Stress Management Workshop

Want to manage stress in your workplace better?
This workshop combines education, activities and discussion to empower employees to develop simple yet practical stress management strategies. 

Stress Management

1 hour Seminar

Resources: 2 page key learnings PDF summary

Delivery mode: Face-to-face or Virtual (MS Teams or Zoom)


The 1 hour Stress Management Seminar enables employees to identify their stress mindset score and understand how their perception of stress impacts hormone production, emotional experience, attention bias and cognitive flexibility. Optimal arousal zones and the Yerkes-Dodson Law Bell Curve give individuals the opportunity to explore the power of stress and understand why eustress is actually beneficial for performance. The stress response system is also discussed in short to provide context when introducing proven parasympathetic activation techniques that stimulate the relax and recover process, helping reduce the long-term implications of toxic stress.

Key Learnings

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the types of stress and the stress response system
  • Explore the link between time and intensity of stress
  • Identify optimal arousal zones
  • Learn about the benefits of stress and how to enhance stress for performance
  • Discover techniques for activating the parasympathetic nervous system


What you’ll do

  • Complete the Stress Mindset Measure Quiz
  • Identify your perception of stress: Is it negative or positive?
  • Identify your optimal arousal zone and the factors influencing your performance
  • Participate in activities that activate the parasympathetic nervous system and aid rest, recovery and relaxation
  • Recognise what to avoid and what to focus on when developing your stress management plan

2 hour Workshop

Resources: 32 page activity booklet

Delivery mode: Face-to-face or Virtual (MS Teams or Zoom)


The 2 hour Stress Management Workshop covers everything in the seminar with additional time spent on understanding the relationship between stress and performance, and how to move from a stress debilitating mindset to a stress enhancing mindset. Employees will be encouraged to identify the factors impacting their arousal zones and how to adapt situations to suit their motivation style. More time for activities and questions are provided to ensure individuals have the opportunity to practice parasympathetic activation techniques while developing a stress management plan that suits their personality and lifestyle.

Key Learnings

What you’ll learn

  • Solidify and expand on learnings from the 1 hour seminar with a focus on:
  • How to move from a stress debilitating mindset to a stress enhancing mindset
  • The impact of tolerable and toxic stress on the body including long-term physical complications
  • Understanding the role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in response to stress


What you’ll do

  • Seminar activities plus:
  • Discussion around the stress mindset measure
  • Creating the conditions for your optimal arousal zone
  • Additional parasympathetic nervous system activation exercises
  • Participate in extended Q&A with expert facilitator


For your Team

  • Improved emotional regulation, mindset and positive stress perception
  • Ability to effectively recognise and manage different types of stress
  • Improved cognitive flexibility, leading to better decision-making and problem solving abilities
  • Enhanced resilience, adaptability and mental toughness
  • Improved learning and memory through stress-induced neural connectivity
  • Improved overall wellbeing and mental health outcomes
  • Reduced symptoms of mental health issues


For your Organisation

  • Enhanced creativity and innovation by harnessing stress as a performance-enhancing tool
  • Increased employee engagement and job satisfaction
  • Reduced absenteeism, fatigue and burnout
  • Strengthened team cohesion and collaboration 
  • A more resilient, focused, and motivated workforce
  • Leaders who recognise and effectively manage workplace stress in a positive and productive way
  • Recognition as an organisation who prioritises employee wellbeing, mental health and personal development
  • A more positive and supportive working environment


Benefit from package discounts of up to 25% when booking more than 4 workshops per year. See below for more details on Packages.

Looking to book a one-off workshop? Click the button below to complete the form and we’ll send you a full workshop synopsis with investment details for groups of 6-200 participants per workshop. 1 hour seminars start from $15 per person ranging to $79.95 per person depending on group size.

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Suitable for

Organisations/individuals who want to better manage personal and workplace stress, reduce burnout and fatigue, improve employee mental health outcomes, reduce staff turnover and absenteeism, and create a mentally healthy workplace culture.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Wellness Workshop’s range of wellbeing workshops include evidence-based workshops to improve, support and enhance individual and organisational wellbeing, performance and productivity. Every workshop is created by our team of experts, on a range of specific topics, which are carefully crafted to include proven strategies and activities that motivate and engage your team members. All workshops and seminars include professionally designed learning materials and presentations that are visually appealing and interesting, and a whole lot better than a boring PowerPoint. 

Our aim is to make things as easy and enjoyable for you and your team. In addition to beautifully designed presentation materials, workshop materials and an emotionally engaging facilitator who will get your team talking, we’ll also provide you with a custom calendar appointment and graphically designed poster you can share digitally or print out to promote your upcoming workshop. If you’re booking a virtual workshop, we’ll also set up the workshop link on Zoom or MS Teams, and give you the option of recording your workshop for $599 with unlimited use. For face-to-face workshops, your investment includes travel, set-up, pack-down and facilitation at your workplace or chosen venue. We’ll also provide all printed materials for each participant to keep.

Every team member and facilitator at The Wellness Workshop is either an allied health practitioner who currently works in the industry, is degree qualified and a member of their relevant industry body, or an accredited and certified coach who has completed a range of qualifications relevant to the subject area. We do not hire casual facilitators and pride ourselves on providing your team with highly trained, highly experienced practitioners who are legally permitted to answer specific questions relevant to each workshop topic.

Workshops are 2 or more hours in length and include time for discussion, activities and interaction with the facilitator. Participants also get the opportunity to ask more questions and explore examples that are relevant to them. All 2+ hour workshops come with beautifully designed 32-40 page participant booklets that include key learnings, activities and additional materials. Seminars are 1 hour in length and more condensed with less detail. They are suitable for organisations who might not have the opportunity to block out 2 hours for a workshop. Seminars come with 2 page PDF summaries outlining key points from the session.

Our range of wellness workshop topics focus on either improving individual wellbeing, individual productivity, organisational wellbeing or organisational productivity and performance. Some topics may cover a range of areas but most will include strategies for improving psychological, physical and/or vocational enhancement.

Of course! We work with a wide variety of public, private and non-for-profit organisations who value employee and workplace wellbeing. We’ll get to know you and your team, understand your needs and help you decide on the most suitable topics and format that fit your criteria.

Workshop and seminar pricing is based on the duration of the workshop, format of the workshop (face-to-face or virtual) and how many participants you want to include. You can also benefit from group discounts for bookings of more than 4 x workshops per year with our range of Wellbeing Programs and Workshop Package options. Workshops start from $1199 for up to 15 x employees, with opportunity to increase to as much as 299 x participants.

Recordings are available to purchase and are professionally edited by our team to include an intro, outro, music bed and editing of any non-relevant content or activity time that generally isn’t enjoyable for an individual to watch. You can purchase the unlimited use recording of your workshop for $599.

As much as hybrid workshops sound like a good idea, we’ve run hundreds of workshops over the past 6 years and can tell you they’re not. Hybrid workshops don’t allow your team members or the facilitator to move around, interact and use a range of activity methods like white-boards and break out discussions when face-to-face. Unless you have a full camera crew and microphone on each participant, face-to-face workshops are very difficult to engage in for participants dialling in online or from home. If you’re going to take the time to prioritise employees and run a workshop, why not do it right by either having a face-to-face or online session everyone can enjoy. If another provider has told you hybrid workshops are a good idea, we’d really question the emotionally engaging component of their facilitation style. 

Of course! If you don’t have a suitable workplace to run a face-to-face workshop (e.g. a factory, farm or work-site) we can book a suitable venue at one of our venue partner sites around Melbourne. Venues come with everything you need including a projector or TV screen, comfortable seating, toilets and a range of amenities.

We’re so glad you’ve asked this, because it means you’re really thinking about what’s best for your workplace and employees. The Wellness Workshop was built by our Founder, Melani De Sousa who suffered five mental illnesses over two decades. Melani’s passion, commitment and dedication to improving individual and organisational wellbeing shines through everything we do. Our Australian run and owned business team take the time to care, listen and connect with your employees. We don’t talk at you. We listen, we engage and we ask questions. We’re not in it for the profit, we’re in it for the passion. We love seeing our clients succeed and flourish. And we have no doubt that if you’re engaging us, you’re a forward thinking organisation who cares and invests in their people.


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Founder, Mental Health Ambassador & Lived Experience Facilitator

Registered Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist

Certified Health & Performance Coach

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