Work related stress

Work related stress or executive stress as it is otherwise known is a becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in Australia

Costing an estimated $10billion per year, the stress from work depletes our ability to think and make critical judgements. It hurts our health and impairs our thinking. Continued stress can impact our physical and mental health. Untreated, it can lead to alcoholism, addiction, anxiety and depression, heart disease and even suicide.

Intense workloads, job insecurity, cultures of overwork, bullying and redundancy or retrenchment are just some of the issues faced by the modern Australian worker.

The Retreat South approach to executive stress

Retreat South focus our approach to workplace stress in the following ways:


  • Individual counselling to help you work through your work patterns
  • Helping you identify moments where burn out or overwork may occur and channel this energy into better, more positive strategies
  • By tackling the group cultures within the workplace that promote hyper-competitiveness
  • Looking at underlying causes for the desire to overachieve in your career
  • Creating safe and effective strategies to set boundaries and empower today’s worker

Many high functioning, diligent people place their mental, emotional and physical health at serious risk through overwork.

From spending too many hours at the desk through to denying ourselves time with friends, family and fresh air, our desire to perform at our best on a professional level can rob us of many vital aspects of a happy, fulfilling life.

Retreat South recognises the damage the “always on” workforce can have on the individual. That’s why we have a tailored executive stress program to help minimise the impact of stress and retrain workplace habits.

Our aim is to reduce workplace stress and give you the ability to create safe and effective boundaries around your professional and personal life. We’ve worked with countless individuals and workplaces to examine all kinds of situations that invite stressful outcomes. Through examining workplace culture through to working on personal definitions of success, Retreat South is a supportive environment for you to reflect, restore and create positive change for the future.

No matter if the pressure placed upon you is from your own sense of personal achievement or by an external workplace structure that promotes it, Retreat South can help.

We’re well versed in deconstructing even the trickiest of workplace situations and finding processes that can help nurture and regain a healthy relationship with work.

Working with you to develop a healthy approach to work and job based satisfaction is our aim. Privacy, professionalism and a practical approach to your particular needs is assured.

Want to discover how Retreat South can improve your relationship with work and restore work-life balance?
Contact Retreat South today to discuss your workplace stress and executive stress needs.

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