Complementary Therapy as an Approach in Managing Occupational Stress

Nur Aishah, Nor Hashim and Florianna Lendai, Michael Mulok and Helmi, Sumilan (2015) Complementary Therapy as an Approach in Managing Occupational Stress. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 1 (1). pp. 46-62. ISSN 2462-1153

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Occupational stress is caused by various reasons, such as, workload and long working hours. This leads to occurrence of trend in using wellness activities to treat physical and psychological illness that is known as complementary therapy, which is Yoga, Aromatherapy, Qi gong, and Islamic Medical Practices (Ruqyah). Therefore, this research offered a perspective on the use of complementary therapies as a tool in improving and maintaining mental health condition of employees located in Penang, Malaysia. Qualitative method was used where 5 complementary therapy practitioners were interviewed to identify the perceptions towards the use of complementary therapy and to identify the type of therapy that can be practiced to reduce stress, as well as, discuss the benefits of complementary therapies. It was found that complementary therapy is very beneficial as it acts as a holistic treatment, natural way of healing and more empowering, as it helps to improve employee’s mental, emotional and physical health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational stress; complementary therapy; mental health; holistic; conventional, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Ramli
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 01:19
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 01:19

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