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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Personal Energy Management

Course CodeVRE041
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1000 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma

Study Personal Energy Management

Learn how to feel better and help others to feel better while they make optimum use of their energy.

There are eight core modules consisting of Personal Energy Management, Health and Wellbeing, Stress Management, Anger Management, Human Nutrition I, Therapeutic Nutrition, Introduction to Psychology, Human Biology 1a.

Then choose two elective modules from Human Nutrition II or III or Human Biology 1b.

  • Some People Take Life Too Seriously; and in doing so, abuse their minds
  • Others don't take it seriously enough and abuse their bodies
  • Personal Energy, Health and Well being will always be found in the middle, between these two extremes

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Personal Energy Management.
 Anger Management BPS111
 Health and Wellbeing BRE101
 Human Biology 1A (Anatomy and Physiology) BSC101
 Human Nutrition and Food 1 BRE102
 Introduction To Psychology BPS101
 Personal Energy Management VRE105
 Stress Management VPS100
 Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 3 modules.
 Human Biology IB (Bioenergetics) BSC201
 Human Nutrition and Food II BRE202
 Human Nutrition and Food III BRE302
 

Note that each module in the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Personal Energy Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Why Some People are More Energised

Everyone is a unique individual. Their physical and psychological attributes are different, shaped by both the life they have lived as well as the genetics they started their life with.

As a person travels through life the environmental and experiential influences upon them will present both good and bad times. That is an inescapable fact, and the extent to which one feels energised will always be to a degree affected by the circumstanced at the time.

This course helps you to better understand what affects a person's energy levels, both psychologically and physically; and how to manage those energy levels to optimal affect. Ways this might be done include:

  • Exercising regularly and appropriately for life long optimisation of the physical body
  • Eating in a way that optimises the bodies needs, and minimises any bad affects of foods
  • Understanding and avoiding depression
  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • Developing and using appropriate techniques for managing stress
  • Breathing properly, sitting properly, walking properly
  • Maintaining balance in a daily routine (with sleep, work, play, relationships, exercise, eating, drinking)

Depression Affects 20%

Depression is a common mental illness, thought to affect around 1 in 5 people at some point in their lifetime. Patients with depression can present with a depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in things they previously enjoyed, feelings of guilt or low self worth, difficulty sleeping, depressed appetite, poor concentration and low energy levels. Depression can be linked to a significant event such as bereavement, the breakdown of a relationship or birth of a child (postnatal depression) while sometimes the cause may be unclear.

Diagnosis of depression is made through a thorough medical examination to exclude a physical cause for their symptoms and by reviewing symptoms such as low mood and decreased interest in normal activities over a period of time. Treatment for depression will involve a combination of medication and psychological therapy. Medications used to treat depression are known as antidepressants, these medications work by balancing out natural chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters. The most common types of antidepressants are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (or SSRIs) such as Prozac, Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

Diet has been advocated as a method of preventing some forms of depression and studies have shown benefits associated with a healthy balanced diet along with regular exercise and stress management. Although there is no definitive diet to cure depression dietary change can bring about positive changes to the chemical and physiological function of the brain to improve mood and mental outlook.