According to research undertaken by recruitment firm Robert Half, three quarters of Australian CFOs think employee stress levels will rise over the next three years.
The study names the top three causes of rising stress levels as: growing workloads (61 per cent), increased business expectations (52 per cent) and short deadlines (37 per cent).
Absenteeism costs Australia around 92 million working days each year, with the average daily cost rising from $308 in 2013 to $340 in 2014.
The direct cost to employers was found to be around $10.11 billion per year. And this figure is likely to be conservative, given that it doesn’t include the indirect costs of re-staffing and re-training due to high turnover of staff.
And the figures continue to rise...
- Number of Australians affected by stress in 2007/08: 3.7 million
- Number of Australians affected by stress in 2016/17: 4.9 milion
- 44% said lack of sleep was a key contributor
- 39% blamed work pressures
- 36% said they juggled too many things
In 2015, former chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Professor Alan Fels, said “poor resilience is more significant for our economy than tax and micro-economic reforms.”
Most stress management programs only focus on one or two strategies and don’t address the number one challenge most people face – having the time to incorporate all the things needed to build that resilience to cope with stress.
The Workplace Wellness Workshop
Incorporating Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) covers the four essential areas of health and wellness in the workplace
With over 35 years of experience in health and fitness, counselling, coaching and experience in working both in the corporate sector and small business, Sally created The Workplace Wellness Workshop, to provide cost-effective, simple solutions to the daily challenges of the work environment.
Based on the four pillars of wellness - Health & Wellness, Exercise & Energy, Happiness & Inner Peace and Success & Productivity, The Workplace Wellness Workshop helps busy individuals design simple, tailor made strategies to achieve maximum wellness in their physical, emotional, spiritual and professional lives.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (often referred to as Tapping) an evidence based modality, is a blend of accupressure and modern psychology. With over 100 published studies world wide, this simple technique has been shown to dramatically reduce stress and overwhelm. The best thing about EFT is that once learned, it can be done anywhere and anytime to release stress, overwhelm or anxiety, to help create a more cohesive, energised team.
The Workplace Wellness Workshop can be delivered as a 2-hour inhouse workshop, or a more detailed one-day workshop, which allows individuals more in-depth time to implement EFT (tapping) to further manage stress.
Life Strategist, Professional Speaker & Counsellor, Author, Corporate Trainer & Facilitator, EFT Master Trainer, Facebook Live Show and weekly Media Commentator.
With a successful career of over three decades in health, wellness, business and marketing, as a Fitness Instructor and Trainer, TV show host, Business owner, School marketer, International presenter and trainer, Sally brings a wealth of experience to the world of speaking, coaching, mentoring and training.
An experienced Keynote speaker, she also facilitates the Workplace Wellness Workshops, Tap into your Success seminars, EFT for Leaders and Coaches training, as well as coaching women through VIP one-on-one strategy days and 6 month coaching program
Sally is the author of • The Amazon best-selling book - David’s Gift, Asperger’s Life and Love the emotional true story of her family’s journey following her son's diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. • Tapping to Reclaim You – How to Reignite your Passion, Power and Purpose in 30 days using Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) • And Lighter - How to Embrace the Art of Intuitive Eating & Living, due for release in October 2019
She has been featured extensively in Australian national and local media is the weekly Life Coaching Expert on over 24 Radio Stations across Australia and the host of the weekly Isn’t It Time Facebook Live Show