The Stress Management Institute Stress Management Consultants & Trainers since 1995 Stress Management Training Courses by Distance Learning

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"An excellent training course that has stimulated my interest in Stress Management enormously and has not only delivered but has facilitated learning".

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How can our Diploma Courses benefit you professionally?

Stress Management Training can be learned quickly and is applicable in many settings. You can use it as a short course of treatment or as an on-going therapeutic activity. Our training will enable you to speedily add Stress Management Training to your helping skills so that you will rapidly become a competent practitioner.

Our Diploma in Stress Management Training covers the theory, information, skills and techniques that you will need to work effectively with individuals and groups, both in private practice, or in any therapeutic or community setting. Our
Diploma in Organisational Stress Management enables you to take these skills into the Company or Organisation as a Consultant, whilst also enabling you to address specific corporate need.

Our courses are designed to provide you with a practical toolkit that you can edit with your logo and details for your own Client work. Thus, trainees will find that they can soon put our training to use within their current work, private practice or new venture. It is not essential for you to be currently working with Clients in order to undertake our courses. We are able to offer a fee reduction if you enroll before the end of the month.

Why train with The Stress Management Institute?

We are the specialists in Stress Management Training by Distance Learning and our Diploma Courses are popular world wide. Our experience, professionalism and commitment to quality make us the first training course of choice for individuals looking to enhance their skills portfolio or to start up their own business.

For many Companies too, we are the first choice in auditing, understanding and solving problems within the organisation.
Our list of Corporate Clients speaks for itself.

The Academic Level of the Training

The Academic level of the Diploma Course in Stress Management Training has been assessed as the equivalent of one term of the final year of an Honours Degree.

The Duration of the Training

You have 12 months to complete each training course. There is, however, no minimum time limit and you can work through the courses entirely at your own pace.

Training Course Fees

The fee for each course is currently £299.00 which is a fee reduction that is available until the end of the month. There is a further reduction if you enroll for both courses together. You can do this for a fee of £399.00 before the end of the month. Enroll Online.

How is the Training Delivered?

The training is entirely by distance learning, consisting of printed training materials and the relevant CDs. You will receive the entire training course or courses through the post within two working days of payment, if you are a U.K. Trainee.


Professional Indemnity Insurance is an absolute necessity if you are intending to set up in private practice. If you plan to work from home it is particularly important to have Public Liability Insurance in case of injury or accident. The Institute's Trainees, on completion of either our Diplomas can obtain a Certificate of Professional Liability Insurance from independent insurers.

This insurance includes cover for:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Product Liability Insurance
  • Libel and Slander Insurance.

What is Stress?

Our bodies react to stress in a similar way that they react to fear. We experience fear when we have cause to be concerned about our well-being or safety. We experience stress when we are in situations where we feel under threat but are not actually in any immediate danger.

When we feel under threat in this way our bodies respond with the fight or flight syndrome, which prepares our bodies to fight or flee and involves a number of physical changes. Our heartbeat increases, our breathing becomes shallow, all of our senses work better, we may have a desire to defecate, our muscles tense to fight or flee, our hands and feet become colder and we begin to sweat to cool ourselves, as all of these changes make us hot.

This response can be set off by many situations that are not really dangerous or life-threatening, however, we are reacting as if our lives were actually threatened, and the reaction to such threat is a very powerful one. When there is no enemy to fight or run from, the physical feelings created have no release, Leading to stress, which will eventually find an outlet in chronic fatigue, anxiety and a variety of minor, or more serious, physical illnesses.

"This is an excellent training course, and not just a course - it is also a step by step guide in how to use it with Clients"

Learning Theory, Behaviourism and Cognitive Therapy

Learning Theory tries to explain how people behave, seeing behaviour as having been learned through the application of rewards and punishments. Most of our social learning occurs in childhood when it is continually being reinforced. Behaviours learned in childhood persist into adult life as standards of behaviour become internalised. It is thought that with internalisation a single pairing of stimuli is remembered and relived, thus a phobia can develop after only one or two pairings between the phobic object and the unpleasant event.

Behaviourism is a set of principles based on Learning Theory and is applied to problems that may be cured or significantly improved. Behavioural treatments are known to be effective in phobic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, sexual dysfunctions, in social skills training, problem solving and time management. Behaviourism defines the problem to be solved as belonging to the Client, as is ultimately, the means of solving it. In most cases the original cause of the problem need not be sought out in order to solve the problem. Success in treatment will depend greatly on an agreement between the Trainer and the Client about what constitutes the problem, and on the techniques used to change problem behaviour.

Because the Behaviourist approach shows its limitations in dealing with problems where behaviour is only part of the problem, as is the situation with stress, we turn to techniques of cognitive-behavioural therapy, which is based on the theory that people are very much influenced by how they look at situations. Beck argues that maladaptive assumptions can be challenged: "A major technique of cognitive therapy consists of making the patient's attitudes explicit and helping him decide whether they are self defeating. Moreover, it is essential that he learn from his own experience that because of certain attitudes he ends up with less happiness and more misery than if he were guided by more moderate or realistic rules". Thus an important area of defining problems and working on them involves identifying Client thinking skills deficits that sustain them.

Cognitive interventions try to influence Client's inner speech so that they discipline their thinking appropriately. Some characteristics of unrealistic inner rules include demandingness, perfectionism, overgeneralisation, rating the person not the characteristic and catastrophising. The main elements of realistic inner rules are a coping emphasis, being based on the Client's own needs. preferences and values. Flexibility and absence of self-rating are also realistic. Cognitive-behavioural approaches have now been applied to a wide range of problems, and have been seen to have a significant success rate in dealing with stress, anxiety and related difficulties.

Stress Management Training by Distance Learning

Our training teaches you how to enable Clients to better manage stress. We do not attempt to eliminate it altogether as we need a certain amount of tension in our lives in order to achieve our goals. Too much, however, can lead to fatigue, illness or unnecessary restrictions on our lives. Our Training is empowering to the individual, enabling them to take a greater control of their own life and health, goals and relationships.

Stress Management Training really can help people to change. Add our training to your helping skills to further enable and empower others.

When you enroll online you will receive your training materials within:
  • Two to Three working days (United Kingdom)
  • Three to Five working days (Europe)
  • Five to Nine working days (Rest of World)

Stress Management Training may also be known as Stress Training or as Stress Counselling Courses or Coaching, Relaxation Therapy and also cover many aspects of Mindfulness.

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