“Strong negative emotions such as anger, sadness, frustration, or despair
can be particularly toxic to the human body and affect the immune system’s
ability to protect it... In effect, handling emotional toxins can be as
hazardous as working with physical toxins. (We) can burn out and become very
sick as a result of this toxic contamination.”
Frost, Toxic Emotions at Work
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Handling Toxic Emotions at Work -- What
this Program is About...
Office, factory or
school, caustic conversations and toxic emotions infect most workplaces.
They’re the by-product of people who can’t handle their emotional
hijacks, who let their bad feelings and mad outbursts control them.
They’re embedded in
heated arguments, critical comments, cantankerous colleagues,
over-bearing bosses, the stress of work-pressures and deadlines, and the
insidious patterns of blame, bullying, despondency, despair, rage and
resentment that seethe below the surface in most organisations.
The cost of toxic
emotions at work is often invisible but they’re like toxic time bombs.
They kill-off trust, ruin relationships, undermine work cultures,
cripple teams and corrode connectivity. Apart from resentments,
resignations and absenteeism, toxic emotions poison our sense of
purpose, rob us of resilience, drain our energy, distract us and disrupt
our focus and flow at work.
As well as leaving us
stressed, emotionally exhausted or plain frustrated, they also pose a
serious health threat, just as if they were real, physical bio-hazards.
All this translates into debilitating costs you won’t see on the balance
Even if some level of
toxicity is an unavoidable fact of workplace life, those who want to
stay healthy need to learn how to handle it better – and contain
outbreaks in the first place. And this program will show you
Emotions at Work: coping with caustic conversations is a 1-day
extension to our Dealing with Difficult Discussions clinic
(though that is not a pre-requisite). It's an interactive seminar
that offers you some stress-survival skills for coping in
hazardous work cultures. Unless we learn how to emotionally insulate
ourselves from the effects of toxic emotions and caustic conversations,
they play havoc with our health, our stress levels, our behaviour and
our sense of well-being. This seminar looks at:
Strategies to better cope with caustic conversations and toxic
How to handle your own hijacks and deal with your own disruptive
Insulating yourself from toxic effects and boost your reserves
Maintaining emotional balance and managing your stress levels
for more information and a course outline:
This program can be presented
in-house by arrangement
for groups of 10 or more...
Use our on-line
form to arrange a quote or Contact us
direct to discuss your needs...
Expressions of interest
welcome for a public
to be scheduled in your region
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