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Diploma in Stress Management

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Diploma in Stress Management
  • Free Course

  • NPTEL

  • 10-15 Hours

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online course Diploma in Stress Management offers you a comprehensive review of the principles associated with assessing and reducing your stress. You will learn about different types of stress, sources of stress, and personality factors associated with stress.

    The course begins by introducing you to stress and the history and genesis of stress research. You will learn about the differences between eustress and distress. You will also be able to explain the importance of how stress can be helpful to an individual. You will learn about the different types of stressors and why some people return to their resting rate sooner than others after a stressful situation.

    Stress can affect many people in different ways and therefore it is important to be able to recognise that what may work as a stress release for one individual may not work for another individual. The course explains disorders that can be caused by stress and the symptoms to look out for. You will learn about the different parts of the brain and which of these parts are triggered by stress. You will also learn the role of the endocrine system during a stressful period and be able to explain how stress can have a number of effects on the immune system.

    Next, you will learn how to differentiate between stress and anxiety. You will learn how behaviours are related to anxious thoughts and how to manage these thoughts. You will also learn about assertiveness and how your reaction to different situations can be seen as aggressive or passive.

    Finally, different types of coping strategies and explains how coping strategies differ from one individual to the next. You will learn about the difference between adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies. You will also learn about the difference between problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies, and how to implement relaxation techniques to help you cope with stress.

    This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to learn techniques for dealing with personal stress.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma or Certificate.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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