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Stress management and resilience

(Former name: Productive and positive: managing stress successfully)

Course summary

In these busy times, we all need to stay focussed, in a positive frame of mind, and highly productive to maintain an 'edge' over our competitors. Good health, work life balance, and wellbeing are key to achieving this.

Our one-day Stress management programme will enable delegates to recognise the symptoms of stress as well as the effects of stress on the body and mind. We'll complete a stress audit, examine the mind body connection and how you can employ effective strategies to ensure your wellbeing and reduce stress. Throughout the day you will identify your personal stressors and what you can do to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research from the field of psychology, neuroscience and contemplative practice and then practice tested strategies from these disciplines.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 13 July, 2017

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    Our Stress management and resilience course provides an interesting, practical and helpful introduction to the subject of stress, pressure and achieving wellbeing.  This course is delivered by Gill Thackray, a business psychologist and member of the British Neuroscience Association and Association of Business Psychologists.

    During the day you will cover:

    • understanding stress
    • completing your own stress audit
    • the role of resilience
    • the mind body connection
    • stress triggers and how to avoid them
    • beliefs, perceptions and stress
    • the neuroscience of stress
    • mindfulness, monks and Harvard
    • creating your own wellbeing plan
    • a year of free support from your trainer

    The training takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.

  • Who is this course for?

    This practical Stress management and resilience course is for anyone who would like to rapidly reduce their stress levels and learn more about what stress is and how to manage it. The course will help you to truly understand your individual response to stress and make the right choices to create a balanced and happy life and is particularly valuable to all of us who lead busy lives.

    The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

    Please note: This one-day training course may not be considered suitable for those affected with acute depression, active or recent substance (alcohol or drug) addictions, P.T.S.D., Bi-polar disorder, current or past psychosis, significant long standing interpersonal difficulties (eg currently meeting the criteria for a personality disorder), by recent trauma, significant loss such as divorce, bereavement, or unresolved grief reaction. If you’re unsure if this course is suitable for your needs please contact us on 020 7490 3030 and we can put you in touch with the course trainer to check.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    This course will enable you to recognise stress in yourself and others and enable you to put into place strategies to manage stress before it can adversely affect your heath. You will be able to recognise how you react to stress and to use the skills taught on the course to help you relax.

    By the end of the day you will be able to:
    - identify stress and stress triggers
    - complete a stress audit
    - recognise the mind body connection in everyday life
    - develop coping strategies
    - implement stress management strategies
    - employ resilience building skills to manage setbacks
    - practice mindfulness to reduce stress
    - create a work/life balance strategy to reduce stress

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre offers a wide programme of other personal effectiveness courses, including Assertiveness skills and Time management for managers.

  • Course fee
    • £245 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £355 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £395 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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