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Course Category: Healthcare
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety
Who Would Benefit
Anyone wishing to attain a deeper understanding of how to combat personal stress and learn to be adept as overcoming stress situations.
Being able to manage the art of overcoming stress and developing the ability to spot when stress factors are starting to affect us is a skill not many possess. Mainly because we are so embroiled in the very issues we are being subjected to that we fail to see the signs. All of us have or will experience anxiety or stress at some point in our lives. Research tells us that some degree of anxiety and stress is really helpful, motivating us to achieve and move forward in our personal and professional lives; but it’s when our worries or stress increases too much that we can run into problems. There are many things you can do to overcome stress and start to feel a sense of mastery, it’s with this course you’ll get to discover how. Using a Cognitive Behavioural approach you will learn ways to change the way that you feel through changing how you think and changing the things that you do or don’t do.
With around 10.4 million working days lost each year through stress and anxiety related problems*, it’s important that we look after ourselves and have the knowledge to also support others, whether these people are patients, colleagues or family members. This course has been designed to enhance your awareness of stress and anxiety so you are better placed to enhance the well-being of your patients or colleagues.
*Mental Health Foundation: How to manage and reduce stress January 2013
- CPD Points: 6
- Course Category: Healthcare
- Recommended No. of Days: 1
- Course Location: To be determined by Client
For more information contact Chris Dalzell
Tel: 0333 5777 144
By the end of this programme, delegates can:
- Leave with a deeper understanding of anxiety and the physical and psychological impact of stress.
List what causes anxiety and what strengthens and keeps it going.
- Understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviour within a cognitive behavioural framework.
- Identify their personal thinking styles and discover ways to develop more helpful thoughts to combat stress.
- Describe where to make personal life style changes and learn stress management strategies for healthier living, for work and home.
- Practice relaxation techniques Describe how to use these skills to support the recovery of others
The Programme Includes:
- Welcome, Introduction and Personal Objectives
- What is Anxiety and Stress? When does it become a problem?
- The evolution of stress – Getting to grips with the human physiological response, anxiety as a natural survival instinct
- How thoughts affect the way that we feel, taking a closer look at the relationship between our thinking, feelings and behaviour. We will discover how these elements fit together and can keep our anxiety going
- So why me? What keeps my worry and stress going? – Exploring the different reasons behind what makes us feel this way, from learning theory, personality and life events
- Understanding our own personal triggers and the kinds of situations that make us feel vulnerable to stress.
- Thoughts are not facts! Exploring thinking styles and identifying our own negative or worrying thoughts
- Relaxation Exercise
- Challenging our thinking and coming up with alternative more balanced thoughts
- How you live your life – how much is nourishing or depleting? How have we been coping with stress so far? Making a change today and overcoming our obstacles
- Practice, coping with setbacks & keeping going