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Also available: Professional Diploma in Stress Management – Online Distance Learning Programme.

The Professional Diploma in Stress Management 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 and businesses alike.

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 (“NLP”) 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 home study element of the course.


On successful course completion you will be entitled to use the letters Dip SM (diploma in 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. Personality. 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. Water…

4 – The Stress Manager as a Professional Therapist 
Professional Conduct. The client’s expectations. Confidentiality. Ethics.

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
Introduction. Stress related diseases. Assessments. Intervention vs. therapy. 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:

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.

Cost: £599.00 for the full programme


Course Duration Dates 1

Thursday 15th March 2018 – day 1
Friday 16th March 2018 – day 2
Saturday 17th March 2018 – day 3


Course Curriculum

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  1. Athena has been very helpful to me.


    Athena has been very helpful to me, thanks to them I can now start to dictate my health and manage stress with more vantage points, Many thanks.

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