In sessions of one to one & half hours…
James tells his background story from ten years ago. A very experienced school leader, he none the less failed to spot the mounting signs of stress within himself and was eventually forced to take time away from the job that he loved.
James takes the audience through some of the key indicators to watch out for in themselves as well as in the people they lead. He then goes on to share some of the key coping strategies he learned in his recovery and how he returned to five more successful years in headship. He also encourages participants to share their own stress management strategies.
In a half-day session…
After a break, James works through a number of ideas and activities that help participants to explore some of the mechanics of why our brains are wired up for us to worry. We will never eliminate worry from our lives but if we better understand it we can stop it from controlling us.
In both sessions, James uses a lot of visual imagery and some video clips to support the points he makes.
James take his subject-matter seriously but less so himself! The tone is designed to be thought provoking but amusing in parts.