Workplace Stress Program

Are your employees experiencing stress in the workplace?

Workplace stress poses a critical challenge for corporations. High stress levels among employees can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, presenteeism, and high turnover rates. Additionally, it can harm a company’s reputation and hinder its ability to attract top talent. Addressing workplace stress is not only a matter of employee well-being but also crucial for the long-term success and sustainability of the corporation. Help your employees manage stress before it manages them.

How is Workplace Stress Affecting Your Company?

US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress.

An estimated 1 million workers are absent daily due to stress, with over half of the 550 million annual lost working days in the U.S. due to stress-related absenteeism. One in five last-minute no-shows is attributed to job stress, and this can disrupt operations, costing American companies $602/worker/year, potentially reaching $3.5 million annually for large employers.

The American Institute of Stress is frequently asked to rank stressful occupations, but such rankings have limited importance. The critical factor is not the job itself but the alignment between individuals and their work environment. Some thrive in high-pressure, multitasking roles, as long as they feel in control, while others find simple, repetitive tasks more appealing. Stress levels vary significantly, even in similar job situations, due to individual differences and unique work environments. It is essential to consider this when making broad statements about stress levels in various professions, like teachers, police, physicians, and many other occupations.

Empower your employees with stress-reduction tools, and let AIS assist you in achieving a less stressful workplace.

of US workers say they suffer from daily work-related stress
of US workers say that workplace stress affects their personal relationships
of US workers are not engaged at work, leading to loss of productivity
of US workers say that workload is the main cause of their stress

How The American Institute of Stress can help.

Personal Stress Assessments

Employees can uncover the keys to managing stress with our scientifically validated assessments. By taking The Rosch Stress Profiler or the Stress Mastery Questionnaire, they will get insights into their unique stressors and recommendations for personalized stress management techniques.


Stress Management Courses

Stress is natural and necessary, but too much can be overwhelming. For employees who wish to explore effective stress management with scientifically proven methods, AIS offers courses such as Stress to Joy, developed by an award-winning psychiatrist, two meditation courses, and other courses, all designed to be easy and fun.

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Movie-Based Learning

Mismatched: Your Brain Under Stress,” our 6-episode documentary will help your employees understand stress and learn management techniques for just $499 per corporation. Each 30-minute episode fits easily into breaks and includes lesson plans and quizzes to evaluate employee participation and engagement.

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The Workplace Stress Scale

This FREE eight-question assessment serves as a valuable starting point to gauge stress levels in the workplace. Addressing workplace stress is a vital aspect of maintaining both mental and physical well-being. Helping your employees make positive changes to regain control over their work-related stressors will lead to a significant stride toward a healthier, happier, and more balanced employee.


Free Magazines & Podcast

Listen to our free monthly podcast, “Finding Contentment,” where we engage with leading experts on stress and stress management from around the world. Additionally, we offer two free quarterly magazines. Contentment magazine is designed to assist all individuals in their quest for contentment by sharing expert insights on stress management. Combat Stress is dedicated to serving the needs of our Military, Veterans, first responders, and their families, recognizing the unique challenges they face in dealing with stress.  

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Although the Institute is often asked to construct lists of the “most” and “least” stressful occupations, such rankings have little importance for several reasons. It is not the job but the person-environment fit that matters. Some individuals thrive in the time urgent pressure cooker of life in the fast lane, having to perform several duties at the same time and a list of things to do that would overwhelm most of us — provided they perceive that they are in control. They would be severely stressed by dull, dead-end assembly line work enjoyed by others who shun responsibility and simply want to perform a task that is well within their capabilities. The stresses that a policeman or high school teacher working in an inner-city environment are subjected to are quite different than those experienced by their counterparts in rural Iowa. It is necessary to keep this in mind when sweeping statements are made about the degree of stress in teachers, police personnel, physicians and other occupations. Stress levels can vary widely even in identical situations for different reasons.

Stress is a highly personalized phenomenon and can vary widely even in identical situations for different reasons. One survey showed that having to complete paperwork was more stressful for many police officers than the dangers associated with pursuing criminals. The severity of job stress depends on the magnitude of the demands that are being made and the individual’s sense of control or decision-making latitude he or she has in dealing with them. Scientific studies based on this model confirm that workers who perceive they are subjected to high demands but have little control are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Empower your employees with stress-reduction tools, and let AIS assist you in achieving a less stressful workplace.

Military Stress

Veterans of war and Service Members involved in operations develop certain characteristics to help them survive. Here we will discuss the mechanism of combat/operational stress (COS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  We will provide resources, solutions and techniques to reduce the negative repercussions of military service under wartime conditions.

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