Diploma in Stress Management - Revised

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

Mental Health
Free Course
This free online stress management course can be of great help in those moments when life can get a bit too stressful. 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. Those are great skills, so get started, today.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This course will begin by introducing you to the history 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 how there are different types of stressors and why people's responses vary after stressful situations. Stress can affect many people in different ways. 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 then explains disorders 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 the relationship between stress and its effects on the immune system. Next, you will learn how to differentiate between stress and anxiety. You will gain understanding in how people's behaviours are related to anxious thoughts and how to manage these thoughts. You will also learn about assertiveness, aggression and passivity. 

Finally, you will learn about coping strategies and how coping strategies differ from one individual to the next. The difference between adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies will be made clear. You will learn about the difference between problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies, and how to implement relaxation techniques in order to help you cope with stress. Start your next learning journey, today.

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Introduction to Stress

Stress and Personality

Stress and the Nervous System

Stress and Psychiatric Disorders

Diploma in Stress Management - First Assessment

Personality Patterns in Stress

Roles of Thoughts, Beliefs, and Emotions

Relaxation and Cognitive Techniques

Exercise and DIY Strategies

Diploma in Stress Management - Second Assessment

Course 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
  • List the effects of acute stress
  • Discuss the role of personality factors in stress
  • 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


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