Monday, August 17, 2020

Download Free Items from for Helping Employers Deal Anxious Employees and Parents Concerned about Back to School Issues



Dan Feerst - Publisher of Workplace Wellness Materials Releases Free Handouts to Human Resource Managers to Calm Employee Anxiety and Support Parents Worried about Back to School Issues of COVID-19


This information is meant to help employees who are parents better manage
 their anxiety, worry, and stress associated with managing their children
going back to school in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, August 12, 2020, The COVID-19 Pandemic has been the cause of a tremendous amount of anxiety. It can and does, hurt employee performance. Information leads to knowledge, and knowledge eases anxiety and the fear factor. Many employers have cut their Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) in favor of 800 hotlines, which are not as effective.


Dan Feerst, author and publisher of, realized that he is in a position to offer this free information better than others because he is in the business of providing a plethora of Workplace Wellness Materials. These free items were prepared originally for employee assistance programs nationwide, but he is concerned few workers would gain access to these materials. They are therefore letting any human resource manager, workforce management professional, or CEO download them free without cost or obligation.


Included in the free package is a PowerPoint on managing stress and anxiety associated with the Coronavirus. Designed for employees are: reproducible and editable handouts in PDF, MS Publisher, and MS Word, a Web video for employers based on the PowerPoint, and a  reproducible/editable handout to distribute to employees who are parents to help them cope with stress and anxiety related to their children going back to school. The anxiety level of parents sending their kids off to school is through the roof, these resource handouts should help lessen their fears.


Dan Feerst wants employees to know that they have the option of receiving other free human resource related workplace wellness tip sheets regularly distributed without cost or obligation. An MP4 video on helping employees face the unique challenges of working remotely is also available.


They offer professionally authored handouts and tip sheets on workplace wellness topics and supervisor skills, reducing risk, improving employee’s assistance program functioning, and helping employees be healthy, happy, and productive. The Frontline Employee Human resources newsletter has been very well received by employers.


About Dan Feerst, Publisher:


Dan Feerst is the most widely read author on employee assistance program (EAP) content for supervisors. He has authored over 3,900 EAP and related wellness articles for FrontLine Supervisor and FrontLine Employee. Monthly readership of FrontLine Newsletters totals over three million employees. Subscribers include the U.S Army, the U.S. Congress, Universities, Hospitals, School systems, and industries.


FrontLine Supervisor has published continuously since 1993. FrontLine Employee has published continuously since 2001. You can find these publications on their other Web site You can find 220 other workforce management, HR, and EAP

resources and products at


To obtain the free information package visit and click on “Free Tip Sheet”.


Media Contact:

Attn: Media Relations

3601 West Higgins Drive, Suite 200

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466




Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Help Employees Not Go Overboard On Worrying about Stress

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Enjoy the Stress--It's Not All Bad

Stress Isn't Always Bad for You -- Here's Why

Although stress is a normal part of everyday life, we typically think of it as a bad thing. The reality is that some stress challenges us to improve ourselves because it pushes us beyond what we think we can handle. Without stress, then, we don't grow or adapt to new challenges. Here's why we should welcome some stress into our lives, and some tips on telling the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress levels.

What Is Stress? 

Stress is a natural response to change. It's the mental and physical symptoms you experience when you're exposed to new challenges or when you feel under pressure. Stress causes symptoms such as:

Elevated heart rate
Muscle tension
Faster breathing
Trouble sleeping because of racing thoughts and heightened awareness
GI problems e.g. nausea and stomach upsets

When you experience stress, your body releases a wave of hormones through the bloodstream. These hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, help you react quickly to a challenging or threatening situation. This is otherwise known as the "fight-or-flight" response.

The body produces the same hormonal response whether you're running for your life or getting ready for a first date. In other words, stress is never going to be eradicated from modern life, but the good news is that some stress is actually healthy.

Yes, really. Not all stress deserves a bad reputation. Let's consider why. 

Some Stress Is a Good Thing

Not all stress is created equal. Luckily, the most common stress we face each day is acute stress, and it's the least worrying form of stress. In fact, acute stress can improve our performance, sharpen our minds, and help us retain new skills.

Acute Stress 

Acute stress is caused by a recent event or an accumulation of multiple tasks. For example, you might be stressed by:

An upcoming wedding
Arguing with a friend
Looming deadlines

This stress only lasts for a short time. Once the triggering event is over, the stress disappears.

Why is acute stress sometimes a good thing, then? It's simple. Stress pushes us into action. If we didn't stress out over exams, we wouldn't study. If we didn't fret over deadlines, we'd leave tasks unfinished. And, thanks to sharpened reactions, stress lets us overcome challenges and solve problems that we couldn't figure out before.

Stress can be a motivator. It's pretty uncomfortable, but it forces us to get results. Think of it like exercise. The more you train, the stronger you become. Acute stress has the same effect.

Good v Bad Stress 

So it's clear that some stress actually benefits us, but what about when stress is harmful? Chronic stress is when the body is constantly in fight-or-flight mode. When this is the case, the pressure wears you down eventually. Chronic stress can be caused by:

Working as a caregiver to a sick relative
A toxic workplace environment
Unhappy or dysfunctional family
Long-term health problems
Ongoing poverty or job loss

Chronic stress is dangerous. It causes long-term mental and physical symptoms, and it may lead to heart disease, obesity, or skin conditions.

Tips for Managing Stress

Since some stress is a normal part of our lives, we must learn to deal with it. You can:

See a stressful situation as a challenge, not an impossibility
Accept when you can't control a situation
Avoid harmful responses to stress such as alcoholism
Get help when stress becomes a problem
Develop your organizational skills to stay on top of tasks before they become too stressful

Remember, stress can mean you're pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. You don't improve yourself when you're comfortable. Stress, under the right conditions, can inspire and motivate you to achieve your full potential.

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