We use the term ‘distress’ to indicate negative stress, which can lead to harmful effects, such as being fired from ones job. The term ‘eustress’ is used to refer to positive arousal which provides a healthy challenge, such as being promoted in one’s job.
The level of stress differs from one individual to another. Certain individuals experience a higher degree of stress than others (e.g. a job promotion may cause eustress for most people but for some it could cause distress). The level of stress also changes over time - you might be experiencing less stress now than you did a year ago.
With proper self awareness and management techniques stress levels can be lowered, perceptions altered and responses improved. In this course we deal with physical problems related to stress, how to achieve easy living, dealing with drugs, developing self esteem, relaxation, diet and much more. This course is equally relevant for self improvement, or professional development (for any allied health professionals such as counsellors, life coaches, fitness instructors or nutrition consultants).
How to Recognise Stress
It is important to recognize whether you or someone you know or a client is under stress. Often, even if we are under the influence of a stressful condition and our body reacts to it internally as well as externally, we fail to realize the symptoms of our stress. This also happens when the causes of stress are there long enough for us to get used to them. The body may try to tell us that it is stressed or that something is wrong, through symptoms such as:
- heart palpitations
- dizzy spells
- tight and sore muscles or
- various body pains and conditions
- blurry vision
- inability to eat or over-eating
- loss of interest in usual activities
- unexpected emotional reactions and more…
It is important to remain attentive to such symptoms and to have a stress management system in place to counter the adverse affects of stress. This course will give you a greater understanding of stress, how and why it occurs and how we can manage our stress.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Some students may already work in health or welfare services; and may use this course to expand or enhance their ability to perform in the job they already have. Doctors, nurses, counsellors, alternative therapists, social workers and others will be better able to identify and respond to stress related problems that affect the people they are caring for.
Similarly, people who work in personnel management or staff supervision will enhance their ability to understand and more appropriately react to the people they work with.
Some students may use this course to establish a fitness or coaching service that specializes in stress management. Specialist services in the health and fitness industries are a growth area, and for anyone who can develop a package of services that is a little different; they will have something that sets them apart from their competitors.