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Title: Lifestyle Stress

  • Lifestyle Stress

  • The latest World Health Organization (WHO)
    estimates show that over 60 of all deaths in the
    world are now caused by Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Note
  • What is NCD?
  • NCD refers to all non-infectious diseases
    resulting from lifestyle factors.

  • Lifestyle Stress NCD
  • To cope
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • etc
  • The Result (NCD)
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Mental health problems
  • Early burnouts
  • Repeated stress injuries
  • Urinary problem
  • Reproductive problem
  • Digestive problem
  • Psychosomatic Illnesses
  • The symptoms
  • Depression
  • Absenteeism
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

The source of Lifestyle Stress
  • Work overload
  • Time pressure and deadlines
  • Work-related travel
  • Long working hours
  • Taking my work home
  • Inadequately trained subordinates
  • My beliefs conflicting with those of the
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Threat of job loss
  • Dealing with unions
  • Lack of power and influence
  • Lack of career development
  • Keeping up with new technology
  • Dealing with environment groups
  • My spouses attitude towards my work/career
  • Demands of work on my relationship with my family
  • Demands of work on my private and social life

  • The impact of lifestyle stress on organizations?
  • 96 Higher medical costs
  • 90 Employees have trouble focusing at work
  • 86 Absenteeism effecting performance
  • 84 Impact on the bottom lines of a company
  • 70 of the diseases that could be prevented

  • Worldwide facts and figures
  • 121 million people suffer from depression
  • 1 million people die from suicide every year
  • 10-20 million people attempt suicide

  • In the Unites States (US)
  • Mood disorders cost U.S. employers USD16 billion
    dollars in lost work time annually
  • 22.1 of Americans ages 18 and older (1 in 5
    adults) suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder
    in a given year

  • In the United Kingdom (UK)
  • 40 million days are lost each year in the UK to
    workplace absenteeism
  • 13.4 million working days are lost to stress,
    anxiety and depression
  • 12.3 million to back and upper limb problems

  • In the United Kingdom (UK)
  • 93 of employees cite colds and flu as their
    reason for being away from work
  • In reality, at least 50 of all workplace absence
    has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with

  • In the United Kingdom (UK)
  • A whopping 11.5bn in 2002 was paid out in wages
    to absent employees and on additional overtime
    and temporary staff cover

  • In Malaysia (SourceSunday Mail 22nd July 2001)
  • In 1996, 11 of Malaysians suffered from mental
  • In 1997, 3 out of 10 Malaysians suffered from
    mental disorders
  • In 2001, 1 in 4 Malaysians, suffers from mental

  • What is the best solution?
  • Prevention
  • Every 1 invested on prevention saves 16

  • What is the level of recognition of this
  • To what level is it being monitored?
  • To what level have nations and organizations

A new measure for the Wealth of a Nation
  • SourceThe Times of India, Bangalore (May 30,
  • London
  • Move over, GDP and GNP, The GWI, or Gross
    Well-being Index, may finally become the defining
    statistical measure.
  • Economists will launch the worlds first bid to
    measure individual happiness and well being to
    supplement the traditional UN and World Bank
    indicators of national income, consumer nirvana
    and Gross Domestic Product.
  • The concept will focus on human well-being
    instead of wealth

  • Who is creating this index?
  • World Bank, UN and WHO
  • What does it measure?
  • It is a measure of assessing poverty in terms of

  • Thus, if dirt poor people in the developing world
    display a general sense of well-being,
    international surveys would henceforth record
    their wealth of happiness alongside their
    material poverty.
  • From year 2008, this happiness index or well
    being index will come into force on a global

  • The seriousness of the problem
  • Every individual undergoes lifestyle stress
  • Individuals find their own ways to cope
  • Few are able to cope effectively
  • Over time the cope or response mechanism is
    personalized to form a mental mindset or life
  • By this time, the individuals personality
    changes with the mental mindset

  • Obvious displays of this personality
  • an attitude of indifference at work
  • avoidance of responsibility/accountability
  • follow the herd mentality (playing it safe)
  • absenteeism (high frequency of medical leave)
  • irrational behaviour / response towards
  • procrastination /escapism (missing deadlines)
  • depression (self victimization)

  • As an organization of people

X No. of Employees n( )
With enough n phenomenon, it can form a
organizational culture or a general mindset
within the organization, affecting and
influencing others.
  • Our Solution
  • Transformatory
  • Counseling TM

Our Solution
  • Transformatory Counseling

Our Approach Holistic in Nature
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Key Benefits
  • Holistic understanding of oneself and setting
    long term goals
  • Improve personal and professional relationships
  • Alignment of individual vision and growth to that
    of the organization
  • Awareness of personal strengths and abilities
  • Relationship building
  • Resolve or cope with issues and conflicts in
    ones life

  • Details of the program
  • 4 Sessions of One to One Transformative
    Counseling spread over 12 months period per
  • Quarterly feedback from the organization on the
    improvement to organizations bottom line.
  • Final review meeting with management team after
    the 12 months program.
  • Optional
  • Need Analysis Report
  • Group Aura Assessment Report
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