My Job is Killing Me

The Master Work Stress Program

It’s great when people find their jobs rewarding, but when your work creates an undue amount of stress, it can impact many aspects of your life. Work stress can lead to burnout, depression, health complications, and family discord.

The Master Work Stress program helps individuals stay in their jobs without falling apart. It helps people shift from having little control over their circumstances to becoming empowered to change their situations or learn to cope with and relate to them differently. This program will help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and increase confidence. In short, the program is designed to reduce the experience of stress caused by the challenges of one’s profession.

This program is conducted in a group format, where you also meet others experiencing similar stress and are similarly interested in improving themselves. The program will teach you how to:

  1. Identify the thoughts that increase your anxiety and your self-doubt, which leads to mistakes and procrastination at your job.
  2. Dispute the thoughts: Learn how to reframe your self-defeating thoughts so that you can better assert yourself to your colleagues, coworkers and superiors.
  3. Relax: Relaxation training can teach you to rest your brain, how to take needed breaks throughout your day, and how to best recharge for the day and week ahead.
  4. Be Real: Learn how to be realistic about our demands and expectations of people , kinder to yourself and others, and as a result a more effective person.

When is the course beginning?
New Sessions will begin in the Fall

Where are the groups being held?
Insight Psychological Group (in-person)
773 Central Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Who is it open to?
Individuals Aged 29-45

$65 per week, 8 week commitment

Group Leader
Sean Foley, LSW


Week 1- Job Dissatisfaction and Stress: An Introduction
Week 2- Anxiety, Stress, Burnout: A Psycho-Educational Approach
Week 3-Anger Management
Week 4- Communication Skills
Week 5- Self Esteem
Week 6-How to Stop the Feelings of Guilt and Shame
Week 7- Learning to Prevent Self-Criticisms and Judgements
Week 8- Observing Yourself: How To Be Your Mind’s Very Own Anthropologist

After filling out your application expressing interest, Mr. Foley will be in contact with you to help decide if the group is right for you.
Before beginning the group, approved participants will be given consent and payment authorization forms to fill out.

Sean Foley, LSW

Sean Foley, LSW

Group Leader

Sean Foley is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who possesses a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Sean holds certificates as a School Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and in mindfulness-based interventions. Sean has a wide range of experience working in various organizational and therapeutic settings. Some of his experiences include working with foster youth transitioning from high school into college, advocating and providing supports for homeless families, and assisting at-risk children. Sean’s therapeutic approach includes a variety of techniques which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. He treats individuals with substance use disorder, social phobias, anxiety disorders, and depression. Sean also speaks throughout the state about the potential psychological risks regarding smartphone and social media overuse, a topic he has been researching for the past three years.