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Stress Management Training Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Stress Management Training
  • Shield yourself from the negative effects of stress
  • Benefit from the positive effects of stress
  • Better manage your physical responses
  • Better manage your emotional responses
  • Immunise yourself against fear, worry and anxiousness
  • Bounce-back after a knock-down
  • Train yourself to take stress in your stride
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Stress Management Training - One Day

About this Stress Management Training Course

In today’s world, many people feel stressed:

Work puts people under pressure; customers put them under pressure and even colleagues put them under pressure.

As a result, many people feel the need for some targeted training designed to help them manage the stresses inherent in their role.
This unique one-day training course is designed to help your team feel more confident in their ability to properly handle stress, by giving them the special skills and knowledge they need.

There are two forms of stressors:

  1. Objective stressors
  2. Subjective stressors

Objective stressors; are the facts the environment: they are tangible: They include such things as temperature; heat, cold; any noise; problems with work; problem with customers; suppliers, colleagues, bosses and maybe even family.

Subjective stressors; are your emotional reactions to the environment; they are intangible. On the one hand, they could be emotions of worry, fear, anxiousness, concern, dread, anger, bitterness and resentment. On the other hand, it could be emotions such as excitement, energy, optimism, courage and motivation.

The total load of stressors on you are the sum of all your objective tangible stressors and your intangible emotional stressors.

I found the course content to be varied and covered a good range of materials. The mix of tool-kits, activities and contextual material was well-balanced. I enjoyed the trainer's manner and delivery. He balanced the course content and personal anecdotes, so the course was engaging as well as useful. He was positive, constructive and knowledgeable.

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Stress Management Training - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • Types of stressors
  • The General Adaption Syndrome
  • The total load principle
  • The 'Optimum Zone'
  • Recovery ability

Day One - Afternoon

  • Physiology First
  • Emotional Management
  • Positive Mental Attitude
  • Personal Action Plan

Available Dates and Locations

Your business venue
Dates to suit you

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Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

Our Open Training Courses run in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Scotland, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Leeds, Luton, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Gloucestershire.
In-house courses can be run in the UK or worldwide to suit you.

The course content was very detailed and interesting. There was a good use of diagrams to allow theories to sink in. The trainer was great at keeping myself and everyone's focus on the course and topic at hand. Clearly passionate about what he teaches. Enjoyed use of examples and could be related to.

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Stress Management Training Course Content

Stress Management Training - Day One - AM


It is an interesting fact that stress is NOT always a bad thing.

Some stress is good for you, because the right amount of stress can stimulate an adaptive response and therefore lead to a better result. For example, the right amount of sunlight stress leads to an attractive suntan.

BUT too much stress is bad for you.

Too much stress can lead to overwhelm and breakdown. For example, too much sunlight stress leads to a painful sunburn.

Stress management is about finding the right balance.

On this course you will learn how to avoid the negative effects of stress whilst simultaneously benefiting from the positive effects of stress.

There are two forms of stress:

  1. Objective stress
  2. Subjective stress

Objective stress: These are the facts of the case, the surrounding environment: Objective stressors are tangible: They include such things as temperature; heat, cold; noise; long hours; lack of sleep, poor nutrition, problems with customers; suppliers, colleagues, bosses and maybe even family.

Subjective stress: are your emotional reactions to the environment; they are intangible. They are your emotions: Worry, fear, anxiousness, concern, dread, anger, bitterness and resentment. These are all personal emotions, and personal emotions can be stressful.

Measure the Total Load of Stress: The total load is the sum of all your objective tangible stressors and your intangible emotional stressors.

Learn about the "The General Adaptation Syndrome"

Hans Selye was the pioneering Canadian doctor who discovered the exact scientific principles that describe proper stress management. He named these principles: The General Adaptation Syndrome”. G.A.S.


General Adaptation Syndrome

“The General Adaptation Syndrome” is the theory that underpins the whole science of stress management.

The general adaptation syndrome is a three-part model that explains the body’s reaction to a stressor.

  1. Alarm reaction
  2. Adaptive response
  3. Exhaustion

The task in stress management is to live in a continual state of Adaptive Response and you do NOT fall into exhaustion.

"The Optimum Zone" principle

All stressors have three components

  1. Intensity of the stress
  2. Duration of the stress
  3. Frequency of the stress

To be perfectly balanced, the intensity, the duration and frequency must be balanced.

  • If the stress is too intense, you will burn.
  • If the stress is too frequent, you will burn.
  • If the stress goes on for too long, you will burn.

The optimum zone is the level of stress that allows you to work at your greatest efficiency because you are balancing the intensity, duration and frequency:

Optimum Zone

The optimum zone the intersection of the three circles.

Understand "The Optimum Zone" and you will have the solution to the stress management problem.

Total Load Principle

Total load is the measure of all the stressors which are acting on you at any given moment.

Measure the “Total load”

The Total load is the sum of all the various pressures imposed.

  1. Work: Stress by reason of your profession
  2. Internal stressors: Stress by reason of your thoughts
  3. Lifestyle: Stress by reason of your habit patterns
  4. Environmental: Stress by reason of your location
  5. Organic: Stress by reason of illness

Improve your "Recovery ability”

Your recovery ability is a measure of your resilience to stress.

Recovery ability is made up of three parts:

  • Your physiology – Physical vitality
  • Your psychology – Mental toughness
  • Your environment- Supportive conditions

Recovery ability is a measure of your capacity to absorb, “metabolise” and bounce back from any intense, prolonged or frequent stressor.

Recovery ability should be consciously developed, as an important part of your stress management philosophy.

You are a combination of Mind and body.

Have you heard the phrase: A healthy mind and a healthy body?

The one affects the other.

The course content with excellent, covering and explaining assertiveness in great depth, with well chosen practical examples. I learned a lot of techniques that can be put to use on a daily basis. The trainer's presentation was well structured. Clear instruction was given with good use of workbook and projected material. The trainer was very amenable to taking questions and interactive with audience.

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Stress Management Training - Day One - PM

Physiology First

You are only as strong as your physical body will allow you to be.

Your performance under stress has a strong physiological component.

We will discuss the right ways and the wrong ways (adaptive and maladaptive ways) people use to change their bodily state, when they are under stress.

Your performance under stress has a strong physiological element

Bad ways to try to manage stress.

  1. Alcohol - You cannot drink yourself happy
  2. Food – You cannot eat yourself happy
  3. Drugs- You cannot drug your way to good health

Good ways to manage stress

  1. Sleep – Natures best restorative
  2. Nutrition - Note the distinction between “food” and “nutrition”
  3. Exercise- Exercise as a means of stress management

When you need to reclaim your emotional state, remember, PHYSIOLGY FIRST

Mind and Emotional Management

Your body responds automatically, instantly and unerringly to the thoughts that occupy your mind.

  1. If you have bad thoughts you feel bad
  2. If you have good thoughts you feel good
  3. If you have mixed thoughts you will have mixed feelings

A positive mental attitude relies on your ability to control and direct your thoughts:

  1. Consistently
  2. For extended periods
  3. Irrespective of what others are doing
  4. Irrespective of what others are saying to you

Putting it all together

How to handle the stressor's that form a part of your environment.

How to handle your physical response during stressful times.

How to handle your emotional response during stressful times.

Action Planning

How can you make stress works to your advantage?

Summary and personal action plan

The Management and leadership skills on this course were well explained. Advise managers attend course. The trainer’s presentation was clear and interesting. Kept all the delegates interested/inclusive.

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The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

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