How Does the Stress Intelligence™ App Training Work?

How Does the Stress Intelligence™ App Training Work?

As an individual learner or corporate researcher, I would direct you to the programs page of our website. This is where you can become familiar with our different Stress Intelligence™ programs and how they are taught; including the app programs.

If you look at our app catalog page, you will can take a deeper dive into the three, app-based, programs that we offer. Once you investigate, and then choose, the best one for you or your team, you can book it, enroll in it, and begin. Once registered for the course you can download the mobile app from either the Google or Apple play stores.

If you are considering our training, for your organization or team, we will work with you to streamline the process and we will enroll the group in the program. We will work with you to plan the program launch, set appropriate expectations, and work with you to get everyone enrolled.

Given an agreed to completion date, and generally speaking, each student will proceed at their own pace so they will have completed the program by that date.

Irrespective of the completion date, and whether enrolled individually, or as a group, each individual’s subscription is good for 1 year and each can use the program resources for that time.

Managing Your Reactions to Stress!

Managing Your Reactions to Stress!

Are you able to manage your reaction to stress-or do you get debilitated to one degree or another?

If you periodically have difficulty managing your stress, you’re not alone!  You may think that it is your fault–bit it isn’t!

Who trained you in proper stress management? Most answer that questions with a resounding- no one!

Why would we think that we can handle this complicated subject alone? Why?

We were taught, or shown, how to handle lots of things; eating, drinking from a straw, cooking a pop-tart, walking, toilet training, rules of games, manners, school projects, reading, writing, building a fire, and more!  But nobody taught us how to manage stress-because they didn’t know either!

What if a resourceful group of professionals figured out an innovative, and successful, way to teach you how to manage stress? Man, how fast would you sign up to take that training? Would you find value in being a happier and more productive human?

In this technological world, even a comprehensive stress management program can be streamlined for ease of access and use. Such a program, Stress Intelligence™ training is just an app away.

Don’t get me wrong, anything this powerful is knowledge-based learning and, if you put in the effort to gain the knowledge, you will reap lifelong benefits!

Ritemind Stress Less Workshops is here to offer stress management training that is accessible to everyone. Yes, there is a better life for the taking.

Why not just go ahead and take it!

How do you know if its burnout?

It is becoming more and more evident that stress has become so commonplace and expected, that it can sneak up on you, and cause burnout; before you even realize it.

First off, I would like to say that we understand and have great empathy for your experience with stress. We are here to teach you how to manage your stress and take it to a new, lifelong level.

“Burnout” has three distinct, and predictable signs that you may be experiencing, or seeing the same conditions in others.

Physical or Emotional Exhaustion
Can you describe your current state as having a lack of energy, being lethargic, sleepy or simply having dread for the day or even the week ahead? Work that has been interesting and challenging now looms and you dread it. You seem to have no internal resources to call upon and you cannot rally enough energy to conquer the day. It is certainly possible that you will feel physical pain that simply won’t go away.

Feeling as if you are ineffective
If you reflect on your status, you may realize that your thinking simply spins like a top or that your efforts are “not good enough”. You would love to be able to “do more, and be more” but cannot!

The longer you stay in this repetitive loop, the deeper you will fall into burnout! Your previous ability to stay energized and focus loses steam and you are no longer able to “shake off” the low intermittent points that we all experience. The situation slowly shifts to chronic instead of periodic. If you have noticed you are just not yourself at work or at home, there are real actions you can take to break out of this mode. Taking the time to learn how to effectively manage your stress is the most important action you can take. And it is here that we can be of the most help to you.

In an effort to preserve your energy, is burnout causing you to be detached from others, unable to finish, or even start a task, or to even numb you from feeling joy or pain?

Pain, emotional or physical, doesn’t always love company…Do you seem like you have been bit by the pessimist bug and are staying away from things you love to do? Is the glass totally empty and you do not have the strength, or will, to fill it back up?

When you are in this state, you may be experiencing the dance of “The Critic” and “The Perfectionist” (sessions 3 and 4) both of which cause a repeating loop of seemingly unsolvable thoughts and keep you in burnout. One client called it Groundhog Day!

Hope springs eternal…
Are you recognizing the signs of struggling to keep it together; and don’t want it to morph into burnout? All is not lost! Relax, take a deep breath and consider enrolling in our Stress Intelligence program for learning stress management skills for the long haul. We’re here for you!

Ready or Not; Here Comes Change

Ready or Not; Here Comes Change

Can we become more adaptable?

Companies demand it. Psychology says “Embrace it!” Life forces it.

But, do we really want change? Some people do, some don’t. And, there is a significant difference between change we choose vs. change forced upon us; the big C word—Control. Even positive change involves a loss of the familiar and comfortable and a move into the “unknown”. Part of our brains resists change, even more so when we haven’t chosen it and especially when it causes turmoil.

Is it possible to learn how to be more adaptable and resilient? Research tells us we can.  One way is to take advantage of brain plasticity. Scientists used to think the brain lost its plasticity, or ability to create new neural pathways by about age 5. Science now proves the brain remains “plastic” throughout the lifespan, meaning you can teach an old dog new tricks.

There are 2 simple behaviors, which can enhance adaptability and therefore our ability to be more resilient in the face of change, chosen or not:

  1. Dr. Daniel Amen suggests spending 15 minutes each day learning something new which presents a challenge or pushes us outside our Comfort Zone. Such activities as dancing, playing a musical instrument, learning a difficult subject or language, all create new neural networks. It is just as important to exercise your brain as to do a workout for strength, flexibility and endurance of your body.
  1. “Do one scary thing each day.”  Eleanor Roosevelt promoted this idea as a way of becoming more engaged in living life to its fullest. Doing activities that make us a little anxious or put us in the Stretch Zone, heighten our senses, create new neural pathways and increase memory. You are bound to remember the first time you got up on water skis, but less likely to remember the tenth time. Your one scary thing may not be water skiing, but offering to give a presentation or talking to people you don’t know.                                                  

You may even be able to combine numbers 1 and 2. And, the good news is, the more you practice a behavior, the easier it becomes. So, the more you practice creating new neural pathways and resiliency, the more adaptable you will become. It is a skill that can be learned like any other skill. People get better at a sport or their jobs the more often they “practice”. The payoff is decreased stress, increased memory, increased coping abilities, increased creativity, increased ability to solve problems, increased efficiency and quicker recovery time when change comes, welcome or not.

Beth A. Planzer, LPCC, BCC
Certified Stress Less Workshops Coach & Trainer
Beth Planzer, LLC