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If you are feeling stressed by life, our 20 hour short course will help you with strategies and understanding on Managing Stress.

The Managing Stress short course is a 20 hour course in understanding the many psychological and physical aspects of stress and the many ways in which you can manage stress and negative emotions. Using a self paced, interactive study guide, you can take as much or little time as you wish to complete this course.

Stress occurs when a system is put under pressure. Likewise, when people are overtaxed they become stressed. If this stress continues indefinitely, they experience strain and this can make us vulnerable to a range of psychological, physical and emotional difficulties. It is therefore good for one’s wellbeing to keep stress within tolerable levels.

Some topics covered in this course include understanding negative emotions, controlling stress, managing anger, understanding depression and anxiety, how to deal with shame, guilt and self doubt, coping with negative emotions at home and at work and most importantly, achieving balance.

Start today, learn today, learn when you like. You could finish this course in a weekend if you wanted or take a year- it’s up to you.

 

How do our short courses work?


As you progress through each lesson; you will be provided with a range of ways you can expand your learning. By choosing what tasks you do and don't undertake; you can expand in areas that interest you most, and skip areas of less interest.

You won't miss anything important that you need to know about stress management though; so long as you read the notes that are presented alongside these "learn more" suggestions.

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing.  Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass; you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion".

 

LESSON 1 NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
Introduction
What are negative emotions?
The need for control
Overview of negative emotions
Causes of negative emotions
Physiological arousal
The impact of negative emotions
Negative emotions and mental health disorders
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2 STRESS CONTROL
Why do we need to control our stress?
Physiological response to stress
General adaptation syndrome
Responses to chronic stress
Long-term outcomes
Cognitive responses to stress
Defence mechanisms
The stress epidemic
Stress and war
Stress and disease
Stress and relationships
Stress and crime
Dealing with stress
Stress management techniques
Poor coping strategies
Useful coping strategies
Relaxation strategies
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3 ANGER MANAGEMENT
The impact of anger
Anger as physiological arousal
Ways of conceptualising anger
Passive aggressive anger
Aggressive anger
Anger management
Ways to diffuse anger
Counselling strategies
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4 DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Depression
Depressive disorders
Symptoms of depression
Causes of depression
Other physical illnesses
Anxiety
Anxiety disorders
Symptoms of anxiety
Causes of anxiety
Combating anxiety and depression
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5 DEALING WITH SHAME, GUILT AND SELF-DOUBT
Other common negative emotions
Shame
Guilt
Self-doubt and reduced self-esteem
Other negative emotions
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 6 COPING WITH NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AT HOME
Overcoming negative thoughts
Helpful techniques for well-being
Things to avoid
Case studies
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 7 COPING WITH NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AT WORK
Work life
Causes of negative emotions at work
Anger
Stress
Fear
Disappointment
Dislike
Bringing negative emotions to work
Helpful techniques for wellbeing at work
Case studies
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 8 ACHIEVING BALANCE
Too much positivity
What is normal? What is healthy?
Some stress is fine
Dealing with conflict
Case studies
Hedonic and eudemonic approaches
Review what you have been learning

FINAL ASSESSMENT



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Managing Stress - Short Course Managing Stress - Short Course
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