The course is divided up into nine elements, as follows:
1: Understanding Stress
The causes of stress in terms of three personality types
The effects of stress in relation to physical, emotional and mental behaviour.
2: The Stress Response
The concepts of stressor and stress response.
The concept of an holistic approach to a stress response.
The major components in the activation of the stress response.
3: Symptoms of Stress
The physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms of stress
Stress indicator questionnaires
The physical and emotional warning signs of stress
4: Understanding the Coping Process
Recognise coping responses to stress
5: Managing Stress – Skills and Techniques
A ten point plan for dealing with stress
6: Relaxation and Stress
A range of relaxation and stress relief measures
7: Nutrition and Its Role in Managing Stress
A range of diet and nutritional behaviours which reduce stress
The links between nutrition and stress
The benefits of exercise in reducing stress
The role of sleep in reducing stress
8: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
The concept of self-esteem
Self-esteem and personal analysis
Composing personal development plan for improving self-esteem
9: Goal Setting and Time Management
The importance of motivation in reducing stress
The process of goal-setting
Common effective time management techniques