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Stress Management


London - Dates to be confirmed

Manchester - Dates to be confirmed

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According to the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE, 2017), work related stress, anxiety and depression continue to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain. Work related stress accounts for 37% of work related ill health and 45% of days lost, in 2015/16. The occupations and industries reporting the highest rates of work related stress remain consistently in the health and public sectors (HSE 2017).

Furthermore, recent research by the mental health organisation MIND, has revealed that almost nine in ten (88%) primary care workers find their work life stressful, significantly higher than the wider UK workforce (56%). The poll of over 1,000 NHS workers in primary care, including GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and their colleagues, also showed that work is currently the most stressful area of their lives, ahead of their finances, health, family life and relationships.

The psychological impact of work place stress on primary care workers is significant, with two in five (43%) saying that workplace stress has led them to resigning or considering resigning from their jobs. One in five (21%) say it has led them to develop a mental health problem and almost one in ten (8%) say that workplace stress has led to suicidal thoughts. One in six (17%) also said that stress has led to them taking medication for a mental health problem

The IAM Approach to Health and Wellbeing is a completely new approach in the field of stress management.  It is a deliberately developmental, mindfulness-based stress reduction programme (DD-MBSR), designed to rapidly reduce excessive pressure and quickly restore balance in mind and body.  It combines the leading-edge scientific areas of cardiac coherence and neural plasticity, with the art of integral mindfulness.  It is a deliberate and conscious approach to re-writing the faulty, toxic programmes that drive negative feelings and emotional disturbance and replaces them with a flowing and balanced objectivity.  This in turn leads to a calm, cool and collected outlook, which in the simplest of terms, helps the individual to make more healthy decisions and therefore improve the quality of their life and those around them.  The programme is designed to help individuals to clean up their own act and by example, encourages others to do the same.

This introductory workshop will focus on simple and straightforward techniques to help individuals to quickly manage toxic and stressful events as they emerge, and to rapidly restore equilibrium.


  • To give participants new techniques for greater efficiency, effectiveness and emotional balance during a period of accelerating change
  • To explore new approaches for improving health, increased creativity, resilience, flexibility and coherence both personally and professionally
  • To provide skills and strategies for reducing and preventing stress and burnout, both in personal and professional situations and in helping and supporting others.


Programme information

9.00 Registration 
9:30 Introduction & Welcome

  • Overview of the Programme & Objectives

9:45 Open Forum

  • Identifying your challenges

10:00 The fundamentals of health and wellbeing – a four quadrant (4Q) approach.

  • A strength-based methodology to cut through to the core and restore balance at depth.

11:00 BREAK
11.15 The relationship between stress and pressure.

  • Exploring the signs and symptoms of stress and burnout and dealing with information overload.

13.45 The Art and Science of Correct Breathing.

  • Mind-body coherence and moving beyond emotional resilience.

14.30 Proven, non-medical interventions to restore balance
15:30 BREAK
15.45 Bringing it altogether and spreading the message.

  • From individual to organisational coherence

16:45 Review and close


Dates to be confirmed

Dates to be confirmed


The Wesley
81-103 Euston Street

Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville Street
M1 3BB


PMA Member Rate £125.00
Non Members Rate £175.00


5% for 2 workshops
(PMA Members £118.75 per worskshop, Non Members per workshop £166.25)

15% for 3 workshops
(PMA Members £106.25 per workshop, Non Members per workshop £148.75)

20% for 4 workshops
(PMA Members £100 per workshop, Non members per workshop £140)

The cost includes all refreshments including lunch and all delegate materials.


Who Should Attend?
General Practitioners, Practice Managers, Senior Practice Nurses and GP Administrator Managers

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The PMA was formed as a membership body to give those involved in practice management throughout the UK the opportunity to access a wide range of resources such as training, professional advice, educational events, conferences and peer networking.

The PMA seeks to encourage the sharing of knowledge and to offer the opportunity for its members to attain the highest standards possible within their role and job function.

Membership is open to all those involved or associated with the management of GP’s medical practices. There is no cost to join the PMA and you can fill in an application here

As a PMA member you will benefit from regular news and updates in key issues and regulatory changes that effect GP practices. You will gain access to exclusive training and events that ensure you maintain currency of knowledge and skills. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with your peers from around the UK.

We welcome ongoing input and suggestion from our members to help shape and form the ongoing agenda of training and educational content.

We aim to provide an open forum to enable the flow and exchange of information and experience between members to encourage and facilitate best practice.