WHY A STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGAM?
Today, more employers than ever are offering stress management programs in the workplace to help their employees combat high stress levels and promote a culture of wellbeing. While stress at work isn’t new, our collective understanding of the way it can impact employee health over time has come a long way. Employees are also more open to receiving stress management help from their employer, and in some cases have come to expect it. According to the National Institute of Stress, “80% of workers feel stress on the job, nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their coworkers also need help” with stress management.
These adverse effects of stress are now a global health problem, although some populations are slightly more at-risk than others. Gallup found that 55% of workers in the U.S. feel stress during the day, a full 20 percentage points higher than the global average (35%). Burnout, an all too common issue for workers in healthcare or finance professions, has been making headlines and is now classified as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization.
And it’s not just employees who are feeling the effects of stress. A stressed-out workforce impacts productivity, absenteeism, retention, workplace culture — which all impact the bottom line. In fact, a study found that stress is costing American companies $300 billion every year in lost productivity. Researchers broke down the costs further: 40% of job turnover comes from stress, highly stressed workers are responsible for half of healthcare expenditures, absenteeism can cost a single enterprise $360 million a year, and replacing an employee can cost 120%-200% of that person’s salary.
Stress is an inevitable part of life, for almost a decade I have been developing and delivering a wide array of effective training options that provide employers and employees with tools to prevent and reduce workplace stress.
In addition to managing stress, my programs also:
In addition to my own private practice, I consult for MIIA (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) and several EAP programs including KGA and Worklife Institute. I offer a myriad of staff trainings, lectures, workshops and sessions. I am trained through Duke Integrative Medicine in Mindfulness, the Benson Henry Institute in Boston as a SMART (stress management and resilency training) facilitator, etc., hold an MBA from Boston University, and have over 20 years working in the health care industry.
Let's connect, and I look forward to helping you develop and deliver creative ideas for a personalized sustainable stress management program for your organization.
What Others Are Saying....
Trish is so talented at what she does! We have had her speak at the Harvard Kennedy School for several years now on topics ranging from how to manage stress to sleep habits. Trish is a fabulous public speaker and offers content that is easy to understand and includes tips that you can start practicing immediately. I highly recommend Trish to assist with helping staff to be their best selves at work!
Director Human Resources/Harvard Kennedy School
Trish has partnered with KGA for the past several years providing wellbeing workshops related to meditation, mindfulness, stress management, burnout, sleep hygiene, and yoga. She continuously does a fantastic job engaging the audience, speaking from expertise, and providing content with meaning. KGA works with numerous organizations to provide wellness workshops, and we have consistently received fantastic feedback about Trish's sessions. On another note, she is great to work with as she is organized, flexible, and genuinely kind.
Manager Client Implementation Services
Trish's dynamic energy coupled with her deep expertise in mind-body modalities and stress management literally moves audiences!
I appreciated Wednesday's talk on stress management by Trish Hart the most. It was so helpful to see diagrams about stress response and have it communicated by such a down to earth professional. I think that discussion was most beneficial to me both personally and professionally. Wellness Wednesday provided fantastic information that I can apply towards my self-preservation that I found both interesting and applicable in both my personal and work life.
Trish Hart was an incredible speaker, inspiring woman, and the information presented was incredibly relevant. I was thrilled Carter's found such a fantastic speaker to participate in Development Week, and share her knowledge with us. The topic was interesting and relevant, highlighted what we need to focus on, and was presented with practices that will help us personally and professionally.