Stress in the Workplace: New Online Coaching Course Targets $300 Billion Problem

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According to online health coaching firm SelfHelpWorks, unexpectedly high participant enthusiasm indicates that a new version of its online stress management course, LivingEasy, may provide a viable workplace solution for what the World Health Organization has called the 'health epidemic of the 21st century'. According to the American Institute of Stress, workplace stress is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year.

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LivingEasy - Online Stress Management Course

Employees can log in whenever it’s convenient... All they have to do is click ‘Start a Session’ and the software does the rest.

Unexpectedly high participant enthusiasm indicates that a new version of the SelfHelpWorks online stress management course, LivingEasy, may provide a viable corporate solution to a costly workplace issue that the World Health Organization has called the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century.’

“According to the American Institute of Stress, workplace stress is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year in absenteeism, accidents, lost productivity, medical costs, etc.,” said Lou Ryan, SelfHelpWorks’ founder and CEO. “The problem is, how do you get busy employees away from their desks long enough to attend a stress management course? That’s one of the reasons we’ve had such success – our health coaching courses simulate live seminars but they’re 100% digital so they’re delivered online, right to the employee’s desktop. So employees can log in whenever it’s convenient – for example, during lunch break. All they have to do is click ‘Start a Session’ and the software does the rest.”

Based on comparative annual Health Risk Assessment scores compiled by a large wellness program that offers the SelfHelpWorks courses, 47 percent of those who took the original LivingEasy course reported that they had lower stress levels the next year. “At a cost of less than $50 per successful intervention in this particular client’s case, the benefits speak for themselves,” said Ryan. “But we thought we could do even better… and based on feedback from participants taking the new version of LivingEasy, I think we’ve hit a home run.”

In addition to the latest interactive multimedia technologies and a fresh new look, SelfHelpWorks has incorporated some important enhancements based on participant feedback received over the years. For example, LivingEasy used to consist of four long sessions. But it’s now eight shorter sessions, making each session easier for busy employees to complete during limited periods during lunch or breaks.

“Workplace stress is terribly costly to our nation,” said Ryan. “Not only financially but also in things like lowered quality of life and disruption of the family unit. This is a problem we should all be tackling – and in my mind, the convenience and affordability of digital health coaching courses such as LivingEasy makes them a viable solution.”

Wellness program managers who are interested in learning more are welcome to contact SelfHelpWorks to request a demo of the LivingEasy stress management course.

ABOUT SELFHELPWORKS, INC.
SelfHelpWorks delivers evidence-based digital health coaching courses designed to produce permanent results. Whereas other online coaching courses typically provide education, SelfHelpWorks' time-tested Structured Cognitive Behavioral Training approach produces genuine behavioral transformation. Since 1979 SelfHelpWorks founder Lou Ryan’s courses and process have been licensed by insurance companies, government agencies, major hospitals and corporations nationwide. Now, thanks to modern technology, all of the SelfHelpWorks courses are delivered conveniently and affordably via the Internet so that virtually anyone can take advantage of them.

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