STRESS AND WORK LIFE BAL­ANCE

Fiji Sun - - Comment - Brian Ma­grath

Preven­tatists dis­cov­ered decades ago, that it is eas­ier to give the worker a de­fence against all stress, rather than try to change the work­place con­di­tions, and this is what Preven­tatism does. One of the im­por­tant things to re­mem­ber about stress is that it is caused by those un­avoid­able in­com­ing dis­tresses, [IDs], of life which can­not be avoided. Some jobs and some in­dus­tries have more stress than others… think­ing here about po­lice and am­bu­lance worker, teach­ers and fire-fight­ers for ex­am­ple. IDs will be­come stress un­less a sound de­fence is ap­plied to de­fend the in­di­vid­ual against stress. And stress has been clearly shown to be the root cause of sev­eral nasty dis­or­ders in hu­mans, in­clud­ing cancer, de­pres­sion, di­a­betes and heart con­di­tions. Preven­tatism is a de­fence, for use when­ever those IDs threaten a per­son’s health. It was de­vel­oped four decades ago, and has proved it­self to be wor­thy and work­able, ef­fi­cient, eco­nomic and highly ef­fec­tive for its pur­pose. Preven­tatism was de­vel­oped for use in help­ing peo­ple with those stress-re­lated dis­or­ders to re­cover from them, but has been shown to be sig­nif­i­cantly ef­fec­tive for healthy peo­ple who just want to stay that way and de­fend them­selves ef­fec­tively from ID. Preven­tatism is sim­ple and easy to learn, be­ing non-re­li­gious, non-spir­i­tual, and non-med­i­cal. The phi­los­o­phy is also, there­fore, avail­able to all – wealthy and poor, dis­ad­van­taged and priv­i­leged, young and not-so-young. So, from the C.E.O.’s per­spec­tive, hav­ing a com­fort­able and stress­free work­place is mighty ef­fi­cient ef­fec­tive and eco­nomic….keeps the bot­tom line healthy…

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