Stress management for the modern world.
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
25 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Stress management for the modern world. to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Stress management for the modern world.

Find out what stress is, how it affects us and learn some simple coping mechanisms to help build your resilience.
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
25 students enrolled
Created by Tony Leake
Last updated 12/2015
Curiosity Sale
Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 6 Audio downloads that will help you to learn how to relax, switch off mind chatter and build up resilience to stress.
  • Notice the early signs of stress
  • Use an appropriate technique to reduce acute stress quickly
  • Create habits which build resilience and reduce long term or chronic stress
  • Feel calm in difficult or stressful situations
  • Overcome brain fog
  • Stop mind chatter that makes concentration or sleep difficult
  • Relax easily and deeply
  • Take control of their emotional state
View Curriculum
  • There are no prerequisites for taking this course apart from an open mind and a willingness to experience new things.
  • While not essential it would be useful for you to:
  • Have access to a way to listen to mp3 recordings such as an mp3 player or smartphone
  • Have headphones or ear buds to listen to these recordings

Learn what stress is and understanding what happens in our bodies when we are stressed.
During the course you will evaluate the most effective ways for you to manage your stress levels.

  • Why it's important be to stress aware
  • Reduce your stress levels quickly
  • Control your reaction to pressure
  • Learn physical and mental relaxation techniques

Just because life has it's pressures doesn't mean that it has to be stressful.
Pressure and stress are different. Pressure is what happens around us, stress is our reaction to those pressures.

Some people are able to cope with huge amounts of pressure and not be affected by it. It's not magic or something that is only available to a few. This course will help you to learn the skills that you need to thrive under pressure.

Content and overview

The 'why':

  • Why you should care
  • Why you should invest time in your well-being
  • Why stress is damaging to your mental and physical health
  • Why learning to manage stress will make you happier and more productive

The 'how':

  • Powerful breathing exercises that will help you to feel calm in moments
  • Quick relaxation techniques that will help you to de-stress anywhere
  • Understand your life and what may contributing to stress
  • Visualization techniques to stop your mind from racing
  • Relax your muscles to avoid tension and tiredness

This course is designed to engage you in the way that you learn best. As well as video lectures it contains written descriptions of the techniques and 6 audio downloads (45 minutes) to help you to reinforce what you learn and to practice relaxation.

To conclude we will talk about how to cope and thrive in the 21st century and how to continue to build on what you have learned.

The course is deliberately short. I have found that people don't need a lot of new things to think about. After you have learned a few simple techniques that are right for you and begun to use them regularly you will quickly notice yourself relaxing easier and reaming calm under pressure. It's through this regular use that you will gain the most benefit.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for people who often:
  • Feel stressed
  • Feel overwhelmed
  • Feel anxious
  • Feel tense or get tension headaches
  • Find themselves unable to switch off
  • Experience mood swings
  • Grind their teeth
  • Experience irritably
  • Find themselves feeling over emotional
  • Experience occasional panic attacks
  • It is also for people who want to understand why stress:
  • Is the biggest cause of sickness from work (UK)
  • Is recognized by the World Heath Organisation as a growing problem
  • And who want to do everything that they can to ensure their ongoing wellbeing
  • This course is NOT suitable for anyone who:
  • Experiences extreme, prolonged of reoccurring panic attacks
  • Experiences extreme or prolonged anxiety
  • Has been professionally diagnosed with any of: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, Dissociative identity disorder or Psychosis. If you are experiencing any of these conditions then you should consult a medical doctor a suitably trained mental health professional.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:28

This video will prompt you to begin to think about what you want from this course as well as giving you some ideas of what you can expect from it.

Preview 03:40

When taking any kind of course, and especially this one, the more that you interact then the more you will get from it. Passively watching video lectures is good, but thinking about how they are relevant in your life is so much better.

This lecture asks some questions to focus your mind on what you would like to gain as a result of taking this course. Take time to write down your answers which will put you in the correct mindset and you will really benefit from the material.

How to get the most from this course.
All about stress.
7 Lectures 20:16
After watching this video you will be able to:
  • Understand the relationship between pressure and stress.
  • Recognize how our stress levels can become too high and yet remain unnoticed by us.

You will begin to explore what causes you stress and what your natural coping mechanisms are.

Preview 04:10

Stress is a very personal thing, it affects us all differently and the more that you understand what causes you stress then the better you can find your unique coping strategies.

This lecture prompts you with some further questions to explore your relationship with stress. Once again, the more that you interact and the more that you take the time to write down your answers then the more that you will gain from the course.

Understand more about how stress affects you.

This lecture is an introduction to the importance of monitoring your own stress levels. It would be no use to have the best coping strategies in the world to cope with stress without the awareness of when stress is building. After watching this and the following 3 lectures you will be able to recognize the early onset of stress and tension and when you need to take action.

Preview 01:59

  • How do life events affect long term stress levels?
  • How can you predict your health based on what happens to you?
  • How would you know if you need to take extra care of your well being?

This video introduces you to the Holmes and Rahe scale, a scientifically proven study of how life and stress are linked.

Preview 04:12

In the previous video about the Holmes and Rahe scale you learned about major life events and stress. In this lecture you we look at a way that you can test how you are affected by day to day events.

Video 6 - Stress questionnaire.

In this lecture you will learn what the SUD's scale is. You will then learn how SUD's evolved into the SUE scale and how you can apply it quickly and anywhere to help you to get the most out of life.

The SUE scale is one of the best tools that you have to understand your physical and mental state both quickly and in the present.

Video 7 - The SUE scale.

Following on from the previous lecture about the SUE scale following these simple guidelines will help you to get the most from it and will begin to build a habit. The habit of checking in with yourself and noticing how you are feeling is often overlooked yet one of the most powerful tools in the armoury of any successful person.

Create the habit of checking in with yourself.

These questions will help you to know which parts of this section you've remembered the best as well as pointing out any areas that it would be useful to go over again.

All about stress.
5 questions
The physiology of stress.
1 Lecture 10:28
  • When is stress a good thing?
  • What happens in our bodies when we're stressed?
  • What is brain fog and why does it happen?

The great thing about understanding what happens inside when we become stressed is that suddenly many things begin to make sense. When we realize that many physical symptoms we experience are simply down to our stress levels being too high it can be a tremendous relief. Many times it's also the first stage in learning to manage our own stress.

The physiology of stress

These questions will help you to know which parts of this section you've remembered the best as well as pointing out any areas that it would be useful to go over again.

How stress affects us physically
5 questions
Stress management techniques
9 Lectures 58:12
  • What does it mean to really relax?
  • What is the difference between proactive and re-active stress management?

In this short video you will learn the answers to these questions along with the final preparation before moving onto some of the most important stress management in the remaining lectures.

Video 8 - Strategies for stress management

7-11 breathing is an amazing way to quickly calm you in difficult situations. It's also a great way to help lower your long term stress levels. Best of all, it's very fast.

In this lecture you will learn what 7-11 breathing is, why it works and ways that you can apply it easily for fast and long lasting results.

Video 9 - 7-11 breathing.

In this lecture you will learn the skill of balanced breathing. You will also learn when it's most appropriate to use 7-11 or balanced breathing.

Video 10 - Balanced breathing.

Most people are familiar with the concept of having a racing mind. Too many thoughts going around your mind which can make it difficult to concentrate on 1 thing. Often a racing mind is a key problem identified by people who have difficulty sleeping.

In this lecture you will learn some techniques which will help you to control your thoughts. Once you have begun to practice these you will be able to switch off easily and quickly. This will give you that clear headed feeling which helps you to concentrate better and become more productive.

Video 11 - Closing windows, a technique to quieten your mind.

Many people have forgotten what it means to relax.

In this lecture I'll show you how to relax deeply in only 2 minutes using a technique that you can adapt for use anywhere. This has the effect of recharging your batteries giving you more energy and leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

Video 12 - The 2 minute relaxation.

What we have looked at so far are techniques to reduce your stress levels.

In this lecture we will begin to take a more holistic view. Some people associate the work holistic to mean fluffy whereas what it actually means is 'whole.'

It's a fact that the more happy and content people are with their lives the more resilient they are to stress. The wheel of life is a tool that you will use to examine different areas of your life and to better understand how and when you are most content.

Video 13 - The wheel of life.

In this lecture we will continue looking at small things which may be adding to stress and what contributes to a balanced and healthy life.

You will also learn another quick de-stressing technique which will help you to release tension and ease aching muscles.

Video 14 - Miscellaneous advice.

In this video we will discuss putting it all together and where you go from here.

Video 15 - In conclusion.

In this final review of the course you will be prompted with more questions to enable you to understand what you have gained from it. You may have found what you were looking for or you may have found something else which was useful instead.

Learning to live a more calm and less stressed life is not a destination that you will have now reached, it's a journey and this course is just the beginning of that journey.

Remember to revisit it more than once. The material won't have changed but you will have and you will see things in the 2nd and 3rd watching that you may have missed before, or things that didn't make sense before will do now. That's not just true of this course but of life in general.


These questions will help you to know which parts of this section you've remembered the best as well as pointing out any areas that it would be useful to go over again.

Stress management techniques
12 questions
About the Instructor
Tony Leake
4.4 Average rating
5 Reviews
25 Students
1 Course
Experienced therapist, coach, instructor and facilitator.

I work primarily as a therapist/coach in the areas of stress and anxiety and related conditions. I work both 1-2-1 and in groups and run courses inside and outside of the workplace.

In a previous career as technical director of an online retailer I worked too many hours, took too few breaks and did nothing to manage stress. As a result I made myself ill and and eventually wound up in hospital.

Soon after that I retrained as a therapist and left the world of IT with the intention of helping others who have been affected in the same way that I have.

I have a unique perspective on stress. When people talk to me about panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed and any of the other common symptoms of stress I know what they are talking about, not because I've read it in a book, but because I've been though it.

I am approved therapist for Anxiety UK.
I regularly work with Mind (mental health charity) helping people with extreme anxiety and panic attacks.

I hold the following qualifications:
Diploma in advanced stress management
Fully qualified hypnotherapist
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner

I am a member of and regulated by the General Hypnotherapy Register and the CNHC.