ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Work Related Stress
Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Join us today for a discussion of something that we probably all have felt from time to time. Stress at the workplace. Work is often listed at the top when we think of what makes us happy. But on the other hand the word ?work? is often thought of as a necessary evil. Something that we think of that we ?must? do rather than something that we choose. Work-related stress is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands place on them at work. Of the total number of cases of stress 2011-2012 about 40 % are work related. The industries that report the highest rates of work related stress are social work, education, public administration and defense. The occupations that report hight rates of work related stress are teachers, caregivers and housing associate professionals.
The main work activities attributed or what is causing the work related stress was work pressure, lack of mangerial support and work related violence and bullying.
Are there really jobs that are good or bad or is it how we relate to them that is important.
Today you are going to get the chance to listen to an expert in the field. Dr Frank Bond. Frank is a professor and Director of the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in London. He is also an author of a new book about ACT and Stress at work called The Mindful and Effective Employee . You can read more about Frank, his research at his home page: http://www.gold.ac.uk/ims/staff/bond