"An excellent training course that has stimulated my interest in Stress Management enormously and has not only delivered but has facilitated learning".
Stress Management Diploma Courses by Distance Learning
Since our establishment in 1995 The Stress Management Institute has trained over two thousand individuals as Stress Management Trainers and has become the leading provider of Stress Management Training within the Public Sector in the United Kingdom.
Among our Customers we count:
- More than 40 Local Authorities
- More than 25 NHS Trusts & Hospitals
- More than 70 other Organisations
Click here to find us on Twitter
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.
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.
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.
Deep Breathing and Breath Control
Breathing is the one vital function of our bodies over which we can exercise voluntary control. It's close connection with emotion gives the opportunity to influence the effects of tension: By controlling one's breathing one can influence the autonomic nervous system and take over conscious responsibility for it. Deeper, regular breathing slows down the heart rate and reduces sympathetic nervous activity. However, some people who have anxiety about breathing find any attention to breathing disturbing. Shallow breathing can have the effect of keeping down deep, threatening feeling, which may surface once deeper breathing occurs. The effects of this can be mitigated if Clients have mastered muscular relaxation techniques before deep breathing is taught.
In order to teach deep breathing, Chaitow points out, it is best to concentrate on the exhalation phase "...if this is adequate then the quality of the breathing-in that follows will be greatly improved". Bendixen, Smith and Mead also believe that "...a decrease in respiratory rate is mainly achieved by an increase in expiration time". Garssen and Rijken argue that changing the breathing rate is an effective method of cure for most Hyperventilation Syndrome patients, though "...it is not possible to draw definite conclusions about which breathing instructions are most adequate...Two elements seem to be important, namely increasing abdominal breathing...and slowing down the respiratory rate".
In order to teach abdominal breathing, I use the Full Breath recommended by Chaitow. In order to slow down the respiration rate I use the Square Breathing Technique. However, as some Clients find attention to breathing distressing, I lay the foundations for these exercises by teaching the Proskauer Breath to allay anxiety.
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.
Add Stress Management Training to your 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.