Stress in itself is not an illness, but in extreme cases it can cause serious medical problems if it isn’t controlled and addressed. On the flipside it’s widely accepted that a certain amount of stress in our lives can actually help us to achieve our goals. Although stress is unavoidable, too much of it can lead to feelings of being unable to cope and hopelessness.
What is Stress Management
The signs of stress can include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, headaches, muscle tension, pain, or dizziness. A person can feel under unbearable mental or emotional pressure. On a more personal level it can lead to people losing their temper more easily, drink excessively or acting unreasonably. In extreme cases it can seriously affect how a individual thinks, feels and behaves.
Stress Management is about helping people to tackle the tension in their life, and cope with the most demanding of times. It’s about assisting those who need expert help to get through issues like work relationships, money problems and meeting deadlines. It can be applied in any type of work environment or lifestyle and is a set of simple but effective techniques that will help you get the better of stress, before it gets the better of you.
Stress Management courses overview
This course helps people to regain or maintain control of their lives. Subject material can be learned rapidly and is applicable in many different settings. Curriculums have a practical approach when delivering training, with trainers having the option to push study material that they feel is relevant to the delegates on the day.
Under the direct supervision of trained tutors you will be taught how to deal with the stress-related problems and issues affecting both individuals and organisations. You will learn about how to better cope with stress, recognise the signs or symptoms of stress, and how to deal with pressure before it reaches a critical point. Classes are taught by sensitive, experienced and qualified trainers, many of whom are also accredited therapists.
For employees who complete these courses the benefits can include higher motivation and morale and reduced absence from work. For employers it can include improved productivity and a reduced likelihood of any potential future claims for negligence.
Typical subjects taught on a Stress Management course
- Anger Management
- Breathing Techniques
- Changing Lifestyles
- Coping Methods
- Depression and Stress
- Domestic Stress
- Fight or Flight
- Good Health & Nutrition
- Organisational Stress Management
- Performance Coaching
- Post Trauma
- Pre-Empting Pressure
- Relationship Counselling
- Relaxation Techniques
- Resilience Training
- Self Esteem
- Shop Floor Harassment
- Stress and Energy
- Stress and Gender
- Stress and the Brain
- Stress Management
- Stress Reduction Techniques
- Stress Triggers
- Time Management
You will learn how to
- Relax stressed individuals.
- Cope with the effects of stress.
- Identify and get to grips with the difficult situations that trigger stress.
- Understand the causes of stress.
- Develop a personal pressure scale.
- Manage stress in daily life.
You will learn about
- How people are affected by stress.
- What the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of stress are.
- The impact of pressure and stress in the workplace.
- Reducing stress by saying ‘No’ and being less accommodating.
- Rehabilitative skills and techniques.
- Relaxing stressed muscles.
- The different ways that people react to stress.
- The importance of recognising the symptoms of stress early on.
- Self help stress management techniques.
- Avoiding unhealthy and stressful habits.
- The financial costs of stress.
Who is a Stress Management training course suitable for?
Although the methodologies learnt can benefit people from any level, background or industry, they are particularly suitable for individuals working in a high-pressure environment.