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Coaching and Counseling ►Stress Management Coach Certificate Program




This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Stress Management Coaching – Level 1
  • Stress Management Coaching – Level 2

Every day, more and more people are realizing the ongoing benefits of stress management therapy. Whether people suffer from work related stress, or need to cope with the rigors of a busy lifestyle, our Stress Management Coaching program can teach you how to help people find tranquility in their day through a number of coping techniques. You will learn about stress; you will learn and practice specific techniques; and you will be inspired to continue a life-long program of stress management. Stress Management Coaching is a growing field that provides powerful approaches to a healthy and balanced life.

The Job Outlook

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Stress Management Coaching – Level 1

Stress Management Coaching - Level 1 is more than just a course about stress. It is an experience. You will find a toolbox of skills for immediate application and for immediate benefits to prevent and manage stress in your life and the lives of others. You will learn about stress; you will learn and practice specific techniques; and you will be inspired to continue a life-long program of stress management. Stress Management Coaching is a growing field that provides powerful approaches to a healthy and balanced life.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define stress in today's world
  • Comprehend the role of stress in chronic disease
  • Identify methods for preventing stress
  • Identify methods for facilitating mindfulness and meditation
  • Identify methods for reducing stress

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2

Every day, more and more people are realizing the ongoing benefits of stress management therapy. Whether people suffer from work related stress, or need to cope with the rigors of a busy lifestyle, our Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 course can teach you how to help people find tranquility in their day through a number of coping techniques.

The Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 course provides an in-depth look into a number of relaxation techniques such as meditation, progressive relaxation, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, and many more! It also covers information on started your own coaching business.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define stress and methods for managing it
  • Identify strategies for dealing with occupational stress
  • Identify methods for dealing with stress such as breathing techniques and self hypnosis
  • Identify coping skills and methods for reducing stress
  • Identify the steps involved in starting your own coaching business

Prerequisite: Stress Management Coaching - Level 1


Stress Management Coaching - Level 1 Module 1

Understanding Stress

  • Stress in Today's World
  • Terminology of Stress
  • Holistic Health
  • Dimensions of Health
  • Sources of Stress
  • Self-Assessment
  • Daily Stress Diary
  • The Science of Stress
  • The Fight-or-Flight Response
  • Physiological Responses to Stress
  • General Adaption Syndrome
  • The Mind / Body Connection
  • Psychological Health
  • The Role of Chronic Stress in Disease
  • Mind and Body Communication
  • Blaming the Victim

Stress Management Coaching - Level 1 Module 2

Stress-Prevention Strategies

  • The Power of Perceptions
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Hardiness & Commitment
  • Change as Challenge
  • Locus of Control
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Thinking Errors
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Theories and Techniques
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • The Nature of Reality
  • Qualities of Mindfulness
  • Practice Being More Mindful
  • Managing Emotions
  • The Importance of Values
  • Research on Spirituality

Stress Management Coaching - Level 1 Module 3

More Stress-Prevention Strategies

  • Time and Life Management
  • Planning for Control
  • Keys to Creating Balance
  • Procrastination
  • Money Management
  • Can Money Make You Happy?
  • Social Support & Relationships
  • Communication & Managing Conflict
  • Creating a Healing Environment
  • Stress and the Environment
  • Aesthetics & Ergonomics
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Exercise & Nutrition
  • Healthy Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Improving Sleep

Stress Management Coaching - Level 1 Module 4

Stress-Reduction Techniques

  • Introduction to Relaxation
  • Relaxation Sensations
  • A Power Nap
  • Take a Breath
  • Benefits of Relaxation Breathing
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Autogenic Training
  • Experiencing Autogenics
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • How to Do Progressive Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Using Your Imagination
  • The Mind and How it Works
  • Imagery and Visualization
  • A Guided Imagery Script

Stress Management Coaching - Level 1 Module 5

More Stress-Reduction Techniques

  • What is Meditation?
  • What Meditation is Not
  • Types of Meditation
  • Benefits of Meditation
  • What is Yoga?
  • Overview of Yoga Styles
  • Benefits of Yoga
  • Finding a Yoga Class
  • Complementary & Alternative Health
  • The Most Common CAM Therapies
  • Five Categories of CAM for Stress Management
  • Laughter & Humor
  • Music & Your Mood
  • Solutions to Avoid
  • Planning for the Future

Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 Module 1

Stress Relief

  • Definition of Stress
  • Stress Management Goals
  • Stress Pycho-psychology
  • Stress and Illness
  • Nutrition, Noise, Life Events
  • Asserting Yourself
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication and Time Management
  • Perception Interventions
  • Selective Awareness; Humor
  • Gratitude; Self-esteem
  • Anxiety Management
  • Spirituality and Stress

Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 Module 2

Dealing with Stress

  • Internal Sources of Stress
  • Material and Social Reinforcement
  • Occupational Stress
  • The Work Environment and Job Dissatisfaction
  • The Workaholic and Burnout
  • Saying No
  • Making Time for Leisure
  • Family Stress
  • Money and Stress
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • The Importance of Social Support
  • Dealing with Anger and Depression
  • Enjoying the Holidays

Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 Module 3

Stress Reduction Techniques

  • How You React to Stress
  • Body Awareness
  • Breathing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Visualization
  • Applied Relaxation Training
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Autogenics
  • Brief Combination Techniques
  • Focusing Techniques

Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 Module 4

Taking Control with Stress Management

  • Refuting Irrational Ideas
  • Facing Worry & Anxiety
  • Coping Skills Training for Fears
  • Anger Inoculation
  • Goal Setting & Time Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Work-Stress Management
  • Nutrition & Stress
  • Exercise & Stress Reduction
  • Getting Unstuck

Stress Management Coaching - Level 2 Module 5

Starting Your Coaching Business

  • Prepare to Get Motivated
  • Differences Between Consulting & Coaching
  • Establishing Your Expertise
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Choosing a Target Market
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Finding Those First Clients
  • Deciding How Much to Charge
  • Creating Coaching Packages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Running Your Business
  • Improving Your Offerings
  • Keeping Those First Clients
  • Sales and Marketing Systems
  • Making a Profit
  • Company Operations Handbook
  • Publicizing Your Business
  • Hiring an Office Manager

Upon successful completion of our Stress Management Coaching Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Stress Management Coach (CSMC).

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