Professional Diploma in Stress Management - Online Distance Learning Programme

Athena School of Complementary Health

£ 501-1000
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What you'll learn on the course

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Stress Management

Course programme

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The Professional Diploma in Stress Management - Online Distance Learning Programme is a comprehensive professional training program providing a wealth of knowledge, information and practical skills-everything in fact, to equip you for a career in the Stress Management professional sector
This is currently an extremely fast growing area, not least because of the current economic pressures placed on many individuals
This course is aimed at both experienced professionals who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills base and students at entry level who want to "hit the ground running" in their chosen new career with credible training and eligibility to apply upon graduation for professional membership of a prestigious organisation
This course offers all of this and much more! The Professional Diploma covers not only the psychology and physiology of stress, but also the fundamentals of neuro-linguistic programming and the use of hypnosis as an aid to relaxation
The College provides each student with a comprehensive 330 page workbook to assist with the course
Qualification On successful course completion you will be entitled to use the letters Dip
PSM (Advanced Diploma in Professional Stress Management) after your name, which will tell your clients that, in an area where many unqualified people are putting themselves forward as stress managers, you have received a thorough and professional training
We believe that this is especially important for corporate work
Aims of the course: To provide a professional training in stress management To enable successful graduates to identify potential causes of stress and advise on stress prevention strategies To enable successful graduates to work with clients suffering from stress, to identify its causes and design appropriate stress management strategies To enable successful graduates to understand the physiological manifestations and implications of stress To enable the successful graduate to understand the psychological profile of their client and the implications of that profile To help people recognise when a serious problem exists or is likely to exist so they can encourage others to seek professional help or seek professional help for themselves
To foster a holistic attitude, which respects the integrity and uniqueness of the individual and his need to live free of harmful stress
Course Contents 1 - Interpersonal skills
What is talking? What is listening? What good is just talking anyway? What is counselling? Language as a skill
The theory of modalities
How to ask questions successfully
Related language issues

2 - Psychology
Theories which influence modern psychology
Compensatory behaviour
Conditioning and learning
Why stress management and not medicine? 3 - Physiology
Physiology and the stress response
Origins of physical stress responses
The stress response
An introduction to human biology
Blood flow and the stress response

4 - The Stress Manager as a Professional Therapist
Professional Conduct
The client’s expectations
5 - Stress
What is stress? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
How do you know if you are suffering from stress? Can stress be a good thing? The preventative stage
The intervention stage
Common symptoms of stress
Clinical depression

6 - Occupational Stress Management
The Work Environment
Causes and Symptoms
Stress in the workplace
Shift Work
The Corporate Stress Managers Model

7 - Working with Clients
Physical environment
Stress Thresholds
Educating your client
Planning a Personal Stress Management Program
Relaxation Training
Progress Monitoring

8 - Directory of techniques
Comprehensive directory of techniques

9 - Stage 2 Interventions
Stress related diseases
Intervention vs
Treatment options
Importance of Relaxation

10 - Professional Development
Professional Development
Professional Organisations
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Marketing Stress Management

Pre requisite Students who wish to practice as stress management professionals will also need to complete the following business course either alongside or prior to submitting their stress management portfolio for assessment: Award in Business Practice for Complementary Therapies (Level 3) - Distance Learning Course at a cost of £150 - Click here for details
Existing students who believe they already hold an equivalent qualification are invited to submit copies of their certificates for accreditation of prior learning
Entry Requirements A reasonable standard of education is required plus a good understanding of written English and an eagerness to learn as well as to help others
This is a fully insurable Practitioner qualification
Please contact BGi in order to arrange cover or discuss your individual insurance needs
We have negotiated a special discount of £10 off the annual premium for all Athena students

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