Stress significantly contributes to mental and physical ill-health and costs billions in lost productivity and revenue. If you want to boost your self-awareness and develop techniques to reduce stress, this course is ideal for you.
Certificate of Stress Management is a professional development course that covers the physiological, emotional and psychological aspects of stress to help you develop techniques to reduce its impact personally and in the workplace.
In this stress management course, you will learn to identify physical and emotional signs of stress and implement lifestyle, relationship and career management strategies to minimise stress. You will also learn how relaxation and nutrition can enhance well-being and reduce the impact of stress.
On completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and minimise stress in your personal and professional life.
Unit - Stress Management
Unit 1 – Body Changes
Modern day stressors
Symptoms and effects of stress
The muscles response
The gastrointestinal response
The cardiovascular response
The skin response
The fight or flight response (gas)
Effect of stress on health and wellbeing
Stress and the immune system
A stress management response program
Unit 2 – Easy Living
Understanding your stress symptoms
What is causing your stress?
What are you getting out of life?
Are you achieving your goals?
Do you make time for yourself?
Decide how to deal with your particular stressor
Life planning and goal setting
Tips for relaxation
Get a hobby
Hypnosis and autogenics
Dealing with a crisis
Responses to crisis
Too little stress
Unit 3 -Alcohol and Other Legal Drugs
How much is too much?
Over the counter and prescription drugs
Avoiding aches and pains
Unit 4 – Self Esteem
What is self esteem?
The importance of self-esteem
Realistic expectations- stress and perfectionism
Altering your perception
Body image and self-esteem
Low self-esteem in teenagers
Building self esteem in others
Unit 5 – Managing Your Own Career
Managing and reviewing your career
Standing out and progressing
Career management skills
Unit 6 – Security and Decision Making
Development of security and self assurance
Strategy to approach the decision
Two dominating facets emotion and environmental
Unit 7 – Relaxation and Nutrition
The balanced diet
Major food groups
Using the food pyramid
Breads, cereals, pasta, and rice group
Vegetables and fruit
Meat and meat alternatives
Milk and milk products
Fats and oils
Sweets and high-fat snacks
Vitamins and minerals
The food pyramid – summarised
The basics for healthy eating
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats
The glycaemic index
Problems of nutrition and diet
General principles of weight loss
Attitudes, progress, exercise
Cause and effect
Tips for health eating
Food allergies and intolerances
Alternative methods for relaxation and reducing stress
Crying – good form of stress management
Sex to reduce stress
Humour and stress relief
Anger and yelling loudly
Expressing, suppressing and repressing anger
Unit 8 – Personality and Stress
Type a behaviour pattern
TABP (cluster of behaviours)
Type B personalities
Type C personality
Other personality traits and stress
Trait and type approach
Genes and personality
Personality index scoring sheet
Interpretation of the personal style inventory
Introverts and extroverts
Intuition – sensing
Feeling and thinking
Perceiving – judging
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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