Do you feel uneasy when you try to relax? Are you overwhelmed by the deadlines you have to meet? Do you get rattled when things don’t go your way? Are you inpatient with people who work more slowly than you? Do you often get angry? Do you feel things are hopeless? Do you feel like not getting out of bed, instead pulling the covers over your head?
More and more people have these reactions, in spite of the fact that we know more about pressure, anxiety, anger, and depression, and in spite of the fact that computers are supposed to make our lives and jobs easier. For the individual, these unhealthy reactions can lead to deteriorating health and a variety of social problems. For an organization, it often means low employee morale and declining productivity.
In Pressure Proofing, Dr. Klarreich tackles the many people problems in the workplace and anywhere else for that matter. He shows how to identify the thoughts that bring on unhealthy reactions, and how to turn those thoughts around by debunking.
Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Klarreich then shows us, using quizzes, case histories, and practical programs, how these reactions can be conquered so that we can regain our health, productivity, and personal effectiveness. Pressure Proofing provides an inspiring, empowering, and engaging approach to addressing these issues.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments. About the Author. Preface. Part I: Inside the Pressure Cooker. When the Heat Is On. Unhealthy Thinking Leads to Unhealthy Consequences. Pressure-proofing by Debunking. Shaking Things Up. Part II: Singing the Workplace Blues. Diagnosing the Blues. There Are No Hopeless Situations, Only People Who Think Hopelessly. Practical Strategies for Combating the Blues. Things Do Not Happen, Things Are Made to Happen. Part III: Postscript: From the Organization’s Viewpoint. Shaping the Pressure and Blues-Free Company. Appendix. References.
Sam Klarreich, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of the Berkeley Centre for Effectiveness, a human resources consulting service and web-based training facility in Toronto, Ontario. He is also President of the Centre for Rational-Emotive Therapy in Toronto, and his career spans more than 25 years as a psychologist, author, advisor and senior-level consultant.