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Managing Stress

Course CodeSGP1
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

20 hour Short Courses from ACS Distance Education

Learn about the different types of stress.  Understand how this can affect you, your mind and your body.  This short course includes lessons which look at stress, anger, depression and anxiety and ways to deal with these.  Stress is looked at in different environments; at home and at work and the course includes case studies to illustrate and explain different scenarios.


What is covered in this course?

HOW TO WORK THROUGH THIS COURSE


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

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

This is a self paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by computer software developed by our programmers.

Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can

  1. Enrol, pay course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
  2. You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
  3. Next you proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
  4. On concluding the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a 60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish

NOTE:

Unlike our other 100 hour courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or any of the 20 hour short courses.