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.


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 feel very confident that the course content and layout will be invaluable as I set up as a Trainer"

The Complete Breath and Square Breathing

Breathing is the one important function of our bodies over which we can have voluntary control. We can also choose to leave it to take care of itself automatically. Breathing is the bridge between the conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves. From the day we are born we breathe automatically and unconsciously, yet we can also take a deep breath at will, or decide to hold our breath for a while. We automatically breathe from our chests when we are active and working, but we also need to be able to experience the deep abdominal breathing that goes together with peace, quietness and relaxation. When we breathe out, we let go of energy and can experience a feeling of release. When we breathe in, we charge ourselves up with energy, which we associate with a feeling of being in control. When the natural rhythm of the breath is interrupted by stress, we can develop breathing habits that leave us feeling tense and out of control.

The close connection that exists between our breathing and our emotional state can give us an important opportunity to influence the effect of stress upon us. Deeper, regular breathing can make us feel much calmer and more relaxed. It should be remembered, however, that shallow breathing habits, developed over many years, may possibly have had the effect of keeping down deep feelings. Such feelings may come to the surface once the deeper breathing is practised. However, most people who practise Stress Management Training would greatly prefer to cope with these feelings for a short period than to continue living with the disadvantages of long-term stress.

Deeper, regular breathing slows down the heart rate and reduces sympathetic nervous activity. In practice, this means that the Fight or Flight Syndrome is far less likely to be unnecessarily activated when we are breathing deeply. In order to begin to learn how to breathe more deeply, experts recommend that we concentrate on breathing out rather than on breathing in, and especially concentrate on the pause between the breaths. If we breathe out properly, that is, completely, the quality of the breathing-in that follows will be greatly improved. Research shows that the two most important elements in learning a better breathing pattern are increased abdominal breathing and slowing down the rate of breathing, that is, reducing the number of breathing cycles per minute.

One of the easiest ways to improve our breathing patterns is to use 'triggers'. 'Triggers' are a device which we use to remind us to do something, in this case to remind us to use the Complete breath and Square Breathing Exercises. You can use coloured bits of sticky paper to act as the 'triggers', these will help you to change your breathing habits throughout your daily life. This is how they work: If you wear a watch you can tear off a small piece of one of the labels and stick it onto the centre of your watch. Every time you look at your watch and see this label, you should take one Complete Breath. This will greatly increase the number of deep breaths which you take every day. If you don't wear a watch, try putting a label on to your phone and using that to remind you to take a Complete Breath; begin by breathing out as far as possible. Breathing out fully is the key to better breathing. Using 'triggers' enables you to get on with your life without having to continually think about your breathing. Yet you can manage to make significant changes in your breathing habits, thereby contributing greatly to a reduction in stress and tension.

When you have been using these 'triggers' for a time, you will find you no longer need to use them, as good breathing habits become 'second nature'.

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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