Many advisors have contacted me for help dealing with their stress during the recent roller coaster upheavals in the market. As I have written in many articles over the years, it’s important to remember that events, such as volatile markets, don’t cause stress. Your interpretation of the events (for example, telling yourself that now […]
In my initial article, I talked about the surveys done with financial advisors right after the 2008 financial crisis and the alarming percentage of advisors who actually suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result. We don’t know how many advisors actually retired or tried to change their careers in response to the […]
Robert Sapolsky in his wonderful book, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” said it best: “A critical shift in medicine has been the recognition that many of the damaging diseases of slow accumulation can be either caused or made far worse by stress.
Accordingly, a wealth of research has surfaced over the past 30 years showing […]
The foundation of stress is not an event, such as dealing with an angry client, having difficulty with your prospecting calls, or watching the market tank unexpectedly. It is your “self-talk” about each event that either causes stress or doesn’t. These “self-talk” habits are part of what I call your “internal critic.”
Your “internal critic” […]
When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, we typically envision combat, tornadoes, and hurricanes. But PTSD is not limited to life-threatening events. Events threatening financial security (and even career-security) can be very traumatic.
A recent study reported in Health & Social Work examined the risk of PTSD associated with sudden and dramatic personal financial loss. […]
Stress and the education profession typically go hand in hand. In fact, this is exactly the reason that I wrote “The Teacher’s Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide.” In the past few years, a new category of stress mastery skills has emerged with much new research in neuroscience behind it: Mindfulness exercises, directed at actually re-wiring […]
Managing Interpersonal Conflict in the Workplace
Managing interpersonal conflict in organizations is among the most critical and important skills that employees on all levels of the organization can possess.
Job insecurity, fueled by fears of downsizing, mergers, the unstable economy and an unknown organizational future, produces fertile ground for the development of conflict. Moreover, advances in […]
By Jack N. Singer, Ph.D.
Susan has been suffering a series of medical conditions, which her doctors have not been able to diagnose or treat effectively. On and off pain in her stomach, achiness in her neck and back and headaches have become a regular part of her life. Susan fears that she may have […]
Do you feel constantly tired and irritated by work?
Burnout’s symptoms are as varied as those who suffer it. Some people get angry, some become quiet and introverted, while others overeat or abuse drugs and alcohol.
If your job is stressful, it’s important to find out if you’re headed for job burnout. Some common pressures include […]
3 videos by Amy Cuddy that you should watch.
There has been a lot of research into how others perceive our body language, and the importance of sending the right message. However, Amy Cuddy delves into how we are influenced by our own body language — and how a few strategic power poses can make a world […]