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 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“

Time Management

Time Management
Time Management is about taking control of your time so that you do the things you want to do in life. When people are doing what they want and need they suffer less stress.

"Take time to work; it is the price of success.
Take time to think; it is the source of power.
Take time to play; it is the secret of perpetual youth"
Take time to read; it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly; it is the road to happiness.
Take time to love; it is the joy of life.
Take time to laugh; it is the music of the soul".

(Adapted by Siewert from an old English prayer).

The pace of our lives is faster than it has ever been before. The pace of life at work is particularly pressured for many, with people being given more responsibilities without any of their previous workload being taken away. People also suffer from the introduction of new technology without proper training, and from fear of demotion or redundancy. There is a focus today on performance, results and league tables. On the other hand, there are many, who are unemployed, who are suffering from too much time on their hands, this can also lead to stress and depression. Time Management can be of benefit to people at both ends of the spectrum.

For those in work, it is worth noting that many people put in too much time at work, much of which is unnecessary. A Survey by BT of 140 senior managers found:
54% work more than ten hours a day
71% take work home regularly
75% dream about the job
75% said that worries about work keep them awake
57% had cancelled a holiday or weekend away because of work
However, much of this extra work may not be having the desired effect. Luthans study found a distinction between effective managers and successful managers. Successful managers spent 48% of their time networking and socialising, whereas effective managers spent only 15% of their time doing this.

Major time wasters at work are: interruptions, meetings, routine tasks, poor communication, lack of feedback, poor organisation, incomplete information, too much reading, crises, lack of competence, people not suited to their roles, unexpected situations, unclear objectives, lack of priorities, shifting priorities, poor planning, attempting too much, inability to say 'no', clutter, personal disorganisation, snap decisions, indecision, procrastination, failure to listen, lack of delegation, poor delegation.

The biggest time waster of all is the 20 hours a week that the average person spends in watching a screen.

People cannot work effectively for long periods without breaks. Siewert cites the results of a medical study done on productivity over 60 minute periods of concentration. Most people can't work for more than one hour at a time without taking a break. Breaks should be for about 10 minutes and numerous breaks should be planned for.

Unemployed people, particularly the long-term unemployed can suffer from stress as a result of too much time on their hands. While recognising the financial constraints placed on this group, it is still possible to use Time Management techniques to define and achieve some life goals and to improve self-esteem.

Either our lives are too busy and fragmented, or we have so much time on our hands, we do not value it. Thus, we have to make a conscious effort to use the time available to us well. This is how we can succeed in coping with the daily tasks and activities, on the one hand, and ensuring personal satisfaction on the other. To take this control of your life you must focus on what you want to do with your time.

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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