Healthcare Professionals & Stress

Stress is a rising and common concern in recent years, with the World Health Organization calling stress “the health epidemic of the 21st century. Those who work in the healthcare industry are especially familiar with the weight of stress due to unpredictable, high-pressure environments and long days.

5 Ways Stress Impacts the Healthcare Worker

  • DECREASED CONCENTRATION
  • HEADACHES
  • FATIGUE
  • BURNOUT
  • DEPRESSION

Healthcare Professionals & Sleep

Compounding this issue, medical professionals often work nights and rotating shifts, which can lead to severe sleep deprivation and shift work sleep disorder (SWSD). In fact, 25-30% of those regularly working shifts note excessive fatigue and insomnia. The care provider’s condition also has an impact on patients and colleagues.

5 Ways Sleep Deprivation Impacts the Healthcare Worker

  • IRRITABILITY AND EXHAUSTION
  • IMPAIRED COGNITIVE FUNCTION & SLOW REACTIONS
  • DIMINISHED MEMORY
  • HEALTH CONDITIONS(HEART DISEASE, CANCER, MORE)
  • DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY POTENTIAL

Stress & Sleep Impacts on the Healthcare Industry

Unmanaged stress and sleep deprivation in healthcare environments also impact healthcare employers, patients and other critical stakeholders.

HIGH EMPLOYEE TURNOVER
DANGEROUS MISTAKES
POOR PATIENT CARE
STAFFING SHORTAGES
STRAIN ON BOTTOM-LINE
For employees, learning to manage stress is essential to both job performance and emotional well-being. For employers, it is an increasingly expensive problem. Poor workplace mental health results may be costing businesses 500 billion dollars of lost productivity annually. Organizations need solutions that help workers manage stress effectively.

The CalmCircle Method for Healthcare

CalmCircle offers stress management, mental rest, relaxation and sleep support for healthcare professionals and patients. The innovative web-based program is designed to provide support and mental training in the workplace or at home. The program is available to team members 24/7 through smartphones, tablets and laptops.

THE GOAL: Through CalmCircle’s program, users learn lifelong skills in a curriculum-based setting. Practiced on a daily or regular basis, users become independent in these techniques and are able to better manage stress and reset oneself both mentally and physically.

4 METHODS FOR MANAGING STRESS & SLEEP

CalmCircle offers four simple ways for healthcare professionals and patients to improve their sense of well-being, manage stress and improve sleep quality.

Pause

TIME REQUIRED:
2 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Practical Methods for Everyday Events

REDUCE STRESS LEVELS
IMPROVE FOCUS
PROACTIVELY MANAGE CHALLENGES

Calm

TIME REQUIRED:
5-7 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Guided Mindfulness Practice

MEDITATION
VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES
STRESS RELIEF
RELAXATION

Sleep

TIME REQUIRED:
4-15 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Audio-Only Techniques

PROVEN SLEEP HABITS
REJUVENATING REST
AWAKE-ASLEEP TRANSITIONS

Emergency

TIME REQUIRED:
1-3 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Dedicated Sessions for High Stress

AS-NEEDED SESSIONS
INSTANT RELIEF
RESET STRESS LEVELS
BREATHING TECHNIQUES
PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS

CalmCircle Benefits to Healthcare Professionals & Industry

Stress management and meditation are well-documented practices proven to positively impact health, production and attitude. CalmCircle’s system empowers users to take control of stress levels, leading to numerous benefits including increased focus, mental well-being and positivity.

IMPROVES

  • MEMORY
  • MENTAL CLARITY
  • FOCUS
  • DECISION-MAKING SKILLS
  • OVERALL WELL-BEING
  • PRODUCTIVITY
  • SLEEP QUALITY
  • HEALTHY HABITS
  • ENERGY & VITALITY
  • INTELLIGENCE

REDUCES

  • BURNOUT
  • STRESS
  • ILLNESS
  • DEPRESSION
  • MORE

Mindfulness Matters in the Healthcare Industry

“Given the current national physician shortage, healthcare professionals at facilities across the country are more overworked than ever before. Between unexpected vacancies and limited staff, permanent providers are spreading themselves thin, struggling to maintain work-life balance, and experiencing burnout.”

Claire Cavanaugh
Barton Associates

CalmCircle Testimonials

“I have a moment to myself where I can cast away the physicality of the world for a few minutes and settle in to my inner world.”

DANIEL S.

“It helps when the day is overly stressful to be able to take a moment to gather my thoughts.”

CHRIS S.

“It’s a great way to start the day with a calm refreshed mind, especially after traffic. Breathing and calming prior to starting the day.”

DAWN J.
CalmCircle Demo

Schedule a Demo

Contact us today to learn more about bringing stress relief to your organization.