Stanmore, Middlesex, UK (PRWEB) November 19, 2006
Trauma is becoming more and more a part of everyday life. Whether this is as a result of natural or man-made disasters, terrorist attacks, crime or family related tragedies, the outcomes are often the same.
In the case of incidents involving an organization’s employees, research shows that how the organization treats its staff in the aftermath of a traumatic incident will have a profound effect, not only on the recovery of the individuals involved, but also on their colleagues, their productivity, and their commitment to the organization moving forward.
Carole Spiers, the UK’s leading Stress Guru, will be visiting Dubai for the 4th Middle East Safety Management Congress (November 26-30, 2006), to alert business leaders regarding the serious threats posed to their organizations by traumatic incidents. She will also be available for media comment, briefings etc.
“If you run your own business, or have managerial responsibility for personnel within a larger organization, the chances are you will already have introduced measures to protect the continuity of your systems and operations, if the worst should happen. But what you may not have considered is the parallel need to ensure the wellbeing of your staff is similarly protected,” explains Carole Spiers. “You (or your HR managers) may find yourselves playing a key role in
managing a situation which may ultimately be far more damaging to the organisation than the traumatic event itself.”
During her presentation, Carole will explain how an effective post trauma support programme needs to include: careful selection and training of staff who are to work in potentially dangerous or aggressive environments; well designed emergency procedures and action plans; an education programme detailing potential hazards; dedicated on-scene support; professional backup
following the incident (aimed at providing short and long-term psychological support as needed); and how experience in counseling, psychological debriefing and post trauma management are vital in enabling traumatic incidents to be handled professionally and effectively.
About Carole Spiers
Carole Spiers is an internationally recognized radio and BBC broadcaster and Stress Expert, with more than 20 years experience in the field of Stress Management consultancy, training and industrial counseling within the corporate, public and voluntary sectors.
A successful entrepreneur, Carole is the founder and MD of the Carole Spiers Group (CSG), a dynamic consultancy specializing in stress management and employee wellbeing from the shop floor to the boardroom. Her client list reads as a roll-call of the leading organizations in the UK – from the Bank of England, the Foreign Office, the Law Society and the British Transport Police to Unilever, Walt Disney, AXA Insurance, Rolls Royce and many others.
Carole is a Vice President of the International Stress Management AssociationUK; President of the Professional Speakers Association (London Chapter); author of Tolley’s Managing Stress in the Workplace; an Expert Witness on stress-related issues before the UK Courts; and a regular
contributor to a full range of broadcast and national media, trade and professional journals.
For more information, or to arrange a meeting with Carole during her visit, please contact:
Carole Spiers MIHE MISMA
Business Stress Consultant
Carole Spiers Group
International Stress Management & Employee Wellbeing Consultancy
Gordon House, 83-85 Gordon Avenue
Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3QR UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8954 1593 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8907 9290
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