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Welcome to this e-learning course on Dealing with Stress. Written and presented by Neil Thompson, this course offers a sound understanding of the problems associated with stress. Equivalent to a full day’s continuous professional development, the course provides helpful strategies for preventing pressure from overspilling into stress and responding positively to situations where stress has become an issue. It is an ideal grounding for staff and managers alike across a wide spectrum of organisations and settings. It is built around two video presentations made by Dr Thompson, one on understanding stress and the other on meeting the stress challenge.
It has been designed to offer a solid foundation of learning about stress for all employees. There is a companion course entitled Managing Stress which is specifically geared towards helping managers understandtheir managerial responsibilities in relation to stress. It is strongly recommended that, if you are a manager, you complete this course first before undertaking the Managing Stress one.
If you are not a manager, then this course should provide you with the understanding you need to make sense of stress and rise to the challenges involved by keeping your pressures within manageable limits.
Many courses and books on stress offer a simplistic and potentially dangerous approach to stress, but here Dr Thompson shows the complexities involved and gives you the insights you need to deal with them confidently and constructively.
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|Section 1: My First Section|
Welcome and Introduction
Module Companion E-book
|Section 2: Lesson One: Understanding Stress 1|
Lesson 1.1: Making sense of stressPreview
Lesson 1.2: Pressure and stress 1Preview
Lesson 1.3: Pressure and stress 2
|Section 3: Lesson Two: Understanding Stress 2|
Lesson 2.1: The three dimensions of stress
Lesson 2.2: Coping
Lesson 2.3: Support
|Section 4: Lesson Three: Understanding Stress 3|
Lesson 3.1: The costs of stress
Lesson 3.2: The individual, the team and the organisation
Lesson 3.3: Understanding stress: review
|Section 5: Lesson Four: Meeting the Stress Challenge 1|
Lesson 4.1: Managing pressure, preventing stress
Lesson 4.2: The causes of stress: pressure revisited
Lesson 4.3: Expectations and control
|Section 6: Lesson Five: Meeting the Stress Challenge 2|
Lesson 5.1: Keeping pressures manageable
Lesson 5.2: Useful strategies
Lesson 5.3: Self-care
|Section 7: Lesson Six: Meeting the Stress Challenge 3|
Lesson 6.1: Avoiding the stress cycle
Lesson 6.2: Self-awareness
Lesson 6.3: Organisational awareness
|Section 8: Conclusion|
Dr Neil Thompson is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including 33 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a board member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.