Free home study course: Introduction to Stress Management
Course suitable for: therapists, line managers, and other professionals dealing with those suffering the negative effects of stress,
Level: skills and knowledge development, CPD
Availability - worldwide
About this stress management training
Stress management is one of the most necessary skills of our modern age. Negative stress is a major problem. The impact that negative stress has on both employees and organisations is well documented. For the individual, if negative stress is not addressed in the early stages it can have far-reaching consequences both mentally and physically.
This free stress management training course will to provide you with a basic knowledge of the subject. By the end you will have a better understanding of what stress is, why it occurs, how to recognise it and also of some essential treatments and self-help strategies.
It is important to realise that nothing in this free stress management course should replace the advice or assistance of your own medical advisor or other health care professional. Additionally completion of this free course alone should not be considered as any form of qualification to practice stress management.
Time taken to complete the course varies quite a bit depending how much additional reading and research you choose to undertake, but our guide is around 10 hours.
Introduction to Stress Management is accredited at CPD level by the ACCPH.
Feedback on this course
I’ve really enjoyed doing this course. Its clear layout and comprehensiveness (there’s a lot in this comparatively short course) has been impressive. G Jones
I enjoyed this course, especially the fact that I could do it in my own time and fit it in with other commitments. The time required was not onerous and the level of the course was appropriate for an introduction to the topic. K Roberts
Enrol for free stress management course
Read the terms and conditions here, then complete our enrolment form and we will send you the course material via email as soon as we can. We normally respond to correspondence within 24 hours but it may take longer at holiday times, or busy periods.
Feedback on the free stress management course
I found it easy to complete and very user-friendly. You can complete it in your own time and do your own additional research as appropriate alongside it. Alison Pacey
I enjoyed this course, especially the fact that I could do it in my own time and fit it in with other commitments. The time required was not onerous and the level of the course was appropriate for an introduction to the topic. Kathleen Roberts
What is covered in this course and what will I receive?
You will receive course notes in pdf format and a workbook. We cannot provide free courses in hard copy.
SECTION 1 – WHAT IS STRESS?
Stress comes from within, Stress comes from outside, Symptoms of stress, Stressors, Short and long term stress, Short term stress, Case study 1 Long term stress, Case study 2, The difference between the two scenarios, Is there such a thing as good stress? Why do people suffer from stress? The individual stress response, Childhood learning
SECTION 2 – COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CLIENTS
Listening to your client, The true meaning of what someone has to say, Good questioning, Don’t interrupt, Silence, Non-judgmental listening, What your client doesn’t tell you, Selective memory, Achieving rapport, Talking, What kind of people will come and see you
SECTION 3 – UNDERSTANDING YOUR CLIENTS
What do people mean when they talk about stress? Identifying the type of client, Personality, Personality type, Type A, Case study 3 – Joanna, Type B, Type C, Case study 4 – Iain, Ways of understanding your clients – Part II, Emotionally disturbed clients, Time-wasters – a controversial subject, Those who are clearly not going to listen to your advice, Those who want you to do the work for them, Not sure if he wants therapy, Poor timekeeping, Time wasting in a work setting, Reporters & media, Potential burglars, Summing up
SECTION 4 – STRESS AT WORK AND AT HOME
Stress at work, Technology, Ergonomic factors, Sick Building Syndrome, Romantic entanglements, Insufficient staffing, Too much work, Taking work home, Changes in work practice, Deadlines, Responsibility without authority, Unclear aims and goals, Abrasive communication style from managers, Problems with the organisational structure, Inadequate rewards, poor pay, poor prospects, Promotion, Too many meetings, Violence/personal abuse, Over identification with the job, Bad relationships with superiors, Shift work, How to deal with problems caused by stress at work, Stress at home, Money, Relationships with a partner, Relationships with relatives, Problems caused by children, Problems caused by the family environment, Loneliness
SECTION 5 – SYMPTOMS OF STRESS
The symptoms of stress, Physical symptoms, Emotional/lifestyle symptoms, Clinical depression, The startle response, Case studies, Case study 1 – Joanna, Joanna – analysis of case study, Summing up
SECTION 6 – TREATMENTS FOR STRESS
Intervention – Type A Behaviour, Basic relaxation exercises, Exercise,
Course author: Mike O'Sullivan
This course was previously available through the College of Integrated Therapies. Responsibilty for course content and intellectual property rights remain with the author, we are the sole authorised re-distributor.
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