Online Diploma Course in Stress Management | Alison

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Diploma in Stress Management

Learn the strategies and techniques for coping with stress with this free online stress management course.

Mental Health
Free Course
Sometimes, life can get a bit too stressful. That’s normal, and we all have to find ways of dealing with it. But it really can feel impossible at times. This course give you some great insights into the causes and triggers of stress, and guides you through simple activities you can use to destress more often. By the end of the course, you will be much better equipped to deal with the stress in your life, or to help a friend in need.
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    10-15 Hours
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This stress management course covers common causes of stress and guides you through different methods of destressing. First, you will learn how stress can affect many people in different ways and can have a number of important effects on the immune system. The course then explains disorders that can be caused by stress and the symptoms to look out for, both in yourself and others. This will help you with stress prevention.

This course will discuss which of the different parts of the brain get triggered by stress in different ways, and how to cope with these situations. The role of the endocrine system during a stressful period as well as the difference between stress and anxiety will be discussed. You will then learn how to use adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies as well as problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies in different stressful situations.

Finally, the course will teach you about assertiveness and how to assess your own personality type for stress management purposes. You will then learn why and how images are used in relaxation techniques. Implementing these relaxation techniques to cope with stress will greatly improve your day-to-day life, or allow you to assist a friend in need. That’s not bad for a free course. So start the course today, and be prepared the next time stress enters your life.


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Module 1: Introduction to Stress

Module 2: Stress and Personality

Module 3: Stress and the Nervous System

Module 4: Stress and Psychiatric Disorders

Module 6: Personality Patterns in Stress

Module 7: Roles of Thoughts, Beliefs, and Emotions

Module 8: Relaxation and Cognitive Techniques

Module 9: Exercise and DIY Strategies

Module 5: Diploma in Stress Management - First Assessment

Module 10: Diploma in Stress Management - Second Assessment

Module 11: Diploma in Stress Management - Final Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe what stress is. - Explain why individuals respond differently during a stressful situation. - Define the difference between eustress and distress. - Explain how stress can be helpful to an individual. - List the effects of acute stress. - Discuss the role of personality factors in stress. - Describe how the brain responds during a stressful situation. - Describe the role of the endocrine system. - Explain how the nervous system induces stress. - Describe how stress affects the immune system. - List the health risks associated with stress. - List psychiatric disorders associated with stress. - Explain how to assess your stress level. - Describe what stress mapping is. - Explain how self-esteem can be improved. - Describe different personality scales. - Explain how to assess your own personality type. - Explain the relationship between thoughts, mood, and behaviour. - Describe how thoughts work in anxiety. - Define how behaviours are related to anxious thoughts. - Describe how to manage anxious thoughts. - Explain what assertiveness is. - Describe how to develop positive coping strategies. - Differentiate between adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies. - Distinguish between problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies. - Describe why images are used in relaxation techniques. - Define autogenic training. - Explain the role of exercise in stress release. - Describe the relationship between the brain and exercise. - List the long-term effects of exercise. - Distinguish between aerobic and anaerobic exercises.


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