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.


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.



Insurance

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.

“I am glad to have had the opportunity to take your course and I appreciate your dedication in making it available, together with your professionalism, which shines through the course“


Positive Thinking

Negative thinking is a habit. Habits are a way of saving energy, most of what we do is habit, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night is governed by habits built up over years. By noting your negative thought patterns and thinking up positive alternatives you have begun to change your habit. We can begin to think positively just by deliberately thinking the direct opposite of the negative thought, and by concentrating on the positive aspects of any situation. It often helps to imagine someone else who is standing up to the negative thoughts for us. Imagine a very good friend who has known you for years and accepts all your strengths and weaknesses. This friend is completely on your side and is always ready to remind you of the positive things about yourself. Challenges to negative thinking must be strong and forceful, begin any challenge to a negative thought by shouting NO or SHUT UP, then replace it with a positive opposite.

The following situations are when you most need to be on your guard against negative thinking:

- When you meet strangers.
- When you have contact with people you find attractive.
- When you have made a mistake.
- When you feel criticised.
- When you talk to people in authority.
- When you feel hurt.
- When you feel someone is angry with you.
- In situations where you risk rejection or failure.
- In conversations with parents.
- In conversations with anyone who may be disapproving.
We can use the following techniques to deal with negative thoughts.

The Stop Technique
When you have a negative thought, take a deep breath, shout STOP in your mind and think very hard about something else. This is especially useful if the negative thoughts are repetitive worrying about a situation. Repeat as often as necessary.

Change your Body Position
When you have a negative thought, change the way you are sitting, standing and breathing. Unclench your fists, drop your shoulders, relax your jaw, take a deep breath. This helps positive thoughts to follow.

Present Awareness
Bring yourself into the present. Over-ride your negative thoughts about the past or the future by looking around the room and saying out loud what you can see, or hear or smell. Spend a minute or two saying sentences which begin with "Now I am aware of...".

Exaggerate the Problem
Think of all the worse things that could have happened but did not.

Paradoxical Intention
If you are nervous about a situation, exaggerate the nervousness in your mind. Say "I am so frightened I could die", or something similar. You may well get bored with being nervous more quickly than if you try to suppress your nerves.

Look at yourself in the mirror and smile!

Cue Cards
Take three positive thoughts about yourself and write them down, put them in places where you will see them often. When you do see them, read them out loud.

Positive thinking takes time and hard work, but it is a habit that is well worth developing.


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 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.


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