It is no surprise that stress has reached an all-time high in the United States. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, mental health has become a growing concern in the workplace. The rates of depression have tripled and burnout is on the rise.
In 2019, the World Health Organization declared burnout to be an occupational syndrome caused by “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
The impact of all this stress is fear of job insecurity, fear of the unknown, and frustration with the lack of control over our environment.
For all these reasons, Las Juntas Toastmaster Janice Litvin developed the Banish Burnout program in order to help workplace teams develop the skills to manage their stress by changing their behavior. Of course, reacting to stressors is a normal human reaction, but often stressed out workers tend to overreact and stay that way for too long. It is the goal of this program to teach people how to interrupt their stressful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with more rational behavior.
Her methodology is based on her 20-year career as a technology recruiter, her studies of psychology, her 8-year career in IT, and her personal experience using the techniques she teaches to manage her own stress and change her behavior.
The Banish Burnout workshop is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which teach that you can change your behavior. All you need is the awareness and the tools.
In this workshop we will look at the following:
- How to interrupt negative thoughts and convert them to positive thoughts.
- How to understand our typical reactions to stress and how to reality spin them.
- We will also talk about how to set healthy boundaries at home and at work
More about Janice:
Janice is a member of Las Juntas Toastmasters of Walnut Creek & has served her club in several leadership positions including VP PR, Secretary & President for two years. Janice Litvin is on a mission to help leaders and teams banish burnout in their organizations. She does this through workshops and accountability groups. What makes Janice unique is her 20 years in technology recruiting, 10 years in IT, and a lifetime of working on her own behavior to become a calmer, happier person. Her new book, Banish Burnout Toolkit, now part of the SHRM recertification library, takes readers through the journey of untangling their behavior patterns so they can learn to modulate their emotions and change their behavior.
See you soon at our featured April pop-up workshop, “Banish Burnout: Move from Stress to Success,” on April 16th 12-1noon PDT. Register here.
— Written by Renee Yao, President of Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters