Many people think of stress as unwanted, undesirable and unpleasant with consequences that are harmful to our body. This is not totally true. In this presentation, stress is understood as an adaptative tool for survival and how it can protect us. With this view of stress, we can harness stress and make it work for us. This is particularly true for conditions in modern life with new emphasis on productivity, competition and success. A model of stress management was presented that understand the experience of stress as being a buffer, that can be strengthened and improved. The cognitive coping of a person is seen to be the primary experience of stress. Techniques of regulating stress that enables us to take advantage of stress to function in very stressful situations can be learned and applied. This will allow the individual to be able to make stress fun and render stress un-stressful and hence cope and compete better.
About the speaker
Dr Douglas Kong is a certified Executive Coach and Business Consultant.He is Regional Director of the Alpha Group Singapore which help business owners of small to medium size companies to scale up their business and pursue business excellence. He coaches business owners and consults with companies that require intervention to achieve business objectives, and especially help in coping with disruptive change.
Dr Kong is a retired Psychiatrist. He trained as a medical doctor in Singapore before going to the UK and trained as a psychiatrist with a strong interest in psychotherapy and developmental psychiatry.
He was an active volunteer in social services and has held many responsibilities in NGOs and professional organizations. He is the author of 2 books on stress and one book on business growth.