All relationships, including those we experience at work, have a substantial impact on our lives. With work occupying the majority of our day, negative relationships can not only contribute to a general sense of unhappiness, but they can also cause stress-related illness and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. If you are experiencing difficult relationships and conflict at work, you may benefit from therapy focused on workplace conflict and relationships.
Conflict at work can lead to conflict at home
Strained or stressed relationships with our co-workers and supervisors can cause significant stress and decrease our overall quality of life. Often, when we are involved in workplace conflicts, stress and unhappiness begin to invade our personal lives. When we are facing conflict at work and home, this causes even more problems and endangers our most important relationships. If workplace conflict becomes a significant issue in our lives, we need to take action in order to prevent further negative consequences.
Strategies to avoid conflict and develop positive relationships
The ability to form positive relationships with those we work with is an important part of job satisfaction. Just as importantly, good relationships will increase our chances of landing promotions, receiving increases in salary, as well as receiving positive acknowledgment, respect, and encouragement.
If you are dealing with conflict in the workplace, there are many strategies and solutions that can help. Assertiveness training skills will allow you to deal with conflict in a healthy way that will lead to solutions rather than escalate into a more serious
The development of emotion regulation skills will allow you to better manage potentially stressful situations. When we are able to manage the intensity and duration of negative feelings such as anger, anxiety, or sadness, we are also better able to handle conflict and prevent it from causing damage to ourselves and our relationships. Emotion regulations sills also allow us to better understand other’s emotions. This enhanced awareness of ourselves and others give us the skills we need to develop positive relationships and connections both at work and in our personal lives.
Potential outcomes for therapy for professional relationships
- Developing assertiveness skills
- Developing emotion and stress management skills
- Learning how to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Examining your own negative beliefs and thought patterns
- Understanding the effects of your own past issues and how they are impacting your present relationships
Therapy in Flower Mound, Texas
Alexandr Philip MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in Flower Mound, Texas. If you would like to learn more, you are welcome to call and book your first appointment or fill out the contact form and click Send.