Course: Dealing with Stress

Dealing with Stress

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

Welcome to this e-learning course on Dealing with Stress. Written and presented by Neil Thompson, this course offers a sound understanding of the problems associated with stress. Equivalent to a full day’s continuous professional development, the course provides helpful strategies for preventing pressure from overspilling into stress and responding positively to situations where stress has become an issue. It is an ideal grounding for staff and managers alike across a wide spectrum of organisations and settings. It is built around two video presentations made by Dr Thompson, one on understanding stress and the other on meeting the stress challenge.

It has been designed to offer a solid foundation of learning about stress for all employees. There is a companion course entitled Managing Stress which is specifically geared towards helping managers understandtheir managerial responsibilities in relation to stress. It is strongly recommended that, if you are a manager, you complete this course first before undertaking the Managing Stress one.

If you are not a manager, then this course should provide you with the understanding you need to make sense of stress and rise to the challenges involved by keeping your pressures within manageable limits.

Many courses and books on stress offer a simplistic and potentially dangerous approach to stress, but here Dr Thompson shows the complexities involved and gives you the insights you need to deal with them confidently and constructively.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone involved in the world of work who wants to keep their pressures manageable and prevent stress and help their colleagues to do the same
Basic knowledge
  • There are no specific requirements for this course.
What you will learn
  • This course will help you to understand the important difference between pressure and stress
  • It will also help you appreciate the crucial role of support and recognise that we all need support at times - stress is not the sign of a weak individual; it is a sign that there is something wrong in that particular work setting at that time
  • By the end of the course you will have a fuller understanding of stress and the harm it can do, but you will also be aware of a range of strategies you can use to manage pressures and prevent harmful stress
Number of Lectures: 22
Total Duration: 03:14:39
My First Section
  • Welcome and Introduction  

    Welcome and Introduction

  • Introductory video  

    Introductory video

  • Module Companion E-book  

    Module Companion E-book

Lesson One: Understanding Stress 1
  • Lesson 1.1: Making sense of stress  

    Making sense of stress

  • Lesson 1.2: Pressure and stress 1  

    Pressure and stress 1

  • Lesson 1.3: Pressure and stress 2  

    Pressure and stress 2

Lesson Two: Understanding Stress 2
  • Lesson 2.1: The three dimensions of stress  

    The three dimensions of stress

  • Lesson 2.2: Coping  


  • Lesson 2.3: Support  


Lesson Three: Understanding Stress 3
  • Lesson 3.1: The costs of stress  

    The costs of stress

  • Lesson 3.2: The individual, the team and the organisation  

    The individual, the team and the organisation

  • Lesson 3.3: Understanding stress: review  

    Understanding stress: review

Lesson Four: Meeting the Stress Challenge 1
  • Lesson 4.1: Managing pressure, preventing stress  

    Managing pressure, preventing stress

  • Lesson 4.2: The causes of stress: pressure revisited  

    The causes of stress: pressure revisited

  • Lesson 4.3: Expectations and control  

    Expectations and control

Lesson Five: Meeting the Stress Challenge 2
  • Lesson 5.1: Keeping pressures manageable  

    Keeping pressures manageable

  • Lesson 5.2: Useful strategies  

    Useful strategies

  • Lesson 5.3: Self-care  


Lesson Six: Meeting the Stress Challenge 3
  • Lesson 6.1: Avoiding the stress cycle  

    Avoiding the stress cycle

  • Lesson 6.2: Self-awareness  


  • Lesson 6.3: Organisational awareness  

    Organisational awareness

  • Concluding video  

    Concluding video

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