Stress Management - Animated Course
What you'll learn
- Understand the physiological reaction to stress and how to initiate physiological renewal.
- Understand the general framework for stress management and how different strategies fit into it.
- Change the way you feel by changing the way you think about specific situation.
- Identify the most frequent thinking errors that lead to stress and learn how to overcome them.
- Learn how to review your assessment of own coping capacity to make it more realistic.
- Become more realistic in your expectations setting to reduce the number of stress triggers.
- Distinguish the controllable from uncontrollable aspects of situations, and apply suitable stress management strategies.
- Understand which general skills to develop in order to prevent and/or cope with stress.
- No previous experience needed.
This cartoon-like course provides a clear framework for understanding multiple aspects of stress and coping strategies. All strategies are illustrated with memorable, real-life examples.
The course is animated because animation is:
· Engaging and fun, motivating people to stay with the content
· Can simplify complex information and make it easier to understand, remember and apply
· Shortens the time to consume the content - a 2 min video can be more effective in conveying the info covered by a stack of Ppt slides.
The framework I provide includes three aspects of stress management:
1. Physiological response
2. Reassessing and challenging exaggerated and unrealistic interpretation of the situation
3. Reassessing and challenging assessment of own coping abilities.
Physiological response is addressed briefly, with the aim of understanding the logic of the related strategies, rather than going into the details of the physiological mechanisms of stress.
Much more emphasis is put on the psycho-social aspects of stress management, i.e. points 2&3 from the list above.
Based on numerous face-to-face stress management sessions I delivered, the lecture approach is based on storytelling and is kept very practical. This approach includes the following structure:
· A brief explanation of the concept,
· A practical example (or examples) presented as a story,
· Recommendation for applying relevant coping strategies.
Documents provided should serve as a practical and accessible resource you can easily rely on when you encounter a stressful situation. When in rush, Info graph - Stress management strategies overview will quickly remind you of the key points from the course, without need to revisit the lectures.
Quizzes reinforce the acquisition and understanding of new concepts, while questions in the assignments facilitate its application. By having rich discussion content, we stimulate social learning where participants can share their ideas for learning applications.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who would like to get better in coping with stress.
I am a senior organizational development professional, with almost two decades of experience in consulting and course creation and delivery in the corporate and public sector.
During my professional career as an HR consultant in PwC I was lucky to be involved in consulting projects for international and local clients on a wide range of HR issues (from resourcing, to reward and organizational development).
In the more recent years, my focus has moved towards learning in the organisations. I have been heavily involved in training needs analysis, design, and delivery of training solutions. Working as a co-designer and a tutor on CIPD qualification programmes increased my desire to continuously explore new trends in HR profession and evaluate their impact on organisations.
On the other hand, conducting a PhD research on informal learning in the workplace, in a highly dynamic knowledge organization, demonstrated vividly the enormous amount of learning that is happening every day. This realization moved my interests from question How can we design a good training? to How can we create an environment which supports and strengthens employees` learning?
Therefore, my current professional enthusiasm is centered around exploring the ways in which we can stimulate learning by tapping into the social and collaborative learning that is already going on in the workplace. Another topic, closely related to this one is - how can we use technology to enhance learning? In my experience, technology brings wonderful opportunities for improving flexibility and accessibility of tutor led activities, supporting social and collaborative learning, and for collecting data to evaluate our efforts.