribal workforce is experiencing job burnout and stress in epidemic proportions. Workers at all levels feel stressed out, insecure and misunderstood. Stress may be caused by reduced funding for tribes, fewer workers on the job, increased workload or a variety of other factors. Many people feel the demands of the workplace, combined with the demands of home, have become too much to handle. This one-day class explores the causes of such stress and suggests general and specific stress management strategies that people can use every day.

In this participatory class, youíll learn how to change the situations and actions that can be changed, and to recognize and deal better with those that canít. Youíll learn to recognize the symptoms that tell you when you have chronic stress overload, and youíll create a personal action plan for work, home and play to help reduce and manage stress. Everyone faces stress from time to time, but you deserve to learn to tools to keep it at a manageable level!

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Defining Stress and How it Affects Us
  • Assessing where you are now
  • Identifying your stresors
  • How to view stress productively
What is Stress About?
  • Different qualities of stressors
  • Physiological responses
  • Cognitive responses
  • Dysfunctional coping behaviors
Stress and Your Health
  • Impact of stress
  • Physical symptoms
  • Mental symptoms
  • Stress and alcohol use
  • Stress and diabetes
  • Protective factors
Building a Solid Foundation
  • Tools for protecting your mind and body
Mental Strategies
  • Changing ourselves
  • Mind tools you can use
  • The Triple A approach
Stress at Work
  • The stress tax
  • Stress inventory
  • Practical solutions
  • Keeping track of your stress and stressors
Time Management Tips
  • Getting organized at work
  • Setting goals and priorities
  • Identifying and eliminating time wasters
  • Planning ahead for distractions
  • System for prioritizing tasks
Stress at Home
  • Dealing with common stressors
  • Tips for staying organized
  • Practical financial tools

Drainers and Fillers

  • Identifying drainers
  • Avoiding drainers
  • Recognizing and adding fillers

*Topics subject to change.

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